Working from home is a wonderful way to combine the best of both worlds into one— relaxation and productivity. Working from home means that you can enjoy the comfort of your home and avoid commuting, and in some cases remain much more focused than you would in an office environment.
However, for many, working on your couch is hardly an option. A designated workspace in your home is critical to ensure maximum productivity and focus. Not to mention if you are someone who’s on Zoom calls for a good portion of the day, your home office is much more presentable.
Designing your home office is an important step in ensuring you do your best work. However, if you’re not much of an interior designer, you may not be sure where to start. To help, here are some of the best tips for designing a fantastic home office.
Choose The Right Colors
Color scheme is everything when it comes to maximizing your productivity. From painting your walls, to choosing the perfect furniture, choose colors that are light and airy. Opting for darker colors could drown out the light, and leave you feeling sluggish and unfocused.
However, that’s not to say that the same colors have the same effect on everyone. If bright lime green makes you feel more focused, then, by all means, go for it!
Choose The Right Location
If you have kids or pets, certain areas of the house are less practical than others for work. You want to make sure that it’s an area of the house that has low foot traffic and is as quiet as possible. In other words, you don’t want it to be right next to the playroom or an area of the house where your dogs are barking.
In addition to the area of your house, you want to make sure that your desk is in the right area of the room. Place your desk near a window if possible, where you get plenty of natural light which can boost your mood and overall energy levels.
Personalize Your Space
While there are no rules when it comes to decoration, many interior designers agree that personalization is critical when it comes to designing your home office. Your home office should reflect your own unique personality and style with various elements that inspire you. From quotes you like, to photos of the people you love most, add plenty of visual additions that make your space feel like it’s yours.
Buy The Right Equipment
Even though you may not necessarily be receiving clients in your home office, that’s not to say it shouldn’t look the part. You’ll feel much more motivated in a space that’s full of the right equipment and furniture than you would in a workspace hastily thrown together with cheap materials.
Buy a high-quality chair that supports the natural curvature of your spine, and make sure that your desk it’s high quality as well. You also want to make sure that you have a reliable internet connection, a powerful computer, and any other tools that your work requires.