As we enter September, we’re thinking about making a fresh start in the office. Whether you’re working from home or you’re creating your client-facing office, follow our guide to a productive, calming workspace.
STEP ONE: THE SPACE
Choosing the right space for your office is vital. When it comes to where to set up your desk, natural light should be a key feature. If possible, pick an open and airy room with large windows to let in the sun and help to keep you motivated and productive.
STEP TWO: THE DESK
Once you have your space, choose your desk. This will be the most used piece of furniture in your office so make sure it suits your needs. Think, do you need an open plan table for laying out documents or a design with plenty of drawers and storage? Our ALLURE Desk is spacious for your computer, notes and planning documents and it commands attention in the centre of your space, too.
STEP THREE: THE BREAK-OUT AREA
As humans, we’re not built to stay in one spot for 9 hours of the day, creating a break-out area in your office gives you somewhere to retreat to when life at your desk gets too hectic. Choose smart but comfortable pieces like our BORNEO Dining Chair or GSTAAD Sofa. Add a coffee table to hold your notes and herbal tea. These are ideal for reclining in while you decompress after a morning meeting.
STEP FOUR: THE LIGHTING
Create ambience whatever the season with a combination of artful lamps and ceiling lights. Be sure to dot them around in corners and on surfaces so you can switch up the lighting between morning and evening.
STEP FIVE: THE FINISHING TOUCHES
Once you have your furniture in place, make your office your own. Adding leafy plants can help to encourage focus and productivity. Add splashes of colour with wall art or scatter cushions to improve creativity. And, don’t forget to decorate your coffee tables with inspirational books and indulgent scented candles.