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How to Set Up Your Home Office for Maximum Productivity

Want the most optimal home office layout for comfort and productivity? Keep reading to learn how to upgrade your home office setup for maximum productivity.


With more people than ever working from home, ensuring efficiency and productivity with remote work continues to be a topic of conversation. Adjusting to this new work environment and determining the tips and tricks that allow you to be your most productive may also take some time.

If you constantly find yourself struggling to get work done at home, you may want to reconsider the layout of your office. A properly laid out workspace will help you focus, as unsuitable layouts can actually contribute to reduced productivity.

Here are a few things to consider when setting up or rearranging your home office:


Determine How You’ll Use the Space

The first thing you need to do is decide the purpose of your home office.
Is it only going to be used for work? If so, then you'll want to make sure that there's enough room for a desk and chair, and that there's also room for storage.
Or maybe you plan on using the space for both personal and professional use. In this case, consider adding some extra shelving units or cabinets so that everything has its own place.

Set Up Your Office With Your Back to the Door

Setting up your desk so that your back is to the door when you’re working is important, as it will help keep you focused on what's in front of you rather than allowing yourself to be distracted by anyone who might come through.

Keep Distractions to a Minimum

If you're looking to boost your productivity, it's important to keep distractions, such as a TV, to a minimum. Watching TV helps us relax and take our minds off of work, which can lead to procrastination and decreased productivity. If you do want to watch TV (or Netflix), make sure that it is outside of the office.

Eliminate Clutter

Have you ever looked at your desk and thought, “This looks like a disaster area?” It's easy to feel overwhelmed when surrounded by clutter. Organizing your home office will increase productivity and make it easier for others to find what they need when they visit.
Our Credenza and Small Filing Cabinet can not only provide spacious storage to declutter, but also add a sleek finish to your desk space.

Use Room Dividers to Create Designated Work Spaces


One of the main benefits of working from home is being able to have your own space. You don't have to worry about noise or other distractions when you need some peace and quiet.

If you share your office space with a friend or family member, room dividers are a great way to ensure everyone has their privacy without feeling completely separated. This will also ensure each person feels like they have their own space to maximize productivity.


Consider the Importance of Ergonomics

While high productivity is desirable, it’s also important to practice self-care and wellness to feel good while working. Keeping these values in mind, incorporating ergonomics into your office can positively impact how you feel about your work, and how you perform too.
If you’re looking to update your setup, consider if a Standing Desk may be the right fit, with a spacious desktop and adjustable height controls that promise both durability, ergonomic benefits, and compatibility for your home office space.

Layout is Key

Creating a productive home office space doesn’t have to be expensive! By maximizing your existing furniture, and adding in a few helpful accessories, you can create a space that functions for whatever your needs may be.
Consider which work style (or styles) applies to you, and which furniture pieces would be most useful for that style. Also take into account both your overall space and specific features like doors or windows.
You can also utilize our Design My Office feature, which provides personalized home office furniture recommendations after asking you a short series of questions about your office needs and goals.
We hope these tips are helpful for building confidence about the layout of your own home office—whether it’s in its initial stages or a finished product. We’re always here to help!

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