Do you have trouble staying focused and on task in your home office? … so do I, but I am trying new ways to stay productive all day long (even if it’s a 12 hour day) so here’s a few pointers I’ve read along the way that have helped. 

1. Firstly spending even a full day, re-organising and re-styling my work space always does wonders for my productivity … I can’t be the only one that let’s their “organisation skills” go a miss every now and again and end up with piles of paper work to sort … and little bits and pieces I need missing in action. So if your finding you are struggling to get through your working day, give your self some time to re-organise … make sure everything has a place, a home … label it, if you have too. 

2. Don’t clutter your working space … I am all for working on the dining room table just so I have more space to spread out house plans, magazine clippings, notebooks, coffee, snacks etc … all these bits take up a lot of room, so the bigger working space the better, but keep that working space free … I don’t like to put to many “decorative pieces” on my actual working area (just a couple to keep me inspired) but mostly I like that space to be clear so I can use it as my “productive” day gets busier and busier. 


3. Throw rugs! … especially through winter, I don’t know what it is about a nice fabric, a bit of lush texture to put across my lap or over my shoulders. Perks of working from home, you can be your ultimate comfy self and if that means sitting on your luxe occasional chair wrapped in a throw instead of at your desk for an hour or two so be it … what ever keeps you going. 


4. Art! … especially if you don’t have big windows and a nice view … some art that you absolutely love and adore should be hung in your work space. Big or small, it’s up to you … But more the merrier. I find things that jog memories of great holidays and adventures keep me looking on the bright side … if I keep focused and keep working hard I might get to go on another exciting travel adventure. 


5. Music! … so very important, I am all about Spotify at the moment, I love the “discover weekly” playlists they put together for you each week. Some upbeat but calm music is a must, something to just have in the background to keep your spirits up through a long day alone in the office. 

6. Speaking of being alone … I’m not too good at it … It definitely effects my mood if I haven’t interacted with another person all day. I’m lucky that a few of my clients are local and have the office space for me to go and work with them in their space for the day when I need too … it’s always a refreshing break for a freelancer to be among other creative company. If you find yourself going a bit stir crazy, go find yourself some company … but be prepared for distractions if you’re a talker like me. 


7. Moodboards … not as common as they once were but still so important … sometimes you just need that hit of inspiration. And if your pin board, filled with things you’ve found recently that you love, is right there it’s quite easy … but quite often it’s on the world wide web that I find my favourite things (quotes, beautiful rooms, furniture, art pieces etc) … so that’s where pinterest comes in … Pinterest has been a life saver to me over the years, whenever I am stuck I just go for a browse, sometimes to my own folders or just on the feed. 


8. Prepare lunch … even if you’re working from home. I find I get the hungriest when I’m most productive and then having to make lunch completely throws me off. So if I just make lunch when I make breakfast at the start of the day, I don’t have to stop at a crucial time. 


9. Take pride in your workspace, you likely spend a lot of time in there so make sure you love it. Fill it with things that make you smile, that make you happy. Spend the time styling your space to suit you, whether that be bright and bold or soft and muted in colour tones. Keep it clutter free and organised but creative. If you need some inspiration on creating your best-styled office, see our previous posts to get a few ideas. 

10. And lastly of course for a highly productive day you need beautiful stationary … very, very important! … I am all about notes and am continually writing lists. Best to have these important lists in lovely notebooks and planners to keep you on track.  Shop our collection here. 


THIS! … a girly, tropical mix that is oh so right! This is one of many stunning offices at Create & Cultivate. Check them all out here on The Glitter Guide .

We love the concrete floors made so lush with giant pattern rugs like West Elm’s Colca Wool Rug and hell yes! to big patterned wallpapers!

We think this room is missing something though, our Tropical stationary collection … pieces like our “pocket planner” and “shopping list” are a must for a space like this.


Maybe you are more of a soft and simple colour palette kind of person. Keeping the colour to a minimum and the thinking space to a maximum. Everyone’s different, so strive in the business or need the ‘free’ space to allow for idea building.

This workspace is the creation of Sofie Brunner (for The Poster Club) and we think our ‘Beach’ collection would be right at home on this desk, check out our ‘Beach A4 Notebook’ and ‘Beach Mini Notebook Set’  if your office looks something like this.


Are you all for a neutral palette to over accessories with bright bold colours! … if so you might just love the studio of Laura Naples and Kristen Giorgi (and their rest of their stunning homes) … and that window! something I don’t think many people think about is how much time you spend in your office, and really it shouldn’t be the smallest, darkest room … in the very far back corner of the house … maybe you’ve got 2 living areas, could you use one of them as your workspace? … any room that has a nice big window you can have open during the day is definitely our pick!

The collection we think these gorgeous sisters would love for their workspace is our ‘Flowers’ collection.


Wow, oh wow! … We are loving TwelveNYC’s working space featured on Home Polish! … the perfect combination of bright vibrant hues, whites and greys. The patterns in the cushions, rug, artwork and wallpaper are divine and would fabulous paired with our “Summer Crush” stationary collection.

