According to an article by Eurostat, the percentage of employed people in the EU who sometimes work from home has increased steadily over the years. This is no surprise as the dynamics in the working industry has also been steadily adapting to giving workers more freedom in regards to where they want to work. If you choose to work from home, it is essential to have a place in your house where you can focus and fully immerse yourself in the tasks ahead. The key to a well-designed home office in functionality. Have a home office setup checklist and think about the most important factors. Now, you may be asking yourself “What do I need for a home office?” We’ve narrowed down a few simple home office setup ideas which you can adapt accordingly to your individual style to help you design an inspiring and productive workspace.

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Invest in the right furniture

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Having the right desk is a critical factor when it comes to designing an office layout. Ensure you have an office desk that is functional and is able to support your workflow. If you’re working with a computer or laptop then it would be ideal for you to invest in a multi-functional computer workstation. This will give you sufficient room to place your monitor on the table whilst also providing you with some storage drawers underneath your desk. Some compact computer station designs even have a dedicated printer shelf & CPU storage, giving you more room on your tabletop for your paperwork and stationery.

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For any working space to be functional, it is essential to keep it clutter free. Investing in a good storage unit can help keep clutter to a minimum. For example, if your job requires a lot of paperwork, it may be a wise idea to invest in a filing cabinet. These filing storage units can help you stay organised and clutter free. If you’re working within a limited amount of space, opt for a filing cabinet size that can fit underneath your desk so it doesn’t take up too much area and is conveniently out of the way.

Comfort is key

A comfortable office chair is essential if you are sitting at a desk for long periods of time. Choose an office chair that can provide you with the highest level of comfort and support. We advise you to opt for an ergonomically designed chair as it provides outstanding support whilst sitting down and it also helps boost productivity – killing two birds with one stone! Our Ergonomic seating provides substantial support for your back and arms to prevent unnecessary aches and pains that can occur when sitting down for a long length of time. The Ergo seats are also fitted with deep contoured seat foam cushions to guarantee maximum comfort.

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Choose colours that inspire & motivate

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Colours have the power to affect human behaviour physically, intellectually and emotionally. It can provoke negative and positive energies, that is why colours should not be overlooked when it comes to designing an office space. Incorporate colours in your home office that stimulates concentration and productivity. According to an article, cool colours such as blue, purple and green are psychologically soothing and tend to create a calm and quiet mood and encourage concentration. Pick a colour that best suits your preference and once you’ve narrowed it down, consider the brightness of the shade – make sure it’s nothing too bold that it leads to distracting you from your work & nothing too dull that it may end up boring you.