How to Create a Home Office Haven
The perfect office environment doesn’t have to mean a corporate building in the city. More and more employees are now based remotely, with employers giving workers the opportunity and flexibility to work from home. A government report published in November 2017 found that in 2016, almost 4 million employees within the UK were based remotely *, choosing to make their home, their office.
There are clearly many benefits to working remotely. No commute, more adaptability and ultimately for many, less stress. But in order to work successfully and be at your most productive, you need the right equipment and accessories around you to create a home office haven.
Whatever your space and capacity, there are solutions to suit everyone’s tastes and budgets. We’ve rounded up our favourite home office essentials from Robert Dyas, to help you make the most out of your space and help increase your work flow.
Just because you work from home, there’s no need to lose the feel of a classic office. A timeless desk unit such as the Graceford Ready Assembled 3-Drawer Oak Computer Table (£319.99) (Online only) will create a solid base from which to revolve your working hours around. Due to its handy drawers, wiring holes and brass handles, it provides plenty of space and practicability without losing any of its elegance.
Why not add authority and invest in a winged-back leather chair like this Chairman’s Swivel Chair (£299.99)? Made of Italian leather and with a choice of three colours (green, black or burgundy) these will suit any palette without compromising on comfort, due to its fully adjustable features.
For classic illumination, try the Village at Home Sven Desk Lamp (£19.99) (Online only). It’s clean lines and vintage aesthetic will fit into any traditional home office, whilst providing a bright and clear light to work from.
For those who prefer a more modern feel throughout their homes, there are plenty of options to suit. This tempered glass Teknik Computer Desk in Cobblestone Grey (£249.99) provides a stylish option for contemporary home offices and allows for all of your files and documents to be stored safely within it’s three drawers. It even has a shelf for your laptop.
Mixing materials gives a minimal but striking impression and with the addition of these luxurious brushed fabric Teknik Four Legged Reception Chairs (£149.99), your home office will become a space to show off. Since these chairs come as a pair, why not add the second to another area to add fluidity within your home?
Lights, camera, action! This Village At Home Director’s Table Lamp (£39.99) adds a creative, studio element to your office plus helping to light the way while you work.
Electrical goods and technology form the backbone of an office, so it’s crucial that you have the right equipment to keep your finger on the pulse, wherever you are situated.
For those who like a clean and minimalist approach to their office, The Brother DCP-1612W Compact Wireless All-In-One Mono Laser Printer (£129.99) (Online only) allows you to print, copy and scan without the need for cables.
If however you prefer to have your connections where you can see them, the Robert Dyas full range of extension leads and cables will ensure you are plugged-in and ready to go 24/7.
Never forget the importance of backing up! Data storage and USBs will not only keep your work safe but ensure peace of mind once your day is accomplished.
Adding accessories to your home office completes a finished look and really makes a space your own. Choosing the right accessories can also add a practical element.
Dreaming of sunnier climes? Why not brighten up those gloomier days with this Fellowes Earth Series Recycled Mouse Mat (£5.49). Not only does it add a pop of colour to your desk space, it’s also 100% recyclable.
Never lose inspiration again with this Ryman Medium Soft Cover Notebook (£7.99). With a black, expandable cover and luxurious ivory lined paper, you’ll be sure to jot all of those important facts, figures or thoughts in style.
The Casio FX-83GT Plus Scientific Calculator (£12.99) will keep you up to speed and help you calculate the best outcome.
Keep secure and ensure letters, documents and invitations are pinned down with this handy box of colourful Ryman Drawing Pins – 100 Pack (£1.99).