Simple Ways to Make Your Home Office Work For You

Simple Ways to Make Your Home Office Work For You

Working from home has its benefits. No commute to work. Flexible working hours. Working in your nightclothes. However, productivity is paramount. You need to remain motivated to produce quality work.

A home office gives homeworkers a designated space for working. It enables you to draw a distinct line between your home and work life. Maximize your productivity by creating the right environment for you.

Desk and Chair

The primary pieces of furniture for a homeworker are a desk and chair. The desk needs to be large enough to accommodate equipment and resources. Drawers keep possessions safe and tidy. In-built shelving units create an extra storage solution for items you use regularly. Ensure there is ample room to move around your desk with ease. Don't block ventilation shafts or windows. For small offices, choose a table design constructed from lightweight or light colored wood. One that isn't boxed in will create the illusion of space from front to back.

Procuring the perfect chair is a must for working in comfort. An office chair should be comfortable and supportive. It needs to be ergonomically sound for sitting for long periods of time. Armrests and backrests offer additional support. Pick a chair with adjustable height and back mechanisms. A chair with a pivot design enables you to move from desk to drawers in a fluid movement. A leather chair lends a professional feel to any office space.

Filing Cabinet

Keep files and documents safe and secure. A lockable filing cabinet is an office staple. Available in different sizes, choose one appropriate to fit your possessions. Multi-drawer cabinets ensure work is kept tidy. Label the different drawers on the outside so you can find things easily. Label internal drawer dividers too to reach for documents at speed. Choose a colored filing cabinet in a bold shade to add a fun element to a formal office space. Introduce a wooden version for an antique feel. Or a traditional metal cabinet for creating a contemporary industrial look.

Break-out Furniture

At the day's end, sit down on a comfy sofa in your home office and reflect on your day. An additional seating area provides a respite from your desk. A 'break-out' space for brainstorming and reflecting. It's also the ideal place for enjoying a coffee break (or two!)


Decide what type of flooring to have in your home office. Hardwearing choices like timber floors will last for many years. Wood floors add a cool, professional look to your office. They are also a practical choice. They are easier to clean and maintain than carpet floor coverings. Wood floors also offer the perfect glide motion if you have a chair with wheels!

Soft Furnishings

Dress the room with carefully selected soft furnishings. These personalize a room. And your home office should be no exception. Cushions and curtains add warmth. Thick fabrics and dark colors. Or candy stripes and bold patterns. The choice is yours. Install a roller blind to stop sunshine reflecting on your PC screen.

Design your home office to suit your needs. Your personality. And your career.

Nhu Anh

Nhu Anh is a professional editor in the field of architecture and interior design. Having a strong desire for architecture and design in her writing career, Nhu Anh attempts to provide readers the most wonderful architectural news and projects.


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