More people than ever are working from home. Some people still work for larger companies but are lucky enough to be able to work flexibly from home some of the time. Others have started a home business or are working from home as freelancers. And some people are making money from their hobbies or running successful blogs.
Whatever you do in your work from home, it’s essential that you’ve got an office space. While it can be tempted to work on the sofa in front of the TV, and sometimes, this can be great, it’s not a long-term solution. Having a dedicated office area makes it easier to concentrate and focus, easier to separate work and home and gives you a space to keep all of your files and documents organised.
However, that doesn’t mean that it has to be boring.
Keep It Neat
The most important thing about your home office, however you may choose to style it, is that it’s neat. Remember, it’s your office. Where you keep important files and where you work. Make sure everything is organised and that you’ve got plenty of storage space so that everything can have a home and is easy to find.
A neat and organised office can allow you to focus on your work without distraction, reduce your stress and improve your mood. When it comes to placement, think very carefully. Make sure anything you use a lot is within reach of your desk and keep anything else out of the way.
There’s a vast range of artwork you could add. Invest in some originals, buy prints and frames, or frame your own art. You could even tear pages from magazines to create cool framed pieces. Just make sure you don’t overdo it. Took much clutter on your walls can be distracting or even give you a headache. Keep things simple for maximum effect.
Yes, you need a desk, chair and some shelving. But there’s plenty of room to have fun with your furniture. You could add a living room TV cabinet. Think outside the box when it comes to furniture to make your office unique and cool.
Keep it Light
Your home office needs to have plenty of light. If possible make sure there’s a window that gets plenty of sun during the day. Keep your walls light colours and make sure to include a desk lamp and some other lighting options. This will help you to feel alert and focused and allow you to get a lot done when you are in the office.
Invest in a Chair
A good chair can add luxury and glamour. But, it can also help keep you sat straight. If you work long hours, being hunched over a desk, or slouched all day can quickly lead to a bad back. Investing in a good quality chair will make the room look great and offer you the support that you need.
With just a few touches your office can easily become the prettiest room the house.