Having artwork and inspiration displayed nearby is crucial for me — either on a corkboard, like above, or framed, as in Michael Angus' Toronto apartment.
Desktop organizers to sort stationery, bills, writing utensils and other miscellaneous objects are also helpful. I can't focus when I'm surrounded by clutter.
This office by designer Sarah Richardson features something I've always wanted — a desk fitted into a bay window. I particularly like the detailed brackets which free up floor space. Fresh flowers are always a nice touch, too.
Colour, a comfortable chair and a pretty but functional lamp are also musts for me, as seen in Michael Penney's home office.
What are your workspace must-haves?
For more home office ideas check out this photo gallery.
1. House & Home May 2011 issue, photography by Heather Ross
2. decor8, photography by Thorsten Becker
4. Sarah's House, photography by Stacey Brandford
5. House & Home June 2011 issue, photography by Donna Griffith