Furnishing your office presents different challenges than furnishing a residence for a number of reasons. To start with a home is furnished to relax in while an office is furnished to work in. There are some tips you can use to make your office a pleasant place to work in however. If you are going to be using a computer you will want to make sure that it doesn’t take up your whole desk, so you may consider this before buying a desk or the computer.
A flat screen for the computer can help to leave you some room. If you are going to have employees working for you you will need a break area for them to break in and relax their mind a bit. Fatigued employees make mistakes and can become unproductive. If you are going to be working late nights you might also consider having a coffee pot on a table, so someone can have a cup of coffee if they feel a bit tired.
Another thing that you might consider is to hang some framed prints on the wall with outdoor scenes to give the office a relaxed air. If you are going to have clients visiting your office then you might also consider installing a sofa for them to relax on and provide some magazines for them to read.
Some businesses now have a video screen available for clients with some promotional material showcasing their services or products that potential clients can view while they are waiting. Potted plants can help to give an office comfortable ambiance and there are now fake plants available that look exactly like real plants. Real plants never do well in an office environment due to the dry air and lack of sunlight. If your office has a tile floor you can use a large throw rug to soften the look of the floor.