Home Office

As I have mentioned in the past, I’ve been a remote worker for several years now. Just over a year and a half ago now, I bought a town house and made one of the bedrooms my home office. This is the first time I’ve had a true separate space for just such use. Maybe it’s something to do with quarantine boredom or stay at home effect, but I’ve never been so motivated to finish up the room properly. Until quite recently, it was just my desk, computer equipment and the like, without much else in the way of office furniture. No bookshelf, no wall art, and no real lighting, save a desk lamp and the light fixture of the ceiling fan.

In my previous post I wrote about how I had recently built a new desk. Since I completed that project, I’ve now found myself looking for bookshelves, drawer units, and some cool lighting solutions. Perhaps the desk is finally what provided sufficient motivation. Otherwise, I think I could’ve just basically continued on, in an empty room with desk and computer. Along with the research I did before building the desk, the videos I watched and articles I read, of course had plenty of inspiration for other features in the various setups. Bookshelves, other furniture, and all kinds of interesting lighting were all bystanders.

Still, I feel in keeping a kind of clean, minimal approach, that I certainly don’t want to clutter the place up. My current feeling is to acquire one bookshelf unit and a single drawer cabinet with the larger hanging file at the bottom. This should give plenty of room for the various books and such I do wish to keep around, as well as some light storage for various small items and, of course, some room for filing. For lighting, I’m thinking of adding a light strip for behind the desk, and also perhaps a pair of accent lights.

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