Back to school: Tips on choosing office furniture
Interior designer Melissa lakeler says your home office should be \"an environment where you want to sit down and work \".
She and her business partner and husband, Luca Leclair, provided advice on choosing the right office furniture.
Think about how you need to use your office space.
\"You want the office to look good, but it\'s also going to work,\" Melissa said . \".
What work are you doing all day? Do you need a lot of paperwork, or do you just need a location for a small laptop to think about the storage space you need.
Do you have a lot of paperwork to sort out? Do you need a large filing cabinet to store files? Or will your office space be basically paperless? You decide how much space you need.
Where to put your office, be creative.
\"You don\'t have to hide your home office in the bedroom anymore,\" Sasha said . \".
Many choose to maximize the space by setting the office in the living area, placing the desk in the basement corner under the stairwell, or converting the closet into work space.
In their own home, leclareirs uses a narrow Ikea best desk to turn a small corner of the room into their office space.
Incorporating the office into your home means that you have the option to add atypical office furniture with unique design elements to your room.
Antique dressers and even console tables can easily be turned into tables.
If your desk is in the living space, use a stylish dining chair instead of a typical luxury executive chair.
\"Especially if you\'re not sitting in a chair all day long, you can make it more decorative,\" Melissa said . \".
Plastic Eiffel chairs that offer Pop colors are particularly popular on children\'s book tables as they are easy to wipe, and while stools containing storage space can be hidden under the table when not in use, it\'s a great space --
Savings options in the corner of a dorm room or small family office.
A good working space should have multiple lighting sources, including desk lamps, chandeliers or ceiling fixtures for mission lighting, and perhaps a soft floor lamp.
If you have windows in your office space, take advantage of natural light by placing the table in front or next to the window.
A cluttered working environment is likely to be fruitless.
Leclairs takes advantage of the height of the store by adding floating shelves and decorative boxes and wooden boxes above the table to hide supplies and paperwork.
\"Storage space is the key to avoiding a retreat effect when walking into your office and seeing all the chaos,\" Melissa said . \".
Remember to label your box so you can easily find the material.