Need to create a more productive work-from-home space? It can be hard to set aside household distractions and focus on your work on some days. But, we bet you’ll be motivated to give it your best if you set up the right atmosphere to work at home. You need to carve out a designated space for your work – be it a corner of your bedroom, an enclosed balcony, a nook under the stairs, or just a pull-out shelf! You may even have an entire study room itself. Here are the coolest home office furniture ideas that will boost your creativity and productivity:
Study Table for the Home Office
Get hold of a desk that fits your body type and size. It should also fit into your workspace, leaving enough room for other pieces of furniture, and for moving around.
If you like a lot of surface area to place your files and office accessories while you work, get a large, streamlined table. A large table placed in the centre of the room can act like a double-sided table for more than one user.
And, if you’d like to switch between standing up and sitting down, get an electric height adjustable desk. If you have to convert a corner of a room into a study area, get a neat corner desk. DIY a wheeled rolling desk, if you want to change your workspace to your convenience. For tiny spaces, mount a drop-front desk that will save you plenty of space.
You could even use a vintage desk handed down by your grandparents, or one that you found in a vintage flea market.
Chair for Your Home Office
An ergonomic chair is essential to help you work smoothly without postural issues. Get a chair that suits your height and body requirements. A swivel chair in leather, a couple of stackable chairs, modern wooden or metal chairs with a cushioned seat, and a stylish S-shaped chair could all add delight to your workspace.
Sofa for the Home Office
You’d want to take short breaks for a sip of coffee and relax with a magazine during work. If you have enough space in your workspace, arrange a comfortable two- or three-seater sofa. This will come in handy if you have colleagues over, or if you want a change of space to sit and work on.
Other Seating Ideas for the Home Office
Arrange a pouffe or two that can instantly become a book stand, footstool, or act as an extra chair if you have your colleague working with you. Place nested stools that can double up as side tables, bookshelves, and seating areas when needed. Create a small reading nook with an armchair if you want to take a short 10-minute break in between. Design a comfortable window seat or place a rocking chair to up the warmth of your home office instantly.
Study Room Lighting
You don’t normally associate chandeliers with study rooms, but go ahead and mount an industrial one or a rattan chandelier to spice up your home office. Add stylish wooden or glass wall scones, table lamps and elegant floor lamps to bring in enough light. During the daytime, maximise the use of natural light.
Storage Furniture for the Home Office
Hide away your clutter including cables and wires with a proper shelving unit. Keep all your papers, files, and other stationery out of sight. It could be an antique chest of drawers or a modern modular shelving unit. If you need to display your books and other collectables, design an open shelving unit on the wall using wood or even aluminium.
Storage Ideas for Smaller Space
For smaller spaces, design a floor-to-ceiling shelving unit making use of vertical space. Make sure your shelf has space for all your gadgets, and accessories. If you want to separate out the workspace from the rest of your room, use a shelf as a partition wall.
Pooja Mandir Unit for Home Office
For lack of space, you may have to combine your pooja room and your workspace. Get an elegant wooden pooja mandir or prayer unit from a good furniture store. Custom-build wall shelving for a pooja unit that doesn’t take up any square footage.
You can design the perfect home office using these brilliant furniture ideas. And don’t forget to perk it up with your favourite photos, artwork and plants. Add a few pops of colour, and paint the walls bright if you don’t want it to be drab.
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