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Take Your Home Office to the Next Level with Lori

The Lori collection from VOX makes it easier than ever to plan the perfect home office designed to nurture creativity and productivity. Along with the signature bookcases, this range now includes two new bookcases with openwork doors – a corner bookcase and a double wide bookcase.

 Take Your Home Office to the Next Level with Lori

Paired with the open bookcases, the new shelving units will help you create a wall-to-wall shelving unit that can easily transform open-plan areas into designated work areas. This range will also allow you to plan a man cave or a separate home office that is organised and seamlessly integrated.

Take Your Home Office to the Next Level with Lori - Bookcases with Openwork

How do you go about creating a study that inspires plenty of hard work and focus, you may be wondering? Join us today as we share some tips on creating your dream office while showing you how the new Lori bookcases make the process even easier.

Creating a Seamless Home Office

Creating a home office is not as challenging as it may seem. Some tips to help you make the most of your home study area include the following:

Choose the right storage.

While a good desk is also essential, storage is by far one of the most important things of all when planning your study. The more effectively you are able to keep your papers, books, and other items in order, the more space you will have within the room itself. Open storage can be fine for books and files, but closed storage is often required for paperwork and items that you want to keep secure. The Lori wide bookcase and corner bookcase with openwork doors both offer ample storage space, with see-through screen doors that maintain privacy while still making it easy to find what you need. When paired alongside open shelf bookcases, the effect is a fully integrated shelving system.

Keep it simple.

When you try to mix and match too many different units, the effect can be less than harmonious. Keep it simple by choosing one range and style, with variations in the shelving units rather than the colour and finish. When you choose a coordinated desk as well, you are able to create an area that flows without any clashes or contrasts. Stick to simple colour schemes in wood or dark finishes that will go with any additional furniture you add to the room.

Avoid cramping.

Finally, another reason to invest in bookcases that provide ample storage is that they give the illusion of space. When you have very small bookcases that do not offer much in the way of storage, it is far easier to end up piling books, papers, and other items on available surfaces. Needless to say, this quickly ups the risk of cramping. With corner bookcases, you don’t even need a separate room to create a study area. Even the smallest sectioned off work area will look more spacious when you have adequate storage.

Ready to create the perfect place to work and create? Browse the full Lori range now to start planning your dream home office.


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Wall Storage Ideas for Small Spaces

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If you are struggling to find space in your small home, wall storage is sure to offer a practical, versatile solution. There are a number of ways to use your walls to store your goods. In addition to units that are made especially to be mounted to walls, you could also consider compact shelving systems that sit against the wall. What often works best is a combination of wall and floor storage that enables you to create space without ruining the aesthetic of your home.

In this mini guide, we share some of our top tips on how to save space with a few strategic wall storage pieces. Keep reading to find out more.

Adding More Space With Wall Storage

How can you maximise your space with wall storage? Let’s take a look…

Wall-mounted shelves.

Wall Storage Ideas for Small Spaces - Wall-Mounted Shelves

One of the simplest and most practical ways to save space, wall shelves are easy to install – usually requiring only the most basic of DIY skills. These shelves are ideal for anything from books to crockery and decor, working well in bedrooms, bathrooms, dining areas, living rooms, studios and even bathrooms. As they sit on the wall, these shelves free up floor space, keeping your smaller home nice and open without the appearance of clutter or cramping.

Wall-mounted desks.

Wall Storage Ideas for Small Spaces - Wall-Mounted Desks

A wall-mounted desk that offers additional shelving will allow you to keep your work area out of the way, while also storing basics such as files, books, stationery and other items. This type of furniture is especially useful for studios, dorm rooms and small apartments that lack a designated office. With a desk like the streamlined Muto Secretaire Desk by VOX, you will be able to pull up a chair and get your work done without needing to take up much floor space.

Flexible bookcases.

Wall Storage Ideas for Small Spaces - Flexible Bookcases

Whether standing or fixed to the wall, bookcases can offer an extremely flexible storage solution for even the smallest of spaces. To get the most from this type of storage, design your own wall shelving by placing bookcases of similar heights and different widths. A wider bookcase positioned next to a narrow bookcase can easily make use of a wall, corner or even part of a wall. When you choose tall floor-to-ceiling shelving units, you will be able to make use of every available wall space you have to spare. You don’t have to limit bookcases to storing books, either. You can also store blankets, crockery, glassware, boxes, decor and many other things in your bookcases.

Invest in a few shelves to place on or against your walls, and you will soon see how easily you can save space with the help of wall storage.

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Saving Space with Dual Purpose Furniture

Dual purpose furniture offers a simple way to save space, while also helping you create a home that is modern and stylish. Rather than investing in multiple pieces, you can choose a few pieces that are able to perform double duty as the need arises. Whether furnishing your first home, planning a new look for the year ahead or simply considering ways to maximise your smaller home, dual purpose furniture is a contemporary solution that offers numerous benefits.

Why We Love Dual Purpose Furniture

What makes dual purpose furniture a must for the modern home? For starters, here are a few of the ways that this type of furniture helps you make optimal use of a smaller space.

It reduces clutter in small spaces.

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One of the biggest challenges to keeping a smaller space tidy is avoiding cluttered surfaces. Even the most stylish of small spaces will quickly start to look cramped when surfaces are not kept clear. Adding additional storage is not always a viable solution, either, especially if it further adds to the clutter. Furniture that features hidden storage compartments offers a smart way to reduce surface clutter, without taking up extra room. Whether you are furnishing a studio apartment, tiny cottage or cramped bedroom, the less clutter that is in sight, the larger the space will appear to look.

It maximises the space you have.

Spot Bunk Bedroom

Rather than working with the space you wish you have, it is always wise to use the space you have. Another way that double duty furniture can help in a smaller home is that it makes clever use of space. Slim-lined shelving units, for example, can easily fit into an awkward corner that may not accommodate a full sized unit. Pull-out couch beds can easily function as day beds when not in use, without taking up any more room than needed. All-in-one bunk beds that incorporate desks, beds and storage will easily fit into a small room, leaving floor and wall space.

It creates a seamless flow.

Spot Dining Area

Along with making smart use of available space and keeping clutter down to a bare minimum, dual function furniture can also help to create a seamless flow within your home. This type of furniture is especially useful in homes that have a combined living and dining area, with open-plan kitchens. Look for furniture that can easily be adapted with a quick shift or turn, such as tables that extend or shelves that offer hidden compartments. One example of how this flow is achieved is the Spot Extendable Dining Table. This table folds out to accommodate your needs, with optional drawers that further enhance the fuss-free dining and entertaining appeal of this table. When extended, hidden slots are revealed, which can be used to store cutlery and other items.

At VOX, we offer a wide range of furniture to suit your requirements. Browse our full collections to find dual furniture and other home essentials that enhance your space.

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How to Maximise a Small Living Room

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If you have been battling to free up space in your small living room, you may be wondering how to make the best use of the space you have. While there are many ways to make your living room look larger, the most effective space savvy solutions typically do not take as much effort or investment as you may have thought. One of the biggest mistakes that many make when trying to maximise is underestimating the role played by storage solutions.

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Space Savvy Solutions We Love

These space-saving solutions are ideal for studio apartments, tiny cottages, and any other type of small space. Designed to help you make use of the space you have, rather than the space you wish you had, these space-saving solutions from VOX also give you the benefit of contemporary designs that ensure that you don’t ever have to compromise on style.

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