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Standard Furniture - Bessemer
301 North 19th Street
Bessemer, AL 35020
(205) 425-4337
M-Sat: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Standard Furniture - Center Point
1631 Center Point Road
Birmingham, AL 35215
(205) 853-1250
M-Sat: 10am - 6pm
Standard Furniture - Cullman
906 Perry Street SW
Cullman, AL 35055
(256) 734-6564
M-Sat: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Standard Furniture - Downtown Birmingham
2020 3rd Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 322-1891
M-Sat: 10am - 6:00pm
Standard Furniture - Fayette
104 Temple Avenue North
Fayette, AL 35555
(205) 932-6330
Monday - Sat: 8am - 5pm Wednesday: CLOSED
Standard Furniture - Fayetteville, TN
212 South Main Avenue
Fayetteville, TN 37334
(931) 433-6172
M-Sat: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Standard Furniture - Gardendale
613 Decatur Highway
Gardendale, AL 35071
(205) 631-5641
M-Sat: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Standard Furniture - Graysville
1533 South Main Street
Graysville, AL 35073
(205) 674-5631
M-Sat: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Standard Furniture - Hartselle
106 Hickory Street SW
Hartselle, AL 35640
(256) 773-5444
Monday - Sat: 10:00am - 6:00pm Wednesday: CLOSED
Standard Furniture - Leeds
7710 Parkway Drive
Leeds, AL 35094
(205) 699-8412
M-Sat: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Standard Furniture - Moulton
14875 Court Street
Moulton, AL 35650
(256) 974-1164
M-Sat: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Standard Furniture - Pelham
3026 Pelham Parkway
Pelham, AL 35124
(205) 664-4720
M-Sat: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Standard Furniture - Pell City
2108 Cogswell Avenue
Pell City, AL 35128
205-338-3830
M-Sat: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Standard Furniture - Talladega
853 Battle Street East
Talladega, AL 35160
(256) 362-2330
M-Sat: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Standard Furniture Warehouse
2308 13th Street Ensley
Birmingham, AL 35208
(205) 781-4993
Tuesday - Friday: 7am - 4pm Saturday: 7am - 3pm
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What Furniture Do I Need to Work From Home?

Desk with analog camera behind laptop

Due to social distancing, millions of Americans are now required to work from home. If you're a seasoned remote worker, you've doubtless already got your work space all figured out. But what if you're one of those people who never thought they would work from home? What if you don't even own a desk? If you’re new to working from home, read on for tips and tricks to make your home feel more like a work space.

Tips for Setting Up the Perfect Home Office

  • Find a space that’s well lit.
  • Declutter your space—its going to be easier to set up your office initially if you get rid of some of the extra stuff taking up your physical space and depleting your focus by crowding your mental headspace.
  • If you’re not in the market for buying a new desk chair, at the very least fashion yourself a chair that you can tolerate sitting on for eight hours a day by buying a foam seat pad or memory foam cushion.
  • Setting up your workspace near a window can help increase productivity, boost mood, and allow the opportunity for little peeks outside. Oh yeah! That’s what the outside world looks like!
  • Add some joy to your work from home space. Family photos, plants, or your kid’s drawings are all surefire ways to make your space more cheery. If scents foster happy emotions for you, you can set up a scented candle or oil diffuser in your work room.
  • Adding another monitor—even if it means using your TV—does wonders for your productivity. It really underscores that you are at work and in the productivity zone, not just tinkering on your laptop while sitting on the sofa. With modern tech options that let you mirror your screen from your devices to your TV (Google Chromecast or Apple Airplay AppleTV are two easy ways to do it), you don’t even need to worry about HDMI cables.
  • An important tip for everyone but especially for small spaces—declutter your desk at every opportunity. Nothing robs you of your focus like having to reach around empty cereal bowls, mugs, and stacks of office supplies.
  • Have a dedicated workstation! Read on for tips on buying a new desk, or setting up your very own diy desk space.

Tips for Buying a New Desk

Man Standing at Desk

We now have a wealth of research to prove that sitting all day is bad for your health. That’s why standing desks and adjustable height desks that go from sitting to standing are so popular now. It's important to change positions regularly, even with a standing desk, so sit/stand adjustable desks are a great choice.

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However, if you find you’re more productive when seated or a standing desk isn’t an option, consider a seated desk. A lot of standing desks don’t offer a lot in the way of storage, so a traditional seated desk with storage pedestals or a hutch might be a better option for you.

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Office with Ivory Furniture

What's the Right Size Desk for Me?

Sitting Figure
Standing Figure

Sitting

Standing

  • Your eyes should fall about 2 inches from the top of the monitor to prevent neck pain.
  • The height of your desk should allow your hands to sit flat on the keyboard.
  • Your elbows should bend at a 90 degree angle and rest close to the body.
  • To find your ideal desk height, take your height in inches and divide it by 2.5. So if you are 5'9'', the ideal desk height is 27.5 inches.
  • When you're standing, you should be able to type with your elbows at your sides, and your forearms slightly angled down towards the floor.
  • Your monitor should be eye level.
  • Elbows should be close to the body and the keyboard should be around hip level so the hands are at the height of the elbows, or slightly lower. That means that the tabletop should be roughly at or slightly below elbow height.

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For more advice on buying office furniture check out our Office Chair Buying Guide


Not in the market for a desk? No problem!
Transform your existing furniture into a desk or DIY one

Anything can become a desk if you're creative enough. Here's some ideas for an instant work surface:

Floating desk with computer on top