Does you home office look drab or fab?
We are all spending a lot more time at home right now and many of us are still working from home. Is your office the most neglected room in your house? Perhaps it is time to create a more functional and inspiring space with a quick home office makeover? Your home office should be inviting, useable, organised, and full of natural light. We have put together some tips and tricks on how to design your home office space for productivity.
Declutter, declutter, declutter!
A messy workspace is stressful. You already have enough mental clutter, so do not put up with physical clutter. Start fresh and remove any clutter and mess that will distract you. Remember you are the boss and this is a home office makeover!
Think about storage for your space
You cannot overlook the importance of storage. Make sure to include enough shelving, filing cabinets or cupboards for your storage needs. Consider your workflow – what comes in, where will it stay while being worked on, and where does it go when complete? Place your inbox on or next to your desk. Keep your current work within arm’s reach and store things once complete.
Take some time each week to clean your home office. This will ensure you stay on top of the paperwork and the “piles” that can mount up over time.
Select a great desk and chair for your office
Choosing the right desk and chair for your home office is essential. Select a desk that is wide enough for your computer and anything else necessary to do your work. Invest in a good-quality chair that is comfortable and adjustable if possible. Your neck and back will thank you for it, and your home office will start to look the part.
Good lighting is key for your home office makeover
Create a remote workspace that includes as much natural light as possible. Natural light is proven to improve your mental health by boosting your morale. Position your desk to face the windows or in a location where your computer screen will not be affected. By simply adding a glazed door to your home office you can help to improve the natural flow of light transmission. Remember the right door on your home office can make a huge difference to light flow and the way you feel. Perhaps you have plain timber doors throughout your home? Adding a glass interior door (clear, opaque or frosted) will set your home office apart whilst still offering privacy, soundproofing and some style. Not sure, what door might suit your space? Check out our portfolio for some inspiration.
Get some green!
Research has shown that exposure to nature and plants is proven to improve focus, boost mood, reduce anxiety, all whilst purifying the air. Adding an indoor plant or a small vase of cut flowers from the garden will bring life to your workspace and more importantly, make you smile when you get to your desk. There is a myriad of choices when it comes to indoor plants, so there is really no excuse why you cant add a plant or three.
Personalise your space
Once your office is neat, clean, and inviting, start personalising it. Add photographs, pictures and anything that inspires you. If you surround yourself with things you love, it will not feel like work after all.