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Decorate a small home office – details to make your working day easier

Working from home has become the norm for many, meaning there are a lot of us who now need to create a professional workplace at home. Transform your home office into a more pleasant place to work with our five tips on how to decorate and organise in a small space with both stylish and smart items.
Tuesday 23rd August 2022
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Create a professional work corner at home with these smart and stylish interior design tips for your home office:

  1. A practical shelf
  2. Smart storage
  3. A classic notice board
  4. Practical details
  5. Stylish and functional lighting
Decorate your small home office with shelving and simple lighting solutions like here with the portable Como table lamp from &Tradition.

Furnish your home office with smart and stylish items such as a cordless table lamp that is easy move wherever you want in your work corner.


A practical shelf is a must in any small home office! Fill it with important books and binders for your documents, add some artwork and why not place a portable lamp on top. The possibilities for this type of shelving are endless in your home office, as long as it fulfils a function for you and your needs.

Decorate your small home office with this simple desk / shelf solution from Ferm Living.
Ferm LIVINGSector shelfL/L
Decorate a small home office space with the String Pocket shelf system seen here at the home of Swedish influencer Hannes Mauritzson.
StringString Shelf Pocket walnut-black
Shelving is a must in a small home office, decorate with the column shelf from &tradition for style and function.
&TraditionColumn JA2


Smart and practical storage is an essential in any small home office. Beautiful storage boxes and a practical document holder for important papers keep things neat and tidy.

Practical storage is a must in any small home office, decorate with boxes like these paper storage boxes from Ferm Living or the colourful crates from HAY.

Smart and practical storage boxes like these from HAY and Ferm Living are a perfect storage option to decorate your home office with. Fill them with books, papers or important things that you want to keep safe or just hide.

Decorate your small home office with colourful and beautiful storage like these Taika boxes from Iittala.

Add some colour to your home office by decorating with these beautiful storage boxes from Iittala with their unique pattern.

Decorate your small office with stylish storage like the Restore storage basket from Muuto, perfect for a cosy throw to keep you warm while you work.
MuutoRestore storage basket


No home office would be complete without the classic notice board right? Decorate it with important papers and notes to help you remember things on your to-do list or simply pin up nice memories that help keep you motivated while you sit and work.

Decorate your home office with a classic notice board for all your important notes. We love this pin board from Ferm Living.
Ferm LIVINGScenery notice-board 45x100 cm
A cork pin board with a pen holder makes the perfect organiser for your desk in any small home office.
MuutoStory notice-board
Decorate your small home office with practical details like the Design Letters weekly planner.
Design LettersDesign Letters weekly planner


Practical and stylish details are something that can bring a small home office to life. Why not decorate your desk with the Kay Bojesen hippo with accompanying chalk, for all those important messages you cannot afford to miss. Further practical details for the home office can be anything from a pen holder to a wastepaper basket.

Decorate your small home office with cute and practical details such as Kay Bojesen Hippo to hold you chalk and write important reminders.

Write an important message on Kay Bojesen's hippo chalkboard. A practical and cute detail in any home office.

Practical details for your small home office like this Toothbrush holder from Ferm Living can double as a pen holder and keep all of your essential items close at hand.
Ferm LIVINGBendum toothbrush mug
This practical paper organiser from Ferm Living makes it easy to store all of your important documents in any small home office.
Ferm LIVINGFerm Living 2x2 document organiser


Functional lighting is essential in a home office environment. It sets the atmosphere for your day and stops you straining your eyes when staring at a computer screen all day. In a small space table lamps and practical portable lamps are the easiest to place and perfect because you can move them exactly where you need them most.

Decorate your small home office with carefully thought out lighting like the functional and beautiful Vuelta lamp from Ferm Living.
Ferm LIVINGVuelta table lamp
Decorate your small home office with practical details like the Caret cordless table lamp, that you can move wherever you need light the most.
&TraditionCaret MF1 portable table lamp
Cordless lighting is the perfect solution for any small home office as it allows you to move the lamp wherever you need it most. The cordless carrie lamp from Audo Copenhagen is perfect.
Audo CopenhagenCarrie lamp

We hope you have been inspired to furnish your home office with practical and stylish interior details to be able to sit and work in as pleasant of a work environment as possible.

Photography: Angeliqa Daldorph, Ferm Living, Audo Copenhagen, Hannes Mauritzson

Linnéa Axelson


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