Regardless if you are work full-time from your home or just have the occasional need to conduct business from home, a home office is a great way to utilize an extra room or you can add a finished shed. A functional place to work in your home can be designed to improve both productivity and comfort.
Here Are 5 Home Office Ideas To Get You Started
Invest in the right office chair. Investing in an ergonomic office chair is vital. You may be spending anywhere from 30 to 50 hours a planted in that seat, so while no one may be watching if you wander off, your back and productivity will thank you. Purchasing one with multiple adjustments is ideal so it fits you just right is always a good idea.
Switch up your lighting. Fluorescent lighting has been proven to be hard on the eyes. Make the switch to LED or halogen light bulbs in your home office and try to let in as much natural light as possible. Also, consider finding a desk lamp to reduce headaches and eye strain. If you're often doing video calls, lighting makes all the difference so don't think it's vain to jump on Amazon and order yourself a video call light.
Keep your essentials within reach and neatly organized. Nothing says productivity like a clean, functional workspace. Make sure when you pick you desk that you select one with enough storage or install creative shelving to keep items like pens, pencils, extra batteries, calculators, notepads, and more stored within arm’s reach.
Decorate bright and don't be shy to pick some color. Pick a color you love and use it to spice up the room. Use cheery yellow/oranges or relaxing tones like greens and blues, instead of beiges and browns. Please, do your agent a favor and never use red unless you intend to paint it again before you move.
Aim for the view not for maximized space. If it's possible, position your desk so you are facing a window instead of a blank wall. Natural light does wonders for staying alert your mental health so you can give yourself a short mental break when necessary by looking to the outdoors.