Home Office
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Even Martha Stewart Isn't Immune to Instagram-Fueled Shopping
She spotted this end table on her feed.
Nov 12, 2020
This Trendy Shelf is All Over European Homes
And it’s one of the best ways to store books!
Nov 10, 2020
Before and After: From Creepy Attic to Functional Home Office for Two
A few weeks of DIY turned this wasted space into a practical work space.
Nov 9, 2020
10 Noise-Cancelling Headphones That Will Make WFH a Thousand Times Better
The perfect solution for blocking out those annoying sounds and distractions.
Oct 26, 2020
The Complete Guide on How to Buy Home Office Furniture
Standing desks, ergonomic chairs, and the works.
Oct 23, 2020
8 Quick Steps to a Better, Cleaner Desk (In Just 20 Minutes!)
Weekend Projects
As your work-from-home situation evolves from a temporary setup to an area that can serve you indefinitely, it may bet getting necessary updates and upgrades—but also accumulating clutter.
Oct 23, 2020
Before & After: A Cluttered Catchall Becomes a Modern Workspace for Under $1,000
The paint job alone was transformative.
Oct 18, 2020
All the Prime Day Deals That’ll Help You Get the Home Office of Your Dreams
Including tech essentials and quality office furniture.
Oct 13, 2020
Before and After: A Once-Dated Office Now Has Modern Farmhouse Vibes for Days
The accent wall is a fresh take on paneling.
Oct 6, 2020
Before and After: Big Risks Pay off in This $2000 Small Home Office Redo
Here's your inspiration for experimenting with unexpected color combos.
Oct 4, 2020
AllModern’s End of Season Sale Includes Great Deals on Home Office Furniture
Including stylish desks, chairs, bookcases, and more!
Sep 30, 2020
Before and After: A Closet-Turned-Office Makes Use of Every Inch—for Under $1000
This redo proves that you can squeeze a work space in anywhere.
Sep 29, 2020
You Should Really Just Buy a Printer—Here’s The $120 One I’ve Been Happy With for 2 Years
I’ve had this printer for at least two years and have yet to replace the cartridge or run into operating issues.
Sep 24, 2020
Before and After: This Dramatic, IKEA Hacked Home Office Redo Will Inspire You
These BILLY built-ins added lots more function and style.
Sep 23, 2020
This Is the One Spot You Haven’t Thought to Turn into Your Home Office Yet
This underrated area has big design potential.
Sep 22, 2020
Wayfair’s Budget-Friendly Desk Collection Includes Plenty of Options Under $250
And a whole lot of them are on sale!
Sep 14, 2020
Mushroom Lamps Are Suddenly Everywhere—Here’s Where to Snag One for Less
With their swirled glass form and unique shape, they’re at once understated and statement pieces.
Sep 9, 2020
Mindy Kaling’s Office is a Masterclass in Mixing Pink and Blue
It’s pink, blue, and pastel all over.
Sep 8, 2020
This Hidden Section on IKEA’s Website Is Full of Under $10 Home Finds
No more filtering by price in every individual category (and there are a LOT of categories).
Sep 7, 2020
Step Up Your WFH Game with These Computer Desks Under $250
It’s high time for a dedicated computer desk where you can stow all your office stuff.
Aug 31, 2020
7 Cool Products That Make WFH Way More Comfortable
These ingenious finds will take your work situation from OK to outstanding.
Aug 28, 2020
There’s One Back-to-School Home Project Even Adults Love to Take On
Weekend Projects
Working from home means that you get to indulge in some of that fresh new set of markers feeling that you thought you left behind in childhood.
Aug 28, 2020
Looking for the Perfect Small Space-Friendly Desk? Try a Clear Acrylic Console Table
They're minimalist, versatile, and a seriously smart investment.
Aug 24, 2020
This Is the Unexpected Piece of Furniture Your Home Is Definitely Missing
Good news: You might already own it!
