Home Office Furniture Trends for 2017

Home Office Furniture Trends for 2017 to Address Function, Space, and Well-Being

One of the most significant changes within the workforce over the last couple of decades has been the increase in the number of people who are now working from home. Whether these individuals are self-employed or are provided such flexibility by their employers, the capability to work remotely and not in a formal office setting or a corporate headquarters is clearly seen by many as a significant benefit; it can help to reduce travel time and expenses while also creating a less stressful work environment and improving one’s work/life balance.

As this shift in physical work locations has evolved, it has also generated a rather significant change in mindset – the establishment of dedicated office space within the home, outfitted with appropriate office furniture. What may once have been an old kitchen table or second-hand desk and mismatching chair in the corner of an unfinished basement has now become a fully-furnished work centre on the main floor or upstairs in a converted bedroom; this has given the home office setting a greater air of decorum while also separating business from personal space within the home, thus helping to improve overall work productivity as well.

Those who work from home could spend a considerable amount of time in their home office; therefore, to be an effective work setting, their home office should provide a blend of:

  • Comfort
  • Efficiency
  • Storage Space
  • Aesthetic Appeal
  • Individual Personality
  • Ease of Access and Egress

Much of the above can be addressed and satisfied through the type of home/executive office furniture selected for the allotted work space. For Toronto residents who are contemplating setting up a home office, or those who may want/need to upgrade their current home office, the experts from Carrocel fine furniture are pleased to provide the following synopsis of the latest trends in home office furniture for 2017:

  • Furniture
    • Investments in quality/longevity – professional aura has a direct effect on work ethic
    • An emphasis on modern pieces that are practical yet lightweight and easier to move
  • Less is Better
    • Focus is on the essentials only – equipment, furniture, etc. needed to work efficiently
    • A shift to minimization – small/portable equipment, wireless technology, digital files
  • Materials and Colours
    • Natural materials that mix with most décor – wood grains, woven fabrics, and inlays
    • Splashes of colour are becoming prominent – to boost mood, creativity, productivity
    • Shades of gray (walls/carpeting) are seen as ideal backdrops to any/all of the above
    • Multi-layered texturing to add a trendy aspect e.g. wallpaper, area rugs, wood, stone
  • Effective Utilization of Space
    • Integration of multi-purpose furniture – combines workspace, seating, and storage
    • Maximization of available wall space for shelving or floor-to-ceiling storage cabinets
    • Incorporation of other amenities into the office – library, home entertainment centre
  • Inclusion of a Health Component
    • Office layouts that force physical activity e.g. equipment/refreshments not in reach
    • Height-adjustable workstations that offer the flexibility to sit or stand while working
    • Appropriate amount and positioning of lighting (natural/artificial) to avoid eye strain

When self-employed or home-based individuals are establishing or upgrading a home office, they may want to visit the Carrocel fine furniture store showroom, located at 245 Bridgeland Avenue near the Yorkdale Mall in Toronto. Carrocel has an impressive selection of high-end modern office furniture and accessories on display to accommodate remote-based business needs; visitors to the Carrocel store will also have the opportunity consult with professional representatives who, based on specific business requirements and home-office layouts, can recommend executive office furniture options that would be consistent with the latest trends for 2017.

An Exquisite Selection of Executive Home Office Furniture and Accent Pieces

The Carrocel fine furniture showroom offers an exquisite selection of modern office furniture displayed throughout 20,000 square feet of floor space. Toronto residents looking to create or modernize a home office can satisfy their furniture and décor needs from an impressive inventory that includes the following and more, in a wide range of styles and construction:

  • Desks and Chairs
  • Consoles/Side Tables
  • Accent Seating/Ottomans
  • Bookcases/Wall Units/Cabinets
  • Lighting, Mirrors, and Area Rugs

Some examples of the executive office furniture on display in Carrocel’s showroom include:

Burnished Bronze BookshelfModern Brass and Parchment Writing DeskBlack High Gloss Art Deco CabinetModern Macassar Writing DeskArt Deco Style Wooden Desk
Pair of Cylindrical Brass and Leather OttomansPair of Black Leather Curved Back Club ChairsPair of Black Velvet and Brass Greek Key Framed StoolsModern Smoked Glass and Stainless Steel DeskRound French Art Deco Tiered Side Table

To gain a more thorough appreciation of the home office furniture currently available in the Carrocel showroom, please go to our Office Furniture page.

For professional advice and guidance on the selection of furniture and accessories to set up or update a home office, call the experts at Carrocel fine furniture at 647-694-4683 today or Contact us to book your no-obligation consultation. At your leisure, you are also invited to view the impressive selection of high-end home office furniture in our 20,000 square-foot showroom, centrally located near Yorkdale Mall in Toronto.

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