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Home Office FAQs

How should I organize my office furniture?

If you’re looking for a basic home office layout that works, why not incorporate an aspect of feng shui? According to this traditional Chinese practice, you should place your home office desk in a “power position.” This mean putting it in the furthest spot from the room’s entrance and positioning it so you can view the door when sitting. If adding an accent chair or two, position them across from the desk for a natural visiting area for guests.

How to decorate an office space?

Keep your office clear and uncluttered for improved focus. To achieve this while still enjoying a stylish space, make sure your must-have office essentials feature strong design and elegant features. Go for a sleek, modern office chair and contemporary office desk. For extra storage without adding an additional furnishing why not try a desk built into a minimalistic shelving unit? Add a few knick-knacks to give your office a personal touch, but keep them meaningful. For instance, feature a photo of your family or favorite pet in an elegant frame on your desktop, but stow away clutter like extra pens, paper, and notebooks. To complete the space, ad a bright, bold accent chair as a fun statement piece. finish things off with a large, plush area rug and a floor lamp so your space feels comfortable and inviting.

What are some decor ideas for a small home office?

To keep things simple and uncluttered, keep decor functional in an office. Arrange monochromatic pens in a stylish glass jar for desk decor you can use. Use organization to your advantage with design by buying color-coordinated filing boxes or baskets to keep office shelves tidy. finally, let your lighting pull double duty as an art piece. try adding a bit of “wow” factor with a chandelier or trendy light fixture overhead.

What is vintage home office inspiration?

A little vintage inspiration can be a great way to add some unique style to your home office. For the ever-popular “mid-century modern” look, try the Eames Style Chair and Ottoman. Modeled after quintessential Scandinavian style design that was first popular in the 1950s and 1960s, this chair will be a showpiece for any vintage-inspired home office. Keep the rest of the room simple with a mix of real vintage pieces and new items inspired by this classic design style.

What are great uses of wall space in an office?

Shelving is a must-have for any home office. It keeps clutter off the floor or desk while making strategic use of your room’s vertical space. Our favorite way to make the most of home office shelving is the Semblance Home Office Workstation. A shelving unit designed with a built-in desk, it’s an all-in-one solution for any home office that offers plenty of storage and endless possibilities for shelf styling.

What are the best desk designs for small spaces?

A small office requires strategic design to maximize every square inch. We recommend choosing a glass desk, like our Victor Modern Desk; the clear glass surface will feel less imposing in a small space and can actually make the area feel larger. For the tiniest of spaces, an adjustable laptop stand will take up very little room and give you the freedom to sit or stand throughout the day. When it comes to a desk chair for your small space, go for something simple and minimalistic; you can’t go wrong with our Dirk Modern Office Chair.

What are some low cost small office ideas?

To decorate a small office on a budget, choose one “splurge-worthy” item and source the rest of your furnishings second-hand. A beautiful and modern office chair can be a great focal point and the comfort of a high-quality chair is well worth the investment. Or, buy a lift desk to upgrade your standard desk to something that improves your health and focus. To save even more, let office supplies double as your decor, such as monochromatic pens on display, or carefully arranged notebooks on a shelf.

What is a good wall color for a home office?

Blues and grays are ideal colors for a home office; both have been found to support a calming environment, the perfect balance to your stressful work day. For smaller rooms or office nooks, go for a deeper, more dramatic tone to make the most of the area. We suggest dark turquoise or slate gray. For larger offices, choose a lighter color for the walls and consider accent office furniture pieces in rich blue jewel tones to achieve that same pop of brilliant color.

What are some home office lighting ideas?

Lighting affects more than your ability to see clearly; it also can impact your mood! By adding warm, evenly dispersed lighting to your home office, you can take advantage of all the mood-boosting effects of this important design element. We suggest making a statement with a beautiful chandelier or pendant light fixture. Add an ultra-modern table lamp to your desk or console table for another source of lighting that doubles as decor.

Should I buy a standing desk?

There are plenty of benefits to a standing desk, or adjustable desk. Not only can standing help energize your and make you feel more awake, it also improves circulation and prevents many of the poor posture issues caused by sitting at a desk. Our portable laptop stand or Sequel Lift Desk are a perfect example of standing and adjustable desks that can blend right in to your modern home office.

What should my budget be for designing a home office?

There are plenty of benefits to a standing desk, or adjustable desk. Not only can standing help energize your and make you feel more awake, it also improves circulation and prevents many of the poor posture issues caused by sitting at a desk. Our portable laptop stand or Sequel Lift Desk are a perfect example of standing and adjustable desks that can blend right in to your modern home office.

Do I need extra seating in my home office?

When space allows, additional seating in your home office is a great idea. If you work from home, extra seating in your home office is a polite way to welcome clients, co-workers, vendors, or friends that may stop by. An accent chair or contemporary sofa will also give you a spot to relax, away from the screen, for a few moments in the day.

Can I get a tax deduction for a home office?

IT depends; the IRS extends a home office tax break to those who are self-employed or independent contractors. If you receive a W2 from your employer, you likely do not qualify for a tax break (even if you work from home regularly). For those that qualify, you can choose to make a simple or complex deduction. Both offer a tax break based on the size of your home office and any expenses associated with it.

What are the downsides to a home office?

Working form home can be both a benefit and a source of stress, as many professionals have discovered since 2020. When a home office is your primary work space, household distractions are common; tackling that pile of laundry or taking the dog for a quick walk around the block can quickly steal productivity from your day. Compared to a traditional office, a home office also doesn’t provide the same level of social interaction with colleagues – whether spontaneous conversations around the coffee machine or face-to-face collaboration during meetings. For all the benefits of working from home, it’s important to weight the downsides as well when establishing your work preferences.

Contemporary Office Furniture For Your Home Office

Many homeowners dream of an inspired home office filled with contemporary office furniture that boosts their productivity and provides efficient functionality. With more Utahns working from home now, many people are reimagining their offices. If you are shopping for modern and contemporary office furniture that fits your budget and workday needs, San Francisco Design carries a wide selection of contemporary and modern office furniture. Match and complement your office’s decor with your home with spectacular designs that can be customized to create a space that is a reflection of your lifestyle.

Modern office furniture is our specialty! Shop our home office furniture and décor, including office desks for sale, contemporary office chairs, and other modern office furnishings. Whether you are looking for a mid century modern desk, or contemporary office system, we have it all. You can browse our online store or visit one of our two showrooms in Salt Lake City and Park City, Utah. Our modern interior designers are also available to help make your home come to life. Together, we can find the things you need to make your home office complete. Shop our modern office furniture today!

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