Maximizing your work from home space

Have you found yourself working from home more often in recent years? The daunting transition of working from home, either full time or part time, can be overwhelming to take on alone. Here at Mum’s Place, we are ready to help you face the challenging task of adapting to working remotely!

Whether you have a dedicated home office or are trying to make the best of that empty little corner in your home, we’re here to help you convert your space from dull to dazzling! We’ve got you covered with the latest tips and tricks to help you elevate your work from home space to reach its full potential!


Unlike a corporate workspace, you home doesn’t have to be sterile or impersonal. You have the freedom of adding a splash of color or pop of pattern as desired. Being mindful of your backdrop and use it to your advantage to help create a warm environment that welcomes you inside. We love the use of bookcases, paintings, and artwork to accomplish this. Bookcases are not only visually appealing, but also can provide practical storage space!

Coast to Coast 2 Drawer Bookcase


This bookcase provides the perfect balance of style and storage! Offering a lovely coastal feel, this open and airy design can be styled as desired to fit your homes aesthetic. With enough space to store all your home office accessories, this bookcase is both beachy and functional.

Aspen Home Caraway Bookcase Wall


If you have the wall space, this bookcase is ready to make a statement in your home today! The farmhouse chic style is assured to bring a warm presence of comfort to your home. This bookcase offers ample storage and display space, to make for a beautiful backdrop to your home office!

Essentials For Living Willow Media Sideboard

Essentials for Living Willow Media Shelving Unit Console Table

This beachy credenza is a great option for conserving vertical wall space, but still offering reasonable storage. Saving room on the wall above for your choice of painting or artwork, this piece provides considerable showcase space!


This is your home, not a cubicle, you want to make sure you feel comfortable and relaxed. One element to help with this is ensuring you have proper lighting. Natural light is wonderful whenever possible, but when unavailable, supplemental lighting is the next best thing. Using table or floor lamps can be an easy way to add warmth to your space.

Uttermost Tenley Floor Lamp

Uttermost Tenley Floor Lamp at Mums Place Furniture Monterey CA

This floor lamp is unique, practical, and ready to bring light into your life today! The whimsical design brings a stunning personality to your space. Being a floor lamp, this lamp is a great option for those short on desktop space!

Uttermost Savant Table Lamp

Uttermost Savant Table Lamp at Mums Place Furniture Monterey CA

Table lamps are a wonderful way of providing your workspace with vital lighting, while also adding character and charm. This lamp is subtle enough to blend in with your home’s existing aesthetic, without being boring or unoriginal.

Uttermost Fontanne Table Lamp

Uttermost Fontanne Table Lamp at Mums Place Furniture Monterey CA

This lamp offers a gorgeous coral look that inspires calm thoughts of the ocean. Bringing the beachy vibes into your home, you can rest assured this lamp will fit in perfectly with any coastal home!


When choosing a desk chair, the first thing you should ask yourself is how much time you will be spending sitting in that chair. If you plan to be using this chair often for work, it’s best to select a dedicated office chair that provides proper back and neck support. You will want to choose a chair that’s ergonomically correct, preferably one with adjustable seating options! If this chair will only be used for work occasionally, it might be more practical to choose a chair that can serve another purpose, such as selecting an additional dining chair or occasional chair.

Stressless Paris Home Office Low Back

Stressless Paris Home Office Low Back Mums Furniture Store Carmel California

Stressless, endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association, is always a great choice when it comes to any style of seating. For office chairs, we love the back support and comfort that this chair has to offer, especially considering you may be spending many hours a day sitting down. This chair also offers the added bonus of being on wheels, making moving around your office even easier!

Stressless Metro Chair Adjustable Headrest

Stressless Metro Chair Adjustable Headrest

Another Stressless chair, this classic look provides additional leg support for ultimate comfort, making this office chair a deluxe addition to your home! The rotating base and adjustable headrest allow you to make the adjustments you need to stay comfortable all day long!

Stressless Tokyo Home Office Adjustable Headrest

Stressless Tokyo Home Office Adjustable Headrest

This ergonomically correct Stressless chair offers all the comfort while taking up less space! Available in a wide variety of colors, this customizable office chair is an easy choice that will provide you with years of comfort and support.


There are a lot of desk options out there today, and it’s important to choose the one that will best serve you. Depending on the expected amount of use, and space allotted, you might choose an adjustable standing desk, storage desk, or multipurpose desk.

Winners Only Xpressions Desk

Keeping things simple yet functional, this desk has a small footprint designed to fit effortlessly into your home office, an especially great option for those with limited space. This modern look emphasizes the elegance of clean line and natural materials.

Hooker Furniture Storia Writing Desk


If you’re looking for a bit more storage, this desk is a terrific choice for those in need of filing space in their home office. This desk has a stylish stainless-steel finish, keyboard tray and locking filing drawer. With a universal design, this desk can blend with the style of your home easily!

Coast to Coast Furniture Adjustable Dining Desk


Not only is this desk adjustable, which we love, but also can serve as an extra dining table as needed! Having convertible or multiuse furniture is a great way to keep things cost efficient as well as space efficient. Standing desks have been growing in popularity in recent years due to their numerous health benefits. If you’re looking to switch things up from the traditional desk, this might be a fantastic option for you!

Guest Room

Multipurpose furniture can be a great asset for those with compact spaces. If you don’t have the luxury of having a separate office space in your home, using a guest bedroom is a common alternative. Investing in a good sleeper sofa or wall bed is well worth the while if you want to keep the guest bedroom hospitable, but also usable as a home office.

American Leather Klein Comfort Sleeper

American Leather Klein

American Leather Lyons Comfort Sleeper

American Leather sleepers are the modern-day pull-out couch with upgrades substantially better than what you might remember having as a kid. With no bars or springs, this sleeper is deceivingly comfortable! Plus, we love the extra storage this sleeper has to offer in the form of a chaise, great for maximizing space!

American Leather Lyons

Short on space? When it comes to having guests, it’s not always feasible to have a separate guest room and home office, so utilizing a sleeper sofa can be a simple way to have it all! Sitting comfortably, as well as sleeping comfortably, this sleeper sofa is the best of both worlds!

Stuart David Madison Wall Bed


Wall beds can be a great use of space when you’d like to keep your home office free from unnecessary clutter or oversized furniture. Folding up and away, this wall bed can be tucked away easily when not in use, allowing for you to make the most of the space for your home office.

Curate and Customize

Feeling ready to redesign your space? Take the first step by visiting us at Mum’s Place in Pacific Grove today! Whether you want help finding accents pieces to elevate your home, or you are ready to redo an entire room, we are prepared to assist you in every way that we can! We are proud to offer a wide variety of manufactures with highly customizable options available. Celebrating 35 years in business and crowning our achievements by earning the title of Best Furniture Store in Monterey County 2021, you can rest assured we have the experience you need to upgrade and update your home today!

Not located in Pacific Grove? We've got you covered!

 We are delighted to offer our services to those near and far! From our neighbors in Monterey, Carmel, and Pebble Beach, to those as far as San Francisco, San Jose, and San Luis Obispo (and everywhere in between) we are ready to assist you!

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