5 Home Office Design Mistakes and How to Fix Them, According to a Pro
Interior designer Orlando Soria shows us how to make your home office more stylish and comfortable so you'll feel inspired to get more done.
Transform a sterile home office into a productive oasis with these genius design solutions from interior designer and Lamps Plus Ambassador Orlando Soria. From how to create a more mobile environment to lighting problems, these tips will solve the most common home-office hurdles.
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Hex Small Ivory Side Table
Problem: Your office is functional, but drab. You want to add personality, visual appeal and something that will give you more surface space.
Fix: This industrial side table made of cement, sand, and fiberglass is both functional and stylish. Inspired by column architecture, this standout piece is hand sanded for a unique touch.
To buy: $129; cb2.com.
Ithaca Vintage Brown Faux Leather Adjustable Office Chair
Problem: Your office chair isn't inviting or supportive — and you need to be able to move.
Fix: Adding a roomy and mobile (but not too roomy) office chair makes the space more welcoming for colleagues to come collaborate and for you to be inspired to get work done faster.
To buy: $378; lampsplus.com.
Leon Metal Table Lamp with USB Port and Utility Plug
Problem: You’re working and need to use your phone or tablet, but they're running low on juice.
Fix: A table lamp with USB and power ports gives you the flexibility to charge two devices at your desk while you keep working. No need to sit on the floor next to the wall outlet, and no more freakouts when the low-battery alert pops up on your screen.
To buy: $120; lampsplus.com.
Possini Euro Canasta Trac Tree Floor Lamp Satin Brass
Problem: You want to illuminate certain areas of your office, but don't want a bright light flooding the entire room.
Fix: This chic floor lamp with multiple lights allows you to choose where you want light in the room. This brass finish adds sophistication with a modern flair.
To buy: $200; lampsplus.com.
Crescent Swivel Chair
Problem: Your work space is boring, and you don't have an inspiring or supportive chair to work in.
Fix: Add a pop of color with a geometric chair like this art deco one. It serves as a conversation starter and will encourage you to be productive.
To buy: $599; westelm.com.