Last Updated Dec 20, 2010 · Written by Jaclyn Fitzgerald
More and more people are making use of a home office these days, so it makes sense to find accessories that make your office more of a pleasure to use. Here is our guide to home office accessories.
A home office just isn’t a home office without the basics – which is usually a computer, a desk, and a chair. It is vital that you get these elements right or you may find that the office is uncomfortable to use. They are also the foundation for your home office’s style. Look for a desk that suits your personal taste but is also easily accessible in all areas, and has the storage that you need. There are several different types of desks available, from a basic student desk right through to an elaborate corner workstation. Chairs need to be comfortable to use as well as supportive. You’ll find that a good ergonomic chair will make all the difference. Finally, the computer you have will depend on what you will be using it for. For word processing and internet access, a basic set up will do, while you will need a more powerful computer if you plan on running intensive programs such as Photoshop.
Types of Home Office Accessories
As well as the basics, there are some other accessories that are designed to make your life easier, as well as make your home office more attractive. These could include practical accessories such as storage boxes or baskets, waste bins, shelving to hold books, files, or equipment, drawers, drawer organisers, lamps, corkboards, blackboards, folders, desk organisers, and so forth. An armoire is a great way of adding storage as they have plenty of room but are also very stylish.
Don’t forget about the decorative accessories, though. While these may not ever be used, they make your space feel more pleasant to be in, and take your home office from drab to fab. Such accessories could include scented candles, flowers (real or fake), little ornaments, artwork, a fabulous arm chair, or indeed just about anything you like.