Home Office or Working Corner – How to Equip a Room
During the current situation, home offices are a very relevant topic on the minds of many people in the past year. A lot of work tasks can be performed from home and employers are becoming increasingly aware of this. Each individual has to arrange a suitable space to serve as a home office, but there is a variety of ways to equip it. Every person has specific space conditions, as well as certain profession or work tasks that require specific equipment. Here are some tips on how you can use Alples home office equipment to create a really beautiful and convenient working space.
A working corner or a dedicated room for your home office?
Basically, there are two options for a home office. It can be a work corner in another room, such as your living room, bedroom, hallway, kitchen, study… But you will probably be more productive in a dedicated room, where you can find peace and quiet. This could be a redecorated guest room, a storage room or any other room that is available to you. Of course, in the end, everything depends on how much space you have available. If you have a free room, we definitely recommend taking advantage of it, especially if working from home is your new reality (even if only temporarily). It is always advisable to separate work from other activities, otherwise you will have the feeling that you are working all day. Therefore, your home office shouldn’t be the dining table, couch or something similar. Even if you don’t have a separate room, you can use your chosen office equipment and arrange a small but attractive working corner.
How to equip a home office?
The main piece of furniture for the home office is a desk or computer table. Supplement it with drawers, shelves and shelving units of different heights, or even cabinets. Enough attention should also be paid to choosing a comfortable and ergonomically designed chair. Back pain and productivity do not go hand in hand.
We offer a wide selection of high-quality desks. Find one with a suitable shape and size. The working surface should be large enough so you can keep everything at your fingertips. If you work on a computer, remember that this piece of equipment will take up a large portion of your desk but you will also need some additional storage space. The perfect solution is a chest or drawers (also on casters) or a shelf or two above the desk. If your work also requires the use of a printer, you must add this as well. It usually sits under the table or on a dedicated shelf, but you will still need some space for paper so you can keep organised. When distributing the furniture, keep in mind the light sources. It is good to ensure you have enough light both day and night. Place the desk near a window but don’t forget about the desk lamp. A convenient place for your home office could be the corner of your living room where you can put a corner desk. If you want to arrange a home office in your bedroom, you should put your desk on the side away from the bed.
Any investment in good office equipment (including at home) goes a long way. High-quality equipment not only lasts longer but we also have to consider wellbeing and health. When sitting on a chair, sit up straight while the height of the table must ensure that your elbows are on the same level as the tabletop. Adjust the height of the chair so that your knees are at the level of your hips or slightly lower. It is recommended to use a footrest – which will make you feel more comfortable and prevent cold feet while sitting for prolonged periods of time.
Additional practical tips for your home office
When choosing office equipment and especially accessories, adopt a minimalist mindset. Only the items that you really need should be kept on the table. Although you can add a personal touch with items such flowers or a photograph, you should keep the work surface free of unused items. Keep the table organised and regularly cleaned and also organise the cables, which can quickly accumulate. To make yourself feel more comfortable, do not forget about smells-, which can be more important for atmosphere and focus than you might think. If your line of work requires you to be creative, you need to arrange your home office in a way that reflects that creativity. Make the atmosphere dynamic, yet aesthetically matched; over the table or next to it, you could hang “moodboard” photos -that inspire you.
Why choose furniture from Alples?
When you assemble your home office using our furniture, you have trusted the leading manufacturer in the Slovenian market that follows the highest quality standards. Our furniture is modular; therefore, with some ingenuity, you can arrange your office equipment in an optimum way and really use the space you have available. A wide selection of materials, colours and elements makes it possible to find something to suit every taste. One room can also be equipped with several programmes. The different combinations still make a nice home office that matches the other elements in the room, if it is not separate. At Alples, we bet on wood from the start. Natural wood that is an organic, renewable material. No other material can compare to it. If you are wondering how to equip your office, remember that wooden furniture is the most environmentally friendly, though we are also very ecologically oriented and ensure a relatively low carbon footprint in production, which will certainly convince informed customers.
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