7 Home Office Ideas to Inspire Living Out Your Dreams

At IDG, we know the ideal space to create, produce and make daydreams come true doesn’t always match up to reality: a cramped corner with a mess of papers, computer cords, coffee cups and notebooks. If you’re ready to invest in an inviting home office space, consider the ideas ahead.

Dublin Desk

1. Find a sleek desk that fits your space

We love the Dublin Desk because it’s a great size – compact enough for a spare room but large enough to accommodate most people’s needs. Its design features beautiful clean lines, a smoky gray color, and drawers for storage with elegant brass handles.

Stinson Office Chair

2. Choose a comfy chair that won’t make you restless 

Investing in your office chair is essential to ensure you’re comfortable and supported all day long. The Stinson Office Chair is an excellent option for those looking for a blend of comfort and style, with a professional look, three-level back cushioning and a swivel base to adjust the seat to your height.

Eiffel Bookcase

3. Consider clever storage to keep things neat

You’ve heard it before, but clearing the clutter in your surroundings works wonders for focus. Create a distraction-free workspace with plenty of spots to organize your tools and personal items with the Eiffel Bookcase. Its open shelves will allow you to find things quickly and add character with objects such as photos, plants and books.

Aaron Lamp

4. Forget the fluorescent office lights 

No matter what room you’re designing, lighting always plays a crucial role in setting the mood. The Aaron Lamp features a dimmable switch so that you can create the perfect ambience in your home office. Its design is modern and chic, with a black marble base and bronze metal-drum shade that will look beautiful on any desk.

'You Got This' Soy Candle

5. Add a soothing scent

Lighting a candle can have a powerfully calming effect, helping you get into the right headspace for taking on your task list. The “You Got This” candle is a fun and uplifting option, combining top notes of sea salt and jasmine for a refreshing, restorative scent.

Nora Stoneware Vase

6. Bring life to your space with plants

When spending time inside, a touch of greenery not only makes your environment more natural and pleasant but also helps with productivity and creativity. The Nora Stoneware Vase would look great as a vessel for a lush bouquet, or try these limestone Nova Planters for potting your favorite plant. Not much of a green thumb? The Evarado Aloe Planter will be a striking addition to your office – no watering required.

Surf and Sand Framed Print

7. Hang artworks that make you happy  

Think about the feeling you’re trying to create. Do you want something colorful and energizing? Soft and calming? We like this Surf and Sand Framed Print for its tranquil color palette, bringing a peaceful perspective when deadlines are pending.

Ready to get started on your home office? Browse more below and find inspiration at IDG’s Online Shoppe.

Clean lines, a minimalist style, and plush cushioning make this armchair a brilliant addition to your space for work or leisure.

USD $3,371.25

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Add greenery to your area minus the upkeep with this striking imitation aloe plant, set in a textured bowl with natural stones.

USD $357.00

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This iron bookcase in matte black has a smart design for displaying and keeping items and is perfect for storage by your desk.

USD $1,683.75

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If you need room to spread out, then this statement-making studio-style table in ceramic, glass and white marble allows for it.

USD $5,947.50

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The eye-catching geometric design of this side table is bold and modern and ideal for setting your laptop, coffee cup or book.

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This brass lamp with gray leather detail has a cool, modern look, and will bring warmth and style whenever inspiration strikes.

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How to Define Your Space With Area Rugs

Over the years, open concept living has become the norm, and area rugs are now a quick and easy way to help define these types of spaces. When you’re working with an open floor plan, rugs provide structure, separation and style. The right rug will energize a room and add character and warmth to any home.

Below we’ve included a few tips on finding the perfect rug for your space!

Stone Island by IDG


Determining the correct size is so important. The right rug can help make a smaller room feel bigger or a larger room feel cozier.

To get a feel for what your space needs, we suggest marking off each desired area with masking tape. Before you start, you’ll want to ensure that all of your furniture is in its proper position. The rugs should extend beyond each piece of furniture. Pay special attention to the dining area. Your rug needs to be large enough that when the chairs are pulled out, there’s still space remaining.

Ritz Carlton DeckHouse by IDG


Consider which rug shape will work best with the spaces you’ve marked out. Remember, rugs aren’t just limited to rectangles! A circular shape might look better with a rounded dining table, or a large square might be ideal for defining your lounge.

Layering is another option. If you have an oddly shaped space or are looking to create more texture, a combination of rugs might work best.

