Treading the line between comfort and casual

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Working from home has been on the uprise in the past few years with the number of individuals staying home soaring to record highs. Many opt for the relaxed domesticity of home over the more traditional and formal corporate environment. While working from home evokes a sense of comfort there is a fine line between being comfortable and casual. To ensure welfare and productivity it is important to find a balance between stylish home interiors and functional ergonomics when designing a home office. Adding wall art or injecting pops of colour, seating for visitors/clients as well as an ergonomically designed chair and desk with useful lighting can create the ultimate contemporary interior to thrive in. This has never been easier as high quality office design will no longer cost you a fortune.

While a domestic feel, created by incorporating prints, colours, decorative items and more, is highly desirable, practical furniture plays a key role in defining your workspace. The pieces that you ultimately choose should be designed with ergonomics in mind to promote prosperity whilst conducting your daily work tasks.

Over recent years, furniture manufacturers have researched and invested time and money into improving ergonomics. This has culminated in significant improvements in adjustability and comfort for home and corporate office workers alike, proving that when choosing furniture significant attention needs to be paid.

A well-designed chair should not only be aesthetically pleasing but also have adjustable controls and actions to manipulate the chair to fit every body shape whilst supporting the back and the spine. For an even more relaxing work experience, foot rests and wrist pads are essential as they eliminate unnecessary pressure and stress on these parts of the body.

The right desk is often overlooked but is a necessity. Extensive surface space is highly imperative as a great amount of this area can be occupied by paper trays, pencil cups, notepads, telephone and your computer, hindering movement and thus productivity. Additionally, if you work more than two days from home you should strongly consider investing in a sit-stand to avoid back pain and establish a healthy and active working position continuously. Research has found that moving from a sitting to standing position helps the user feel more energised, aids improved concentration, increases productivity, reduces back problems and burns up to three times more calories!

About Furniturise
Furniturise is an online store offering the latest office furniture designs focusing on ergonomics and well-being in the workplace & in the home office. Our mission is to provide a range of ergonomic office chairs and desking ranges that are affordable and comfortable. We believe in making your office the home of your business by combining ergonomics, value, quality and design. 

Furniturise is a sister company of Century Office that has over 35 years' of experience in supplying office furniture and operates under the COE Group headquartered in Colchester, Essex. Furniturise provides the perfect solution for professionals working from home, as well as SMEs that operate from a small office space. For more information, visit 

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