Build a Better Private Office

These days, a private office is a luxury that provides quietude, enhances focus, maximizes productivity, and allows privacy for sensitive meetings. The right furniture suites set the proper tone while maximizing the capabilities of these solitary spaces.

See What Fits

The size of your private office space defines the limitations of your furniture. Take careful and accurate measurements, and don't forget about door swing, windows, vents, and any odd corners that might complicate things.

Start With Design  

Company pending, the occupant of the private office might have a say in the final design. Work with an interior designer to ensure that everybody's vision is within reach and that the aesthetic is neutral enough to fit today's occupant and beyond.

The Scope of Seating

An executive chair is an obvious requirement, but a set of desk chairs are a common fixture in private offices. Larger spaces may be able to accommodate a 2–4 person meeting table, and executive suites may even have room for more comfortable lounge seating.

Working Within Budget

Executive furniture is a bit pricier than bulk desking. Pay attention to the cost of a furniture suite and see what substitutions can be made if you're nearing your maximum budget. Lean on larger décor choices, such as artificial plants or a coat stand, to complete the space without dramatically increasing cost.

Storage Solutions

Consider the storage needs of your occupant and the types of items they'll need to organize. Mixed-type storage credenzas, bookcases, wardrobes, and mobile filing pedestals are great ways to add additional storage capacity with style.

Privacy vs. Forward-Facing

While the shape of the space might dictate what's possible, there's a clear difference between a desk facing outward and one facing a wall. Position your workstation in a way that's conducive to productivity and any need to accommodate guests.


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