Are you looking to upgrade your office? Perhaps you work from home and would like to revitalise your home office space – if that sounds like your situation, then you will be pleased to know that we have compiled a list of 6 simple steps that you can take to achieve the office furniture of your dreams!
Picking and choosing what office furniture to have in your office can be quite challenging, especially when it comes to material, texture, purposes, colour, and don’t even get us started on positioning!
So, without further ado, here are 6 steps to the perfect office furniture:
1. Plan first, purchase later
It’s a good idea to plan before you go ahead and purchase any new office furniture. In particular, you might want to measure the space that you have to see how much furniture, and the sizes of furniture, you can have for the office. If you’re particularly meticulous, you can even draw a simple plan or layout of your office space, including where you’ll place each piece of furniture.
2. Prioritise your office chair.
If the majority of your work hours are spent sitting at a desk, then you’ll certainly need to find a good office chair – an office staple that is often overlooked. In fact, ergonomic office chairs are more likely to have a positive impact on your health in the long term, so if you’re already experiencing back problems with standard office chairs, it’s time to purchase one that’s ergonomic.
3. Invest in a good office desk.
Similarly, you’ll also want to consider investing in a good office desk. Sit/stand desks, or electronic standing desks, are becoming increasingly popular, providing you with the ability to sit or stand as you work. Say hello to indulging in stretching your legs with standing desks!
4. If possible, find second-hand furniture.
If you’re on a budget, you might want to think about buying used office furniture. Despite people’s perceptions of second-hand furniture, it’s possible to find good deals that will land you with a piece of office furniture that, although used, is still functional and appealing to the eye. Not only is this cost-effective, but you’re also practising greener initiatives! Reuse whenever possible.
5. Think about your lighting options.
How enclosed is your office space? Are there plenty of windows? Or is that one window a good size that allows plenty of sunlight to stream through? Don’t forget to consider whether you need to utilise task lighting, also known as lighting up specific areas of the office with the most activity, like the desk, or if you will simply place the desk close to a window so that natural light illuminates the space. Do you need a desk lamp or ceiling fixture? Or simple LED strips – whatever you choose, ensure that it meets your needs.
6. Make space for storage.
If your job requires you to store physical documents, or items like calculators, notebooks, pens, etc., then it’d be wise to have storage space within your office. This can be part of your desk via drawers or a separate unit like a small cabinet. It’s important that there’s enough space in your office for the latter, however.