Aug 1, 2020
MUJI Wants to Curate a Stylish Home Office For You Amid the Pandemic
MUJI's new furniture subscription service offers temporary office setups as remote work becomes the new norm.
Aug 1, 2020
The One Thing You Need to Make Your Office Chair Way More Comfortable
Two AT editors can't live without it.
Jul 31, 2020
Walmart Has a Hidden Section Filled With Affordable Natural Home Decor
So stunning and so wallet friendly!
Jul 21, 2020
7 of the Best Places to Find a New Home Office Chair (On Sale!) Right Now
WFH life has turned a good office chair from a "nice to have" to a "must have".
Jul 20, 2020
Here’s How Characters From ‘The Office’ Would Design Their WFH Spaces
An online design space reimagined the WFH offices of some beloved Dunder Mifflin Paper Co. employees.
Jul 20, 2020
Target’s Presidents Day Sale: Our Picks for the Best Deals
It’s the third Monday in February, and that means in addition to celebrating George Washington’s birthday (February 22, 1732, in case you were wondering) with a day off, many a car dealership, mattress store, and big box retailer use the bank holiday to offer a deal. Great news, savvy shoppers: Target’s Presidents’ Day sale this year is good. And we’ve rounded up our top finds so you can save time and save money. You’re welcome.
Jul 18, 2020
Secret Spaces: Hidden Doors in Paneled Walls
As children, many of us are drawn into architecture by the idea of secret passageways and hidden spaces. In the real world, ‘secret’ passageways can easily be incorporated and actually help streamline a the design of a room. Hidden doors can be a big draw for grown ups too! Through the use of cleverly designed wall paneling, doors can be seamlessly integrated without anyone being the wiser.
Jul 17, 2020
Ingenious Ideas for Fitting in a Small Workspace
​Time to stop working from your couch.
Jul 17, 2020
How to Make It Work When You Have No Room for a Home Office: A Round-Up of Ideas & Inspirations
We know that it’s not always easy to visualize the possibilities of adding more into a small home, so here are some of our favorite posts—from roundups to Maxwell’s pro tips to a collection of small space house tours—to help you carve out a home office space when you’re short on space in general. Yes, You Can Fit A Home Office Into Your Tiny Home Try a small desk next to the sofa in place of an end table, as seen on Design Sponge.
Jul 17, 2020
The 10 Best in Small Space Home Tech
Whether it’s a minuscule Austin studio apartment, a slightly more spacious Boston pad, or a still modest duplex for a family in New York, there are plenty of inspiring, smart examples of tech working together with home decor from our Apartment Therapy house tour archives.
Jul 16, 2020
The Best Paint Colors: 10 Glidden Pearly Pales
Picking a paint color and not sure where to start? If you have a soothing, but not sleepy pale tone in mind, here are some terrific choices all pulled from the Glidden palette and, best of all, featured in real homes. Take a look… Glidden’s Misty Moonstone (#GLN34-01E), above, is as pale as blue can possibly be without just being white with blue undertones. Nearly every time I saw a room painted in a prettily pale Glidden paint, it turned out to be Smooth Stone (50YY 63/041).
Jul 16, 2020
How To Work “From Home” Without a Home Office
We’re not all #blessed enough to have a home office or a designated space that’s only for working, but if you have the kind of job that lets you work from your apartment, you still need some sort of workspace. Maybe you have a space you can easily transform into a desk on work days, maybe you’re one purchase or DIY project away from having the perfect telecommuting solution, or maybe you need a little help from your neighborhood coffee shop.
Jul 16, 2020
Work Spaces for Small Places: IKEA Expedit to DIY Standing Desk
Changing one’s workspace from a regular desk to a standing desk can be a big challenge, but I made the switch over a year ago and haven’t looked back. Attractive and affordable standing desks can be hard to find, but this DIY version from IKEA fits the bill nicely.
