Tips On Setting Up A Home Office

By Brook Furniture Rental –

A few decades ago, working from home was not a viable option. However, with modern advances in technology, telecommuting now represents a substantial percentage of the U.S. workforce. A 2015 Gallup poll showed that the popularity of telecommuting has risen 37% in the last decade and has continued to grow. For employers, the benefits of flexible work arrangements are proving substantial, and are resulting in happier, healthier employees, and less turnover. Whether it be work related, school, or just personal needs, a space for a home office has now taken on a priority position in many homes.

So, what is the perfect home office? Here some ideas for creating a productive space that can be functional, as well as inspiring.

Stake Out Your Home Office Space:

For homeowners or renters with an extra bedroom, deciding where to set up a home office space might be a simple choice. However, if you’re an apartment dweller with limited space options, creating a workspace to call your own might represent a challenge. When designing your home office, consider an area of the living or dining area that will not interfere with the traffic flow, like a corner area by a window with a view. The light from a natural landscape can dramatically eliminate stress and foster a sense of relaxation.

Evaluate Your Requirements:

Once you have determined the designated space for your office, make a list of all the basic needs required to fulfill the objectives of how you plan to use the home office. These will include such things as a desk and chair, task lighting, printer, telephone, and storage requirements.

Renting Office Furniture is a Great Choice:

Setting up your home office with functional office furniture is a top priority, and renting home office furniture from Brook Furniture Rental is a great place to start. Based on your needs and workflow, rent a desk that features the proper work space, and one that complements the rest of your home decor. If you’re sitting for extended periods of time, a sit-to-stand desk with a comfortable, ergonomic chair is a good way to achieve a healthier work style. Even with natural and overhead lighting, consider adding an attractive task or table lamp to provide further concentrated work area lighting. These can also add some pleasant ambiance to the room.

Create a Comfort Zone:

Just because it’s your “work” space, that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be comfortable and reflect style. Why not rent a comfy desk chair, floor lamp, and ottoman where you can take a break with a cup of coffee, do some reading, and maybe even take a nap. Your office space should make you feel good. Add a beautiful throw rug and hang some fabulous artwork and before you know it, you will have an office space that you’ll look forward to using every day.


If lighting permits, invest in a few plants to brighten up your office space. Not only do they help purify the air, but research has proven that plants can contribute to decrease stress levels and increase productivity. If there is not enough natural light, adding an artificial tree can still bring a sense of the outdoors into your office environment.

No matter what the reasons, creating a stylish, functional, and relaxing home office is much easier than you think and well worth the time and effort.

Look to Brook Furniture Rental for everything you need to design and setup the perfect home office, from fabulous desks and ergonomic chairs to lamps and decor, we make it easy. Visit our website or contact us for more information. 877.285.7368