Go on. Now is the time to create the work space you've always wanted.

Whether you have a dedicated den space in need of accessorizing, or are flexing your creative muscle in order to work from home, here are some tips to create a new work space that's stylish and thrifty.

Den in the St. Andrews III model

Location. Location. Location.

In choosing a spot to set up your new home office, consider how you like to work.  If you prefer to work in a quiet spot, then a dedicated room might be your best option.  If not, you may want to consider a location that's central to the activities of the household. 

A Room with a View.

Let's face it, we all need a little inspiration. Choose a spot in where you have access to natural light, a great piece of wall art, or even a living wall. Whatever you find that inspires you will make the time that you spend at your desk - time well spent. 

Where do you Stand on Seating? 

If you plan to spend several hours a day in your office, then an investment in an ergonomic chair is well worth your while.  Alternatively, there are so many other options for stand up work chairs or backless balance ball chairs.  The choice is yours. 

Pocket Den in the Hillside model

Make it your Own.

Beyond the standard "staples" of a home office, this is a great opportunity to add a little style to your work space. If you favour traditional decor, add some warm wood accessories, comfy seating and textured pillows.  If your style is more contemporary, you might opt for an art piece, or metal furniture and lighting.  Take your style further with a dramatic wall colour, a calming wall colour, or add a single cup coffee machine or espresso bar. 

Tech Takeover.

Too often, home office space quickly becomes a jungle of cords, wires and power bars.  Before the technology takeover begins, consider placing your desk close to the outlets available, or invest in some ties and tubing that keep your cords connected and under control.