For added practicality, choose a board you can write and display papers on, such as a whiteboard or magnetic chalkboard, like the one that lines this compact office nook.
Magnetic primer and chalkboard paint: Rust-Oleum
This picture-perfect work zone features an integrated cable management and power system, which is hidden inside the white oak cabinets below the desk. The computercords run along the base of the desk into the cupboard, which also houses peripheral devices, keeping the desktop free of distracting, dust-collecting wires.
If you want to eliminate unsightly cables from your home office completely, invest in rechargeable Bluetooth- or WiFi-networked electronics. Working wirelessly will make your office look less cluttered and more streamlined, and cleaning will be a breeze — you won’t have to fight pesky cables when dusting or vacuuming.
A color-coded approach is especially effective for filing systems. Assign different hues to different file categories — this will ensure you can find specific documents with ease. For example, you might like to use green folders or labels for financial paperwork, red for medical documents, blue for household bills and other property-related papers, and yellow for personal items.
As you can see, this study features three distinct sections: the work zone (with the desk and computer), the reference zone (home to manuals, reference books, binders, filing cabinets, etc.), and the supply zone (where office supplies are kept).
The simple yet effective setup seen here has the right idea and is easy to implement in any home. It consists of three baskets: one for papers that can be archived; another for correspondence, bills and forms that require immediate action; and a third for documents that can be thrown out.
Urbio magnetic modular system:The Container Store