Imagine a light airy room, sunlight streaming in onto your wooden floor, laptop purring gently away on the solid oak desk. You reach to your oak cabinet where you keep your files, then put your books away on your pine bookcase. The room feels relaxing and very comfortable with a soft yet supportive office chair and coordinated home office furniture. How does that sound as a office? I want me some of that! The reality is probably a desk tucked away in a corner of a room, paperwork strewn about with gay abandon and nowhere to store anything.
You can however have the first choice as your home office space surprisingly easily. There are a huge amount of furniture manufacturers making office furniture for the home in a vast array of styles and prices. You may only have space for a small desk and if that’s the case you should find one easily enough. If you are lucky enough to have a little more space than a corner for your home office then check out some of the ranges. Contemporary clean styling and oak finish or bureau style desks are all out there, so whatever style or feel you want to your office space you should find it easily enough.
If you want old-fashioned styling then there are a multitude of pedestal desks in oak or pine that can be vast or small. A small space doesn’t exclude you from having some very good-looking office furniture for it. If space is at a premium then a single pedestal desk that has a bookcase or drawers that offer storage is ideal. Not only can you have solid wood furniture for your home office but also you can get it in a range of different finishes ranging from the natural to a painted finish in red or blue, or any other colour you choose. You may want an office space that encourages the kids to do their homework and the contemporary styling and finishes of some ranges could do just that.
If you have no choice but to work from home then a desk with good lighting and some storage is the bare minimum you can get away with. Working somewhere cramped over a coffee table or even with a laptop on your knee is not only uncomfortable but it affects your output and the quality of your work. Choose home office furniture that matches or tones in with your other furniture, especially if you are sharing office space with say bedroom space. The smallest of spaces or corners in a home can successfully be made into workspace with a little creativity.
All too often we do share office space with other areas of our home. I know people that work at the dining table or even over a breakfast bar. We do tend to make do and mend but really work is important if you have to do it from home so home office furniture can be an important addition to your home. Working from home may be a necessary evil but it doesn’t have to actually feel evil doing it. Invest in some home office furniture and your workday can get a whole lot pleasanter and much less evil to deal with!