3 Home Office Design Ideas, 3 Design Personalities

Is 2022 the year you’re finally going to take on designing your home office?Whether you’re dealing with a nook, corner or are working from the guest room, there are a plethora of ways you can spruce up a space to create a modern home office design you’ll love.

First step: establish your design personality. Here are three aesthetics and our recommendations on desks and chairs to match.

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Chic minimalist

Take those back-to-back meetings with cool, calm style. A minimalist home office is the mood, and we’re here for it. And, while the look might appear to be all business, it’s about anchoring your workspace with the uber-comfortable and fully adjustable Gry Mattr + ergoCentric airCentric 3 office chair. Form meets function, for sure, but this sweet seat comes with the added benefit of durable upholstery made of 65 percent pre-consumer recycled content and 35 percent post-consumer recycled content.

We like the idea of an expansive, clutter-free work surface for this look, so pull on up to the generously sized Parsons Desk. Part of a capsule collection from design-forward brand Gry Mattr, it’s available in both black and white lacquer finishes. We think the black offers a more serious design note, while the white would give your office a more creative vibe.

Need more storage? Then consider a file cabinet on wheels. The boxy, modern industrial look of the 2-Drawer Mobile Vertical File Cabinet from Hirsh has the right feel, and would be a snap to scoot out of the way when you click accept on that Zoom call.

Take design inspiration from an architect’s office, or a white-walled downtown art gallery, and you’ll understand that keeping miscellaneous items to a minimum is key, though design statements are still in play with a stylish piece like the General Supply Goods + Co Spotlight Lamp. A colour palette for this workspace would be muted and monochrome, and the lamp’s blond wood frame adds a perfect touch of natural warmth.

Zoom background: White wall, modern art poster in a Staples Aluminum Poster Frame, Gry Mattr Concrete Wall Clock, zero clutter.

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Retro futurist

Can you both look back and forward at the same time? Yes. Thanks to approval from design experts, mid-century modern décor is here to stay. It’s a classic, both old and new at the same time, and adds a snap of style to any space.

We’re in love with the Scandi inspired lines of the 60" Storage Desk from Union & Scale’s MidMod collection. With stylishly flared rubberwood legs, and built-in storage, this mid-century modern desk sets the tone for the rest of your workspace. One where style gets top-billing — ever important when making an impression on that video call — while never forgetting the importance of function.

Here, a chair with a softer, more design-driven look is just the ticket, like Serta’s Destin Mesh Task Chair. Channel your inner Don Draper as you comfortably tilt and swivel through your work day, and enjoy the natural cooling capacity of the chair’s mesh back. We’re leaning towards the grey upholstery for a more relaxed feel or bet on black for that more professional look.

Layer in more style with all your design picks, like with the cool conical brushed brass shades of theMidMod LED Table Lamp. Stylish and energy-efficient, it swivels to spotlight what you need. Looking for more mid-century modern lighting? There’s a matching floor lamp to amp things up even more. Then, keep that good mood happening with cool jazz classics on this retro Bluetooth speaker by Veho.

Zoom background: Patterned wallpaper, Umbra planterwith tropical plants, kieragrace Craig 10" Aluminum Wall Clock in Gold.

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New romantic

Creating your dream space can extend into your office, especially one where warmth and charm is key. So, why not upgrade to a plush, button-tufted moment with your office chair? High-backed and rolled armed, this Flash Furniture white leather office chair has a traditional feel, yet offers all the functionality of a common or garden office chair.

On the desk front, make it glam with the Deja double pedestal desk from SunJoy. With lots of storage on both sides, there’s more than enough room to stash all your work essentials. Take note: the L-shaped version of the Deja more than doubles your work surface, allowing you to really spread out and get creative.

Style and substance are neatly packaged up in the General Supply Goods + Co Wood and White desk lamp. More than a handy light-source for your next #worklife selfie, it also doubles as a wireless phone charger. Plus, there’s a USB outlet to keep all your devices at 100 percent. Add a plant or two, a scented candle, and the piece de resistance: an antique style desktop globe ready to spin and inspire your next adventure.

Zoom background:Komar La Maison Wall Mural in Pink, Simply Four Tier Bookcase filled with books, kieragrace Retro 9.5" Chrome Wall Clock in White

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By Staples Canada

May 17, 2022