When choosing a desk for your home, its function is important. Will you be using it to get work done, or is it mainly decorative? If you’re using it for work, will you be using a computer mostly or will it be used more for paper tasks, such as sorting mail? This is important because desks are designed specifically to perform certain functions and if there are cords hanging all over the place, you’ve chosen poorly. You should also consider the size and height of the desk. If you’re a messy worker, you may want a large desk to spread out, or you may want a lot of organization — drawers and pen holders and whatnot. If you’re tall, don’t buy a short desk, and if you’re short — well, you get the picture.
Choosing a bookshelf can be a similar process. It’s important to determine what you’ll be using the bookshelf for. It should be easy if you just need to store books. If you’re using it for a variety of items of different sizes and weights, however, it can be a little trickier. In this case, you’ll want to make sure you get a bookshelf that can support the necessary weight, and you may want to look into getting one with adjustable shelves to accommodate the various-sized items.
There are quite a few variables to consider when choosing a new desk or bookshelf. Unlike many other furnishings, these aren’t just decorative — they need to be suited to the function that they’ll be performing. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by the dizzying variety of choices, stop by the Alice Lane Collection and talk with one of our experienced designers. We can walk you through the choices to find the perfect desk or bookshelf for you!