Home Office Furnishings: Location, Comfort, Desk

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Ever since the pandemic and even slightly before it, trends toward more and more people working partially or fully from home have been in full swing. If you’re among those who will be spending some or all of their work time at home in the near future, designing a great home office is often a top priority.

At Guild Hall Home Furnishings, we’re proud to offer a wide range of home and office furnishings and design services for clients around Salt Lake City – and we often combine both these concepts for clients looking into a stylish, functional and comfortable home office setup. In this two-part blog series, we’ll go over some general furnishing tips or themes we regularly provide to clients when it comes to designing their ideal home office.

Choosing the Location and Space

Depending on the size of your home and the type of work you do, there are a few factors to consider when choosing the location for your home office. You’ll want to make sure it’s in a quiet area with minimal distractions – if possible, avoid placing it in high-traffic areas or near televisions.

In many homes, the office will already be designated as a spare bedroom or den, but you may also have to get creative with space if your home is smaller. Consider converting a closet or setting up in an unused corner of the living room or bedroom.

Ergonomics and Comfort

Once you’ve chosen your location, it’s important to ensure your setup is both ergonomic and comfortable for long hours of work. This means investing in a quality desk and chair, as well as making sure your computer monitor is at an appropriate height to avoid any strain on the neck or eyes.

You’ll also want to add some personal touches – consider incorporating colorful decor or plants into your office space to make it feel more inviting and less sterile. After all, you’ll be spending a significant amount of time here, so make it a space you enjoy being in!

Desk Positioning

As you’re setting up your home office, make sure to pay attention to the positioning of your desk. Ideally, you want natural light coming in from a window or overhead lighting that doesn’t create any glare on your work surface.

You should also consider the flow of the room – avoid placing your desk in a way that blocks foot traffic or makes it difficult to move around freely.

In part two of our series, we’ll dive into more specific design elements and tips for creating a functional and stylish home office. Stay tuned for more! At Guild Hall Home Furnishings, we’re happy to help you find the perfect furnishings and design elements for your home office – contact us today to learn more.

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