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What Furniture Do I Need to Work From Home?

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Due to social distancing, millions of Americans are now required to work from home. If you're a seasoned remote worker, you've doubtless already got your work space all figured out. But what if you're one of those people who never thought they would work from home? What if you don't even own a desk? If you’re new to working from home, read on for tips and tricks to make your home feel more like a work space.

Tips for Setting Up the Perfect Home Office

  • Declutter your space—its going to be easier to set up your office initially if you get rid of some of the extra stuff taking up your physical space and depleting your focus by crowding your mental headspace.
  • If you’re not in the market for buying a new desk chair, at the very least fashion yourself a chair that you can tolerate sitting on for eight hours a day by buying a foam seat pad or memory foam cushion.
  • Setting up your workspace near a window can help increase productivity, boost mood, and allow the opportunity for little peeks outside. Oh yeah! That’s what the outside world looks like!
  • Add some joy to your work from home space. Family photos, plants, or your kid’s drawings are all surefire ways to make your space more cheery. If scents foster happy emotions for you, you can set up a scented candle or oil diffuser in your work room.
  • Adding another monitor—even if it means using your TV—does wonders for your productivity. It really underscores that you are at work and in the productivity zone, not just tinkering on your laptop while sitting on the sofa. With modern tech options that let you mirror your screen from your devices to your TV (Google Chromecast or Apple Airplay AppleTV are two easy ways to do it), you don’t even need to worry about HDMI cables.
  • An important tip for everyone but especially for small spaces—declutter your desk at every opportunity. Nothing robs you of your focus like having to reach around empty cereal bowls, mugs, and stacks of office supplies.
  • Have a dedicated workstation! Read on for tips on buying a new desk, or setting up your very own diy desk space.

Tips for Buying a New Desk

Man Standing at Desk

We now have a wealth of research to prove that sitting all day is bad for your health. That’s why standing desks and adjustable height desks that go from sitting to standing are so popular now. It's important to change positions regularly, even with a standing desk, so sit/stand adjustable desks are a great choice.

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However, if you find you’re more productive when seated or a standing desk isn’t an option, consider a seated desk. A lot of standing desks don’t offer a lot in the way of storage, so a traditional seated desk with storage pedestals or a hutch might be a better option for you.

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What's the Right Size Desk for Me?

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Standing

  • Your eyes should fall about 2 inches from the top of the monitor to prevent neck pain.
  • The height of your desk should allow your hands to sit flat on the keyboard.
  • Your elbows should bend at a 90 degree angle and rest close to the body.
  • To find your ideal desk height, take your height in inches and divide it by 2.5. So if you are 5'9'', the ideal desk height is 27.5 inches.
  • When you're standing, you should be able to type with your elbows at your sides, and your forearms slightly angled down towards the floor.
  • Your monitor should be eye level.
  • Elbows should be close to the body and the keyboard should be around hip level so the hands are at the height of the elbows, or slightly lower. That means that the tabletop should be roughly at or slightly below elbow height.

