DESIGN AT HOME BLOG
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Entrepreneurship is on the rise. We’re saying good-bye to garage startups and hello to home offices. This year is already proving to be a year where home business is standing out from the crowd. Functional and stylish elements are key to boosting productivity and longevity in your health and in your business. Here are five trendy office essentials that are perfect for any space.
1. Height Adjustable Desk
Whether you like to sit and focus or stand and type, height adjustable desks are a must have for any home office. Sitting hours on end may cause back problems and even weight gain for snackers such as myself. Height adjustable desks are perfect for active people or for those simply wanting to add a healthy activity into their workday. Studies show that standing instead of sitting may reduce the risk of shoulder and back pain. These desks are not only functional, but stylish too. They come in various color options including wood grain and solid colors, making it suitable to fit any home office style.
2. Standing Desk Chair
A great complimentary piece to a height adjustable desk is a coordinating standing desk chair. These chairs have a dynamic range of motion suitable for both sitting and standing, making it versatile for your home office needs. Not only does this chic seat encourage good posture, but you have the freedom to move throughout your day. You will stay engaged in your work, allowing you to improve on productivity while staying active as you sit or lean.
3. Wall Clock
Keeping a regular work schedule is essential to work-life balance. It is easy to work overtime when you are in the comforts of home but working too much can cause you to burn out quick. Not to mention that those long hours can result in sleeping in the next day, throwing your whole week off track. Wall clocks, personal timers and alarms are great at helping you stay on top of important tasks throughout the day. This way, you are sure to never let time get away from you again.
4. Storage Racks
A lack of organization is a sure-fire way slow down productivity in a home office. Not knowing where I stored a client’s document is as frustrating as losing that one sock you cannot find. If you are having trouble remembering where you placed your keys only to find them under a stack of papers, it may be time to get organized. Stylish storage options such as metal magazine racks, linen fabric storage boxes, and chalk board labeled bins not only add to the décor but are functional pieces for your home office. They help you clear your thoughts, creating a stress-free environment to focus on your business.
5. Task Lighting
Working in a low lit space affects your ability to see your work. It’s essential to have a ample lighting in your office as it can have a great affect on your mood and the atmosphere as well. A home office should have a mixture of light, preferably natural lighting and task lighting. Letting the sun shine in helps you feel more energized and brightens the space. Task lighting is essential for directing light exactly where you need it and is ideal next to a sofa or reading chair.
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Veronica Sanders, an award-winning interior designer creating spaces that's authentically you.
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