How Do I Choose The Right Desk?
Your home office is that space where you make plans, work on those deadlines and get your tasks done – all in the comfort of your home. It works even more effectively when you add a desk that matches your requirements and interior design of your space. From multi-functional corner desks to chic glass-topped designs and custom made ones for different professions, you have myriad options to choose from. You need to choose one that will enhance your comfort and productivity. There’s a lot to think about when you choose a desk for your home office – size, storage, materials – and it can be challenging to know where to begin from and what to look for.
Pick A Desk That Suits Your Profession
So first tip to choosing a guide is to choose a desk-based on your profession. So whether you’re an entrepreneur, an artist, or a technologist your desk needs to be designed to suit the nature of your work, make your job easier and smoother. Our expert guide will help you choose the perfect desk for your home office that matches your profession and requirements.
A Classy Desk For Business Tycoons
If you are a business tycoon it is quite likely that your calendar is chock-a-block with meetings/ calls and your desk has piles of files. You will need a study unit that keeps everything organised. Pick a desk that promises ample storage, seating options, and a design that stays true to your stature in society.
Design Tip: Luxe up your home office with wooden panels, strip lights and a leather upholstered chairs
A Writer’s Desk To Clear All Those Blocks
If you’re a creative writer and it isn’t something you just do for fun but as a full-time profession a desk at home is a must! Opt for a desk for your home office that’s compact yet spacious enough to place your laptop, notepads and stationery. Remember, most writing desks aren’t huge – however, if you work full time from home you must design or buy a large one for yourself.
Design Tip: Surround yourself with the works of your favourite authors with a floor to ceiling bookshelf
Artist’s Work Station: Creative Jobs Demand A Colourful Desk!
If you are a full-time photographer, a 3D or a visual artist your desk needs to inspire you 24/7 to let your creative juices flow. This desk is designed with multiple shelves, a pull-out keyboard tray, with a humid cabinet to store your expensive lenses and filters. Also, extra space to organise tripods and other pieces of equipment.
Design Tip: Add a pin-up board to flaunt your best artwork and let your walls to do all the talking
A Coder’s Desk For Technologists
Here’s one for all the geeks! If you’re a coder, a developer, a software engineer, or a professional gamer then this one is just for you. Your home office needs a desk big enough to accommodate dual-monitors, laptops, UPS, and other small pieces of equipment. A sleek, modern desk with side cabinet storage, as shown in this image, is a good pick for you. Since all your work files are stored digitally, you don’t need large cabinets or drawers.
Design Tip: Pick an all-white or a pastel coloured desk with a comfortable seat to protect your eyes and back from hours of exertion
Architect’s Desk Is All About Space
A clutter-free desk is a must in an architect’s life! This job requires creativity, focus and hours of sketching and designing blueprints. Working on a cramped and untidy desk is a nightmare for an architect. A ledge-desk similar to the one shown in this image is ideal for your home office if you are an architect or a professional painter. The desk is designed with a lot of storage options to organise your reading material, charts, prints and holders.
Design Tip: Design your study with bay-window seating and back panels in geometric shapes (like in this image) to bring a beautiful blend of comfort and creativity to your home office
These are just a few designs we have listed for professionals, especially those you are part of the gig economy. And if you are still in the 9-5 routine, you must still own a desk. Choose one that matches your work and storage requirements.