One more very important thought about home offices – if at all possible, avoid putting them in the bedroom, if at all possible. It might be tempting to take that unused corner and slide your desk in, but seeing the bills piling up or the unfinished work staring at you when you’re in bed has been proven to cause stress and insomnia in many people. There needs to be a separation between your office and your personal space and time of rest.
If you absolutely must put a desk in the bedroom, consider investing in a roll-top or an armoire when you can close everything up before retiring for the evening. This way everything is “out of sight, out of mind.”
You can also use a nice folding screen to slide in front of the desk area when not in use. This also works to shut this area out of your mind.