Setting Up The Home Office: 12 Smart Tips
Our most beautiful design ideas for the home office: The office, even if it is in your own home, should be a place where you can work in peace. But also be a true retreat for you, where you can just organize your thoughts. Choosing the right furniture and decoration is therefore essential for your feel-good climate and the ambience in the room. With our furnishing tips and ideas, implementation becomes child’s play. So you can combine living and working!
1. Good planning is half the battle!
Before you start setting up and decorating, you should make a rough plan. How big is your room? Would you like to use the room alone or with several people? In what style should the room be furnished? Just sit down for a quiet minute and let your thoughts take control. Plus: It is best to plan the home office in a room where you have enough peace and quiet.
2. Desks & Co. for office equipment: Beautiful and functional office furniture
An office outfit can be chic and trendy and also represent your business acumen. Let’s start with the basics. In addition to a sufficiently large desk, you need a comfortable office chair and storage space in the form of shelves, chests of drawers or office cupboards. If you don’t have enough space, you can, for example, convert newspaper holders and hang them on the wall. It is important that the furniture is optimally tailored to you and your posture and that it can be adjusted to your height. We also recommend that you pay attention to quality when furnishing your home office. The office furniture should not only look good, but above all it should be stable and durable. You may also need a printer, for example if you want to file documents or invoices in folders.
Then you should ask yourself whether you also want to receive customers or business partners in your office, for example. Then you should provide additional seating in the form of armchairs, chairs or poufs. A cloakroom is also essential.
Tip: If you just want to give your office a stylish upgrade, think carefully about which office furniture you need or want to replace. A high-quality office chair, a chic armchair ─ small changes can often have a big effect. At TUKA NOW you will find beautiful office furniture at great prices! Also discover the selection of exclusive laptop tables!
3. The right lighting
In order to be able to work properly, you also need the right light at the workplace. Too bright or too little light can quickly become exhausting and lead to headaches. Studies have shown that we are most productive during daylight hours. This is because our biorhythm is dependent on sunlight. If you don’t have a free window, you can also use a daylight lamp to help. However, the daylight lamp should not be used at night, as this would upset our biorhythm.
An absolute must-have is of course a desk lamp. If you like, you can also add a floor lamp or arc lamp to your ceiling lamp. The need for lights depends of course on the size of your room.
4. The color scheme for a beautiful spatial effect
The spatial effect is particularly beautiful if you coordinate the colors of the office furnishings. And the choice of wall color also has a significant influence on the overall effect of the room. Dark wood furniture gives the home office a rustic charm. Light colors often make rooms appear larger. Above all, make sure that you don’t overload your workspace too much or mix things up too wildly. Because that could possibly distract you from your work, and we don’t want that under any circumstances. Be inspired by the tips for the right color scheme for the office in our article!
5. Work organized and efficiently with the right office supplies
Think about everything you need to be able to work in an organized manner. Writing pads, pens, file folders, Post-Its and whatever else you need. By the way: Office supplies not only have to be functional, they can also be stylish. The pen cup on the desk can be a designer piece, the adhesive tape dispenser a one-off, and the golden letter opener can also be beautifully presented.
6. Stylish decoration for a nice ambience
The room only becomes perfect with beautiful accessories. Put up some plants, for example. They are pretty to look at and also ensure an improved indoor climate. You can add a personal touch to your workplace with pictures, postcards or photos. Above all, posters with motivational slogans provide additional motivation. Rely on beautiful individual pieces such as beautiful porcelain storage boxes.
7. Enough storage space – this is how you ensure order
Storage space is important at work so that everything doesn’t sink into hopeless chaos. Cupboards and shelves are therefore indispensable and store books, documents, folders and files. Everything looks much tidier behind the cupboard doors, fronts or in crates and boxes. If you occasionally research books or magazines for your work, a bookshelf is also ideal. It also looks nicely decorated like an additional decorative accessory.
8. Convenient double function
Often the office is not only used for work, but also as a guest room. So that friends and family can stay comfortably here. So think about a comfortable sofa bed, if there is enough space in the room. And you benefit from the sofa too! If you work a lot, you should also relax in between. If you need a creative pause for thought, you can relax on the sofa or take a short power nap. Then we continue with new ideas and strength!
9. Create an optimal room climate
We think that the feel-good factor plays one of the most important roles when working with. After all, the indoor climate has a significant impact on our performance and ability to concentrate. Ventilation and green plants are just as important as humidity and air quality. 22°C is generally recommended as the optimal room temperature and the humidity should be between 30 and 60%.
Our tip: In order to improve the air quality in particular, you should ventilate regularly. By the way, quick ventilation is much more efficient than opening the window all day.
10. Feng Shui in the office: Position your desk & co. correctly
The old teachers recommend always choosing a seat with a wall behind you. Makes sense. Surely you also know the feeling from internship times, where you might have had to occupy the unloved place in the aisle. We just feel uncomfortable when someone can look over our shoulder. There are also room divider ideas with shelves or a screen. Sufficient light is also an absolute must for good work. Therefore, it is best to place your desk in front of a window. Daylight should never shine from behind – otherwise you will be slightly blinded while working.
11. Ergonomics at work: ergo... what?
You probably know that too. It feels like you’ve only just gotten to work and it’s already dark again. We usually spend a full eight hours a day at our workplace. It is obvious that this can affect your health. The reasons for this are not enough exercise and, above all, incorrect posture when sitting. By following our ergonomic tips, you can adapt your working atmosphere to your needs. The most important tips at a glance:
- The desk should be at least 80 cm deep, 160 cm wide and 18-30 cm high.
- Adjust your office chair so that your arms are horizontal on the desk. Also make sure there is enough legroom under the table.
- Your screen should be big enough (about 24 inches).
Tip: By the way, a standing desk is a good option for anyone with back problems. The best models are those that can be flexibly moved up and down.
12. Furnish by style
To work effectively and to meet all
obligations requires a suitable environment. So the decor and the atmosphere
are very important. Pondering about bills and tax expenses is the least fun.
But with a successful decoration, these works become more enjoyable. We will
show you the most beautiful options for your office furnishings:
Country house: Homely mood and
cozy flair moves into the home office with the country house style. The focus
here is a robust desk made of solid wood. A secretary goes wonderfully with
rural areas. A high wooden shelf for books and folders can decorate the wall
here and a fur rug creates a cozy feel-good atmosphere. Fresh flowers in a vase
on the desk add a nice pop of color and bring out the natural charm of the
Industrial style: Anyone who
prefers a somewhat cleaner working atmosphere can design the office in an
industrial living style. The desk made of steel in silver or black is
illuminated here by a floodlight as a lamp, which directs all concentration to
the work surface. White walls can be decorated with a large black board, which
is a handy place to write useful notes.
Glamor chic: Why not combine
work with a little glamour? Silver or shiny gold shelves can form a wonderful
combination with the desk in white. Living accessories such as poufs or seat
cushions on the floor create a cozy atmosphere. Framed pictures on the wall are
highlighted by stucco and silver frames. The carpet can serve as a colored
highlight on the floor and thus provide the right portion of warmth in the
room. Tip: Are you a real girl boss? At the TUKA Shop you will find a Girlboss
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We hope our home office design ideas can
help and inspire you. Are you thinking of how to create the right atmosphere by
the right color scheme in your home office? Be
inspired by the tips for the right color scheme for the office in our article!