6 simple steps to the ultimate desk set-up

​A large part of all office work is centred around the individual workspace. Making it ergonomic is vital, but what other factors matter? For inspiration and assistance, here’s a guide to a well-planned, inviting, affordable set-up. Since the solution is also scalable, it’s equally useful for start-ups and already booming businesses.

1. Be kind to your behind​

It’s not without reason that office work is said to be a sitting job. Regardless of your line of work, staying seated for long periods deserves a good chair. Like a HATTEFJÄLL office chair. Easily adjustable and with excellent support. All done in a timeless style that goes well with just about any interior.​

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2. Find a desk to both sit and stand by​

A truly ergonomic workspace is one that allows you to alternate body positions, in particular between seated and standing. That way, a desk with adjustable height can help with both well-being and productivity. When upright, a FREIVID standing mat can relieve pressure on your knees and back.​

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3. Set the right lighting for a good day’s work​

Proper working light – like the blue-enriched white kind from a NYMÅNE work lamp – stimulates your brain, alertness and performance. Then again, sometimes you need less light. Access to daylight is a boon, especially when filtered through green leaves, but complement with a blind to filter sharp sunlight.​

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4. Have a tool for every task handy​

A desk organiser is a super simple way to keep the things you need in order. And accessible, and visible. Having your go-to accessories collected also adds flexibility – it’s easy to take them with you whenever mobility counts.​


5. Simplify coming and going​

Whether your office has fixed spaces or is adapted to hybrid work, everyone gains from hassle-free docking. A cable management box keeps the desktop clean and cables hidden. Another shortcut to focused work, EILIF screens help to minimise noise and visible distractions (while doubling as noticeboards).

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6. Take a deep breath and relax​

Caring for less obvious aspects of office life can really make a difference. After all, an office is more than furniture and paperwork. Like an air purifier improving co-workers’ sense of well-being. Last but not least, plenty of plants – real and artificial – can do wonders for both mood and creativity.

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