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Home office ideas

Own working from home with our guide to office furniture and ideas for creating a productive study space.

Home office ideas.

Office inspiration

Creating a work space at home can be tricky business. It needs to inspire creativity and focus, yet also be functional and blend with your home décor, without being too imposing.

Our ideas are here to help you choose the best desk and chair combination and strike the perfect balance between fun and functional.

Loft living office

Argos Home loft living console table.
Argos Home loft living 2 x 4 storage unit.

Modern, minimalist furniture

Combining on-trend minimalism with classic industrial styling, our loft living range is all about flexible storage and slimline designs.

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Argos Home Valence office desk - rose gold.
Argos Home Beni velvet office chair - blush.

Multi-functional furniture

This stylish study area doubles up as a dressing or console table, saving you space where you need it most. Workstation by day, somewhere to get ready by night…

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Office desk guide

There’s a few key decisions to make when choosing a desk and the options below should help you to narrow down your selection.

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Space and storage

Your work space should have enough room for your computer, equipment and any accessories. If you have a dedicated home office room, you might have enough space for a large desk - but for smaller spaces you might have to get creative.

See if any of the types below suit your needs, or view our full range.

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Style and colours

If design and style is important, our desks come in a range of colours and types to suit your decor.

Woods are a classic office look and we offer both wood effect and solid wood office furniture. Metal is a sleek choice, while a glass desk can offer extra sophistication.

Colour wise, you can add a splash of personality with these designs that feature pink, blue and green, or go for a more traditional look with whites, blacks and greys.

Want to see them all? Shop our full range here

Office chair guide

Comfort is the most important feature when choosing an office chair. If you’re going to be using it for work day-in day-out, you need a chair that is adjustable and supports a healthy posture.

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What’s the correct posture for sitting at a desk?

  • Your eyes should be level with the top of your computer monitor.
  • Your back and neck should not be bent or hunched.
  • Your shoulders should feel relaxed.
  • Your hips and knees should be at a 90° angle and feet firmly on the floor.
  • Your wrists shouldn’t be bent and your arms should sit on the armrests.

With an adjustable office chair you can change the width, height and tilt to suit your needs. As well as the correct sitting position, it’s important to take regular breaks when sitting in an office chair for long periods of time.

You could even consider a standing desk, which allows you to work on your feet, as well as sitting down.

Ergonomic office chairs

Most office chairs have some level of adjustability – usually allowing you to change the height, tilt and arm rests.

Wheels and swivel functions provide more manoeuvrability, while a padded seat or headrest add to the comfort of any chair and provide more support for your back and neck.

Style and colours

There are two main choices of office chair material. Fabric office chairs are comfortable and stylish, while faux leather options provide great support and offer a more classic office look.

If the colour of the chair is important for your décor, you can choose between sleek whites, greys and blacks – or pinks, blues, reds, yellows and greens for added personality.

Office storage

Home office finishing touches

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