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3 tips on how to make your office practical, stylish and inspiring

Most of us spend some 40 hours a week in our office or study. Scientists have established that how we feel in the office has a profound effect on our work performance. They have confirmed what many employees have known for a long time: a business that wants to increase the performance, efficiency and productivity of its employees must meet their needs by providing decent working conditions.  It is therefore vital to foster a pleasant and inspiring working environment in which employees are able to get on with their work.  

Wondering how to furnish a modern office so that it is practical and stylish?  

We’re here to help. 

1. Make a plan 

The first step on the path to the perfect office is a carefully thought-out plan. Make a list of your wants and needs. Start with the basics: office furniture and storage. Don’t forget the office supplies and equipment that will make your everyday work easier: 

  • a large wall calendar, 
  • a wipeable planner or information board, 
  • a desk lamp, 
  • a notice board, 
  • an ergonomic mouse, 
  • variously coloured cards and post-it notes, 
  • a document organiser. 
Diary
Latte

Coffee drinkers are sure to agree with us that one of the most important gadgets of all is the coffee machine. A strong black coffee or your favourite coffee-based beverage makes informal staff gatherings more convivial, and meetings and brainstorming sessions more satisfying.

Folders

Our tip:

Do you have a lot of stuff but not much space? Make use of high ceilings to build vertical storage space. 

In your planning, you should take into account not only your budget, but also the size of the room and the layout options. If you have a small office, go for practical, space-saving multi-purpose furniture. 

Furniture Specialist

“Remember that less is sometimes more and in an office this is doubly true – the more things you are surrounded by, the harder it will be to concentrate.” 

Martina Tóthová
Furniture Specialist

2. Office chair for healthy sitting

Did you know that someone working in an office spends 7 to 8 hours a day sitting down? Good ergonomics is vital for health, but many people underestimate how important it is to choose the right office chair and desk. 

Colleagues
ergonomic office

To steer clear of back pain and other medical complications, try to work standing up for at least two hours a day. 

For more advice on how to build an ergonomic workplace, see our article.

Expert advice

The ideal office chair should be comfortable, of course, but also suitably sturdy, ergonomically shaped and height adjustable. Armrests are another important feature and should also be adjustable.  

An excellent piece of equipment for the office is a gym ball or an ergonomic wobble stool

When choosing a desk, pay particular attention to how tall it is. It should be between 70 and 80 cm high – sitting at a low desk can lead to back pain, while working at a desk that is too high can cause shoulder and cervical spine pain. 

Your desktop should be large enough to accommodate all your office essentials, organisers, and a printer. Most importantly, it must allow you to work in comfort. 

Choose the right desk

3. Office supplies and accessories, you can’t do without

Practical office supplies and accessories are essential for any office. With such a wide range of writing instruments, office sundries and notepads available, you’re sure to find the right solution for your needs every day. 

Writing supplies
Recycling

All offices generate waste

Place a mixed waste container and waste separation bins in common areas. A smaller waste-paper basket under your desk will also do the job.  

For a complete range of products, take a look at our e-shop. 

 Gabriela Jurenková, Product Manager Office

Want a pleasant and inspirational vibe in your office? Opt for decorations, colours and personal items. Put a favourite photo on your desk, decorate a blank white wall with interesting quotes or paintings. Remember to include some live flowers and greenery, too. Having live plants around helps to improve your mood and concentration

 Gabriela Jurenková
Product Manager Office

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