For many people, the workplace has moved into their homes: We show you how to set up your home office and the most beautiful interior moods - functional, stylish and sustainable
Author: Talisa Moser
The digitization and globalization have made the geographically independent work more attractive. Since last spring, many people around the world have been forced to work in the home office - and are rediscovering the New Work structures for themselves. Often, however, the necessary structures and equipment are missing to work efficient at home. We' show you how to set up your office furniture to achieve perfect concentration in your own home. The must have home office furniture and interior moods for your inspiration:
Home office furniture - functionality meets design
According to a representative forsa survey on behalf of the IBA (Industrieverband Büro- und Arbeitswelt), around a third (2020%) of employees worked at home on one or more days per week in December 34, even though the necessary space was not available there. Almost half (47%) of the domestic workplaces were inadequately equipped even after nine months in the home office.
The right equipment mainly includes office chairs, desks and lighting, but also electronic devices. When it comes to office furniture, there is functionality and durability design for many in the foreground. But before you can start setting up your home office, you must first determine your individual preferences.
You should pay attention to this when setting up your home office
- How much space is available to me?
- What work materials and electronic devices do I need?
- How do I work best - in the middle of the action or do I need a place just for myself?
- What do I need to keep my workplace tidy?
- How much of my personal touch do I want to find in my workplace?
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The most important eco furniture in the home office
You cannot do without these things when setting up your home office. Because they form the basis for an efficient workplace. Additional must-have: Eco design.
- Matching (writing) table made of wood
- Comfortable chair with a natural cover
- Storage space with costs and baskets
- Efficient lighting
- Furniture and utensils from second hand
1. Matching (writing) table made of wood
The demands on a desk are just as varied as the work that is carried out on it. For example, if you work with a lot of documents or have several technical devices in use at the same time, you need a larger work surface than that required for working with a laptop. Cable guides or pre-installed sockets can be helpful for technology users. In terms of material, a table is made of certified Solid wood, real wood or solid wood preferable. It's a bit more expensive, but it lasts longer. Alternatively, bamboo offers a beautiful filigree look.
When choosing the right desk, of course, how much space is available in the living room also plays a role. A secretary is ideal for multifunctional living spaces. A corner table also fits in small rooms because it saves space. In any case, choose a table of the right height and weigh how much time you will spend on it every day. The correct desk height is between 63 and 75 centimeters, depending on your height. The forearms lie loosely on the table top and the upper arms hang relaxed from the shoulders.
2. A comfortable chair with a natural upholstery
A desk chair should not only look good, it should also make work easier and that Body relieve. Here too, however, the following applies: the longer you sit at your desk, the more important an ergonomic chair is. Many models can be adapted to the body weight and size of the worker. A flexible backrest gives way to pressure and is easy on the back. A neck and headrest help stabilize these parts of the body. If you do a lot of computer work, armrests can also be helpful.
Whether swivel chair, executive chair or design classic: You decide which chair is best for you to sit on for a long time. The right material should also be taken into account, chairs with a plastic cover, for example, are less air-permeable and sustainable than a chair cover made of Cotton. However, when aligning, make sure you are sitting high enough and a reasonable distance from the table you are working on. Also very important: As comfortable as the chair may be in the end, don't forget to get up regularly.
3. Storage space with boxes and baskets
A mess of paper, pens or tangled cables: As in any room, sufficient storage space is also crucial in the home office. The more storage space, the better - because everything can only be found quickly in a well-stocked office. If you have enough space, a cupboard or chest of drawers for the work materials is of course a good choice. But also boxes and baskets, for example made of sustainable rattan, can help to keep an overview and to stow important things in a clever way.
4. Efficient lighting
The right lighting makes it easier to work. It can increase your performance and you stay focused longer. Which colour and intensity is the right one, depends on the type of work as well as on the rest of the room. Three components provide optimal desk lighting: daylight, indirect desk lighting and flexible work light.
