Whether you’re working from home as the norm, or you are now being forced to do so; it could be time to rethink your home office. Or, even consider more permanently adapting a space to create a more office-like environment. However, having a home office doesn’t mean it needs to be boring; on the contrary, your home office should be as inspiring as possible; you’re potentially spending a large amount of time in this space.

Francis of Malvern have a wide range of office furniture brands that’s suitable and adaptable to all shapes of space. Our brands include Alphason and Bentley Designs and you can view the full range of products here.

The New Norm

Working from home is not always easy; therefore having the right environment and the right equipment is important for concentration. This also ensures you have a workspace that allows you to think clearly and creatively. Considering the overall layout of the workspace is important; especially the positioning of your desk and chair which are key of course; but so is the type of furniture you choose. Interior designers will often talk about the consistency and cohesiveness of an overall (home) design; therefore it is important to consider how the workspace fits in; especially as that space may be multi-purposed for numerous members of the household. For example, your home-office might double up as a homework station for your children; in which case you may need to consider storage and the convenient access of files and equipment.

This year has seen an immeasurable shift to home office working and that is likely to stay in place for the foreseeable future; as well as perhaps being adopted as preference for many industries. The benefits of this can be significant and the environment is certainly one benefactor of the new regime; there is less travel and commuting, fewer cars on the road, and reduced emissions into the atmosphere.

If you’re replacing existing furniture and would like any advice or assistance with recycling, then please don’t hesitate to contact our team. Our aim at Francis of Malvern is to carefully consider and recommend furniture that performs, lasts and has minimum impact on the environment.