Designing the perfect home office can be tricky. Ideally you would like it be a place that brings you optimum productivity. However at the same time style and comfort may also play a factor. So what are the best options to achieving the ideal balance?

Before making any decisions, you will need to think about several factors. Consider how much space you have, how you use the space, your budget, and how much time you spend in the home office during the day or night.

Don’t Forget to Measure Your Space

A major mistake that customers make when trying to decide what furniture they need for the room, they don’t consider how much room there is to place the furniture. Modern design is all about simplicity so it is okay to opt for smaller pieces of furniture if that will make your office look more neat and organized.

Also take into account windows and doorways. Your office furniture should leave plenty of room so that you are not obstructing the entranceway or windows of the room with other objects. Also decide which way you want your desk to face and plan the rest of the furniture around the placement of the desk.

Many contemporary furniture items are designed to be multi-functional so select the pieces that offer extra storage space, easy access to outlet for electronics and more. In this way, your furniture will help you to minimize clutter and will also help you to decrease the amount of furniture needed in the room.

Color Scheme

Consider what colors feel best to you when working in your office. Selecting a color scheme that demonstrates your personality will likely make you feel energized and ready to work when you enter your home office. Selecting a bold or neutral color rug to go with a desk in a contrasting texture or color can turn your rug or desk into a statement piece that will really bring the room together.

Using woods or metals for the furniture can also bring a sophisticated look to the room especially if they are in contrast with pieces made from other materials. Pattern fabrics and wallpapers are another great option for your room.

Selecting Contemporary Designer Chairs

Chairs for the room should be both comfortable and stylish. Don’t feel obligated to make everything match when it comes to chairs. In fact, using chairs with interesting leg colors or textures can bring a bit of style to the room in a subtle way.

As far as your office chair, if you spend a lot of time in it you will likely want to pick something that is extremely comfortable. Go for office chairs that are made from high quality materials such as leather and offer options such as the ability to recline the chair or heat. You should also make sure that if you have back problems that the chair is supportive of your back so that you don’t end up with injuries later on if you spend a lot of time in the chair. If you spend less time in your home office, opting for a chair that is not so comfortable but is stylish will be the best option to impress those who enter your home office

Consider Pieces That Help Your Electronics Blend In

Desks that can store a laptop computer or wall cabinet to surround your TV are some great ways to minimize the appearance of the electronics in your office. If you have already gone through lengths to design your office, it is likely that you don’t want others to walk into a room and see a clutter of wires and computer equipment. Think carefully about how everything will look when it is finished and if you think that the electronics will disrupt your plan, opt for wireless options on the electronics and select contemporary designer furniture that can help with minimizing the appearance of electronics.

Don’t Forget Your Focus

When it comes to contemporary designer furniture in general, it is important to decide what factors are most important to you. If you want to focus on value and longevity than it perhaps is a better idea if you opt for furniture that is going to be stylish but neutral in design. Consider making your statement pieces as accessories such as a rug or drapes. If you want to be on top of the latest trends and don’t care about value, then you should go ahead and get the items that are hot for this season!

If you are in the process of designing or redesigning your home office, what are your must haves? Share your favorite trendy home office furniture items with us!