Home office layout advice to enhance your working day

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Your home office layout should benefit your productivity and your well-being (Image credit: Sharps)

The right home office layout is not only important in terms of getting the most from the space you have available – it can also have a big effect on your overall experience of spending time in the room.

If your home office design scheme is currently made up of a dingy corner in an over-crowded study, you definitely need a rethink. This is a space which needs to induce productivity. As such it should be laid out in a way that means you can think clearly and allows you to feel organised. 

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Debbie Leigh

Debbie is an expert in creating beautifully coordinated fabric collections that can be easily combined to create harmonious interior schemes. With more than 30 years of experience, she takes every design from conception right through to the finished textile - inspired by the latest trends and techniques from every continent.

Kate Palmer
Kate Palmer

Kate Palmer is the creative director at The Painted Furniture Company, a company renowned for its support of British design and manufacturing.  With a background in fashion design and passion for colour and interiors, Kate has helped many customers to achieve the exact look they desired for their home. From helping them find the right style for their space, to selecting the perfect colour, Kate is always on hand to help advise and find the best solution.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.