A Study in Style: The Perfect Home Office

A quality home office environment is an investment that pays for itself many times over. Transform your office space from the most utilitarian and simply practical area of the home into a room where you will want to spend time. You’ll reap the rewards with an increase in productivity, more happiness while working and an overall sense of wellbeing.

metal usm haller sideboard used as a desk in a white livining room

How to design the perfect office for your home

If you have the benefit of starting from scratch, the first thing to consider when it comes to designing your office is its location in the home. A space to retreat from busy home life and focus on the tasks at hand, it should be separated as much as possible from your main living areas. This is particularly important for those who work from home regularly: Doing what we can to separate work life from home life can boost productivity and have a beneficial effect on your wellbeing.

white haller bookshelf and storage in a home office

Taking measures to impact the physical space of the room can also be highly advantageous. Maximizing natural light will benefit productivity as well as your health; if natural light levels can’t be boosted, making sure there is adequate artificial light is also important. When it comes to decoration, color is a key consideration. Here it’s important to take into account both aesthetic and more practical considerations side-by-side – not only how you’d like the space to look, but how you’d like it to feel. Bright, bold colors can build an energetic and playful environment to aid your creativity; more sedate colors or darker hues can help create an atmosphere of calm concentration. If you open up your home office to clients, colleagues or customers it’s also essential to take into account how it will make them feel: Clean lines and bright colors can foster a collaborative atmosphere, while darker colors and a more closed-off design can evoke traditional values and trust.

usm black haller table in a home office

Furniture can either match these broader color schemes or stylishly offset it – when done well, either option can be tasteful and elegant. When selecting or designing individual pieces of furniture, one should never have to sacrifice style for functionality or vice-versa. When design is done well, they’re two sides of the same coin; pieces that elegantly and reliably perform their function have their own inimitable style.

yellow usm pedestal and sideboard in a white home office

USM furnishings are perfectly suited to this purpose: A unique modular system that lets you design completely original pieces that are flawlessly tailored your home office as well as your overall aesthetic preferences and practical requirements. Use it to build a shelving system that’s the perfect size for your books and documents, as well as built-in storage features such as doors and lockable drawers. You can also design unique free-standing storage units, including under-the-desk storage that’s just the right height for your desk or stylish sideboards. USM Haller desks are also completely adaptable to your particular requirements, with your choice of color and finish and a range of optional smart accessories that can help you keep the area decluttered, such as cable organization features and flat screen support arms. USM products can also help you ensure that your home office is comfortable and supportive for you: Select heights that fit your particular ergonomic requirements.


Our design experts are ready and waiting to work with you on the perfect furniture solutions for your home office, so get in touch for a free consultation. You can also buy ready-made pieces from our online shop, or explore with the USM Haller system’s possibilities using our online Configurator tool.