What are the current trends in office desks Ireland & home offices?
The past few years have changed the way we work, both in the office and at home. From hybrid working to an increased desire for better work/life balance, there are a number of new factors at play when it comes to office design and decor. When you’re setting up your home office, you might want to know about some of the current design trends that have stemmed from this new outlook on remote and hybrid working.
From office desks in Ireland to the most popular trends worldwide, read on for a look at the cutting edge styles you might want to consider for your work-from-home space.
Collaboration at home and in the office
If, like many companies, your office has turned to a hybrid setup, then your time away from home is likely focused mainly on meetings and collaborations.
Many offices have traded cubicles and dividers for open-plan layouts that encourage open discussion and brainstorming. It is also a popular office design trend to blend multiple layouts to create a multipurpose, versatile setup where workers have areas to collaborate as well as more private spaces for quiet, independent focus.
In your home office, collaboration is also a consideration. Instead of turning to talk to your coworker or heading into a conference room for a meeting, you might be joining meetings via video chat or chatting to your coworkers on Slack or Whatsapp.
While there are some obvious things you need to have in your home office to facilitate this sort of communication, like reliable internet and a quiet place to work, the design of your office and your choice of office furniture can also play a role.
For example, many people find it easier to conduct video calls on a secondary monitor while using their main laptop screen to take notes or continue other work. If this is the case for you, then shopping office desks that are spacious enough to hold all of your equipment will be key. Find home office desks with large tabletops to have room for everything you need in your work from home setup, without making your space feel cramped or cluttered.
Bring flexibility to your workspace
Hybrid working, freelancing, or remote work — whatever reason you have for working from home, this type of work environment brings new freedoms but also new challenges. Working outside the office requires flexibility; you may have coworkers in different locations or even different time zones, or you may have to manage multiple work setups at home and in the office.
Your choice of office furniture can make these transitions easier and assist you in creating a versatile, productive environment no matter your routine. Office chairs with good ergonomics are one key element of creating a reliable remote workspace. Choose a chair with adjustable features — a seat that can raise and lower as needed, that can swivel on its base, and that features levels to change its exact angle and positioning — so that when you need to look at multiple monitors or reach across your desk for documents and supplies, you are maintaining good posture and support for long-term comfort.
Sometimes a flexible work environment also involves being able to repurpose your workspace for other functions, or vice versa. Not everyone has the ability to dedicate an entire room to a home office, or you may not want to if you’re only occasionally working from home. But that doesn’t mean you have to skimp on style or quality.
In a pinch, you can repurpose furniture like dressing tables to serve as ad hoc office desks, but with office desks that double as bookcases, console tables, and more, you can find options that fit effortlessly into a living room or guest bedroom while still giving you plenty of room to work when needed.
Find on-trend office desks Ireland and more at Corcoran’s Furniture
Are you ready to upgrade your work from home space to suit current remote working trends? Call in to Corcoran’s Furniture or shop now online and enjoy a fantastic selection of high-quality, reliable office desks, chairs, storage solutions, and more.
Choosing office desks and chairs with good ergonomics and features that support your remote or hybrid working routine will help you enjoy a more comfortable and productive workday, and you can find everything you need at Corcoran’s.
And if you need any help selecting the best pieces to suit your space in terms of style, budget, and functionality, you can always talk to our team for expert assistance and advice.
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Cashel Black High Back Adjustable Office Chair€229.00
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Breffin Office Brown Swivel Chair€249.00
Sneem Faux Leather Swivel Armchair and FootstoolNumber of variations: 2€469.00
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French Partner Desk with Drawers on Both Sides€1,099.00
Tulla Light Oak Study Desk with Storage€199.00
Otis Swivel Armchair and FootstoolNumber of variations: 3€469.00
Sonia Oak Single Wood Office Desk€599.00
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