Your home is your pride and joy, but it could now also be your central point of work for your business, or because you are now working from home. If you’re now working from home, you may be in it for the long-term as things with coronavirus certainly aren’t dying down. As we get used to the new normal, it’s time to think about creating the perfect home office space to enjoy and keep you productive.
Home Office Location
When choosing where to set up your home office, you need to think about the traffic running through your home and the noise levels from both indoors and outdoors. You have to think about noise that you may hear from the street and also any noise you may hear indoors from things such as the kids having the TV on. If you place it near the kitchen, family room, or bathroom, then you may end up with a lot of distractions. If you don’t have space in your home for the perfect office location it may be worth working with architects to design an extension or replan of the layout on your home. However, if you have small children, it might be ideal to have your office near the playroom so you can keep your eye on them better.
Keep Things Simple
Although you may feel as you want to go mad with decorating, creating your space, and adding in loads of stationary, however, it’s best to keep it simple. Keep the walls neutral and add some pictures, you need it to not be a distracting area. You should also try to keep your desk clean with as little clutter as possible. If you need a lot of stationary or supplies, it may be worth getting a desk tidy and some under-desk storage.
Blend It In
Your home office should ideally be somewhere that easily blends with the rest of your home. If your office is visible from other areas of your home, think about how it blends. The style and colours should ideally be complementary and not clash. If your office space is sitting in your dining room or living room, for example, try to have the desk match the other furniture in the room, and keep the area clean and tidy, in similar colours to the room it’s situated.
Let In The Light
There have been studies that show that when people work in natural light they absorb more vitamin D, sleep better, are more productive, and have fewer eye problems. Light can boost your mood and keep you away from stress and anxiety too. Not to mention, if you make sure there is plenty fo natural light in your office, there will be less need for you to have the lights on, thus, reducing your electricity bill.
These are four great ways to create the perfect office space in your home for you to enjoy your working from home experience. Id there anything that you have done to your working space to make it perfect for your home? Please share them in the comments below.
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