If your studio is fun and energetic like this you’ll want to check out our ‘Flamingo A4 Notebook’ and ‘Mini Flamingo & Watermelon Notebook Set’.


This lovely Hamptons space is Victoria Hagen’s Nantucket Home, featured in Architectural Digest. It is the perfect room for our “Nautical” stationary collection. How does the Hamptons home always look so perfect! … We love the stripes, light woods, white furniture and decorative pieces. A little bit of rattan is always great to add a bit of character.

Does your dream workspace look something like this? … then you should check out our ‘Nautical Notebook Set’ and ‘Nautical Shopping List’

We’ve searched the world wide web high and low for 5 of the best new looks for your workspace. Which style are you? find out below …

‘Under The Sea’ 

Start with a soft pastel blue palette, add light wood tones and a touch of mixed metals. Creating the mix of elements you find under the sea. This calming space will have you relaxed, focused and enjoying your working day in no time. 

We love Globe West’s new ‘Willow Woven’ furniture collection and think this buffet is the perfect piece to add that beachy feel (and such a useful storage piece). A classy occasional chair is a must in any workspace to give yourself a break throughout the day and get comfy while reading. For this style we chose Globe West’s “Vittoria Tivoli Occasional Chair” in Pebble Fabric. And to top the look off the “Orlando Lamp” available from the haven for all interior design enthusiasts, Temple and Webster. 

To compliment this look we recommend our “Beach” collection. arty-hearts-tropical-luxe-collage-small‘Tropical Luxe’

The tropical look is all about green, I myself am a big green fan, all shades, mixed and matched together, I have no favourites. We’ve picked our top furniture finds to inspire an ‘island escape’ style office. Fun, joyful and ready for anything your working day may bring. 

In true tropical style, we needed a little bit of bamboo. The “Vivienne” reversible desk in nutmeg from One Kings Lane (in America, they do ship to Australia though) is perfect. A desk like this takes out the bulkiness of having a large desk, its design will keep a room from feeling cramped, leaving plenty of space to ‘think’. The green velvet occasional chair is another great piece from Globe West, it’s the “Bogart Tulip Sofa Chair” in forest green, finished with walnut timber legs. A perfect piece to bring in that almighty green. To finish the look off a unique find from Interiors Online, the “Bianca Table Lamp” because we adore black marble and the edge it brings to any space. 

To really complete this style you’re going to need some quality stationary to keep your brain ticking with new ideas. Featured is our ‘Tropical’ collection.


“Nautical Glam” 

How the nautical look has changed and evolved over the years, these days nautical doesn’t have to necessarily mean rustic, you can create a finished look and still be true to your boat life loving self. Here are our picks to create this space in your own home. 

You’ve got to have that hit of red mixed in with your traditional coastal blue tones, we choose West Elm’s ‘Malone Campaign’ desk in Vermilion. We definitely say no to big bulky desks when it comes to decorating the workspace, the more free space the better, keep that room looking as big as possible, the more “space” the more “head space” for you to dream big. Head to favourites, Globe West for the “Vittoria Tivoli Occasional Chair’ in Navy/Quartz finished with beautiful brass legs. And our pick for desk lamps, because every space needs a mix of shapes is the “Romy Table Lamp” … which kind of reminds us of a jellyfish. It’s from Beacon Lighting, one of many beautiful lighting pieces from The Block contestants, Josh & Jenna collection. 

Complete this look with our ‘Nautical’ collection to inspire a busy day full of dream building. 


“Floral Oasis” 

For all those soft at heart, girly, loving ladies. A pretty and tidy office is a must for a productive working day. Keep your furniture neutral to allow for the colourful abode you will no doubt create with your accessories. Dusty pink mixed with a contrasting navy is our favourite for a defined look that is sophisticated and smart. 

This trestle desk is by Bisque Interiors, a whitewash finish with brass handles, a perfect mix to add character to your work space. Occasional chair by West Elm, “Metal Frame Upholstered Chair’ in dusty blush is your girly and oh so comfy piece, put it in your thinking corner, your best ideas will come from this chair. And for the contrast, a Milk and Sugar favourite, “Olive Table Lamp” in slate. 

For that pop of vibrant colour to keep your inspired all day long, compliment this look with our ‘Flowers’ collection.


“Summer Crush” 

Is all about having fun in the sun, living each day to it’s fullest and sometimes that might have to be in the comfort of your home office (with a large window of course). 

To create this look we started with the ‘Ethnicraft Oak Frame Desk’ from Click On Furniture. We absolutely adore the ‘Croisette Armchair” from Bastille and Sons, but really who doesn’t! … it’s divine. The ‘Ponti’ desk lamp from Temple and Webster is a great mix of finishes to bring your space together. 

The ideal pieces to add that splash of fun to this space is our ‘Summer’ collection. 

We hope these 5 home office styles have inspired you to create the work space of your dreams. Investing a little time and money into creating a space you love to be in will go a long way to your productiveness. 

Which style would you pick?