Whilst you don’t have to design a full on commercial office when you choose to work from home, you do need to have everything to hand in order to stay productive and to avoid those procrastination temptations that will almost certainly come your way at some point.
Home office design has long been a hot topic. Do you need to go down the route of a professional looking space? Can you play around with colour? What should you do if you don’t have a huge amount of space?
In many ways, designing a workspace that suits you is all about preferences and personal circumstances and there are very few major don’ts to adhere to. However, you do need to ensure that you purchase quality and comfortable home office furniture. This ensures you are in the right frame of mind when you’re working and that you don’t suffer aches and pains at the end of a long working days.
So, what are the main types of office furniture you need to invest in if you’re going to design your own bespoke home office? The good news is that there are only three must haves and the rest is up to you.
A Comfortable Home Office Chair
It goes without saying that you need somewhere to sit and your kitchen chair is not it! Ergonomic office chairs are the perfect choice and you will find that the overall design has been streamlined nowadays, so you can purchase comfortable and supportive options which don’t take up the entire space and look far too commercial in the process.
If you don’t want to go down the route of ergonomics, you could look towards mesh office chairs that offer support and breathability too. It’s really about knowing how comfortable you’re going to be and choosing a chair which isn’t going to make life harder whilst you're trying to work.
A Desk That Suits The Space
A home office desk needs to be a few things. It needs to be large enough to allow you to work effectively, but not too large that it takes up the entire workspace. It needs to work hand in hand with your office chair, and it needs to look good at the same time. For that reason, corner desks are often the bespoke choice, but you could also go for a standard long wooden desk and place it underneath a window or along a wall. Large curved desks are usually saved for more commercial settings but again, it really depends on how much space you have.
Just Enough Storage
The third major must have is a little office storage. We’re not talking about industrial metal filing cabinets here; you’ll find wooden storage cabinets which really suit a home office style and can double up as home furniture at the same time! The reason you need storage is because you don’t want personal documents lying around when you could have visitors to your home. Storage will also give you somewhere to put your things and avoid you losing important items.
When designing a home office it’s important to cover all bases but it’s also vital to realise that one size doesn’t fit all. There are countless home office ideas you can check out online and you simply need to ensure that you have the space for what you want and that it’s going to help you remain productive.