Arrange Your Home Office For Comfort

By | 07.09.2005

If your anything like me then you spend an inordinate amount of time in your home office. I’d say that I spend more time in this room than any other in my house, including time spend sleeping in my bed obviously.

I work from home though, but then so do many people these days, which means that the home office or study is becoming more important for a larger proportion of society.

When you spend so much time in any space doing something that is you livelihood it is important to spend as much money as it takes to make that room as comfortable as possible. In an office setting this means getting home office furniture which allows you to work for many hours on end without even realizing the time which passes.

Home Office Chair

To achieve this goal we need a few items in particular. Most important for me in my home office is the chair that I sit in. I’m not content to sit in anything that doesn’t offer great support to my body for any amount of time so spending a little extra cash in a good quality office chair makes a lot of sense to me.

There’s nothing worse than being in the zone getting on with important work when discomfort in the form of a sore back starts to creep in. At this point I’m liable to go into a rage at my stupidity for having purchased such an inferior item. I mean really, what’s the point in saving a little cash on something you’re going to spend 9 hours a day sitting in. To me the office chair is the most important item of furniture in my house.

I personally prefer fabric chairs over leather simply because I don’t like sliding around my chair when I’m at my desk. I also don’t enjoy that initial cold feeling of leather on a winter’s day but each to their own.

I like to try out a wide variety of chairs before I make my final decision which means I have to visit an office furniture showroom rather than buy online. I probably end up spending a little extra for the privilege about in my mind its worth it.

Home Office Desk

One area where I think its possible to save a little money is with the office desk. The most important thing here for me is that the desk is large enough to comfortably hold my two computer screens, my keyboard, desk lamp and any papers that I might be working on. I prefer my desk to have the minimum of distractions so I’m happy if its minimalist in design with any drawers or fancy features. What this means is that I can save money on the desk after I’ve spent a fortune finding the chair of my dreams.

Desk Lamp

If you want to able to concentrate on anything for any amount of time then you are going to have to have great lighting on your side. In the home office this means getting a desk lamp which is up to the job. Desk lamps are available in a wide variety of styles in all price ranges so you’re sure to find something that suits you even if you are finding things tight financially. However, I put a lot of effort into finding my desk lamp. I like one that has a great quality of light allowing me to see facts and figures on my notes without squinting. I also like my lamps to be super adjustable so I can direct my light where ever on my desk I may need it at any given time.

When you have got a chair, desk and lamp sorted out for your study you are pretty much good to go with your work space. There are a few other items you can always splash out on to construct the perfect room to boost your productivity. A bookcase can come in handy if you are the type of person who need to refer to texts throughout the day. Also, many people find filling cabinets to be of use if they have many files that they need to keep track of.

Setting up your home office furniture to create a productive work environment is not a difficult task but it pays to put some time and thought into deciding which pieces to go for. Spending many hours each day in a single room is hard enough so it makes sense to make the room as comfortable as possible above all else.


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