First, you have to have a cozy chair that is gentle on your back. You might find yourself spending endless hours in your home office. If this is the case, a comfortable chair is a must to fully feel the effects of the décor while you’re making use of it. The most comfortable office chairs have a puffy lower back that offers lumbar support, and they spin around to ease the retrieval of papers and access to filing cabinets and printers.
Offices must have adequate lighting so that you can focus on your work without headaches or distractions, like getting up to switch another light on. The best kind of lighting for an office consists of a desk lamp and either track or recessed lighting to supply additional light.
If you are doubling your office as a guest room, you might want to conceal your computer and other gadgets with a computer armoire. An armoire would also give you some extra space for storage, and will maximize the area of the room so you can set up a spacious day bed and night table.
If you can, however, use all of your room’s space to set up a fully functional home office, you will want to stick to desks that are in an L or square U so that you can store all your files and work items in a place that is easy for you to access.
Make sure to add enough shelving to organize your folders and books readily.
Shelves can also act as a great place to incorporate decorative items like memorabilia and collectors pieces.
Finally, make sure that you have your papers organized and within reach. Get mobile file cabinets or storage cubes to manage all your files and save time looking for them later.
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