Selecting Office Furniture to Make the Perfect Work Space

May 11, 2017

As a local furniture store located in Eugene, Oregon, we have a lot of experience helping people select the office furniture that they will rely on for years at a time. If you’re designing a new workspace or looking to refurbish your current one, these are some important things to consider to make sure you get the maximum utility out of your office. 

Choose a High-Quality Desk with the Features You Need

It’s important that your desk works for you as much as you work on it. Some important things to consider when looking for a new desk:

  • The amount of desk space you need
  • The amount of desk space taken up by your computer or monitors
  • Where your desk will be located (against a wall, in a corner, etc.)
  • If you need drawers, and how many drawers you would like
  • The material the desk is made of 

In our opinion, nothing beats the look, feel, and smell of a real wood office desk. These desks will last longer than their cheaper counterparts and offer the distinct look that only real wood can offer. 

Be Nice to Your Back - Get a Good Chair

There is nothing worse than having to sit in a clunky, uncomfortable chair for 8 hours a day. Working in an uncomfortable chair will make your work day seem longer and make it harder to stay concentrated. If your work requires you to sit for hours on end, it is imperative that you have a quality chair to sit in. It’s always a good idea to get a chair with good lumbar support, so your back isn’t suffering by the end of a long day. Investing in a great chair will pay off in the long run, and your back will thank you for it. 

Check out our great selection of office chairs

Think about Lighting

It’s important to consider your lighting needs in your workspace. Do you get a lot of natural light? Or are you working in a room without outdoor windows? Either way, you want to be sure that you have an adequate amount of lighting to minimize strain on your eyes. If you find that your space is lacking enough light for you to work comfortably, consider adding some task lighting to brighten up your work area. 

Use Efficient Storage

An organized office is a happy office. Keep the clutter to a minimum by making sure you have the proper storage options that you need. This could include drawers in your desk, filing cabinets, or bookcases depending on your specific needs. By keeping your desk clear of unnecessary files or items, you’ll be more productive and better able to concentrate on your work.

Buy Local!

If you live or work in Eugene, Oregon, why not choose office furniture that was made here too? You’ll be supporting local manufacturers and retailers, and you’ll get the satisfaction of having office furniture that is just as Oregonian as you are. Plus, you’ll get the added benefit of directly supporting the local economy. You can learn about the other advantages of buying local furniture here