10 Tips to Selecting Office Furniture

10 Steps to Selecting Office Furniture

By Sarah Elliot

Account Development Manager

Choosing functional office furniture that promotes productivity can be an overwhelming undertaking. Below are several considerations to help ensure you select products that are not only functional and aesthetically pleasing, but also ergonomic and fall within your budget.

1. Assess Your Needs:

Determine the specific requirements of your office space, such as the number of employees, your available space, and the intended use of the space (ie. types of activities performed.)

2. Establish a Budget:

Set a budget for your furniture purchases to help guide your selection process and ensure you stay within financial constraints.

3. Consider Ergonomics:

Prioritize comfort and ergonomic design to promote productivity and reduce the risk of workplace injuries. Look for adjustable chairs with lumbar support, ergonomic height adjustable desks, and supportive accessories.

4. Measure Your Space:

Take accurate measurements of your office space to ensure that furniture pieces fit comfortably without overcrowding the area. It’s important to identify where your power sources are so we can design your space most effectively.

5. Determine Style and Aesthetics:

Choose furniture that complements your office’s design aesthetic and reflects your brand identity. Consider factors such as color schemes, materials, and overall style preferences. If you are working with a new renovation, we recommend choosing your carpet and paint colours first, and matching your furniture finishes accordingly.

6. Prioritize Functionality:

Select furniture that serves its intended purpose efficiently. For example, opt for desks with ample storage and privacy, adjustable height features, and cable management solutions.

7. Test Furniture:

Whenever possible, try out office furniture in person to assess comfort, quality, and durability. Sit in chairs, test out desks, and evaluate the overall feel of each piece. We are always happy to host our clients in one of our showrooms!

8. Consider Sustainability:

Choose environmentally friendly furniture options made from sustainable materials to minimize your carbon footprint and promote eco-conscious practices.

9. Research Manufacturers and Reviews:  

You are always welcome to research reputable furniture suppliers on your own to ensure you’re purchasing high-quality items from reliable sources. However, we represent a wide range of reputable manufacturers and have an extensive knowledge on the quality of products they offer, inclusive of warranty details and overall lifespan of products.

10. Plan for Future Growth:

It’s nearly impossible to predict what the future of the office looks like across the board, so we always recommend anticipating for future growth and changes while maintaining flexibility and versatility within your office. We are here to help with choosing modular or scalable options that can adapt to your evolving needs over time.

By following these steps, you can confidently choose office furniture that enhances your workspace, promotes productivity, and aligns with your budget and aesthetic preferences.