Employment trends show more than 25 million Americans are working from home at least one day a week, says Global Workplace Analytics. The movement has been fired up by flex workers, freelancers, telecommuters, and senior executives who consult part-time as a bridge to retirement.
So it’s no surprise that the variety of home office furniture is increasing too. In response, furniture companies have re-addressed the home office with a more formal look similar to an executive suite. There are more executive style desks with detailed work, elaborate moulding, and decorative pilasters in a variety of veneers.
Matching credenzas, bookcases and filing cabinets round out the look and give you plenty of room for serious productivity. For those ascribing to the ‘less is more design school, writing desks and smaller, open desk styles are still popular since computer technology keeps getting smaller and smaller. Open shelving with baskets for organization adds a clean, uncluttered look.
No matter which aesthetic you prefer, the key is to organize around the reality of the space you have, an easier task with today’s range of options.