If the study is already very bright and open, you may only need a little atmospheric light. If, on the other hand, you use a niche for your home office, a bright daylight lamp can be the right choice. Adjust the brightness and light warmth to your needs - for example bright, cool light for attentive reading or warm, subdued light for the Coffee occasionally. Be careful when buying one Lamp also on energy efficiency and don't let yourself go by Energy saving lights or deter LEDs.
5. Second-hand utensils and work materials
Everyone needs different materials and Gadgets for his work. That's why many new acquisitions are necessary, especially in extraordinary times like these, because not every employer can provide their employees with laptops, headsets or writing implements.
But with such purchases there are high costs and not all devices are still necessary for private use after the pandemic. So maybe ask friends whether they have a second screen left for the new (temporary) workstation or buy devices and Second hand furniture. That saves resources and, in the end, your own wallet as well.
Set up the most beautiful interior moods for the home office
Setting up the home office is fun because you can design it according to your wishes and needs. However, there is often a lack of inspiration. These styles are particularly popular right now:
- Coastal style
The modern workplace
The workplace can look as modern as the home office concept itself. With clear lines, lots of light and beautiful decorative pieces, a modern home office invites you to linger. Chic desks and ergonomic chairs create an absolute working atmosphere.
Trend tip: In order to stay awake and active, a lot of daylight in the workplace is important. If this is not available in space, a daylight lamp can be helpful. These are available in a wide variety of designs that can become real eye-catchers.
Set up a home office in a mid-century look
An office with vintage charm: the mid-century look combines comfort, functionality and design. Muted colors, lots of wood and simple designs make the home office a new favorite place where people like to spend time.
Trend tip: plants offer an organic contrast to the straight lines of the mid-century furniture and are also good for the indoor climate.
A coastal style home office
Maybe it's the longing for far, maybe just the bright ones Colors and natural materialsthat make the coastal style so popular. A desk off old wood with a chair made of rattan or light-colored fabric creates a maritime flair without falling into a kitschy beach theme.
Trend tip: If you want, you can also add small coastal elements to the otherwise very simple room. Vases with a shell look or dried corals take up the coastal theme perfectly without appearing overloaded.
Minimalist home office
For those who like things rather simple and are quickly distracted by too much decoration and bright colors, one could be minimalist design be perfect for the home office. Bright, open and without a lot of frills, the minimalist office is perfect for all home workers and is particularly suitable in small rooms.
Trend tip: Despite all the simplicity, you should not forget the personal touch in your minimalist workplace. There is room for a picture of the family or a pen holder with initials, even on the tidiest desk.
Eclecticism in your own office
To give a little bit of everything and a lot of space to the imagination: Vibrant colors, lots of them Textures and style mixes from vintage to ethnic are combined in an electric style. For some, such rooms seem overloaded, but if the styles are skilfully combined with one another, an atmospheric overall picture can emerge despite the many pieces. Creative minds are sure to never run out of ideas here.
Trend tip: It is important not to forget the storage space with all the decorative pieces. Functionality is everything, especially in a small home office.
Setting up a co-working space: many heads in one room
In times like these, we are usually not at home alone. The partner, the children or the roommate also need space for their work materials. Some prefer to work in peace behind closed doors, but so-called co-working is also a big topic these days. Where colleagues otherwise work side by side, people from different work areas can come together in co-working spaces and work independently of one another - and can thus benefit from themselves. If you want to set up a co-working space yourself, you should make sure that there is enough work space for everyone. Stacks of paper can be stowed away in organizers or drawers, for example. Functional and modular furniture is particularly popular here.
Last but not least - solve the space problem in the home office
Not only work, but also all of your private life has been taking place in one place since the beginning of the pandemic. Many are overwhelmed by the mixing of work and private life. That is why a separation of the workplace and the chill area is particularly important - both spatially and mentally.
But not everyone has enough space to set up a separate study. So-called multispaces make it possible to use the space for several purposes. Intelligent micro workstation solutions or modular furniture that can be quickly adapted to the different uses of the living space make separation possible, for example in your own living room. In addition, small niches, wardrobes or storage rooms can be converted into functional home offices.