A Quick Guide to Buying Office Furniture

As of December 2020, around 40% of the American workforce is now a remote worker or working from home. Many employees have switched up their working environment and built semi-permanent working setups.

But if you are working from home or in a different office on a long-term basis, you need to start buying office furniture. A brand new professional office will help you focus and improve your mood.

Those who have never had a home office or needed to furnish one might not know where to begin. Here is a simple and quick guide to choosing the best office furniture for your needs.

Measure Your Space and Pick a Style

First, start with the logistics. If you are only buying a new chair or plant, measuring your entire office space is not necessary. But if you are renovating or redecorating your office, you will need some measurements.

Consider the height and widths of the room and where the doors and windows are. Visual people may like to draw a plan. Then, make a list of everything you want in your office, for example:

  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Curtains/blinds
  • Plants
  • Storage
  • Lamp

Next, pick a style for your office so you have a direction. Look on Pinterest for inspiration. Do you like crisp white and minimalist offices or creative and colorful?

Decorate your office’s walls and floor to your taste.

Choosing a Desk

When shopping for a desk, it is important to keep two things in mind. First, if it will fit in your office. And second, if it is the right size for your needs.

Those measurements will come in handy if you are buying office furniture online because you won’t need to see it in person to know what will and won’t fit.

If you need a big desk for artwork or video editing, for example, consider shopping for a corner desk. Everything you need will be in easy reach.

Also, ask yourself whether you want an adjustable standing desk and if that desk needs to store equipment or paperwork.

Choosing an Office Chair

Office chairs come in so many styles and with so many different features. Here are some things to take into consideration:

  • Swivel
  • Wheels
  • Armrests
  • Adjustable seat height
  • Lumbar support
  • Backrest tilt

When buying office furniture, it is important to remember how much time you will spend sitting on it. Do not jeopardize your health for aesthetics. Any office furniture company will be able to recommend chairs if you have specific problems.

Choosing Accessories and Storage

After you have got the basics down, look into storage options and any decorative items or extra tools you might need. 

Choose storage that can hold all your office supplies, paperwork, books, tools, and anything else you need for your work. Great office accessories include plants, lamps, lampshades, and inspiring artwork. Do not forget small items like coasters for your coffee mugs.

Buying Office Furniture to Suit Your Needs

You might get overwhelmed when you start buying office furniture because there is so much choice. Do your research and focus on one item at a time. And before you know it, you will have created a beautiful office space where you cannot wait to spend the day.

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