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Professional tips & Examples on how to arrange your Home Office furniture

Launching a home office can be a wonderful investment for anyone running their companies from home, telecommuting, or simply needing an organised location for tasks such as paying one’s bills. The design of your home office furniture is the key to maximising your available space to create easy access to necessary materials and plenty of manoeuvring room to ensure a comfortable setting.

When planning the location for your home office, something as simple as a folding screen or bookcase can help you determine where your work space begins and ends, if you are unable to devote an entire room of your home, such as a den or spare bedroom, to your office needs.

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Deciding home office desk furniture layouts

Once you decide where you will set up your home office, you will need to consider not only the traffic pattern of the room (you should allow a minimum of two-and-a-half feet) but also your office desk layout. While the possibilities are endless, there are three standard styles of home office desk furniture layouts:

  • L-shaped
  • U-shaped
  • Office style

In L-shaped home office furniture design, connecting a desk and credenza with a return or simply purchasing an L-shaped office desk will suffice.  The advantages of an L-shaped design are that they fit wonderfully in the corner of your designated workspace and are the most effective and economical home office arrangements, due to needing less expensive furniture.

In a U-shaped home office furniture design, connecting two desks, two credenzas or a combination of one desk and one credenza will quickly and easily create the office arrangement.  U-shaped office design offers added privacy for workers and ample storage possibilities.

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You can create an Office style furniture design for your home workplace by positioning two desks, two credenzas, or one desk and one credenza parallel to one another. Open office designs are popular among business executives for their optimised and overabundant storage space, allowing easy access to necessary reference materials.

Start with the big furniture first

It is always best when arranging your home office furniture to begin with your large pieces and then, make your way to your smaller needs. Determining the location for and setting up your desk before worrying about other necessities like chair designs or even where to place extra office files will ensure that you have the most flexibility for your home office needs.

Once your desk is in place, focus next on any pieces that directly relate to your desk (your lighting, pen holders, computer equipment, a side table or mini fridge for drinks, etc.).

Next, add any adjacent pieces, such as a curio cabinet to help accent any bare corners of your office. You may also group family photos along empty wall space in your office.

Lastly, consider your lifestyle when planning your home office space. You will spend many hours in your home office space, so infusing your own unique personality into the room will serve to make the time you spend there more productive and enjoyable.

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