Working from home has been a reality for many of us for the last couple of years now.
While some people already had a desk or dedicated workspace in their homes, many of us scrambled to put together a makeshift home office.
With flexible working arrangements and working from home here to stay for the foreseeable future, isn’t it time to dedicate a little bit of love to your home office?
Whether you’re still working on your dining table, or your working-from-home space is feeling a little drab and uninspiring, there are plenty of ways to make your home office efficient, comfortable, and somewhere you’re happy to spend your working hours!
It all starts with the right furniture, so here’s what you need to transform your home office into your own piece of working paradise.
Furniture You Must Have for Your Home Office
When it comes to a functional home working space, there are some key pieces of furniture that are basically non-negotiables. Today, we’re going to focus on the staple pieces that will not only make your home office space more functional, but also a whole lot nicer to look at.
Here are the key pieces of furniture you need for your home office.
A makeshift table or your lap will only be manageable for so long. A dedicated desk is fundamental to make working from home easier.
When you invest in a desk, you’re investing in yourself.
You don’t want to be contorting your body just so that you can see your computer screen a little bit better. A proper, well-designed desk has been designed to allow you to comfortably work – whether you’re on a computer, you’re writing with a pen and paper, or you’re reading a book.
The right desk will not only make work more comfortable, but also improve your organisation capabilities and your efficiency.
You can buy desks in all sorts of styles and sizes, so whether you have a dedicated room for your home office, or you’ve made another area of your home multipurpose, there will be a desk style to suit you.
Here are 3 of our favourite desk styles available at SLH:
1. Koppar European Oak Desk
Made from solid European Oak, the Koppar desk is a sophisticated touch to any home office.
The curved design along with beautiful copper accent detail is visually rewarding and captivating. And the simplicity of the style means that this desk is very much at home in any style home.
The large workspace allows flexibility in how you work and use your space, and with built in storage, for anything that you need nearby but not out on display means you can be organised.
The durability of European Oak also means that this desk is something you will have for many years to come.
2. Fokus Compact Desk
Taking inspiration from your schooling days, the Fokus Compact Desk is ideal for smaller homes or spaces.
Made from recycled mixed hardwood and powder coated iron, this desk includes an open storage compartment under the desk, so it’s easy for you to keep your desktop clear.
The small size of the desk means that not only is it great for when space is of the utmost importance, but it also is able to be moved around and used in a variety of ways.
As the desktop is made from recycled mixed hardwood, each Fokus compact desk will have its own story behind it.
3. Simply City European Oak Hanging Desk
The industrial chic vibes of the Simply City Hanging Desk offers a cool, modern touch to any home.
Affixed to the wall, the hanging desk style makes the most of the often-unused vertical space in your home – and is also a great option for when you can’t dedicate an entire room as a workspace.
Available in European Oak or Recycled Teak, the simple design along with the beautiful tones of Oak and Teak means that this desk will be a welcome addition in any style home.
Along with your desk, you need a chair that is comfortable and made for you to actually spend some time in. And if you’re going to be working from home, it’s nice to actually enjoy how the chair looks as well.
Here are 3 of our most comfortable and stylish chairs that are perfect for your home office.
1. Falk Low Back Office Chair with Armrests & Castor Wheelbase
The Falk chair is the pure definition of having curves in all the right places.
Designed for ultimate comfortability, the chair follows the contour of the body, making it great for work, especially when you’re putting in the long hours.
The lightweight design is adjustable and flexible, almost moving with you and your body’s preferences. The castor wheels make it easy for you to move around and be mobile, and best of all, the chair is actually made from post-consumer plastic – that’s right, it has been recycled from household waste.
2. Tundra Lounge Chair
Don’t let the name fool you because the Tundra Lounge Chair is just as great for working as it is for lounging.
If you’re looking for a chair that is going to provide support, is comfortable, and doesn’t look like a standard office chair, then the Tundra is for you.
The curved back provides excellent back support while the decadent upholstered fabric in rich teal jewel tones provides a level of sophistication, you’re not going to find in your standard office chair.
With a comfortable padded seat and simple design, the Tundra Chair makes a great versatile addition to your home – you can use it for work, and then, when you need extra seating, whether in the living room or at the dining table, you can grab the Tundra Lounge Chair and solve your problems.
3. Circa Armchair
A difficult aspect of creating an ideal working from home space is the struggle for actual space in your home. Which is why opting for the most traditional office style furniture can be a mistake – especially if you live in a smaller home or apartment.
One way to overcome your space issues is by choosing furniture that you can use for both working and just living.
This is where the Circa Armchair by Karpenter comes in.
A sophisticated and contemporary design, the Circa Armchair offers the user a slight recline for when you want to relax, but still great back support, arms to make mobility easier and a padded seat for improved comfortability.
The smooth lines are only accentuated more by the exquisite craftsmanship that is poured into each Circa armchair. And as it’s made from sustainably sourced European Oak, you can sit in comfort knowing that you’ve made an environmentally conscious decision.
Let’s face it, traditional office furniture is not overly appealing, especially when it comes to storage – like filing cabinets.
If you’re looking for storage for your work supplies and documents, you don’t need to settle for ugly office storage furniture anymore, there are some amazing pieces that are both functional and nice to look at.
Here’s our favourite pieces that help us keep our desks clean!
1. Soho Single Wall Shelf Unit
Offering you various storage elements, the Soho Single Wall Shelf Unit is a completely versatile and sleek addition to your home office.
With both hidden and on-display storage options you can use this shelving unit for your documents, stationary, books, work supplies and even keepsakes that you want to display.
The smooth Scandinavian lines of the Soho shelving unit make it simple enough to fit into any style home but stunning enough that people will notice its beauty.
Practical, stylish, and made from sustainable materials – what else could you want for you storage furniture?
2. Roots 4-Door Cupboard
When you have a real mix of work supplies and documents that you need to keep but not always have out in front of you, a cupboard or cabinet with doors is a great option.
It allows you to store various materials, like papers, stationary, and files, without ruining the aesthetics of your home – while also providing you with the ability to separate your work life from your home life.
Behind the closed doors of the Roots 4-Door Cupboard, you can store your work gear, and anything else you need – whether it’s in tubs, folders, or files – it doesn’t matter because from the outside it’s just a beautiful cupboard.
This cupboard is also available in a 2-door option, making it perfect for smaller spaces.
3. Reclaimed Boat Wood Locker Entertainment Unit
The lowline style of a TV unit, like the Locker TV Unit is an unsuspecting storage solution for your working from home space.
In addition to being able to keep your work materials, supplies and documents behind closed doors, the low line of the design means that it’s less encroaching on your space, making use of the lower space in the ground. It can also be dual purpose – whether you want to use it for a television, display purposes or additional storage on top.
While it might not be the most traditional piece of office furniture, the chic industrial vibe of the locker design is a cool and highly practical addition to your home.
Your home office doesn’t have to be boring
When it comes to creating a functional and inspirational workspace in your home, it can be easy to get caught up in the traditional details.
Here at SLH, we’re firm believers that your home office doesn’t have to be boring. You can make this space a place you really want to spend time in, one that motivates you and provides you with just as much comfort as the rest of your home does.
If you’re looking to furnish or upgrade your home office, why not check out our collection of indoor designer furniture here? You can buy our contemporary and sustainable pieces from anywhere in Australia – we ship everywhere. You can always visit our showroom in Sydney to check out our collection, or if you can’t get to Sydney, you can always discuss our range with one of our friendly team members here.