From flexible work hours to a non-existent dress code, working from home means you get to manage your time and get productive without having to rush through the city traffic. But don’t go working from the living room couch just yet, having dedicated space to work from is important to make sure you have the least amount of distractions throughout the day. In this feature, we come up with a list of home office essentials to get you started.
A Multi-functional Work Desk
Whether it’s a drafting table for your sketches or one with plenty of drawers, a multi-functional desk is where you’ll spend most of your time working throughout the day. Make sure to pick one that suits your needs the most.
Laura Mrksa‘s workbench design is perfect for artisans and artists who need plenty of space for supplies. She draws inspiration from the first workbenches of manufacturers and craftsmen who specialized in jewelry making, sculpting, and clothing. The practical storage units are great for organizing small items, making them accessible as you work in the center of the desk,
For a more versatile alternative, Jessica Herrera’s Lilla table is a minimal piece made of maple wood and wool. The table features smooth lines that offer plenty of legroom, yet provide subtle storage space underneath the work surface. This is for all minimalist lovers who want to do away with visual clutter after a long day of work.
A Comfortable Chair
While sitting down on a chair the entire day isn’t recommended, you’ll want to have a chair that can support you comfortably for long periods of time.
The Hybrid chair by Studio Lorier puts a fun twist on desk chairs by transforming into a lounge chair with one adjustment. Quickly go from work to relaxation without needing a second chair in your home office.
A Spacious Shelf
There’s nothing like having all your books, photographs and important reminders organized neatly above your desk. So it’s essential to install shelving units that work well for your space.
I’m a big fan of modular shelving units because you can get creative with your displays. This Bangbang Pegboard by George and Willy is the perfect addition to the home office because you can easily add or remove shelves whenever you need to.
If geometric home decor is right up your alley, Z step by Michael Schoner challenges the traditional shelf structure we’re all too familiar with. He makes use of thin metal sheets to create unusual shapes that are unique and dynamic. How’s that for keeping your books and folders in one place!
Clutter-Free Desk Organizers
Can’t seem to find a pen when you need one? A desk organizer will solve that.
Having all your stationery in one corner means you won’t have to rummage around your workspace for a pen to write down an important note before you forget it. Woodendot’s Kesito desk organizer is a solid game changer. With three modules for your pens, paperclips, business cards and smartphones, Kesito can be arranged in different shapes depending on your desk space. It also makes a great gift for our busy loved ones who could use some help organizing.