Paying bills? Mailing letters? Working from home? Sure, you could take care of these tasks at the kitchen counter, but a dedicated home office space is a great investment for a number of reasons. Having an intentional workspace can help you: Stay organizedBe more productiveSeparate work from the rest of your living spaces Not every office has to be a wood-paneled room lined with bookcases (but if you have the space to do it, we\u2019re all for it!) If your home lacks an extra room, we\u2019re here to tell you that you can still create a functional home office. Think outside the box by identifying a small nook or empty corner that could be put to good use. When it comes time to pull your office essentials together, Brumbaugh\u2019s has the western furniture and decor you need to create something rustic and refined.\u00a0View\u00a0our collection of high-quality desks and chairs\u00a0online, and then\u00a0visit us in our Fort Worth store\u00a0to select your perfect pieces. What kind of office do you need? Your office should be designed to fit its function. So first, it\u2019s important to think of how you\u2019ll use the space. Do you routinely work from home or run a small business? Are you simply looking for a designated spot to sort through mail and email? Will your desk support computer monitors and other equipment, or do you just need a place to rest your laptop? Will your whole family share the office space or will it be just for you? Once you understand how you\u2019ll use it, you can create a list of necessary features for your space, such as: Durable work surfaceGood lightingMultiple drawersand more Once your list is ready, it\u2019s time to find the two main components of every office: a desk and chair. The Desk A desk is the anchor of home office furniture, and for tiny office nooks, it\u2019s truly the item that defines your space. It\u2019s important to understand exactly how much space you\u2019re working with. You want to purchase a desk that is large enough for you to work comfortably on, while small enough to not get in the way. Don\u2019t forget to also consider storage when buying a desk. You may desire drawer space to file away important documents or store note cards and stamps. While a larger office space may afford additional space for separate cabinets or storage, a smaller space may need a piece that pulls double duty as both filing cabinet and desk. The Chair While it may seem smart to go with the most stylish chair you can find, don\u2019t forget that sitting at a desk for hours at a time calls for comfort, too. We suggest going with a padded chair for optimum comfort that doesn\u2019t sacrifice style. Before you purchase the chair, make sure that you can sit comfortably at your desk in it. Is there enough room for your legs to fit underneath? Do your arms rest comfortably on the table for typing or writing? These small things will quickly become big annoyances the longer you spend in your office, so be sure to test it out in store. Practical Accessories Home office furniture is fun to play up with accessories that match your home\u2019s interior design. We say, once you have the desk and chair squared away, go for form over function with the accessories. Here are some ideas to get you started: We love using a unique\u00a0table lamp, rather than a traditional desk lamp, to create a warm, comfortable atmosphere in your office.\u00a0Upgrade to a\u00a0leather mousepad\u00a0for a touch of rustic elegance.\u00a0 The little things make a difference; hideaway generic, mismatched pens and instead display a uniform set of elegant pens on the desk. We like a\u00a0simple wooden pen\u00a0for a timeless look. Stylish Storage Stacks of papers, unsightly cords, and other work essentials don\u2019t always make for good design (and aren\u2019t what you want to see at home). Find ways to organize your items while maintaining the style of your space. Our favorite picks: A\u00a0large, turquoise-accented tray\u00a0can be a simple way to wrangle loose papers and mail.Keep a\u00a0decorative box\u00a0on the desk for spare cards, stamps, and other items you want within reach but out of sight.If you\u2019re tight on space, consider going vertical with storage. Hang shelves to house books and binders, while accenting with stylish odds and ends. It\u2019s an easy way to create the functional decoration. Your Home Office Furniture Headquarters A western home calls for a western-style office. At Brumbaugh\u2019s Fine Home Furnishings, we have the desks, chairs, and accessories you need to pull together a beautiful office (one that will make sitting down to work much more enjoyable!).