Create a home office as professional as you are with these tips

If you’ve spent quarantine working from your kitchen table, you’re not alone. While couches and dining rooms suffice in a pinch, they aren’t suitable for long-term remote work. If you’re still working remotely, it’s time to inject some style and professionalism into your home office.

Updating your space will help you find the energy and motivation you need to get through the workday, and enable you to turn your living room back into a place for relaxation. Below, we’ll show you how to set up a home office that brings out your best using eye catching pieces from Irwin Ribera.

Start with the basics

Pick the perfect spot for your office. Opt for a quiet, distraction-free room, ideally with natural light to boost your mood during the day. Experiment with desk placement too. Try facing a window, an eclectic gallery wall, or straight into the room. Now you can get creative.

Stylish home office must-haves

Use this checklist to achieve a fresh, on-trend look that will last through the seasons. This year is about bringing the outdoors in, with vibrant greens, blues, and yellows, along with naturally textured materials like wicker and cotton making their way indoors. Here’s what you’ll need:

The perfect spot for video calls. Do you have several Zoom calls during the workday? A thoughtfully styled area for on-camera moments will help you appear professional and put together. 

What to get: Invite texture and on-trend appeal into your office with these wicker chairs. 

The Aurora Lounge Chair gives off 70s peacock chair vibes. 

If midcentury-modern is more up your alley, try the Mayson Accent Chair in a rich forest green.

Organizers you’ll actually use. We’ve all bought desk organizers with the best of intentions, only to keep letting clutter pile up anyway. You’re more likely to use items you love, so find organization tools that double as works of art. 

What to get:
Pigeon & Poodle’s Asby Desk Collection lets you mix and match pieces, so you can tailor it to your needs. The olive-green full-grain leather makes the entire set feel luxurious. 

Keep office supplies, books, and files handy with the Ardross baskets, which come in two sizes and are made out of water hyacinth.

Artwork and family photos. The great thing about a home office is that you can decorate however you want. Say goodbye to bland motivational posters, and put your favorite family photos and artwork on display. 

What to get: 

The Aberdeen Frame will match just about any theme, and comes in three sizes to fit all your treasured family memories.

Nothing dresses up a room like one-of-a-kind artwork. Brighten your office with a cheerful daisy painting or even wall art made with real blooms.

Soft lighting. Overhead lighting is harsh, especially on video. Instead, try table and floor lamps so you can better control the light in your office.

What to get: The sea glass-inspired Keldan Table Lamp adds a pop of emerald green to your office, and a 3-way switch lets you change the brightness throughout the day.

Make it your own.

Go for a chic minimalist look, or curate an expansive collection that makes you feel at home. You’ll always find timeless classics and perfectly on-trend pieces at Irwin Ribera.

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