Style and design are a question of attitude. They may not be inextricably linked to each other, but they do reflect important parts of our personality and creativity. Those who really value both should also stick to their principles when it comes to furniture in their home office. Why should you make compromises, especially on something as important as this? If it’s compromises you want, why not loosen up your office etiquette a little and go into your next video call casually dressed. Now that would be a statement.
Since the epidemic, many experts and celebrities have been giving more and more interviews from home, and we often catch our gaze unconsciously wandering to their office furnishings. Working from home gives us the opportunity and freedom to give our workplace a consistently personal and individual touch. At home you are both the boss and senior interior designer, so why not design your home office stylishly and efficiently?!
Draw clear boundaries
Whether you remain true to your home furnishing style or want something completely new: make sure you choose a separate room/space for your home office. If you simply make yourself comfortable on the couch with your laptop, you will soon find yourself sitting in the corner of your sofa engulfed by a flood of documents and notes. And bang goes your work-life balance. It's better to look for a quiet place where you are safe from cats and children and can concentrate properly.
A desk is the anchor and focal point of your work, so make sure that it’s at the right height and allows enough space for you and all your work equipment. Below, we have put together a collection of designer desks. They are slim, elegant and harmonise well with most interior designs, just like the Home Desk, a classic by Vitra designer George Nelson.
If you have limited space, you should get yourself a secretary desk or wall desk. Thanks to their well-thought-out design, they take up very little space. In return, they offer many useful extras, as well as plenty of storage and work space without compromising on design.
Just like the very compact and practical Victor desk, for example. The metal frame and base are colour-coordinated and make this designer desk a real eye-catcher.
The secretary desk is available in a chrome-plated tubular steel frame or in subtly lacquered colours. The integrated footrest ensures comfort even when sitting for long periods. The tabletop is available in various solid wood versions.
From funky stools to imposing executive chairs, the wide range of products, types and designs makes the decision far from easy. That's why our tip when buying a chair is to put ergonomics before aesthetics. After all, health and comfort are more important than a sleek appearance.
Light is a key factor in the quality of work, performance, health and well-being. The right lighting is also crucial in the home office. These desk lamps are easy on the eyes, are available in various designs and will make your colleagues go green with envy during video conferences.
Just like the British lamp icon Anglepoise.
Once the main cornerstones (tables, chairs and lights) have been selected and set up, these extras add the finishing touch to any home office, be they plants, partitions or small decorative items. It is the little things that help to uniquely round off the big picture.
In the next article we will put together some thought-provoking office equipment ideas for you.
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