Britannia by IDG


When you’re working with multiple rugs in one space, it’s best to stick with similar tones. This helps keep things cohesive. If you’re fond of prints, stick to similar patterns. You don’t want your rugs to be fighting with each other for attention.

It’s also important to keep the overall feel of your space in mind. If your home has a rustic, coastal design, you might consider a natural fibre like jute or seagrass. If your home is more contemporary, you might prefer something with a fun, geometric pattern. Or, if you want to keep it classic, a Persian rug might be the winner.

Stone Island by IDG

Below we’ve included a selection of our favourite area rugs. For more options, head to shoppe.idgcayman.com

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10 Home Accessories That Will Add Personality to Your Space

Home accessories are key when it comes to adding personality and character to your space. After the furnishings and finishes are complete, it’s these little details that make the big difference. Decorative pieces ensure that your space feels like a home, instead of something taken straight from the showroom floor.

Accessories help express what’s important to you and celebrate your unique interests. A colourful coral sculpture might showcase your love for the ocean, or a cool modern vase might act as the perfect conversation starter for guests.

Stone Island by IDG

Many people prefer a neutral canvas when it comes to their homes, so accessories can also help introduce pops of colour and texture. A vibrant throw cushion or woven basket help create little pockets of visual interest.

Ritz Carlton DeckHouse by IDG

Luckily, most pieces of decor are also easy to exchange, which means you can play around with different looks. By simply swapping out some of the items you have on display, you can completely change the feel of your space. This is especially great for those who enjoy making subtle design changes throughout the year.

Finally, accessories can help enhance the desired mood of a space. For example, if you’re trying to create an atmosphere that’s peaceful and relaxing, you might consider adding a selection of candle holders or cozy throws.

Beachcomber by IDG

By investing in a few decorative elements, you can completely transform the space you’re in. Below, we’ve included ten of our favourite home accessories. Order them now at shoppe.idgcayman.com

This metallic gold vase has a chic, mod design that really makes a statement.

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A mix of white marble and brass, this candle holder is timeless and elegant.

USD $225.00

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This cotton-wrapped rattan basket features a white and navy colour palette with accents of brown leather.

USD $402.00

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The body of this sculpture is cast directly from a rare red coral cluster.

USD $147.00

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These sapphire ceramic containers feature a geometric pattern with ivory undertones.

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The criss-cross design of this accent pillow creates great visual interest.

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This beautiful sculpture includes two cast brass songbirds on a white marble base.

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This mirrored glass tray features a raised border in a stunning gold leaf finish.

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A striped pattern and tasselled edge elevate this cozy wool throw.

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This hand-cast urchin bowl has a modern gold leaf finish.

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Rattan: a Top Design Trend for 2021

Derived from a naturally growing vine, rattan is an organic material that can be woven together to create beautiful pieces of furniture and home decor. Regarded as an outdoor staple for years, it’s also recently become a major interior design trend.

Rattan has a unique hand-crafted texture that brings natural beauty and warmth to every type of space. Whether you prefer bohemian, scandi or country classic design, rattan can be a great addition to every interior style.

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Despite this versatility, rattan is most commonly associated with coastal-style homes. It pairs exceptionally well with fresh white interiors, soft neutral tones, and natural textures like linen or wood. Coastal living is all about creating a relaxed atmosphere, and a braided pendant light or hand-crafted rattan basket can really help invoke that laid-back feeling.  

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Because of its distinctive finish, rattan is a material that’s best used sparingly. Add too much, and you run the risk of dating your space — you want to avoid the feel of a matching outdoor set. Instead, try a statement armchair or woven chandelier.

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If you’re looking for a subtle way to bring the outdoors in, consider purchasing a few rattan pieces in 2021. Below, we’ve included some of our current favorites. Order now at shoppe.idgcayman.com.

This abstract chandelier features six layers of natural rattan. Inspired by flowers and nature, it’s the perfect statement piece.

USD $2,640.00

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A bold black and white colour scheme helps elevate this rattan dining chair.

USD $1,121.25

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A combination of rattan and linen, this floor lamp evokes timeless elegance.

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This chair is all about texture, featuring a rattan frame that’s been intricately covered with natural abaca rope.

USD $5,352.00

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The Vero barstool is the perfect juxtaposition, mixing natural rattan weave with a black iron frame.

USD $2,313.00

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A contemporary take on rattan, this console is inspired by the the modern beachside homes of South Africa.

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The rattan lattice design of this hanging light adds texture and warmth to any space.

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This 360-degree swivel chair has a beautiful rattan base and features a striking black and white colour palette.


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