No matter your budget, you can build the home office of your dreams. Today, more people than ever are on the hunt for the right home office furniture to improve productivity and focus.
Here are a few things you may want to think about as you design the place where you’ll spend a considerable part of your day if you work from home.
Picking the Right Desk
Many of us put budget as the top criteria for selecting home office furniture, and it’s tempting to buy the cheapest desk you can find. However, your body will thank you for choosing a desk that’s designed to promote your physical well-being.
For example, the Flexispot Electric Height Adjustable Standing Desk enables you to switch between sitting and standing while you work. With this multi-level workstation, you’ll increase your comfort, which improves productivity as well as your spinal health.
Choosing Your Seating
Even if you buy a standing desk, you’ll still spend a considerable part of your workday sitting. A cheap, poorly designed chair can make you feel like you’re crammed into a basket. Alternatively, a well-designed chair can support you comfortably for a long day’s work.
The best home office chair should feature a range of adjustments, including:
- Adjustable arms
- Seat depth
- Seat height
- Tilt lock
- Tilt tension
These features will ensure your office chair is comfortable for all-day use.
The Nouhaus Ergoflip Mesh Computer Chair, for instance, will look great in your home and is easy to adjust. It features a backrest that follows the natural curve of your lower back. This feature will help to avoid spinal pain as you work.
Its breathable, high-density mesh will provide plenty of flexible, ergonomic support for your lower back. This benefit is just what you need to build a comfortable home workspace.
Also, the Nouhaus office chair is a space saver. You can flip up its arms to store the chair under your desk, making sure that your home office furniture is out of sight and out of mind at the end of your workday.
Add Storage Solutions to Your Home Office Furniture Plan
You’re likely to collect an assortment of work-related items in your office over time, so you’ll need someplace to put things. Versatile home office furniture should provide storage as well as a workspace.
You may consider a small desk shelving unit or a shelving system for a wall. But don’t be afraid to look into vertical storage, either freestanding pieces or on your walls with pegs and hooks.
For instance, you may consider investing in the Container Store’s 3-Tier Rolling Cart. It’s a sleek storage cart that makes it easy for you to get the most out of your office space and is just big enough to provide you with a bit of extra storage.
Good Lighting Can Make a World of Difference for Your Home Office
When possible, taking advantage of natural light will always help keep your eyes fresh and your home office bright and cheery. However, try not to put your back to a window as this can create shadows and glare on your workspace.
Invest in lighting to brighten up the room on overcast days or when you work late nights. A small clamp-on lamp like the New House Lighting Mini Clamp Lamp works well for additional lighting.
If you want to upgrade your lighting, consider the e-Reading Desk Lamp-Genie from BenQ. Specifically designed for lighting screens, this lamp’s unique shape illuminates a greater surface area than standard desk lamps. There are also several settings for brightness and color temperatures so you can set the light exactly how you want to. Plus, when you turn on the e-reading mode, the lamp shines brighter on the sides than in the middle, helping to reduce glare.
Quality Home Office Furniture Supports Focus & Productivity
It’s essential to build an office that makes you feel inspired, after all, you’re going to spend a lot of time there. With the right combination of form and function, your home office furniture can help you feel more motivated and more focused throughout the workday.