The first thing you need to consider when creating your own office at home is space. An uncluttered area will help to motivate you into being productive.
Carefully measure all the spaces you intend to fill with your home office furniture very carefully.
There needs to be, where possible, a clear home office space created away from your relaxed living area.
Look for a computer desk that houses a printer, fax as well as a computer – a multi optional solution. If you feel you will need more surface space look for a computer desk with a drop down optional table.
Consider wall space for housing files on shelves and by adding dividers or baskets with lids you can combine this with an already present book shelf. Indeed for a sleeker tidier look go for small unobtrusive filing cabinets.
Try to buy office furniture, particularly your office desk and chairs and larger items with a view to blending it with the existing furniture and decoration you have in your sitting room.
Taking all these things into consideration you can create your own productive area away from your social home area that blends easily with the theme you have created for yourself at home.