A home office needs to be staged to convey that this is a space where you can get work accomplished, free from distractions. The layout can help this, as can removing unnecessary items. Often studies or offices can become multipurpose rooms. I have seen exercise equipment, cribs, sewing machines, and even huge TV’s. While all of these could have been things that made the homeowners work more productively, it can be confusing to the buyer as to what this room is. Is it a study, exercise room, nursery sewing room, or home theater? They need to know immediately that it’s a study.