Discover the Right Desk For You

Birmingham 66" Executive Desk
Birmingham 66" Executive DeskBirmingham collection
ºMarket Price: $2,999.99
Final Price: $1,599.99
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Hope Lift-Top Desk
Hope Lift-Top DeskHope collection
ºMarket Price: $1,199.99
Final Price: $598.88
Suggested Monthly Payment $50.00/mo Learn How
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Rize Adjustable Desk
Rize Adjustable DeskRize collection
ºMarket Price: $1,699.99
Final Price: $798.88
Suggested Monthly Payment $67.00/mo Learn How
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Crafton Power Desk
Crafton Power DeskCrafton collection
ºMarket Price: $599.99
Final Price: $298.88
Suggested Monthly Payment $25.00/mo Learn How
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Architect Adjustable Desk
Architect Adjustable DeskArchitect Adjustable Desk collection
ºMarket Price: $1,999.99
Final Price: $998.88
Suggested Monthly Payment $84.00/mo Learn How
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Hobbes Power Desk
Hobbes Power DeskHobbes collection
ºMarket Price: $499.99
Final Price: $248.88
Suggested Monthly Payment $21.00/mo Learn How
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Rize Adjustable Desk
Rize Adjustable DeskRize collection
ºMarket Price: $1,699.99
Final Price: $798.88
Suggested Monthly Payment $67.00/mo Learn How
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Boswell Power Desk
Boswell Power DeskBoswell collection
ºMarket Price: $999.99
Final Price: $498.88
Suggested Monthly Payment $42.00/mo Learn How
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Oakford Executive Desk
Oakford Executive DeskOakford collection
ºMarket Price: $3,299.99
Final Price: $1,699.99
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Fold Out Writing Desk
Fold Out Writing DeskFold Out Writing Desk collection
ºMarket Price: $1,599.99
Final Price: $798.88
Suggested Monthly Payment $67.00/mo Learn How
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Lottie Desk
Lottie DeskLottie collection
ºMarket Price: $799.99
Final Price: $398.88
Suggested Monthly Payment $34.00/mo Learn How
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Scout Writing Desk
Scout Writing DeskScout collection
ºMarket Price: $2,199.99
Final Price: $1,099.99
Suggested Monthly Payment $67.00/mo Learn How
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Ash Creek Desk Set
Ash Creek Desk SetAsh Creek collection
ºMarket Price: $2,399.99
Final Price: $1,198.88
Suggested Monthly Payment $59.00/mo Learn How
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Taylor Writing Desk
Taylor Writing DeskTaylor collection
ºMarket Price: $799.99
Final Price: $398.88
Suggested Monthly Payment $34.00/mo Learn How
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Ash Creek Desk with USB Port
Ash Creek Desk with USB PortAsh Creek collection
ºMarket Price: $999.99
Final Price: $498.88
Suggested Monthly Payment $42.00/mo Learn How
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Galaxy Adjustable Desk
Galaxy Adjustable DeskGalaxy collection
ºMarket Price: $2,199.99
Final Price: $1,199.99
Suggested Monthly Payment $84.00/mo Learn How
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Galaxy Lift Top Adjustable Desk
Galaxy Lift Top Adjustable DeskNova Alder collection
ºMarket Price: $1,099.99
Final Price: $599.99
Suggested Monthly Payment $50.00/mo Learn How
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Lattice Lift-Top Desk
Lattice Lift-Top DeskLattice collection
ºMarket Price: $2,599.99
Final Price: $1,399.99
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Eliza 63" Writing Desk
Eliza 63" Writing DeskEliza collection
ºMarket Price: $1,399.99
Final Price: $749.99
Suggested Monthly Payment $63.00/mo Learn How
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Office Desk
Office DeskBaldridge collection
ºMarket Price: $699.99
Final Price: $337.77
Suggested Monthly Payment $29.00/mo Learn How
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Home Office Large Leg Desk
Home Office Large Leg DeskCarynhurst collection
ºMarket Price: $699.99
Final Price: $337.77
Suggested Monthly Payment $29.00/mo Learn How
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60" Adjustable Desk
60" Adjustable DeskOakford collection
ºMarket Price: $2,399.99
Final Price: $1,199.99
Suggested Monthly Payment $84.00/mo Learn How
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Fuller Desk
Fuller DeskFuller - collection
ºMarket Price: $1,199.99
Final Price: $598.88
Suggested Monthly Payment $50.00/mo Learn How
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Moreno 66" Executive Desk
Moreno 66" Executive DeskMoreno collection
ºMarket Price: $3,599.99
Final Price: $1,899.99
Suggested Monthly Payment $22.00/mo Learn How
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Portsmouth Lift Top Desk
Portsmouth Lift Top DeskPortsmouth collection
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Scout Adjustable Lift Desk
Scout Adjustable Lift DeskScout collection
ºMarket Price: $2,799.99
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Carum Lift Top Desk
Carum Lift Top DeskCarum collection
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Stoneham Desk
Stoneham DeskStoneham collection
ºMarket Price: $1,199.99
Final Price: $637.77
Suggested Monthly Payment $54.00/mo Learn How
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Modern Writing Desk
Modern Writing DeskModern collection
ºMarket Price: $899.99
Final Price: $487.77
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Greystone Lift Desk Top
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Cort 2 Drawer Desk
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Mona 2 Drawer Desk
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Brookdale Secretary Desk
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Platinum Place Adjustable Height Desk
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For more advice on buying office furniture check out our Office Chair Buying Guide


Not in the market for a desk? No problem!
Transform your existing furniture into a desk or DIY one

Anything can become a desk if you're creative enough. Here's some ideas for an instant work surface:

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