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Essentials for the Modern Home Office

Deck out your office with décor that will keep your space organized and efficient.

When your home also becomes your office, it’s important to have a designated work area that inspires productivity. To do this, you need furniture pieces that have an aesthetic purpose as well as a functional purpose. Here are our favorite ideas to find home office furniture that works as hard as you do.


Desk

The piece that sets the tone for the entire office is, of course, the desk. Because it’s the most functional piece in the space, you need to carefully consider a few things before choosing one.

1. How much space do you have? If the answer is “not much” you should consider a smaller option, like the  Smiley Writing Desk or something colorful like our Swag Leg Desk. If you have more room or require a larger surface area for your desk setup, you can choose a stunner like our  Protractor Desk.

2. Do you need internal storage? Some of our sleek designs also provide plenty of storage space with clean-edge drawers and cubbies like the  Dream Desk.

3. What wood will complement your other décor? You can mix and match wood tones if you like that look, but consider whether a lighter or darker wood will look good with the fabric and textures you already have in the room. Our walnut and natural oak wood tone desks provide an option for a light or dark wood preference.


Desk Chair

You’ll need a desk chair, and it’s imperative to choose something with both style and comfort. If you’re looking to make a statement, a chair with a high back will certainly catch a client’s eye. The  Amoeba Swivel Chair comes in several colors and sturdy fabrics to keep you in comfort during a long work day. If you want an option closer to the traditional desk chair, our  Trumpeter Swivel Chair has that classic look with a retro twist.


Shelves

Every office needs a place to store and display reference books, framed photos, plants and other decor, so you’ll need a shelving unit to keep these pieces organized. An open back unit like our  Urbane Bookshelf would be nice if you don’t want to cover up an accent wall. But if you have a smaller space and only wish to display a few pieces, try a single shelf like our  Swell Wall Shelf to take care of those needs. Hang three single units on your wall to create a vignette that won’t take up much space.


Additional Seating

Lastly, if you have visiting clients, you need a welcoming spot for them to sit. Choose chairs that will complement your other furnishings. If your office has a minimalist vibe, go with a chair that has a simple shape like the  Troop Chair. On the other hand, a bold chair like our Woodrow Skandi Chair will stand out in a more decorated space. If you want a casual atmosphere where your clients can feel relaxed, you can stray from the norm and get a sofa instead. Our  Jackie Sofa is sophisticated and structured with a leather option, but you should also consider a luxurious alternative in our  Miranda Sofa that gives off a chic vibe.