Working from home; love it or loathe it, it looks like it’s here to stay for the foreseeable. Tired of working from the kitchen table or couch, more and more of us are now creating office spaces at home. Our excellent selection of home office rugs will help you transform your space! Whether you’re converting the spare room or squeezing in under the stairs, we’re here to help.
If you’re starting from scratch decorating your new home office/study, there are a few things to keep in mind. This space needs to be a motivating and inviting environment. Inspire productivity and create a workplace you actually want to be in by following our steps below.
One of the first things you’ll need to do is clear the area of clutter. Only keep things that you love or genuinely need to do your job and keep distracting items to a minimum.
We know that it isn’t always possible to fill your office with light unfortunately. But if it is, try to position your desk near a window. Natural light is hugely beneficial to our wellbeing and mood. For darker mornings and evenings, ensure you have a good desk lamp to avoid eye-strain.
While the overall style of your new office is obviously a big deal, it’s important not to overlook comfort and functionality. If you’re going to be spending hours in here each day it may aswell be comfortable! Invest in a good chair and desk. Ideally, a chair on wheels and with support is most practical and convenient. Place a rug under your desk to add comfort and warmth to the room.
Your new space needs to function right. Key to this is organisation. Choose what items are necessary for your job and organise them well. Ensure everything can be accessed easily and located quickly. Store files digitally where possible and try to make a habit of giving your office a quick tidy before you finish each day.
So you’ve sorted the practical side of things, now comes the fun part! Offices should inspire and spark creativity so choose a colour that you love for the walls. If you have a favourite piece of art, it’s a good idea to display it here to encourage a positive environment. And the finishing touch to your new space? A beautiful office rug of course!
Things to Consider
First thing to consider for your rug is the size of the space available. Do you need a large area rug that will cover most of the floor? Or perhaps you’re in a narrow room that requires a smaller rug or even a runner? We have a handy size filter on our website that will help to narrow down your search.
Functionality is another key factor for office rugs. If you plan on placing it underneath your desk, you’ll need a flatweave rug to ensure your chair can move without obstruction.
Lastly, make sure to choose a rug design you love. If you want to go bold and bright, then go for it! If you prefer calming, neutral tones then opt for something more simple. This is your space and it’s so important to love it.
Our Top Picks
We’ve handpicked a few of our favourite home office rugs below. Let us know what style your home office is and don’t forget to tag us in your new rug photos on Instagram, @rugs.ie or #rugsie.