Whether you’re looking to make your work area a distraction-free space or you’re trying to protect against the transmission of the coronavirus, dividing a shared office can provide lots of benefits. Contrary to popular belief, dividing up an office area doesn’t have to mean making everything into tiny, square boxes or having a boring room layout.

To help you redesign your space and maximize your focus, while protecting your creative thinking, we’ve compiled our top tips for keeping things exciting in a shared office space.

The Shared Work-from-Home Space

If you’re struggling to share the home office slash junk room that was mostly untouched until COVID-19, you’re not alone. The work-from-home lifestyle has left people around the world trying to find ways to split their home office, instead of pushing a spouse or roommate out to the kitchen table.

Bookshelf Dividers

Place two simple, full-height bookshelves side by side through the middle of the room. If they’re solid-backed, one will face you to hold your work essentials, while the other faces away, toward your partner, creating a simple wall for art and photos. If you go with see-through bookshelves, try filling them with items that look great from both sides, like plants and globes.

Long Side-by-Side Desks

In this setup, you and your officemate can work side by side at a desk that’s long enough to allow two separate workspaces. Split the area between your chairs with a low credenza or filing cabinet.

Mid-Room Splits

Face your desks toward one another with a divider wall between you to split the room down the middle. Alternatively, you can opt for a two-person desk that easily splits the room for you.

Keeping the Crew Safe

Your business can still thrive with a creative space, even if you need to divide up an open area to protect the people in your office.

Here’s our favorite space-dividing ideas for shared office spaces:

Solero Dividers

As our top pick, these dividers work like building blocks. Rearrange the dividers into a variety of shapes and sizes, mount them to a wall, or let them stand freely. With the perfect size to protect personal space without giving off the illusion of complete isolation, Solero Dividers also help to reduce noise, while having the optional feature of a blurred “window” installment.

Mobile Whiteboard Dividers

A great way to divide any workspace, placing whiteboard dividers not only allows for the ability to constantly reinvent the office layout, but it also offers ample space for new ideas and note-taking.

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Have questions about the best ways to divide your office? Whether you’re struggling with a tight space or need to accommodate your whole team, Office Furniture Direct has got what you need! Contact us at (503) 546-1546 and let us help you take control of your office space!

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