Working From Home: A Green and Simple Home Office Makeover

Having an office room with a door is a dream come true after all those times working from the dining table or from the sofa with a hot computer on my lap. What a difference a dedicated space makes to the experience of working from home!
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Part of the brief was creating a dedicated home office area able to sustain my freelance activity of creating 3D Home Design plans. This typically requires a powerful computer to create precise 3D renderings and is more comfortable with a large screen (hence my enormous 43inch screen which admits is maybe over the top… but it does the job nicely and I love it).

It is exciting to be able to share the inspiration and pictures behind the new office space we have completed over the bank holiday.

Terrariums and a few calm visuals will keep the motivation going
Displaying magazines and a few decoration items is easy with a Skadis pegboard

We re-used some of the IKEA furniture we had from our previous flat: the Hilver office desk, a Patrik office chair, and Nordli drawers (see below).

My String Pocket floating shelves are in Sand finish and match the curtain colour

This room has a dual purpose as there is also a single bed for the occasional guest to stay over. This part is still not final as I am planning on changing the current sofa bed for a day bed but the office space is ready and very comfortable.

Two terrariums are hanging from each side of the shelves
cacti add a bit of nature in an otherwise electronic-only area

I have included some natural materials and plants to give it a cool and calm vibe.

Another Skadis Pegboard is hanging on the door, giving more space to display items
A hand-made crochet and a camera that I keep nearby

The cats love to sleep in this room where the light shines in from the window

A calm area for the cats to lounge (just me working here…)

Products used are below with links (the ones with asterisks are affiliates):

SKADIS Pegboard  

String Pocket Shelves

Acer ET430T – UHD 4K – 43inch monitor

The Paper Bag*

Algot shelves system (select 4x 56cm rails and 18cm deep shelves)

– Hanging terrariums were self-made but I found the hanging vases at my local Tiger-Copenhagen shop.

– The compact camera above is Ricoh GRII camera. I have been using it for last few weeks and it takes great and sharp pictures (AD: product was given for a trial period by the brand, but this is my honest opinion).

Hilver Office Desk

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