Jul 16, 2020
Before & After: Simple Office Nook Makeover
Sometimes there is just not enough space – or money! With an upcoming wedding and two blending households of avid readers into a one bedroom condo (plus one curious object collector – me), we’ve got books and baubles coming out of our ears. This office area is one of my least favorite places in our home due its lack of light and wall space restrictions, so it was time for a cheap and quick fixer-upper!
Jul 16, 2020
Make it Work: 8 Combination Nursery & Office Shared Spaces
Let’s face it—kids don’t really take up too much space. It’s all of the junk we buy for them that gets in the way! In an effort to downsize and share space, some savvy folks turn to shared offices and nurseries! Mom or Dad can work while the little one snoozes. We’ve scouted out some favorite office and nursery combos to inspire you. Take a look! 1. Teressa and Ryan’s Fresh & Friendly Home 2.
Jul 16, 2020
Before & After: A Joyous Task Chair Transformation
The office chair above is unfortunately more common than we’d hope. It’s the home office equivalent of the big, dumpy (yet comfortable) big leather couches that weigh down a space. Does form have to be sacrificed for function? “No!” says designer and upcycling blogger, Joy of How Joyful…check out how she gave this chair a whole new personality… Last Christmas my in Laws gave Ken and I matching Desk chairs. We only had one and it was pretty broken.
Jul 16, 2020
Before & After: Goodbye Closet, Hello Library
Dealing with this closet and salmon painted floor was high on the priority list of things to do to begin turning this basement into the modern family room it was destined to be. It had been on my mind since the moment we got the keys to the house. It took a few months to get around to it but we finally did. Follow me after the jump to see the result…We didn’t have much use for the closet but we did have hundreds of books that needed to find a home.
Jul 16, 2020
Up Your Energy: Simple Workspace Feng Shui Principles to Try Today
When you’re busy working, it can be easy to let your workspace fall into a rut—I mean, who has time to redecorate their desk when they’re preparing for next week’s presentation? But because your work environment affects how energized you feel, taking a few minutes right now to optimize your workspace may just make your whole week more productive. Want to try it? Read through these five ways to improve and organize your desk according to feng shui—then get to work!
Jul 15, 2020
Best Watering Cans 2016: OXO, Haws, Fiskars & 8 More
I’ve just begun watering again, so it must be time to run this post. If you’re into good design you don’t want anything ugly or impractical around your house, especially a great tool like a watering can that is all about sustaining life. The cans I’ve rounded up here draw from past lists as well as our great comments. Enjoy and let me know if I’m leaving anything out this year.
Jul 15, 2020
Before & After: Upcycled, Vintage, Budget Office Makeover
BEFOREDreary home office gettin’ you down? Take a cue from one of the lovely ladies of Fig & Sage who, after realizing the paint color on the walls made the office ‘depressing and lifeless’ in winter, transformed the room into… AFTER… a soothing, lavender-hued oasis with a wood door tabletop (salvaged from her basement), IKEA shelves and desk legs, two West Elm Parsons desks (scored for $15 each at an overstock warehouse), and neat, colorful organization.
Jul 15, 2020
Before & After: The $5 New Upholstery Office Chair Makeover
I just bid farewell to our last task chair review sample, noting as much as I found this and other new models comfortable in different ways, my tried and true task chair I purchased way back in 2008 keeps proving to be the most comfortable. But after years of daily use, the chair has definitely seen better days.
Jul 15, 2020
This House in England Looks Like a ‘Giant Wooden Spaceship’
After only a few months on the market, the unusually shaped Roundhouse in Deanshanger, England, listed for £900,000 ($1.1 million) is now sold, subject to contract. The home was featured on “Grand Designs,” a British TV series highlighting people building their dream homes themselves, in 2014. During the episode in the fourteenth season of the show, the property was described as a “giant wooden spaceship, ” Curbed noted.
