It’s back to school time, and that means a lot more activity in your home office or perhaps even a newly vacant room that needs an identity. We’ve put together easy and creative ways to design and organize an office space that is not only functional, but livable. And to give your new everyday space an identity, we’ve compiled a list of ways to get the most out of that new space by making it do double-duty for your home. Don’t forget to check out what The Room Exchange Team offers you this issue as well as view the amazing rooms submitted by one of our customers.

Here are a few easy tips and tricks from The Room Exchange team to help you get your office space ready.

| Skip the office supply store. Fill your everyday office space with furniture, art, and accessories that create a warm and inviting space. Purchase items that fit your personality and make you happy. A well-decorated office is a productive office.

| Avoid any furniture resembling a cubicle. Purchase furniture that allows you to appreciate that you are working at home. Don’t close yourself in. This will allow you to remain part of the family while working in your everyday office space.

| Imaginative storage options. There are many storage options available now. Update your storage with some of these fresh and creative options.

| Fabric covered baskets

| Hat boxes

| Leather covered bins or baskets

| Woven baskets