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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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How to Create the Perfect Man Cave

If you have been longing for a place to escape, revive, and de-stress, a man cave is sure to be just what the doctor ordered. Somewhere between a study and a den, this room is made to offer a retreat – a welcome spot to head to after a long day at work. Whether elaborate and fitted with a huge flat screen television and ample space to enjoy those Nintendo Wii virtual golf games, or simple enough to cover all the basics, this room is flexible, inviting, and, ultimately, relaxing.

What exactly do you need to get your man cave up and running? Keep reading as we take a closer look at this room to find out how to pull everything together and claim your spot.

Man Cave Essentials

Even if you do not have space for a separate man cave, you can turn your study into a welcoming spot to enjoy some quiet time or a beer or two, with no one else to hog the remote or change the channel. The good news is that you don’t need much to make any room your own. Some of the top essentials for this room include the following:

Custom Seating

How to Create the Perfect Man Cave - Custom Seating

The great thing about custom seating is that it is far more flexible than traditional couches and chairs. That means you can move seats around as needed. Need to clear some floor space to get in a home workout? No problem. Desperate to take an afternoon nap with no interruptions? Simply shift seats together to create a makeshift couch bed. Having friends over to watch some rugby? Rearrange seats as needed, so that everyone gets a good view.

Modular Shelving

How to Create the Perfect Man Cave - Modular Shelving

Just as modular seating helps you make a more versatile space, modular shelving has a similar effect. This type of shelving unit can be very useful if you are hoping to section off part of your office in order to create a chillout zone or TV area. Units like the Lori corner bookcase also help make ample use of corners and other awkward areas, while keeping your stuff neatly organised. With this shelving, you will have far more flexibility compared to traditional bookcases.

Entertainment Centre

How to Create the Perfect Man Cave - Entertainment Centre

It goes without saying that you will need to plot out an entertainment area that is made to keep everything sorted. You will be able to set up your gaming system here along with your television and sound system. If space is limited, make use of wall-mounted shelves to store speakers, games, books, and other items. From there, simply arrange your seating so that you are able to relax completely without having to move much at all.

Practical Desk

How to Create the Perfect Man Cave - Practical Desk

While a desk may not be quite as essential as, say, a large television, it will still come in handy. Sometimes, it is great to have a place to do your thinking in an environment that is conducive to logic and calm decision-making. If your home office is shared by others in the house, this area can sometimes be the opposite of peaceful. Adding a desk to your space will give you that peace you have always wanted.

Add the final touches to your space with a few decor touches, low lighting, a plush rug or two, a plant, and anything else that helps you feel at home. From there, your man cave will be ready to move in and start enjoying right away.



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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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