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10 ways to update your home office

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Making your home office more functional and comfortable can be a quick and easy D.I.Y. project.

From adding shelves to changing lights, Bunnings Workshop members have shared many ways to stay organised and productive. Get inspiration from the ideas below.


1. Add a cable tray

A cable tray is an easy way to declutter your desk and keep your workspace clean. Workshop member @butters built a timber cable tray underneath their floating study desk to hide unsightly computer cables.

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Don’t miss these 10 ways to organise your home for more creative decluttering ideas.


2. Make a chest of drawers


Drawers can help keep your office neat and tidy by providing more storage. Community member @vr_syd made these home office drawers with laminated timber panels.


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You can also add drawer dividers to help find items quickly and easily. Have a look at How to build drawer dividers by Carl (@CSParnell) for step-by-step instructions.


3. Upgrade furniture


Adding, upcycling or replacing furniture like chairs or desks can make your workspace more comfortable and stylish. With a SpecRite Teak Panel and RapidMesh Furniture Legs, Rob (@robchin) built a spacious desk for his home office in an hour. Experienced Workshop member Rob's (@Peggers) guide on How to build a desk includes step-by-step instructions on building your own.


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Check out our Top 10 most popular desk projects for more inspiration.


4. Build shelves

Shelves add extra storage space and room to display items. Sean (@Starkers_17) built a floating office shelfusing a false back to attach it to the wall. The Bunnings guide How to install floating shelves contains helpful tips.


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Find more clever uses for your shelf with 10 ways to use a floating shelf.


5. Add or change lighting

Lighting can make a huge difference to your productivity and mood. @Simon added an LIFX light strip around the back of his home office desk with hardwood timber panel.


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The Bunnings team shares useful advice on Choosing the right interior light.

6. Paint

Painting your home office is an easy way to change its look and feel. Mell (@MyKindofBliss) used Taubmans Almond Milk in this coastal-inspired makeover.


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Learn How to choose your home office colour scheme by following tips from the Bunnings team.


7. Install a pegboard

Use a pegboard to organise your home office essentials by utilising wall space. The Bunnings team shares a detailed guide in How to make a home office display.


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Here are 5 clever ways to maximise storage in your home.


8. Improve privacy


Improving privacy in your home office can help you stay productive and focused. You can use barn doors to partition a shared area or install curtains or blinds. Window film is also a great way to improve privacy without completely losing natural light. Jess (@prettyliving) installed mirror-tinted window film to create privacy and reduce sun glare.


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Find more ideas in 6 ways to add privacy to your home.


9. Add greenery


Indoor plants can improve air quality and alleviate stress, making them a great addition to your workspace. Jo (@joineryjo)'s stylish timber plant stands are an effective way to display your potted plants.


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Joe (@JoeAzza) shares step-by-step instructions in How to build a planter stand.


10. Use accessories


Accessories can help add personality and warmth to your workspace. Use cushions to make your area more comfortable or anti-fatigue floor mats to provide support while standing at a desk.




The Bunnings team provides more tips in How to create the ultimate home office.


More advice and inspiration for updating your home office


The Bunnings team has shared several home office guides that can help turn your desk area into a well-designed home office, including How to plan your home office setup.

For more inspiration, you can also check out these 10 home office project ideas shared by Workshop members.

The Bunnings Workshop community can help if you need more assistance with updating your home office. Don’t hesitate to ask a question

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Retired Team Member
Retired Team Member

As we wrap up the holiday season and return to work, it's a good time to update your home office and make it a more pleasant and functional space to work in. Hope the above ideas help spark some creative ideas on how you can refresh your own office.


Don't hesitate to let us know if you have any questions. We'd be happy to help.




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