Although many would say that switching homes can be a rather exhausting and stressful thing to do, I loved every step of it when it was my turn. Sure it was exhausting and it took a great deal of my time to transport all the furniture elements and clothes from my old home to the new one, but I wouldn’t have done it any other way. It was my home and my story that I took care of transferring for many more happy chapters to continue, and I’m glad I took things into my own hands.
One of the most important things to determine while moving is which things you plan to bring with you into your new home and which items you’d like to replace. It was time for me to decide whether I would continue using my old office furniture elements, or if I would make a dream come true – a brand new home office. You’ve guessed right.
I love my job and creating a home office that will help me feel my best and boost my productivity was a real challenge that I looked forward to accomplishing. This time I was not settling for anything less than extraordinary modern office furniture. So, I did my best to create the home office of my dreams: bright, elegant, contemporary and functional with a dose of a personal touch so that I feel more like myself in my work space.
The Desk as a Focal Point
As I was shooting for the stars, the first thing I did was make a list of some of the most reputable online and brick-and-mortar stores in my town. I visited a few websites and stores to find my perfect piece of furniture – my everyday work companion – a desk. And since my idea was to create a cosy yet sophisticated office, my first choice was undoubtedly white coloured modern office furniture. Sleek and contemporary, I found the perfect combination of durability, design and function – all in a wooden piece in the form of a white desk. It features clean lines, sleek track metal legs and a large floating top work station which provides plenty of room for all my office needs. It also comes with a couple of drawers which are my ally to getting things done in a more organised manner. It’s a life saviour during hectic working days.
The Importance of the Chair
After choosing a desk that will make it easier for me to work for hours on end, it wasn’t that hard to choose the office chair. Do not get me wrong, it was easy in terms of colour and overall design, as nothing goes so perfectly well with a dazzling white office desk than a stunningly white, ultra-modern chair. From all that I had read about office ergonomics thus far, I gathered that the office chair should provide great lumbar support, with adjustable back support, arm rests and height. So, I made sure I followed all these rules for the sake of my long term health, my mood and my productivity. And there it was – the perfect addition to my small slice of paradise, the ideal complement to my modern office furniture set – a gorgeously white office chair with 2 inch thick seat cushions upholstered in a high-quality Italian leather. It features a wide seat which provides extra comfort, removable arms as well as an adjustable gas-lift seat height. A real treat to the eye.
Light It Up
Since most of us are more productive during daytime while there is ample natural light, it would be a shame not to use all the daylight you could get in your home office in favour of your productivity. What I did in mine was left all the windows without any curtains whatsoever. This way, there’s more light coming into the room, making it brighter, which in turn is more inspiring and makes it harder to fall into the trap of that middle-of-the-day sleep craving. Of course, I strategically placed my computer desk in a position so that there is no glare to affect my eyesight while working. Moreover, I installed white light bulbs as these are known to set a better working atmosphere rather than yellow lights which give a more laid-back ambiance. Yellow lighting is nice, but then again, you have work to do in that room. Leave the sweet pleasures of falling in your comfort zone for the bedroom.
The thing about details is that they are not just details – they make the design. For the ultimate cosy feel, it would be a great idea to add a fluffy rug on the ground so that it adds a comfy touch to the room. To add up to the sleek design of my office I chose a greyish rug which paired well with the all-white set of modern office furniture. It also matched perfectly well with the cushions on the corner sofa and the rest of the office accessories in the room. The perfect contemporary colour blend.
Last but not least, in order to break the white-grey monotony, to give the room a colourful stylish boost as well as to give myself the motivational boost that I so much need from time to time, I created an art wall. I put nothing but the most creative and positive mindset building quotes and photos on it, which help me get through tough days. Motivation is a crucial ingredient for optimum success in any field. Practice it daily.