Furnishing Your Office: Inspiration For Your New Garden Office Pod

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Updated on 01 May 2019 · 4 min read
A garden office pod can provide you with a distraction-free area to work in outside of the family home. Just because it’s a work space, doesn’t mean you need to go for dull furnishings; your home office can be a comfortable and stylish extension of your living space.

Before you go mad picking furnishings and interior decor for your garden office pod, there are a few things you might want to consider.

Furniture for your garden office pod

furnishing your garden office pod

You can’t go wrong with a classic wooden desk and comfortable office chair, but if you want to be a bit more creative there are plenty of options for home office furniture. What about a sleek, modern design, or perhaps even a standing desk?

Depending on the type of work you do, you will probably want to consider some storage, such as a bookshelf and lockable filing cabinets.

If your space is smaller, or you have no need for paper files, some wall shelving may work better instead. This could be used to show off work or achievements which help keep you motivated! It could also be another way to furnish your space with personal touch items such as photographs.

Remember that however you choose to furnish your office, it have to see you through the seasons. Anything overly large and dark might be fine during the light of the summer, but make the area feel cramped during the winter months.

Depending on the size of your garden office pod, you might think about adding an extra seating space such as a comfortable armchair, where you can relax with a cup of coffee, or hold phone calls away from the glare of your screen.

furnishing your garden office pod

Creating your ideal work space

You will want to have a clear desk or work space within your garden office pod. Having it facing out into the garden seems the most obvious choice, but do try various layouts until you decide on one you’re most happy with.

Keeping it simple and clutter-free maximises the area you have to work.

It is important to remember that this is your space. The great thing about having your own office is you can make it suit your individual taste. Adding your favourite personal touches will make you happy and boost your productivity. If that means kitting the place out with retro toys or sports memorabilia, then go for it!

You could add a pop of colour with a few simple prints, maps or framed photographs on the walls of your work space. You might also consider adding a simple plant or two to bring the outside in.

Electricity for your office pod

furnishing your garden office pod

Work these days is mainly online, so you will need to have electricity to your garden office room – that’s a given. You’ll need space to set up all the equipment you’ll need, and you might then want to consider things like where wires will fall and keeping the area as clear as possible.

If you have the space, why not consider something like a small kettle and hot drinks area? This is a nice personal touch particularly if you are intending to meet clients in your office pod. You could even have a small portable fridge under your desk for milk!

Lighting and heating

You can get plenty of natural light into a garden room office by having large floor-to-ceiling windows and/or bi-fold doors, however it’s important to keep windows and doors clear and clutter free to allow the light through. If the space is small, you can create the illusion of a larger area with a mirror on the wall opposite a window or doorway.

You might need to increase your lighting in the winter months. A stylish desk lamp can make a huge difference to the lighting particularly when it comes to the darker, colder mornings and evenings.

As well as having plenty of good lighting you will want to consider how to keep your garden pod to a comfortable temperature. All of the builds at Modern Garden Offices are fully insulated so this may not be as expensive as you think. During the summer, a small, portable desk fan and keeping the doors and windows open will help keep the area cooler. If you haven’t got in-built heating, you will probably want to consider a portable heater such as an oil radiator for the winter.

Whatever you choose, we hope that you will find your new garden office pod a inspiring and productive place to work.


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