It’s safe to say we spend a lot of time at the office, or even more likely right now, our home offices. It’s said the average person will spend around 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime, making it important to have the best office furniture to make your day as pleasant as possible.
When choosing office furniture, it’s important to assess how much room you have; measure your space and take into consideration windows and doors. Natural light contributes towards productivity in leaps and bounds, so be sure your new additions work around that as opposed to taking away from it.
Take a seat
First of all, we know we spend much of our time in the office – up to 40 hours a week for most – and the majority may be spent sat down. Therefore, comfort is paramount for it to be a pleasant experience that harnesses productivity and works to strengthen your posture. Choose an ergonomic chair for the ultimate support, specifically designed to meet the individual sitters needs. With everyone possessing different needs, these chairs can be custom configured with features including a backrest, adjustable seat height and headrest.
Of course, the perfect chair needs a good desk to match. We not only stock desks of all shapes and sizes but also for various purposes. For example, our office and work desks are ideal for lone workers requiring plenty of space, whilst our executive desks add an air of importance to any room and our reception desks provide the appropriate amount of privacy for your front facing workers. Lastly, for office areas where space is of the essence, our call centre desks allow groups of three employees all the way through to eight work strategically and effectively at any one time.
Most of these are available with a range of desk top finishes, height adjustable legs as well as options of cable management and other accessories.
To provide an environment where your person can be comfortable whether that’s sitting or standing, you may consider a sit stand desk. Sought-after by professionals in the office world and predominantly used by employees who frequently practice for and carry out presentations, sit stand desks are also more commonly being placed into offices to provide all workers with the option of choosing what is most comfortable and works best for them.
Next, organisation. An office without organisation is just a mess and as the saying goes “tidy desk, tidy mind”. Therefore, storage is key to organising your desk and work life to suit what needs to be done for the day and how you work best. In general, an office space should provide storage for items and documents that don’t need to be sitting out on display 24/7.
At Office Furniture Scene, we have a few arrangements to do the job whilst still looking stylish. Most of our storage units also have matching cupboards available, coordinate your office to establish a contemporary and professional working environment for your staff, visitors and clients.
Houseplants, artificial ones included, have imprinted themselves into everyone’s interior design, whether that’s at home or in the office. Having been known to breathe fresh life into a space, these indoor plants promote relaxation and focus for many employees. Studies have shown that having a number of plants in a working environment will result in a 60% improvement to one’s mental wellbeing. Pick out your favourites to add colour and structure to your office, and why not allow your staff to decide on the ones that will be sitting near or on their desks?
The planning and decision making for your office, doesn’t have to stop there, these are just our must-have pieces. For you, an office may not be complete without desk accessories that allow you to adjust the height of your screen or lamps that ensure you have access to the correct amount of light. Different adjustments and customisations work for different people, action some of the points in this guide and incorporate features personalised to your business and workforce.
If you find what you’re looking for to complete your office, contact us today on 0845 0737230.