Most of us can relate to the work/life balance struggle, and the lines get even blurrier for anyone who works from home. But there are ways to get a little closer to striking the balance. The key to said balance? Carving out an area in your home that's conducive to productivity and feels separate from the spaces you lounge, relax, and unwind in.
While the right décor, supplies, and accessories can definitely help set the tone, office furniture tends to either make or break it. And since not all of us can create a home office akin to an Ivy League library, we decided to track down the best affordable office furniture options. Take a look at the most stylish, affordable office furniture for a productive workspace, broken down by item type below.
Tables and Desks
With clean, refined midcentury lines, plenty of tabletop surface space, and a nice walnut finish, this desk will satisfy a variety of environments and needs.
If all you need is a classic desk to get the job done, look no further. This one has plenty of usable surface area and extra storage for your files and supplies.
Simple and practical, this no-frills table is perfect for anyone who has a studio space or needs something on wheels for mobility.
If you're currently working with a small team, a round conference table will definitely come in handy during brainstorms and also feels very office-appropriate, which will small home office or temporary workspace.
Just because you only have a tiny nook to work with doesn't mean you can't find a desk to suit your needs. This one is slim and versatile, plus there's a hidden shelf right under the tabletop.
Have you ever seen a cooler desk chair? The handsome leather upholstery adds a perfect touch of style without veering on flashy or distracting.
Opt for a pretty pastel hue to lighten the mood while you work. The soft organic lines and shape also give it a nice flair and added comfort.
If you want to stick with the classics and opt for something with good back support, try this desk chair.
Unique and chic, this white and gold office chair will win your desk some serious style points.
Opt for a slim, discreet desk chair like this one if you're working with a tinier space.
If you have a ton of books, notebooks, and journals, a modular shelf like this one will put them on display while keeping clutter a minimum.
Open-shelves are a great storage solution for anyone who wants to display their accessories and have easy access to important items.
This modular shelf system is great for anyone who needs to customize their storage. Order as many or few as you need.
A storage solution on wheels is perfect for anyone who needs to transport a bunch of paperwork from place to place.
Drawers and cabinets can be great for bulkier, less attractive items or files you don't need to access too often.
Though not exactly "furniture," workspace lighting is absolutely crucial. This one will do the trick.
Considering it has a small silhouette, this design-savvy task light plays a big style game.
If your desk is super tiny, opt for a compact task light like this one.
If you share a desk with a partner, roommate, or family member, this two-tiered lamp will provide light for both of you while freeing up some table space.
You can always count something brass to introduce sass and flavor to a lackluster environment.