Working from home is a new and possibly permanent change to the working world. As we settle into the new normal, Zoom calls and WhatsApp may replace the water-cooler catchup. That’s why it’s more important than ever that you have a home office setup tailored to fit you. In this guide, we’ll give you the knowledge we’ve gained over years of design experience to help you create a gorgeous and productive home office experience with our bespoke wooden furniture.
Home Office Space
Your home office is going to be a permanent fixture in your life and may end up being where you spend the majority of the day. Therefore, it’s important you consider where your office is. Not only do you need enough space for the office, but it also needs to be in a space where you can work comfortably. Here are a few things to consider when choosing your new office location:
- Sizing: Most designers agree a comfortable workspace should be around 155cm x 215cm, with many finding a comfortable desk size to be around 120 – 150cm minimum. Consider what your workflow requires. Keep a busy desk, with multiple monitors? More desk space may be needed. Find yourself pacing up and down taking important calls and sealing deals day-to-day? Consider minimising desk space and increasing floor space for an open and stress-free office.
- Location: Your office needs to be in the right place in your home to allow you to work effectively. Typically, we strongly advise you to stay away from placing your office set up in the bedroom. This can make it a lot more difficult to disconnect from work at the end of the day, even if working two steps away from your bed sounds appealing. Keeping away from distracting areas is vital, so stay away from the kitchen and kids’ rooms. Natural lighting can also transform any area into the perfect place to work, so a good view is worth capitalising upon.
Home Office Style
Once you’ve picked the perfect room for your office, it’s time to pick your furniture. Here at Fabulous Furniture Co., we stock a range of different furniture in a variety of styles, all made from 100% reclaimed timber. For an office space, a minimalist look can help improve concentration and help use space efficiently. Momentos and knick-knacks in the office may make good fodder for Zoom gossip, but are going to restrict space and distract when it’s time to work. To maximise space in any area, and give you ample desk space to work with, we’ll always recommend the Industrial Metal Frame L Shaped Desk. This reclaimed timber desk rests on a steel square frame and is handmade in a variety of finishes to give your office the modern look you’re dreaming of. We can custom design these European White Wood Desks to fit any office dimensions perfectly, so there’s no reason to delay – purchase here today.
We hope we’ve given you the tips and tricks you need to build the perfect home office for you. For the best UK office furniture, including handmade wooden desks, bespoke shelves and more shop from our range of handcrafted wooden furniture today.