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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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Finding the Perfect Balance

Balance System

What sets a custom bookcase or storage unit apart from a standard, conventional unit? For one thing, you have the ability to choose your own storage, in a way that helps you create the ideal shelving to suit your needs. Whether you are revamping your apartment, planning a home office or updating your current, limiting, storage, finding the perfect balance is easier than you think once you find the perfect custom bookcase or few.

Why Design Your Own Custom Bookcase?

One of the things that makes a custom bookcase or two the perfect choice for homes of all sizes is that it offers the ability to design your storage around the space you have, rather than the space you wish you had. When you choose a range that is made to blend into your home effortlessly, you have the added advantage of a fully seamless, integrated storage that looks as though it was made to suit your home. Needless to say, that is always a big win.

Wondering how you can add a touch of integrated style with the help of the Balance range? Here are just some of the ways that you can use these flexible bookcases

Create a seamless flow between rooms.

Finding the Perfect Balance - Seamless Design

Bookcases don’t only have to store books. Modular shelving units that offer mix and match shelves, cubes and containers can also be just as effective in a dining room or even in an open plan kitchen. These shelves can be a great way to store just about anything, from decor items all the way to canisters, pots, pans, vases, pot plants, plates, glasses and anything else you need to store safely and simply. Modular shelving units can be used in open plan spaces to transition the flow from living room to dining room and from dining area to kitchen.

Mix and match the shelves and storage you need.

Finding the Perfect Balance - Flexible Storage

Combining shelving units of different widths and heights help you plan your very own tailored storage in a way that is flexible and space-savvy. Add-ons such as organisers of different sizes and storage cubes further add to the versatility of this type of storage, making it easier to store items of just about any size and shape. Shelves can be placed alongside one another or positioned in a way that acts as a divider or corner unit. When you mix and match colours, too, the effect is a wonderfully adaptive storage unit that is unique and easy on the eye.

Create a flawless, organised home office.

Finding the Perfect Balance - Home Office

Module bookcases are also an excellent choice for home offices and work areas, helping you create a workspace that is organised and well-designed. Depending on the sizes of the units you choose, and how you arrange them, you could easily create an office nook in a larger open plan studio, or you could create wall-to-wall storage in a dedicated study. Add in a few additional modular cubes and a desk that suits the look and feel of your storage, and you will have a stylish place to work, study and create, with just a few key pieces of furniture.

Ready to find your perfect balance? View the full Balance collection to view our beautifully crafted custom bookcase range.

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Wall Storage Ideas for Small Spaces

Balance System

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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Getting Your Home Office Organised for The Year Ahead

As we settle into 2018, now is the perfect time to think about how you can get your home office organised for the brand new year that lies ahead. Whether you are planning to redo your study completely, or simply add some smart storage units that will help you save space, reduce clutter and inspire productivity, we have a few tips to share that will help you get your plans underway.

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Elegance Through Simplicity – The Simple Collection

Vox Simple Furniture Collection

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” – this famous quote from Leonardo da Vinci is what defines the journey we are about to take you on. The Simple Collection from VOX offers you the opportunity to bring an understated elegance into your home. Let’s set the scene for a new backdrop to your life with the help of Simple. Continue reading Elegance Through Simplicity – The Simple Collection

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An Ideal Spot For A Slumber

Spot Bedroom

In need of an ideal “spot’ for a slumber? After the hustle and bustle of a working day, a place to rest is of the utmost importance for you to get your bearings back to face another day. The Spot Collection of innovative furniture brings a design that helps you to organise your space better and provides you with a comfortable space to rest and ease your mind.
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