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Set Yourself Up for Success with the Right Home Office Desk

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Working from home comes with a series of adjustments. The first one, of course, is your office setup. It’s not easy to find the right home office desk, but there are simple steps to follow if you want to succeed.

It’s not just about the right home office desk, however. There are other components that make a setup truly apt to make your work days enjoyable and productive. From the right spot, to how to select your desk online, to various decor elements and the correct lighting, there are steps to follow to make your home office look and feel great. 

Furthermore, there are additional storage solutions you can add to your home office desk to further complement your office. These include filing cabinets, horizontal bookcases, and even bar cabinets. 

We compiled a short list of tips on how to set yourself up for success. Keep reading along, and we’re sure you’ll have all you need to choose the right home office desk and brighten up your long work shifts.

Choose a Bright Spot

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Working at home comes with a host of challenges, and it’s important to set yourself up for great work shifts. Of course, there are also amazing benefits to spending more time at home. No more commutes in busy morning traffic and no more having to wake up extremely early. You can simply wake up a little earlier than your shift, prepare breakfast, and start working.

However, the challenges of working remotely can be great too. In an office environment, we generally find ourselves more productive and social. At home, on the other hand, we sometimes might feel like every day is the same. Barely leaving your space to go anywhere during a work day can have a daunting effect on your mental health, and even hinder your productivity.

One great way to make your days brighter — quite literally — is by working in a well-lit room. If you have a source of natural light in your home office, make sure to place your desk next to it. A large window, for example, is ideal. 

Have you ever wondered why window desks at the office are always so coveted? That’s because working next to a source of natural light is energizing and can boost your productivity. It’s always best to maximize natural light whenever possible.

Alternatively, you can opt for artificial lighting. Not everyone has the luxury of setting up their home office in a room with bright natural light, but it shouldn’t stop you from setting up a cozy home office for yourself. You can invest in bright artificial lighting, or a great desk lamp. 

Now that you chose your spot, let’s see how to pick the right home office desk online.

Choose Your Home Office Desk Online

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It’s time to choose the right home office desk. And while shopping online might be a bit scary for first time online furniture buyers, it’s easier than you think!

You might have heard scary stories of people receiving something completely different than what they ordered. 

Another important thing to remember is the importance of reading descriptions and dimensions thoroughly. By paying close attention to the product features and dimensions, you can be sure that your new home office desk will fit in your space and avoid feeling disappointed when you receive your product. Communication is always key, so if something is unclear, don’t be afraid to reach out to customer support for more information.

Once you’ve checked the dimensions and are sure that a particular desk will fit right into your home office, you can make your purchase. There are so many different desks to choose from, so if you’re a bit confused, that’s completely understandable.

For those who don’t spend too much time in front of a laptop, a writing desk can be a great solution. It doesn’t occupy much space and gives you a high-quality workstation. If you need more space, however, you can invest in an L shaped desk. The generous size of this workstation is perfect for those who work with multiple devices and have a lot of work materials. It allows you to comfortably spread everything out while you work and have enough space for everything. 

Alternatively, a standing desk is another great option. There are many different models available, from mechanical to electric ones. Some standing desks are L-shaped, meaning that you’ll get the best of both worlds all in one workstation.

Don’t Forget About Decor!

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Now that you have chosen your desk, let’s not forget about decor! While having a great workstation is already a good first step, office desk decor can truly add a personal and unique touch to your place. 

First, let’s talk about storage. You might have chosen a desk that already has some built-in storage such as practical drawers, but if you haven’t, let’s look at your options. You can add some additional solutions like a bookcase or a filing cabinet, for example. Most of our collections can be mixed and matched, since we have several collections for every style of furniture. You can also opt for a storage solution from the same collection to keep your office cohesive and coordinated. 

Now, let’s decorate! Depending on your style, there are many different ways to add a touch of uniqueness to your home office. A beautiful, colorful rug, for example, can transform the floor and add color to the room. Paintings and art are another great way to add color to the walls and make even the dullest corner interesting and singular. 

Alternatively, you can also get creative and paint one of the walls in the room in a bright color. Accent walls always add a magical atmosphere to the room, and there are so many colors to choose from! 

And then, of course, there are plants. So many different ones to choose from, and so many wonderful ones! Make sure to place them in a bright spot if they require direct light, but be careful not to burn their leaves if they prefer indirect light. 

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