Home furnishing trends (including standing desks and TV lifts!)

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Home furnishing trends (including standing desks and TV lifts!)

Interior design trends come and go. One year might see a resurgence in hardwood, while another might see glass make a comeback.

One thing that never goes out of fashion however? Good ergonomics!

When deciding what furniture to use in your home or workplace, it’s important to choose furniture that not only looks good, but is also comfortable and safeguards your health.

Luckily for you, current trends are putting more and more emphasis on ergonomics – here are just a couple of trends that combine design aesthetic with healthy and safe ergonomics.

5 Home Furnishing Trends Combines Design Aesthetic

1) Choose space-saving furnishings

With Aussie homes shrinking, space is starting to become more and more important – ample room has become a luxury!

And despite moves towards open-plan offices, floor space is still at a premium for many workplaces.

As such, furniture designers are increasingly looking for ways to save room.

One current trend in home and office furnishings that’s taking off are TV lifts.

These innovative space-saving inventions enable your plasmas, LCDs, LEDs, and monitors “pop up” or “pop-down” when not in use.

This can save considerable amounts of space to be used for other purposes when you aren’t watching your favourite television show or engrossed in the latest blockbuster movie.

Not to mention, they offer a range of other benefits too!

For example, TV lifts protect your screen from damage when not in use, as well as UV damage (some LCD screens are very sensitive to strong sunlight).

Finally, for certain businesses, the slick sci-fi aesthetic they offer can help “wow” potential customers and business partners! Best of all, your conference room has a ton more purposes when the television or plasma screen isn’t constantly taking up half the table.


2) Furniture tailored for you

One size doesn’t fit all – this is something that more and more furniture designers are finally starting to take on board!

Adjustability doesn’t just matter from a comfort standpoint either (though that’s certainly important) – it also plays a role in ergonomics and health.

For example, an electric standing desk can be adjusted for use standing and seated. This allows you to adjust your desk to your own, exact specifications and level of comfort that matches your height.

Not only that, but electric standing desks also allow you to alternate between sitting and standing while working in your home office.

This opens the door to many potential health benefits, and can help you avoid common issues that come with a sedentary lifestyle.


3) High-tech furniture

We have smart TVs, electric cars and smartphones… it was only a matter of time before our furniture started incorporating cutting-edge technology too!

In the old days, adjusting a sit-stand desk was a major pain in the neck. You’d have to fiddle with knobs and levers until you got your desk at the perfect height.Thankfully, it’s much easier nowadays (which is probably why they’re starting to take off!)

Electric standing desks can be adjusted with the push of a button. You’ll be able to switch between sitting and standing with ease, in just a few seconds.


Not to mention, you’ll also be able to “save” a set height, meaning you won’t ever have to worry about missing that “sweet spot” ever again.

Modern room witn home theater 3D rendering

4) Minimalism

The future is minimalist – simple as that.

Modern design focuses on sleekness and seamless designs. That means minimising clutter and creating smooth surfaces.

So it’s no wonder TV lifts are starting to take off!

Like we mentioned above, TV lifts hide screens when they aren’t in use, leaving a smooth and seamless cabinet or desk behind.

However, these aren’t the only recent furniture innovations designed with minimalism in mind!

In workplaces, CPU holders are becoming more and more popular.

Think about how much space a desktop PC takes up. That’s a lot of room that could be used for other office equipment, or simply left clear.

By securely storing the CPU tower underneath the desk, CPU holders save space and contribute to a seamless, minimalist office desk.


5) Furniture that protects your health and safety

We live increasingly sedentary lives. Unfortunately, that comes with a range of potential health problems:

  • Poor circulation
  • Increased pressure on the spine
  • Higher glucose, insulin and blood fat
  • Higher chance of heart disease

Thankfully, designers are starting to realise how health-conscious we’re becoming, and are designing ergonomic furniture to protect you from these problems.

According to medical professionals, alternating between sitting and standing is the secret to avoiding the downsides of sitting for long periods and of standing for too long.

In response to this, electric standing desks are hitting the market in larger numbers.

