Working from the comfort of your home is pretty satisfying most of the days. However, if you’re more than just an occasional freelancer and most of your work is done from your respected home (like me), you must create a workspace where you’ll be as productive as possible. Make sure that your office inspires you to work. In my experience, this is done by choosing the right furniture which will be functional and most importantly comfortable. Nevertheless, you must consider a couple of things when you’re choosing your furniture. You must set your goals, choose the furniture according to the space you have and determine the purpose of your home office. Here’s a couple of tips on how to choose the right furniture for your home office.
Choosing Suitable Furniture for Your Home Office
Firstly, consider the placement of your new furniture and purchase furniture which fits your space. Take everything into account when choosing the size and the number of items you want to place into your room. It might not be a good idea to place your desk in front of a window since it may affect your concentration while working. The furniture placement is very important when designing your workspace. If you’re not the only person inside your workspace, make sure each one of the workers has enough room to operate.
Choose what’s more important – Comfort or Design
If you’re on a tight budget, as most of us are, you may be forced to choose between comfort and design. If you spend more than 6 hours working, you may want to consider a more comfortable chair rather than the fashionable one. Sometimes, the stylish design has to suffer in order to make your work-hours enjoyable. And keep in mind that comfort will bring better production.
Keep Yourself Within Your Budget Limits
In the majority of cases, the quality of the furniture depends on the price. However, when choosing the perfect chair or a table for your home office, the most expensive solution doesn’t necessarily have to be the right one. Always bear in mind your needs and try to find an affordable solution. Set the budget constraints and your wishes beforehand and if none of the furniture items fit, simply lower the bar until you find the best possible solution. One more thing, if you want to save money while buying furniture, take the self-assembly furniture option into consideration.
The Purpose of Your Office
It’s relatively easy to choose the right furniture when you’re the only person using your home office. Things get a bit more complicated when you have to take into consideration the needs of your office partner. This is where your co-operation skills come in handy, if you have them, of course. For example, buying a pool table which can be turned into a conference table is a useful thing to have in your office – pool table? why not!
Making Your Home Office Stylish & Comfortable
It’s unlikely that your home office will be a topic of social media discussion – unless you are the Kardashians, then you’d have a whole bunch of airtime and conversations on social media about the colour of fabric on a sit stand desk. When you are choosing furniture, read reviews, go see furniture in the shop, sit on chairs for a bit, bring your laptop and try out the desk and chair together. Choosing stylish furniture from a catalogue or straight off of eBay means you don’t get to see it and once you’ve unpacked the flatpack – you’re stuck with it!
Choose Furniture Which Suits Your Personality
At the end of the day, the most important thing is to choose the things which fit you. If you’re old-fashioned, choose old-fashioned furniture. If you like to have a modern office, follow the latest trends and design the office which will suit your personality. If you’re too short or too tall, choose adjustable chairs and tables. After all, you’re going to be the one paying for it and working inside your home office all day. You might as well choose it to your liking.
Home offices are becoming more and more popular with the rise in location independent jobs which require only a laptop and internet connection, we’re also seeing employers giving their staff flexible working conditions which allow them to work from home occasionally.
Become more productive and create your own home office designed especially for your comfort! In order to keep your budget under control while still having a home office you’re pleased with, follow these tips. I guarantee you’ll end up with a home-office that will keep you both comfortable and productive as possible
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