People are working from home more and more these days. This trend is from both large corporations who have work at home policies and remote employees to even small businesses and start-ups. The ability for people to be productive at home often depends on creating a dedicated work environment in a spare room in the home. Adding home office furnishings to a spare bedroom that will turn into an home office is a major part of effectively working from home. A desk that works for a computer and an office chair that provides the proper support is a major part of being an effective and productive employee. Other aspects of home office furnishings might include a table, a place for filing information like a credenza or file cabinet, a whiteboard and some window treatments that can allow sunlight in but can also be drawn shut to prevent glare on computer screens. If you do not have a full room to convert into an office, but have spaces elsewhere, these tips of including home office furnishings apply to those spaces as well. The space may restrict the home office furnishings that can fit into a smaller space.
Furniture items for a home office
When investigating home office furnishings, budget and the size of the space will be critical to making decisions and final purchases. With budget and measurements in hand, here is a good list of items that are needed for home office furnishings to start with when planning to turn a spare bedroom into a full home office. Some of these items may not be necessary depending on your space and what you will need.
|Cable TV Receiver||Printer|
|Desk Chair||Wall Hangings|
|File Cabinet||Window Treatment|
Planning for your home office
A great office chair and the proper ergonomics for working at a computer is extremely important for long term health. It is also a good idea to have a large monitor especially if your work is consistent on the computer. A large monitor will help with your eyesight. Many people are now using desk components for standing and sitting at a desk to alleviate back strain or just to keep from sitting all day. In addition to these decisions, also remember what is behind you when sitting at your desk. With more and more virtual meetings that require cameras, think about what people will see behind you when you are on a video conference call. Keeping your area professional will lend to helping you stay focused at work.
It is important to have your work space well lit in combination of natural sunlight and lighting. Think about the colors in the room. Specific paint colors are attributed to keeping your energy up as you may spend a lot of time in this room.
For 10 tips on how to add style to your office space, view this video from Danielle Smith.