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How to Choose Home Office Furniture for Maximum Productivity


Working remotely is a strong trend amongst Canadian workers -- an estimated 1 in 5 professionals and managers work from home.

The benefits of working from home are numerous, from saving time that would be normally spent commuting to allowing a more flexible daily schedule.

However, telecommuting also presents significant challenges, as it’s easy to get distracted and lose focus if you’re trying to work at home without a defined, dedicated home office.

For maximum productivity, you want a home office that features an excellent location, organization, lighting, ergonomics, and accents. Follow Be Modern’s tips below to design a great Calgary home office with all of these features.

Choose a home office location

Select a space in your home that is separate from other areas, such as a spare bedroom, nook, or room in the basement. Ideally, this location allows you to close the door to your home office so that you won’t be distracted by family members while you’re trying to work.

Organize your work materials

Being able to find all of the work materials you need, when you need them, will save you a lot of time as you work from home. Consider our stylish shelving units to store reference books, file cabinets for important documents, and credenzas for equipment and spare supplies.

All of these office furnishings allow you to quickly access items as you work, and then stow them away at the end of the day for an organized, clutter-free home office.

Add good lighting

Proper lighting has a major impact on your mood and productivity, so it’s important to choose home office lighting that makes you feel alert and allows you to see your computer screen and documents clearly.

We recommend two types of lighting for your home office, a general, ambient light to make the space feel welcoming, such as our floor lamps, and a focused, directed task light for your desk, like our table lamps.

Use furniture that supports proper ergonomics

Good ergonomics allow you to sit comfortably for longer periods of time and avoid work-related health issues like neck strain and carpal tunnel syndrome. For maximum comfort in your home office, look for office desks and chairs that have a solid construction and are easy to adjust.

You want a desk and chair that allow you to sit comfortably, with enough clearance under the desk to move your legs, a chair backrest that follows the curve of your spine, and a seating height at which you can rest your arms on the desk with a 90 degree bend in your elbows.

Incorporate nurturing accents

Accents aren’t just for making your home office look stylish—these elements can actually enhance your ability to focus by creating a nurturing, appealing work space.

Add small touches like plants, decorations, and artwork to transform your home office into a comfortable space that you enjoy working in.

By designing your home office with each of the key elements noted above, you’ll create a functional, organized space that supports maximum productivity.

For expert advice on how to choose the right furniture for your home office, reach out the design team at Calgary’s Be Modern. Come visit us at our SE Calgary location or call 403-252-1110.

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