How To Put Together Your Dream Home Office

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The home office has taken on a new meaning. Before this new normal was thrust on us, work from home meant an occasional situation where we planted ourselves on our sofas or beds and plugged away on our laptops. But the new normal made work from home a reality for many of us.

Very soon it dawned on us that if we are to accomplish our daily professional duties, we'd have to do better than makeshift arrangements; we'd need to create a dedicated workspace. A spot, corner, or a room that is furnished with the essentials and strikes just the right balance between personal expression and office decorum.  

Read on for how to put together your dream home office with furniture must-haves.

The Workhorse

Your desk is your home office's workhorse, so, naturally, it calls for careful consideration. If you are lucky to have a spare room for your home office, space will not be a hindrance.

You can go for a traditional desk that's more on visual heft, storage, and good looks. However, if space is an issue, a slender approach will have to be taken.

A graceful apartment desk with streamlined storage compartments that can be slid effortlessly into any corner or alcove will be just the ticket. So, first things first, assess your space and choose the desk accordingly.

The Backbone

The beauty in choosing the chair for your home office lies in the creative freedom it affords. From the good old office fixture with a wheeled base to a vintage-y seat with oodles of character to a shapely staple with a contemporary pulse, the options are endless.

Unlike your 9-5 setup, you have all the leeway in the world to pick a chair that best works for your needs. Just remember to look for a chair that supports your back and chimes with your desk aesthetic.

The Supporting Cast

Next up—a reliable source of light that will be able to fulfill your immediate needs. Whether a table lamp with LED technology that will allow for easy optimization of light or a standalone floor lamp that can be layered on with your overall ambient—ensure to base your decision on the area of your workspace and your working style.

Talking about freedom, it would be a travesty if we failed to mention personal finishing touches!

Prettify your home office with decor pieces, fun objects, and greenery. This is your personalized sanctuary—fill it up with things that will spark joy, inspiration, and creativity.

But a word of caution here—don't over-accessorize as that could spell distraction and visual chaos. Keep your home office free of unnecessary sundries that could lead to clutter. And now, back to work.

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