Why should kids have all the back-to-school fun? We’ve pulled together dashing desks, chic office accessories and task lighting to transform your home office.
From furniture to accessories, shop all your office needs on Sotheby’s Home.
Desks That’ll Make You Want to Study
Designer Tip: A standard desk height is 28 to 30 inches, so look for a desk chair that allows enough space for you to cross your legs under the desk. Keep neck strain to a minimum by placing your computer screen at eye level, and leave at least four feet behind your desk so you have enough room to pull out your chair comfortably.
Refresh Your Desk with Accessories
Designer Tip: There’s no need to stock up at the office supply store when there are plenty of beautiful decorative objects to grace your desk. Repurpose items that aren’t typically desk accessories. Vases can become pencil holders and vintage jewelry boxes make great little hideaways for office supplies. Stacked baskets on nearby bookshelves or pretty file boxes are a great way to add storage for paperwork.
Let There Be Light
Designer Tip: There are all sorts of colors and intensities of light bulbs on the market, so choose a bulb that gives off a nice bright light for working. Consider natural light that will be coming in from windows, too, as it’s best to avoid glare on computer screens and direct light in your face. Before creating your floor plan, consider the placement of outlets in a room for plugging in lamps, charging devices and powering up printers.