Choosing Practical Home Office Furniture
Keep comfort and functionality top of mind when you select home office pieces.
• Office Chairs. Look for a home office chair that gives you ample back support and fits your body. Your chair should adjust to the height of your desk while allowing you to keep your feet flat on the floor. Position your chair so you can sit at arm’s length from your computer with your eyes level with the top of the screen. Remember to get an office chair mat. Not only do they protect the floor, but they allow your chair to move freely.
• Home Office Desks. Choose one with enough surface area to work comfortably. If you need to store files or other supplies, look for desks that offer plenty of storage, like a hutch desk. Go for a minimalist computer desk if you need a distraction-free space. To promote better circulation, opt for a standing desk. If you don’t want to be on your feet for the entire day, an adjustable model lets you sit or stand as you please.
• Filing Cabinets and Bookcases. Keep clutter at bay and stash supplies and paperwork in drawers and cabinets. A clear desk surface can help you be more productive, while adequate storage for files and books keeps those items conveniently within reach.
Designing Your Home Office
Even if you don’t have a designated room as an office, you can transform a corner of a room into a home office solution. Choose pieces that fit well in the room, like a corner desk, so they don’t overwhelm the space.
To blend new pieces in with existing decor, go with classic wood finishes or colors that match the walls or trim work. For an all-white room, add a pop of color with a red desk and accessories. Use an open bookcase to display inspirational art, photos or houseplants in addition to your office supplies. Decorative baskets and trays will help you stay organized while adding stylish accents to your workspace.