As somebody who spent her entire three years at university¬†building up work experience by collaborating to various online magazines and websites, I know how hard it can be to try working from home. It seems like it would be the easiest thing in the world, but when it gets to midday and you’re trying to get yourself motivated whilst snuggled in bed with your laptop with Netflix just one click away it’s a lot harder than it sounds. Being able to concentrate and distinguish work areas from play areas is important, which brings us to this week’s PENSON’s Pick: the home office.

If you’re going to be working from home you need an office area that motivates, inspires and refreshes your mind. Here are a few people who have managed to completely nail it.


Place a desk in the centre of the room on a statement rug for a more client-friendly environment.


Rustic stools, industrial lamps and endless stacks of books create this artistic zone.


Dedicate just one corner of a multi-purpose room to working and you can create an office area fit for a CEO.


Use a corner desk to make the most of all available space, and use calm, cool colours to aid focus.


Avoid desk sharing by doubling up – add some fur to introduce a little femininity.


Use a blackboard to add some dimensions to a completely white space, and as a handy place to keep track of your notes.


If you don’t have a spare room to turn into an office, just use the hallway!


A blackboard calendar adds much needed organisation to any space, and flowers can brighten up any environment.