Make everyone envious of your workspace with these four super-cool products for a home office.
Ideal for creatives who need an environment that inspires or simply for those who appreciate incredible design, they’re a must when you’re revamping the room in the New Year.
De’Longhi Icona Vintage Eco coffee machine
What better way to get energised for a hard day’s work than with a fresh cup of coffee? As a home worker, you can avoid queues at Starbucks and instead become your very own barista. Finding the right coffee machine helps make a great cup of coffee,
We love this De’Longhi Icona Vintage Eco coffee machine which boasts an effortlessly cool retro design that wouldn’t look out of place in a 50s American diner. It’s not all style and no substance, though: it can make gorgeous espresso and a wonderfully frothy cappuccino, and even boasts a cup warmer.
Philips HUE lighting
You might not have considered that even your lighting could be cool, but the Philips HUE system undisputedly is. With bulbs that can be controlled for intensity and colour from a mobile phone app, you get ultimate control over your lighting – without even moving from your office chair.
Enjoy the best possible start to the working day by using your lights instead of an alarm clock: bulbs can be set to gradually brighten at a time to suit you, waking you up more naturally. There are even settings that will ensure the optimal lighting if you’re reading or after an afternoon pick-me-up.
Really Useful Boxes
Cluttered rooms breed cluttered minds, so make sure your home office is tidy with some nifty storage solutions. We love the appropriately named Really Useful Boxes, available at Viking alongside a host of other cool office storage products: they’re bright, sturdy and easy to use.
We particularly like these mini storage boxes that come in a rainbow range of shades – they’re ideal for organising small pieces of stationery such as staples and paperclips, and will look great stacked up on your desk. Accompany with this SUCK UK sharpener desk tidy to keep everything stylishly neat.
Chalkboard paint wall
More people are using chalkboard paint in their décor to create practical and fun feature walls at home. It will be super handy in your office – you can use the space for doodling, writing reminders or brainstorming ideas – but it will also look cool and unique.
Try something slightly different with this magenta chalkboard paint from B&Q, or by using magnetic chalkboard paint like this from Homebase. You can paint a small rectangular section or go crazy with an entire wall. Buzzfeed has ideas for what you could do with any leftover paint here.