A dedicated office space is vital when you are working from home. It helps separate work life from home life and it makes sure your days can be productive, comfortable and free from distractions. For the best experience, a home office needs a few key pieces of furniture and equipment.
A traditional desk is the place to start when creating a workstation. If you can, position your desk near a window so you can enjoy natural lighting as this helps to reduce eye strain.
The type of desk you need will depend on the type of work you are doing and how you will be spending most of your time (typing, reading, drawing, sitting, standing etc.).
Some desks come with included storage shelves which can help you make the most of smaller office spaces. The addition of storage or shelving quickly turns a single desk into an adaptable workstation.
This Artiss Computer Desk comes with a 3 drawer cabinet for essential storage.
Sit-stand desks are also very popular as you can enjoy the best of both worlds, easily switching between periods of sitting and standing. This helps to vary your posture while working and encourages movement and blood flow.
This sit-stand desk is easy to adjust and includes a separate keyboard tray for comfort and productivity.
If you spend a lot of time sitting in a chair it is important to choose one that is comfortable for you. We recommend looking at chairs that are made from breathable materials and offer lumbar support to protect your back.
Whether you want simplicity or luxury, make sure the chair is the right height for you and your desk. Other considerations include how high you want the back of the chair to be and whether you want it to have height and tilt adjustments, a wheeled base, armrests and comfort padding.
This executive chair is a high quality but affordable option with dual padding and tilt adjustment.
This home office chair has a breathable mesh backrest making it comfortable to sit in for long periods, even on hot days.
Storage solutions will help to make your home office functional and efficient.
Office storage can be anything from a set of drawers, a shelf, a bookcase or a filing cabinet. Maybe a pack of storage baskets to keep your pens, paperclips and sticky notes in will be enough for your needs. Choose what is most convenient for you. All we know is that the less clutter that is on your desk, the better!
A simple 2 drawer cabinet for your stationery and paperwork.
A lockable filing cabinet to keep important documents safe and secure.
This bookcase and shelf combination can help you keep everything organised without taking up too much space.
The finishing touches to your office may simply be a desk lamp, a wall clock, a set of new stationery or a whiteboard so you can jot down ideas. These will depend on your personal preferences and what you need to be productive. Make your office space your own with these final touches.