Working from home can be the absolute best job for people who like to work on their own time and be their own boss. Also, who doesn’t like a better working space than that of an office cubicle? It’s the absolute work-life balance. Although, sometimes it can be a little unproductive.
Whether you’re working at home full-time or part-time, designating a clear and tidy nook to get all your work done. Here are a couple of things you can do to create and design a home office space that works:
Open your windows for natural lighting
When setting up a home office space, bear in mind that placing your desk in a dark corner, far from the reach of natural lighting, is so much like being caged in a cubicle—which you ought to steer away from since it’s supposed to be a comfortable home office.
Move your workspace a little closer to where natural lighting that hits in a parallel manner to your blinds. You don’t want to get blinded by direct sunlight while working, do you?
Give your desk a view
While you’re at it looking for the perfect spot to position your office space, consider giving yourself somewhere to feast your eyes upon whenever it gets strained from your computer’s radiation. Choose a spot with natural lighting and a view. This could be a view from the window, a nice inspiration board, a picture or artwork right above, or where you can take a peek outside the door.
Having a workspace is not an excuse to have a cluttered desk for which you’re “working on” and so it shall not be meddled with to be cleaned. A neat and tidy workplace increases productivity. So get yourself a few cord organizers, storage bins, and display shelves to keep everything tidied up.
Look for functional tools
Take advantage of all the space you have especially if you have a very limited one. Your desk and storage spaces should be maximized and placed accordingly with your workflow. Do also place the essentials at an arm’s reach and keep your non-essentials (i.e. smartphone) away while working.
When shopping for home office furniture, storage, and other tools, bear in mind that you should look for ones that serve functionality and not only on design.
Stamp your character on your office space, put up a collection of photos of your travels and loved ones; or create a mood board for a quick boost of inspiration and kickstart your creative process. If need be, light up a scented candle for a tingle of productivity- and relaxation-inducing scent to make working feel less of a task.
Add a plant
Plants have been proven to boost a person’s mood. Since you’ll be working inside your home, bringing a touch of greenery inside should make your space feel more breathable. Look for houseplants that need little to no watering so you won’t have to worry about maintenance too much.
With a neat, comfortable, and wonderful home office space, you’ll sure get your work done in no time.
About the author: Chie is a writer/blogger for Wincrest Homes, a company that builds modern family homes in Sydney, the Central Coast, Newcastle, and Hunter Regions. Chie has a deep interest in home design and decorationApril 26, 2018