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Setting up your ideal home office

We all need to feel good at work. To remain motivated in the long term, we need a pleasant atmosphere that meets our particular requirements. People who work in their employer’s office full-time have little say over the furniture. Not so in a home office.

When planning your home office, think about what you need and anything you feel is currently missing from your office:

  • Would you like a large desk?
  • Do you need to store lots of documents?
  • Do you want to be cosy and fill your space with pictures and plants, or do you need a clean, minimalist working environment in order to concentrate?
  • Which colours and materials boost your well-being?
  • How much space do you have?

These pointers will help you determine your ideal home office set-up and design a space that allows you to fulfil your potential.

Think about the future too:

You may move house, change jobs or return to working at your employer’s premises full-time. So it makes sense to use flexible, long-lasting furniture that you can repurpose if no longer working from home. A modular system is a good choice here. It can be extended if you decide to increase the work you do from home or become self-employed and want to bring new employees into your office.

A modular furniture system with individual modules can also be easily dismantled or modified if you no longer need it for its original purpose. Thanks to customisable fronts in 14 USM colours, a filing cabinet can be quickly transformed into a colourful children’s toy cupboard.

Of course, setting up a home office isn’t just a matter of large furniture, but also practical accessories. For example, the elegant USM Haller desks can be fitted with clever accessories such as an unobtrusive cable guide for connecting your PC and smartphone or a flat screen support arm.

If you find that you no longer need these elements, simply remove them and use the desk as a dining table, for instance. The more modular – and therefore adaptable – a piece of furniture, the more sustainable it becomes.