The pandemic has changed many parts of our daily lives. One of the most significant changes is the move away from working in an office full-time toward fully remote or partial work-from-home arrangements. If you are one of the millions of office workers who now has the opportunity to work from home on either a full or part-time basis, you need to have the right setup to facilitate your success.
Here is the ultimate guide to choosing the right furniture for your home office.
Determine Your Budget for Office Furniture
Determining your budget for office furniture is the first step so you don’t experience disappointment when you choose pieces only to realize you cannot afford them. Go through your finances and decide how much you can and are willing to spend on your home office. Then prioritize spending the bulk of your budget on essentials like your desk, chair, and lighting. The money you have left over after you select these pieces can be spent on storage, décor, and extras.
Settle on a Style
Your home office should be a place where you feel productive, motivated, and in your element. One way to accomplish this is to determine your personal style. Are you more of a modern person who enjoys streamlined shapes and a more minimalist design? Or do you gravitate toward more vintage or glamorous looks? Don’t be afraid to combine several styles that represent your tastes and who you are as a person. Remember, this is your space!
Understand Your Needs
Those who work ten hours from home will have different needs from those who work 40+ in their home office. If you are behind your home computer full-time, you need to prioritize the comfort and ergonomics of your office chair as you will be spending the majority of your working hours in it.
The type of work you do will also influence your office furniture needs. For example, if you are in constant Zoom meetings, you may need to create a Zoom room with compatible software, connections, devices, and furniture.
Measure and Configure Your Space
Buying a desk or cabinet that takes up too much space can completely throw off your home office design. Before you start picking out office furniture, make sure you measure your space and determine how much of it you want to leave open and how much each piece of furniture should occupy. You will also want to think about configuration so you can optimize your view as well as make sure your setup makes you feel productive and comfortable.
Working from home has numerous benefits including more time with family, reduced commutes, and greater flexibility. To ensure your time working from your home office is as productive and enjoyable as possible, spend some time following this guide to create a home office that works for you. To spark your imagination, look through Madison Liquidators’ collections of high-quality furniture perfect for any type of office.