Another issue is monitor height. Ideally, your eyes should be level with the upper half of your screen. You should not be, by default, craning your neck down to view your screen. One way to address this seemingly small problem (that can result in neck, shoulder, and back pain) is a desk platform, like Ergomotion’s Microdesk.

All these and more are just some of the ways furniture is catching up to modern trends!


Don’t get left behind: choose furniture that combines design and ergonomics

Want your home furniture to reflect the latest trends?

If so, you’ll want to contact Ergomotion!

We offer a range of modern furniture and accessories, including TV lifts and sit-stand desks. They’ll keep your home, home office, or workplace at the forefront of design and trends

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Moreover, each is carefully designed to improve health, safety, production and work quality, all in one. We offer custom-made solutions for any kind of work or home environment.

Want to learn more? Contact Ergomotion on (03) 9579 1454 or fill in this form and we will be in touch.

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Richard 02/12/21

Guy was extremely helpful and made sure I got the right desk to suit me, not just recommending the most expensive one. The desk I got was at a solid price, and was exactly what I was after. Highly recommend Ergomotion.

Ash Warshitzky 30/11/21

I purchased an electric sit-stand desk from ErgoMotion over a month ago, and hands down can say this has been the best purchase I've made for my home office and I regret not getting one sooner. Build quality and usability is fantastic, was easy to assemble, all the cable mess is hidden in the tray. Also, important to note that Guy and the team has been fantastic to deal with.

Daniel Boldt 25/11/21

Can’t recommend Ergomotion enough. Guy was an absolute pleasure to deal with. Answered all my questions promptly. I bought the Edesk with the rubberwood top and it’s amazing. Highest quality and a solid build. You can’t beat Linak tech for standing desks. Also delivery was super simple and quick.

sophii 23/11/21

Absolutely love my desk. I had been looking for MONTHS for a standing desk. Indecision was killing me, and my back, as I needed one desperately to change up my day when working from home. I was worried about the size, quality and durability, as well as warranty. All sites I found were either the wrong sizes for me, lack of warranty information, and not enough good (or not enough) reviews to be spending quite a bit of money on. I have trust issues. Thankfully I found Ergomotion - who has so many great reviews for many reasons. The owner, Guy, is very responsive and helpful. Replied to one of my questions instantly regarding colour options for the desk. I was also very happy to know that the desk is picked up/delivered assembled. Guy was very patient with my delay in picking up my desk, and was super helpful to change my order to be delivered, with a quick turn around, to accommodate me. The delivery drivers were great too! It was an easy and great experience and I'm glad I spent the money I did for a great product and supporting a local and small business.

José Mario Blandin de Chalain 19/11/21

I love my standing desk. Guy at Ergomotion was very helpful during my order, desk was ready for pick up in 2 days, fit nicely in my SUV and has been a joy to use since. Thanks Guy.

Cyril Gaillard 17/11/21

Utterly impressed with my Ergomotion desk. The all-metal frame is very sturdy and the solid wood option makes it very luxurious. Guy is very helpful and lovely to deal with.

Max Kuper 11/11/21

I got the height adjustable desk for home from Ergomotion after using it at work, and finding it to be the best of all the similar products over the years The service during ordering and installation as great as the product, very professional and tailored to my specific needs Guy goes an extra mile to address all location specific idiosyncrasies Highly recommended

Reshma Jacob 09/11/21

Amazing service . Guy was very patient and prompt and responded to all my questions ; I had many . He worked with me to ensure I was happy with my custom made desk and to top it up , my desk is amazing ! It's so refreshing to really see the care and love put in providing 1. A quality product 2. A service that stretches above and beyond . Thank you . I look forward to using my desk every day and remember how valued I was made to feel as a customer !

Tiancong Li

One of the best services I’ve ever had! Contacted Guy and he walked me through all the options and features of their desks, and just in a few days he delivered the assembled desk to my house by himself. Very professional and efficient! Thanks heaps Guy! Tim

Winston Lee 01/11/21

Bought a couple of Ergomotion's edesk standing desks (LINAK DF2) and they have been great; Very sturdy and moves up/down quietly. Guy was excellent to deal with as he is extremely knowledgeable about the product, very customer focussed, and provides great after sales support.