Office Chic: Furniture Guide
Furniture is a necessary part of your work day
From your filing cabinets to your chair, there’s no denying that these pieces are vital to accomplishing your daily tasks. One thing you may not have considered, though, is how purposefully choosing your furniture to match the theme of your workspace and provide small comforts to increase your work/life flow. Here are some tips and tricks to help you select the right furniture for your space!
Think about how much room you have to work with
Space is the first constraint that needs to be considered. If you’re lucky enough to have an office, you’re granted a lot more freedom when selecting furniture that’s stylish and useful. If you’re in a cubicle, space will be your biggest deterrent when choosing furniture you love. If the latter is the case, you can still get creative with your furniture. A small shelving set or stand might do the trick. You can even create a cohesive feel by matching a shelving set to other desk accessories. A wooden shelving set and matching desk organizer have never looked better together.
Consider what furniture would actually be useful to you
After you’ve become aware of your space constraints, think about what you actually need from your furniture. Is the lighting bad? Maybe a brassy lamp or even a pink Himalayan salt lamp could add to the appeal of your desk while maintaining usefulness. Do you have a ton of files or junk you need to declutter? Try a repurposed filing cabinet to house your knick knacks and more.
Choose items that speak to you
Now you know what you need, so it’s time to think about what you want. See if there’s an opportunity with your new furniture to pull into your accent color or other office accessories. Wood is trending right now so it’s a great opportunity to put some earthy vibes in your area. Got lots of gold on and around your area? Stick to your guns with furniture featuring gold accents. Into fitness? Think about getting one of those exercise ball chairs to work your core while you sit at your desk for eight hours a day.
Don’t go too crazy
By all means go to IKEA because it’s truly a magical place in there, but there’s no need to spend your entire paycheck in one trip. Seek inspiration. Do your research. Furniture can be a big investment, but it can also drastically improve your work life.
Finding the perfect furniture for your workspace can be challenging, but in the end it’s worth the feeling you get from a perfectly feng shui-ed area accenting utility and style.