How to choose the best furniture for your home officeby Millers Furniture on 2019-08-24 16:45:47
In our last article, we mentioned that a desk is the foundation for any office, and we discussed several options when it comes to choosing a desk. But unless you have a very small office space, you'll likely want a few more pieces of furniture to complete your home office. Depending on your office needs and the amount of space you have available, there are several additional furniture options to consider, starting with a significant one...the chair!
After you purchase a desk, the next essential piece of furniture for your office is a chair to go with the desk. If you work from home or spend a lot of time in your home office, it's important to choose a chair that is comfortable to sit in for long periods of time. A quality office chair will provide adequate support for both your upper and lower back and will be adjustable—at the very least in height and back tilt—so you can choose settings tailored to your specific needs. The chair cushioning should be substantial enough that you can't feel the frame beneath it, but not so firm that the chair becomes uncomfortable after long periods of sitting. When shopping for an office chair, be sure to try out several options before deciding on the one that's best for you.
After you've decided on a desk and a chair, it's time to think about your storage needs. If you have lots of files to store but also need as much surface area as possible, consider a credenza.Credenzas provide drawers for storing hanging files and office supplies, but they also give you additional surface area. Typically a credenza supplements an executive desk and gives you a place to put a laptop or computer while keeping your executive desk free for paperwork, books, or writing. A hutch can often be combined with a credenza, giving you shelves for storing books, office essentials, or decorative items.
Few things are more frustrating that having to waste time searching for an important piece of paperwork you just know you have...somewhere. Filing cabinets are an excellent solution to your paperwork problems since they allow you to organize your documents and files neatly into hanging folders that can easily be labeled and seen. For a space-saving solution, consider a lateral filing cabinet with bookshelf on top.
Whether you enjoy reading for fun or need to keep up with professional publications, a bookshelf can help you neatly display those literary works all in one location. Bookshelves are also a great place to store photo albums or to display picture frames, collectibles, houseplants, or decorative items that add some personality to your office.
Occasional Chair and Ottoman or Recliner for Reading
If you have space leftover in your office after adding the furniture you deem essential, consider an occasional chair with an ottoman, or even a relaxing recliner. This will give you a quiet spot to do some reading or studying, or just a place to take a break from your office tasks. And if you occasionally welcome the company of a family member into your office, an occasional chair gives them a place to sit while they're in there. Just beware that if you choose a chair that's too comfortable, you might have a difficult time getting them to leave!
Do you often find yourself working on projects or helping your kids with their homework at the dining room table, only to have to clear everything off when it's time for dinner? If so, your office might benefit from a conference table. A conference table makes a great place to sit with others and work on projects, but it also allows you to work on your own projects without compromising your desk space. The best thing about a conference table: you don't have to clear it to make room for dinner!
If you're looking for furniture to make your home office feel organized, efficient, and complete, stop in to either of our stores to see what we have available. We'd love to help you choose the pieces that are best for your office!