When you spend a lot of time in the office choosing the best office furniture is essential to keep you productive.
These days most of us spend a lot of time in our office. That is certainly true for me, when I am not at work I spend time in my home office working on my blog. It is really important that our office furniture is suitable for our needs. Badly designed furniture and bad posture can lead to all sorts of problems. Sore necks, bad backs and headaches can all result from uncomfortable furniture. Getting comfortable furniture is the key to productivity.
Office furniture can also change the mood of the office. The office area needs to be an attractive and pleasant place to be. A variety of colours and styles of furniture can lift the mood making people feel happier and work harder. Plenty of storage space keeps the environment clutter free and makes it easier to find things.
Choosing the Best Office Furniture
Consider the space available to you
Before you buy any furniture you should look at the space you have available. If you only have a small corner of the bedroom there is no point in choosing a big desk. Take measurements and look at how to utilise the space so you have everything you need around you. You may need to get creative with shelving or filing cabinets under the desk area to make a functional work area. Once you know how much space you have then you know what you can fit into it.
Choosing the right chair and desk
You will spend a lot of time working at your desk so it is important that you choose a chair and desk that provide comfort.
Choosing the right chair
When choosing a chair look at the following things:
- Is it adjustable? -you should be able to move the height and the back to suit your posture
- Does it support the lower back?
- Can you swivel easily to reach different areas of your desk?
- Does it have wheels?
- Is it comfortable? – could you sit in this chair for hours?
Arm rests are usually a personal choice, I prefer a chair without, many people like them.
Choosing the right desk
When choosing a desk consider the following things:
- Is there enough space for your legs?
- Can you reach your keyboard comfortably?
- Is all your equipment within easy reach?
- Are there any sharp edges?
If you get the desk and chair right then you will be able to work comfortably.
Choosing storage solutions
The final part of making your office as comfortable and tidy as possible is choosing the correct storage solutions. Have a think about the sort of things you need to store in your office and choose something appropriate. If you need a lot of books or files then you may want a bookcase. If you deal with a lot of paperwork then a filing cabinet may be more appropriate. You will also need somewhere to store your stationary so it is in easy reach. Desk drawers may be useful for this or a pen holder on the desk.
Do you have any tips for choosing office furniture? Have you ever experienced problems because of badly designed furniture? Let me know below.
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