Whether you need a dedicated office to run a business, a homework space for your children or just a quiet corner to tackle paperwork and surf the internet, the key is balancing functional with an inspiring space.
So make the most of this often overlooked area of the home with our key considerations for your home office.
How to plan your perfect home office
Whether you need a dedicated office to run a business, a homework space for your children or just a quiet corner to tackle paperwork and surf the internet, the key is balancing functional with an inspiring space. So make the most of this often overlooked area of the home with our key considerations for your home office.
Start with selecting a desk for the space you have available…
A desk for small spaces
Not everyone has the space for a dedicated office; spare rooms have to work hard as multi-purpose spaces. A great option is our Vermont white painted Hidden Home office.
At a glance, it looks like an ordinary small cabinet and would fit effortless into a spare bedroom. However, when you open the front, it is in fact a compact home office with space for software, stationary and filing.
The Vermont range also includes co-ordinating filing cabinets and two sizes of bookcases.
A medium sized desk
Another great option for smaller space is our bestselling Mobel Oak Single Pedestal Desk. It is compact but doesn’t lack storage space or features. It has a pull out keyboard shelf and a cupboard door that slides back onto itself to allow for easy access.
The Mobel Oak range also includes co-ordinating filing cabinets, a printer cupboard and three sizes of bookcases.
A premium office desk
You can find a full size executive desk for a home office in our premium Atlas range. The Atlas Oak Twin Pedestal Desk is extremely practical, stylish and offers significant storage. It also has a range of neat features including a pull out keyboard drawer which gives you extra working space and a combination of drawers and cupboards.
Co-ordinating office furniture in this range includes a bookcase and filing cabinet.
Stop the paperwork from piling up with stylish storage solutions. Whatever size of office space the same storage rules apply:
1. No office should be without a filing cabinet. We have a selection of matching filing cabinets for every desk ranges.
2. Everyday essentials such as pens, paper, stamps and envelopes need to be close to hand. Desk tidies, or desks with drawers offer the perfect solution.
3. Store items that are not used as frequently in less accessible or awkward spaces. Alcove bookcases are a great way of maximising office space. Take a look at our Mahogany Narrow Alcove bookcase which is stylish and practical.
4. A unit with a mix of shelving and drawers is ideal for creating an organised home office. Our La Roque Mahogany range has a selection of quality mahogany filing cabinets (below) that would be perfect.
Make your space personal
It’s vital you feel that your home office suits you. This space doesn’t have to be corporate, make the design more fun and you’ll produce more productive results. Here are top tips to ensure you enjoy your working in your own space.
Lighting is a key consideration when you’re decorating any room, especially an office. Too dim and you’ll struggle to stay awake; too bright and your eyes will get tired quickly. Position your desk as close to a window as possible, but be sure the main light is strong enough to take over in the evening.
A pin board that extends the length of your desktop can not only help to keep you organised but can also help make the space more beautiful and inspirational, and a fragrant candle can help create a relaxing atmosphere or be used to help energise you! And finally, flowers or plant can give your office space a touch of natural beauty.
Whatever home office environment you are looking to create, The Wooden Furniture Store can help you create the perfect space to work.