Jul 12, 2020
The Surprising Place to Shop Affordable, One-of-a-Kind Home Decor from Indie Designers
Snag unique throw pillows, lampshades, wallpaper, and more.
Jul 10, 2020
This $65 Folding Desk Will Upgrade Your WFH Setup for Good
It's a definite step up from a tray table and you can still fold it away at the end of the day.
Jul 8, 2020
Back to Work: Desk Lamp Shopping Guide
Do we really ever grow out of the ‘back to school’ routine? I think for many of us, September will always mark that time. Even if you’re not in school or sending any of your mini-me’s off to learn, it’s still a great time of year to regroup and re-organize your working space.
Jul 6, 2020
West Elm Partners with Steelcase for Everything You Need to Upgrade Your WFH Setup
Time to stop working from the couch.
Jun 30, 2020
This Tiny Room Concept Is a Retreat Within Your Own Home
When your home is also your office and gym, you could use a change of scenery.
Jun 22, 2020
Here’s Why You Need a “Zen Den”—and How to Make One in a Small Space
Your setup can be as simple or as elaborate as you want.
Jun 18, 2020
10 Desk Lamps That are Perfect for Your Home Office (Or Reading Nook)
Never underestimate the importance of a well-lit work space.
Jun 10, 2020
This ‘Buried Studio’ Office Makes Working from Home Look Luxurious
It's like a fancy underground shed.
Jun 1, 2020
9 of the Best Places to Shop For Home Office Furniture
Make your WFH setup even better than a traditional office space.
May 28, 2020
I Worked From Home For A Year Before Coronavirus—But Here Are 6 Things I Needed to Switch Up
I saw people panic about how difficult working from home may be, and part of me thought, “OK, I’ve got this handled.” But then... I didn’t.
May 15, 2020
The Work-From-Home Spaces of 5 of Our Favorite TV Characters, Imagined
How Jess Day, Liz Lemon, and others might be taking their Zoom meetings.
May 16, 2020
Done With Sitting on Your Kitchen Chair All Day? Check Out Joss & Main’s Office Chair Sale
Say goodbye to your uncomfortable wooden chair for good.
May 8, 2020
The Smartest Ways to Carve Out a Home Office in a Small Space
In order to make it happen, you just have to get creative and try carving out a workspace in one of these clever ways.
May 3, 2020
Your “Work Self” is Gone Now That Your Coworkers Have Seen Your Apartment
Zoom calls can feel like a low-key treasure hunt of subtle clues about who our professional peers and colleagues really are. Here’s why you should embrace it.
Apr 28, 2020
This Bold, Magenta Home Office Will Inspire Your Work-From-Home Life
Seana says that color feels like a giant hug, and we agree!
Apr 2, 2020
Think Thin: Slim Desks for Small Spaces
When I first moved into my apartment back in March, I was excited by the prospect of actually having enough space to fit a desk in the living room. After moving in the coffee table, the couch, an oversized chair, and a couple of lamps, only a small corner was left to possibly fit a desk. Since then I’ve been making do with the couch, dining table and kitchen bar.
Mar 29, 2020
The Best Office Chairs
We rounded up our favorite office chairs across prices and styles so you can get to work but feel good about it.
Mar 28, 2020
9 of Our Favorite Home Office Finds for Small Spaces
Carving out a home office in your small space isn't impossible.
Mar 26, 2020
Rifle Paper Co. is Having a Huge Sale, And It’s Full of Pretty Home Office Accessories
If you’re sitting at your desk for 10 hours a day, you might as well look at something pretty.
Mar 26, 2020
This Container Store Sale Has Everything You Need to Upgrade Your WFH Office—and Your Productivity
All the finishing touches to make the most of your space.
Mar 25, 2020
Anthropologie is Having a “Work From Home” Sale, Featuring Loungewear, Office Accessories, and More
For anyone who's been wearing the same sweatpants five days in a row.
Mar 24, 2020