The office is not a place for personal expression. It’s a workspace, it’s meant to be functional, and it’s also where you spend a lot of time. Your choice of office furniture should reflect that sentiment so that you’re comfortable and productive at the same time.
Office Desk Size
What size should your desk be? The ideal office desk size depends on how many people work in the office and what equipment they use. For example, if you’re a graphic designer who uses a lot of display screens and computers, you’ll need a 2-person desk to fit everything in. The size of your room will also affect how big your desk should be. If you have plenty of room, then it’s okay to go with something large—but if not (and especially if there are other people sharing the same space), then try to keep things compact so that everyone can work comfortably at once without feeling cramped or crowded out by their neighbour’s stuff.
Desktop Materials and Colour
- Hardwood: Hardwood desks are generally more expensive than their laminate counterparts, but they’re also more durable and last longer. If you want to save some cash, opt for a high-quality laminate desk that will still look great after years of use.
- Desktop space: Have you chosen the shape and size of your desk? If so, make sure it’s large enough for all your things—computer screens, paper trays and other office supplies—and that there’s room left over for employees who may need to work with you at one time or another!
- Colour scheme: Do you have a specific colour scheme in mind? That could affect which type(s) of desk surface material is best suited for your needs; try looking up what colours will match up best if this is important to consider when making this decision.
Make sure that the chair is height adjustable and features lumbar support. This will ensure you are comfortable while working in your chair.
There are many options available when selecting a chair, but some of the more important ones include a pneumatic gas lift and headrest.
If you have an adjustable arm height, this will allow you to adjust how far away from your desk you sit so that it’s easy to reach out to get things when needed or grab food/drinks during breaks or meetings.
Height and Height Adjustment
- The desk should be high enough to allow you to sit comfortably with your arms resting on the surface.
- Your chair should be high enough that you can sit with a straight back and keep your feet flat on the floor.
- If necessary, adjust the height of your chair by using the lever under its seat or by pushing up against its backrest. Some chairs have adjustable armrests as well.
- You may want to consider getting a footrest if you spend long periods of time sitting at a desk (e.g., programmers). This will help prevent back pain or discomfort from developing over time.
Be Smart About Your Workspace
Finally, you need to ensure your desk is the right size. This can be a challenge because many office desks are designed for the average height of people in America, which is 5’10”. But if you’re short or tall and don’t have a desk that fits your needs, it could lead to back pain and other problems.
Here are some tips on how to choose your office furniture:
- Ensure that your chair is high enough so that when seated at an angle, your knee bends at 90 degrees without hitting the underside of the desk or chair below it.
- A computer table should be placed directly under where you sit when using it. For example, if someone sits at their desk with their back facing the wall behind them (usually toward the centre), placing their keyboard as close as possible without having anything protruding through would allow them easy access while maintaining comfort. If multiple people are working on a desk, a 2-person desk or larger one will be required to accommodate them.
Whether you’re buying furniture for yourself or your office, it’s important to consider the quality and longevity of each item. A suitable desk should be able to withstand years of use without breaking down quickly. The same goes for chairs—you want them to last as long as possible without needing repairs every few months.