When decorating your home office, the three most important elements to consider are comfort, function and style. We have compiled a list of five key components for making your home office an inviting work retreat.

Choose the perfect desk

Form follows function here. Be honest about what kind of work you will mostly be doing at the desk, then buy one that fits your decor. Will you spend hours at a desktop with papers spread all over? If so, make sure you leave enough space for your work and a task lamp. On the other hand, if you just need a place to set your laptop on occasion then space is less of a concern.

Choose the perfect chair

Next, find a comfortable chair that performs well with your desk. You will potentially spend hours in it, so choose a chair that is both attractive and very comfortable.

Define the workspace with a rug

A soft rug help define the space and give your feet a pleasant respite while you work. Choose neutrals for soothing ambience or a pop of color for energy.

Choose the right computer

If your home office is an extension of your work office, a laptop is the perfect portable option. However, if you primarily work from home, you're better off investing in a desktop.

Complete your home office with a phone system

Yes, your mobile might be all you need if you're always on the go, but for a fully functional home office consider investing in a dedicated landline or VoIP option.

Home office decorating can be both exciting and challenging. Vielle + Frances has all of the home office products you need to complete your ideal home office space.

ACCESSORIZING YOUR HOME OFFICE

Is your home office set up with the basics, including your ideal desk and chair, but somehow doesn't feel like an efficient or inviting workspace? We have some tips for accessorizing your home office to create an environment that is both comfortable and conducive to productivity. While you will want to tailor your accessories to complement your needs and aesthetic, these home office ideas will help jump start your final decorating touches.

Lighting

Not only is harsh overhead lighting unattractive, it can also create eye strain by throwing shadows across your workspace. Select a mix of task and area lighting that is pleasing and practical at the same time.

Artwork and Pinboards

Artwork that speaks to you can help create an energizing environment. Whether your style is sleek and modern, traditional and cozy or eclectic, choose artwork that makes you smile. Create a fabric pinboard for all your important reminders, inspiration and phone numbers.

Bookshelves & Bookcases

Not only do bookcases offer space to keep the publications you need within arm's reach, they are also an extremely versatile design element. Bookshelves can be used to create partitions, define workspaces, and display photos and collectibles that bring the rest of the home into your office.