People are working from home now more than ever before. The COVID-19 pandemic forced many businesses to adjust to a more flexible business model, and many people were required to stay home to work. That model has become more permanent for many companies around the area. That means lots of workers are looking into home office furniture ideas.
In fact, according to a report released in late 2020 by Upwork, more than 36 million American workers will work remotely by 2025 — an astonishing 87% increase from before the pandemic. Already 1 in 4 Americans are working remotely.
If you’re one of those remote workers, you may be looking for ways to refresh your home office space or home work space.
These ideas may help even if you don’t have an actual office; lots of people work from home using their dining room or family room or living room.
Work where you’re comfortable, in a space in your home decorated to suit your tastes and your needs. We’ve seen offices decorated with nothing more than an office desk, desk chair, a bulletin board and a coffee table for lunch.
Some people like darkened spaces illuminated by table lamps. Others prefer natural light. Still others draw inspiration from a gallery wall loaded with pictures, poems, mirrors, and more.
Here are some ideas from Broadway Furniture in Tigard, Oregon, that can keep you productive and comfortable no matter how big or small your space or your floor plan is. You don’t have to own a design studio or be an interior designer to find what works best for you.
A bench might not be a traditional piece of office furniture, but they could provide a one-of-a-kind look for your space. Consider using a bench to sit in front of your computer. Whether it’s one with a back, or without it, you can make it more comfortable with decorative seat cushions and accent pillows that have a pop of color.
Is your desk a mess of clutter? Consider hanging several wall shelves for storage. This will help you minimize the paperwork, books, and other material on your desk and create a clean, more organized look.
Wall shelves could be used for books and binders. Use small decorative boxes or bins to keep pens, ink cartridges, or other office supplies.
Tiered bookshelves are some of the most popular types of bookshelves out there nowadays. These three-tiered or four-tiered shelves can be used for books or decorative accents to make your space personalized. Some bookcases come with drawers for additional office storage.
Cabinets are the ultimate storage area for your home office! There are even cabinets that come with cork boards on the outside, so you can attach reminders, phone numbers, project to-dos, or lists to it.
You spend a lot of time in your office working every week, so making sure it’s personalized and unique to you is key. Whether it’s framing your child’s artwork or hanging up a couple of your most favorite family photos, don’t forget to incorporate this into your home office furniture refresh.
Ready to start shopping for home office furniture? Come visit our showroom at Broadway Furniture! We have the selection you want at the price you can afford. We look forward to seeing you soon.