Moving from a cubicle to office in your home can be a big change. Many people don’t realize the discipline such a change might require. However, one thing that helps combat procrastination is the right home office furniture. If an office at home is waiting every day to be utilized, working from home gets easier and easier.
One of the most important things to realize about working from home is that it is not the cubicle of the old office. Office buildings are often dull and boring spaces compared to a personal space filled with home office furniture. Businesses are obligated to provide a sense of continuity in furnishings. Companies designed around art and design are realizing more and more that in order to spur on new and creative ideas, office furnishings should reflect new and exciting concepts. Most businesses still struggle with providing the right creative environment for their employees.
Home office furniture is the first step in the right direction. Different types of furniture are available of course, to help the home employee express themselves. They are also designed around comfort and functionality. There are chairs that have bookshelves all along the arms and underneath where the space under a chair usually is. Minimal shelving is great for storage but also gives a small space room to breath and makes it feel larger.
Certain pieces should be present in a home workspace that one might have seen in a regular office set up. There should be a desk that is dedicated just to supporting a computer and it’s immediate peripherals, like a mouse and keyboard. If there is little space available, this desk could be in the form of a cabinet that closes and hides the computer away. In a space where the office is shared with another room in a house, home office furniture should match the house’s existing decor.
When writing out a plan for a office in your home, it may help to note what high end home decorators do when planning typical office space. First they calculate the items and storage space that they will need. Then, they design around that. When choosing office furnishings for your home, keep in mind what the office actually needs. Let the decorating maybe happen after everything that is necessary has been purchased.
It’s easy to make a home workspace seem like a personal space. One of the great perks of working at home is the ability to move a space around if it doesn’t suit the employee’s ‘feelings’. While having a filing cabinet is important, it’s also ever important to have personal effects too. Filing cabinets and other storage can be tucked away into a closet until needed.
While it’s true that creative or eccentric furniture is not necessarily proven to spur brand new or innovative ideas, it’s more than likely that dull grey monotone colors and simple furniture does not either. If anything, the boring humdrum of office furnishings might inhibit creativity and production. So, when choosing home office furniture, it’s good to open up to creativity and design. An office at home is a personal space. It should reflect the user, the employee, and their tastes as well as their needs.