There’s no question about it, 2020 was a crazy year, and so much has changed. We were hit with one of the biggest pandemics in recent history, a phenomenon that forced many people to adapt in unforeseen ways, including compelling us to stay at home far more often, especially for work.
The New Work-From-Home Culture
The work-from-home culture has seen people staying at home throughout the day and working on their mobile phones and computers, turning their homes into an office. For those of us who want to work even more efficiently at home, we often find ourselves needing appropriate furniture.
Now, while a real, true home office is the place to actually get things done, the rest of your house still needs to feel comfortable and look great. And because people are spending so much time at home, you want to make sure that when your workday is over, you can have a way to kick back and relax.
Thus, the furniture you need for a great entertainment setup is mandatory (to complement the basic furniture necessities, such as a bed and a wardrobe). This year, you need to upgrade your couch, your entertainment center, and your living room furniture as well as your home office.
Creating A True Home Office
No matter what type of job you have, if you have been working from home during the pandemic, you know that a solid, working home office is essential for you to continue to work efficiently. As meetings and cloud video calls are now the norm, most people cannot afford to bring their work colleagues into their bedroom or dining room without compromising their privacy — so the construction of a home office is necessary. In addition, make sure to locate your wifi source near the home office for maximum high-speed connectivity, and find ways to manage the wires and cables that will invariably be a part of your desk setup. You can also see more tips on creating a great home office in our three-part “Upgrade Your Home Office” blog series.
Whether you have a large space or just a small corner to yourself, you can find the right furniture for it at Fireside, such as this red oak roll top desk. In addition, bookshelves and decor to match your aesthetic will make your work-from-home life all the more manageable and effective.
Home Entertainment That Helps You Unwind
This year, make sure you have an area of your home that is dedicated to entertainment and leisure — a place to get away from your work for a while. Fireside Furniture has a large selection of home entertainment centers, such as this off-white, 4-Piece Farmhouse Wall System with open shelves and a TV Console featuring sliding barn doors.
A couch is another crucial aspect of unwinding, of course. A large comfy sectional like this one is ideal for a home entertainment setup, and you can also add little consoles or tables in between your recliner or couch to hold drinks or the remote or your mobile phone. You can also add love seats and long couches to your entertainment setup to make things interesting. Make sure that you match your style and preferences with your furniture. Other home entertainment furniture choices include full setups to hold your video game consoles, electronics and cases of games and books.
Treat Yourself To A New Mattress
In 2020, the world learned the importance of self-care, and we at Fireside Furniture think everyone should take that to heart by treating themselves to a new mattress. Many people spend as much time in bed as they do anywhere else, and so it should be comfortable and pleasing. Fireside Furniture specializes in Gold Bond Mattresses, a brand we trust. They’ve been making quality mattresses since the 1800’s, and are one of the most respected mattress manufacturers in the world.
Accent Furniture That Enhances Your Style
Once you have made some basic upgrades to your furniture — such as improving your mattress or setting up a great home office, you should get some accents that match personal styles and tastes. Adding a gorgeous piece of accent furniture to your living room makes your vision for your home and personal space stand out, and Fireside Furniture has a great variety of accessories, from corner cabinets to mirrors to decorative bowls. Remember — these kinds of accents are supposed to stand out from the other furniture of the house, so don’t be afraid to experiment!
For example, if you have traditional furniture in the other rooms or areas of the house, you can go with a sleek and modern piece of furniture for your accent to achieve the complimentary look. These accent pieces usually also have a huge visual impact, due to the sharp ideological contrast between the rest of the furniture. On the other hand, if you mostly have modern and contemporary furniture in your living, dining, or bedroom, you can accent your space with a farmhouse or antique-looking piece, such as this writing desk with reclaimed wood finish.
Make 2021 The Year You Refresh Your Furniture
With the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, we have all been forced to stay home, surrounded by our furniture and our own things. Hence, not only do we have an obligation to ourselves to make our living space as beautiful and tasteful as possible, we also have to make ourselves that much more productive. Being productive comes with the addition of suitable furniture to your living space. With the construction of an elaborate work-from-home office, a home entertainment center (to relax) and accent furniture to wow your guests, you can really complete your home with furniture that suits you and your needs.