Selecting a New Desk for Your Home Office

Daniel Wellington

So many of us have found ourselves permanently working from home over the past year. If you are still working from home, it’s probably about time you invest in a new desk if you don’t already have a home office set up for your work. A good desk can make you feel much more organised for work each day, which will ensure that you get your work done without any distraction. As with any furniture purchase, you’ll find there are so many different options on offer. Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about selecting a new desk for your home office this year.

Designing Your Home Office

Your home office should be a relaxing and welcoming place that you enjoy working in each day. If you feel stressed when you work at home, you’ll never be as productive as you could be otherwise. For anyone who finds themselves permanently working from home, you’ll want to ensure that you put the time and effort into investing and decorating a home office. Many people find that they are still struggling to keep themselves motivated at home, especially when they have family or kids at home while they are trying to work. By creating a beautiful home office that you enjoy sitting in each day, you’ll ensure that you get your work done every day so that you can rest and relax after work.

The Size of Your Desk

Many individuals opt to buy furniture online today, but the risk of this is not knowing if it will fit in your home. Buying your furniture online will ensure that you get a great value for money item, but make sure you pay close attention to the measurements on the site. These should be clearly listed on the Amazon listing, and you’ll have a good idea about what size of desk you are getting. We encourage you to take a tape measure and check that your desk will fit into your home office. Allow a few inches on either side of the desk so that it isn’t too much of a tight fit, and you’ll be sure to have a great desk that you enjoy working from each day.

Storage Within Your Desk

Desks today come in such a wide range of styles and designs. If you have a small home office, you may also want to consider some of the options that incorporate storage into your desk. Many desks have multiple drawers on the side of the desk and also underneath the desk where you sit. The more drawers you can add to your desk, the more items you’ll be able to hide away. If you always find you have piles of paper on your desk, it’s a great way to create a clutter-free desk so you won’t be so distracted when you are working.

Desk Styles

Desks come in a wide variety of styles, including traditional desks and desks for two people. You’ll find that you don’t just have to choose a rectangular desk today, and you could also opt for an L-shaped desk or an executive desk that curves all the way around where your seat will be placed. If you are going to opt for one of these designs, make sure you choose a desk that will easily fit into your home office. For anyone who has a massive home office, you might want to place your desk in the centre of the room to allow you to have more space around you. If you don’t have a dedicated office just yet, you won’t need to worry about that either. There are plenty of small desks that can fit into even the smallest of office spaces and are also ideal for children’s bedrooms if they need a space to study.

Standing Desks

In the past year, so many people have noticed the physical health concerns that come from sitting at desks every day. If you are struggling with back pain, consider a standing desk. There are some desks on the market today that can be lifted and lowered, so you can spend some of the day sitting down and then stand up when you need to stretch your legs and your back. Standing desks are an incredible option for anyone who enjoys staying active and doesn’t like to sit down all day. These are also available in a wide variety of designs, materials, and colours, so you can find an option that fits your home. You’ll likely find that they don’t come with built-in storage, but they do have the option of adding storage containers underneath.

A good desk is essential for anyone who is working from home. With so many companies opting to keep their employees at home for the rest of the year and potentially for many more years to come, it’s time to set yourself up properly for a more comfortable home office experience. Even if you don’t have a large budget to work with, you can still make the most of whatever you have to spend by looking for a great deal online. Make sure you measure your office space out properly so that you don’t have any issues fitting your desk in, and you’ll be ready to enjoy a more productive working environment.