The place where you work has a huge impact on your wellbeing and productivity. Clutter can make you feel uncomfortable, and visiting clients aren’t going to be impressed if your workspace looks like a teenager’s bedroom – unless you are a teenager, in which case you’re excused.
A clean, airy space is the first step to making your office more conducive to work. From then on, some small pieces of furniture can really improve both your workflow and mood. And you don’t have to spend a small fortune to get the look you want, as these pieces illustrate.
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There’s pretty much no limit on what you can spend on a desk and if you have the cash and like a bit of mid-century modernism, you could do worse than this design classic which we are all now drooling over.
Meanwhile, back in the real world and the mid-price range, this smart melamine-coated desk lends an air of precise minimalism that’ll bring out the best in your office.
Go into any advertising agency or architectural practice in winter and you’ll notice that, where possible, those working on design tend to forego depressing strip lighting in favour of desktop lamps. Not only will the lamp focus its light exactly where it’s needed, it’ll also give your work area a more intimate feel. This new design from IKEA does the job perfectly.
One of the best things about working in an office is having a chair with wheels on it – how else are you going to indulge in indoor rallies when everyone else is out? This great chair combines modern looks, lightweight construction and superb support – after all, you only get one back. Look after it.
Every office needs a bit of decoration on the walls – something to complement the laminated health and safety poster or the scrawls your youngest has kindly added to to the anaglypta. Instead of buying the same old posters everyone else does, why not combine retro-style graphics with an inspiring message as in this ace print?
Cables are a necessary evil of the modern-day office. And while we all get very excited about the idea of a wireless future, the present-day reality of smartphones, laptops and iPads means that every home office is littered with trails of wire. This cool charging box hides the ugly cables away, helping you on the road to the perfect zen workspace. Ommmmm.
This eye-catching high-gloss unit is perfect for storing books, magazines and files for when you need them. You can also add a few nick-nacks or photos to make your office your own without cluttering up your desk.
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