How to Create a Productive Home Office

December 21, 2015

As flex hours and working remotely become more popular, the importance of creating a separate tidy space to work in at home increases. An organized home office that is optimized for your productivity is going to yield you the most success when working from home. Whether it is for personal use or work use, here is how you can organize a home office.  

Choose the right desk

Choosing a desk that will allow you to be comfortable and productive can be a lot harder than you might think. When going to a Eugene furniture store to buy a desk, think about how much desk space you need, how many drawers you like (if any) and where you like to place your keyboard and mouse. Obviously, if you use a laptop and don’t have a keyboard or mouse, you probably won’t buy a desk with a keyboard pullout feature. When shopping for all of your office furniture, choose the best furniture store in Eugene, Rileys Real Wood!

Maximize your storage needs

No one likes a cluttered office. Clutter can be distracting, and not to mention a total eyesore if you ever have a Skype or in-home meeting. That’s why it’s important to assess your storage needs and make a list of what items will need to be stored. Don’t rely on a single filing box to do the trick, think about books, computer supplies, notepads, pens, etc. At Rileys Real Wood Furniture we have an entire selection of file storage cabinets to meet your office storage needs! Some of our wood desks also come with built-in storage drawers. 

Choose your chair carefully

The desk and the chair are probably the most important aspects to any office. Probably the biggest mistake people make when organizing a home office is going cheap on the chair. Like most things you spend a lot of time with, you want your chair to be comfortable and more specifically, support your back and posture. At Rileys Real Wood Furniture, our selection of ergonomically designed office chairs make the choice that much easier! Here are some tips to choosing the right office chair. 

Decorate with inspirational items

Blank walls and empty space can make you feel unmotivated or bored. On the other hand, busy walls and clutter can make you feel overwhelmed or distracted. When organizing your home office’s decorations, it’s important to reach a happy medium. We recommend decorating with paintings, framed photographs, or other items that make you feel inspired. Some examples include: a framed vintage map, an inspiration board, any awards or plaques that you’ve received (e.g. a marathon medal or employee of the month award), a framed photo of your family, etc. Whatever makes you feel inspired should be housed in the space where you work the hardest, your office. 


The first step to a successful home office is organization! Once you’ve got an idea of what sort of office furniture you need, head on down to Eugene’s favorite furniture store, Rileys Real Wood. Our knowledgeable staff will help you find what you’re looking for.