How to Furnish Your Office With Used Office Furniture

Furnishing An Office

Furnishing an office is no easy feat. In fact, it can be a stressful time for anyone. Not only do you have to cater for everyone with the right amount of desks and other office equipment, but you also need to consider placement of certain staff and ensure a good flow throughout. While to some it may sound easy, believe us when we say it isn’t. As with anything in life however, there are a few considerations that you can make to ensure it goes according to plan and everyone, including Susan in accounts, is happy with their location.

Considerations For Office Furnishing

Perhaps one of the biggest struggles when furnishing your office with second hand furniture, is that you may on occasion find yourself having to work with certain sized desks and cabinets. While this isn’t often thanks to a continual supply of office furniture from our contacts throughout the UK, it may on occasion happen. With the right approach, however, this can work for everyone. Here are just some of the considerations you need to factor in to furnish your office with used office furniture.

Consider The Numbers

Any office worth its weight in gold will know that the numbers are always going to be a factor. Not only do you need to consider the amount of staff you have but you’ll also need to consider the square footage of your office and the budget you have to work with. Once you have all of this information, you’re good to go.

 Look At Each Staff Members Needs

Some staff will need just a simple desk and power source, others will need filing cabinets, seating arrangements for clients and much more. Make a list of what each staff member needs so you can ensure you cater to everyone. 

Decide How Flexible You Are

Are you particularly strict on the colour scheme? Do you want each member to have the same desk? Do you want certain coloured filing cabinets? If so, you may have to wait for us to source those particular items. If not, you have an entire stock room of furniture to work with.

Create A Rough Floor Plan

This is something a lot of our clients do. Creating a rough floor plan with measurements of your office space will give you a great idea of what and who you can place where. Where a collection of filing cabinets may be best positioned and where not to place certain things, such as meeting desks next to toilets etc.

Don’t Be Afraid To Ask

If after carrying out the above you find yourself struggling to decide on what you need and where, simply ask. Here at 484 Office Furniture, we’ve done this so many times, we’re not afraid to say that we know a thing or two about office interiors. In fact, a great number of our clients simply show us the space they have, tell us what they need and allow us to help them decide on the best pieces for the job.


Furnishing your office space with used office furniture needn’t be a tough task. In fact, with a little consideration for the above factors and of course, a little help from our amazing team at 484 Office Furniture, we can make any office space look a million dollars without the associated price tag. Contact us today on 01473 713336.