How to | Make your ideal workstation with the right office chair + desk.
We’ve been adjusting to a new kind of normal lately. Working in the office has almost become a thing of the past and we’ve now set up our swish home-offices in the comfort of our homes. If you’re anything like us, you’re probably itching to get back into the workplace, sit at your trusty workstation and have daily chats with your work-colleagues. Just like the old days. Although this seems like a distant memory, it’s hopefully not too far off. Just hold tight a little longer!
In the meantime we suggest using this time to evaluate your office space. Maybe you’ve realised what’s important and what’s missing from your own set-up and office furniture. We’re here to give you some tips on how to get the most out of your current office space and prepare for your return to the office!
What should you look for in an office chair?
We sit in our office chairs for more hours than we do on our sofas at home. So it’s important to find an office chair with the right back support. A good office chair will offer the lower back support you need and for those who experience lower back pain, opting for a chair with an adjustable lumbar support is ideal. An option like our Atlas Mesh Ergonomic Office Chair will help prevent back strain and provide added support to your back and waist with its adjustable lumbar support. Seat height
When choosing an office chair, another important consideration is the size of the seat which includes overall height. An office chair with a medium back height like those in our range of ergonomic office chairs. generally supports below the shoulder blades so is ideal for lower back issues. Those who experience shoulder issues should opt for a high back to combat these problem areas.
Overall seat height will also depend on the height of your office desk. Make sure to choose a chair that is adjustable to the height of your desk. Measure and try. If you’re unable to, most office chairs can be delivered to your office or home so you can try the two together.
Seat depth To avoid pressure points, it’s best to try before you buy. This will ensure you are well aware of how you feel in the seat. If your seat is too short, less support will be offered to the back and mid thigh. If it’s too long you’ll feel discomfort in the back of your knees.
What should you look for in an office desk?
There’s no doubt that when we are working from home, we’re not moving around as much as we would be in the office. If you’re looking at ways to be a bit more active and improve movement and posture, we’d suggest an office desk with sit stand features or a height adjustable workstation like our Solo 1.8m Workstation. Not only do sit-stand desks reduce back pain they also help improve mood, energy levels and boost overall productivity. Perfect for the time of adjustment between WFH and in the office.
When choosing an office desk for home, it is a little different than your usual workstation in the office. Firstly, you're more likely to be restricted by space. For those who don’t have space for a larger desk option, a small home office desk equipped with drawers and extra storage space is ideal to ensure you’re making the most of the space you have to work with.
Corner desks are sometimes often overlooked, however you can create a productive workspace by opting for a corner office desk. Featuring an L-shaped design, corner desks offer optimal and practical desk space in the home and the office. Our Halo 180cm Executive Office Desk Right Return is a white corner office desk ideal for any space. With its versatile colour options and cable management, it ensures your space is clean and cable free for a productive day in the office.
We have a range of office desks available to view in our Melbourne Showrooms. Our complete range of office desks and office chairs are also available for delivery Australia-wide. So if you’re looking to create your ideal workstation in your home or office, you’ve come to the right place.