5 Tips for Designing Your Home Office

May 20, 2020

Working remotely is the standard nowadays due to the covid-19 pandemic. This will likely stay the same for an extended period of time, even when businesses start opening up again. Increase your productivity by making your home office as comfortable and stylish as possible with some of these tips!

Location

You’ll likely be spending approximately 40 hours a week in your home office, so make sure you have enough room to move and breathe. Don’t just squish a tiny desk into a small windowless room. Give yourself sufficient desk space and ensure that the room offers sufficient natural light.

Also consider whether or not you’ll get distracted sitting in your chosen location. Ask yourself whether you need a silent space or you don’t mind occasional traffic passing through.

Form and Function

When arranging your desk, shelves and storage, contemplate your workflow and determine which items you need at your fingertips before investing in furniture pieces. Your desk, shelves and storage should work to serve you, which is why it’s important to purchase pieces that are both stylish and functional.

Open Shelving is a great option for anyone who can stay organized. Being able to see everything means you’ll almost never lose a file or a supply.

Try to stay away from the “office cubicle” appearance when designing the room. Include some personal items, traditional décor, a comfortable chair or loveseat and a nice light fixture to make the room seem warm and welcoming.

The Perfect Chair

The chair is arguably the most important piece of furniture in your home office. You’re going to be sitting in your chair all day, so make sure you invest in one that’s worthwhile. Purchase a chair that’s comfortable to sit in, complements the room and most importantly, one that’s ergonomically correct!

Scandinavian Style Room

Furnish and decorate your room Scandinavian style! Scandinavian style rooms are known for putting functionality above aesthetics, with subtle neutral touches and lots of negative space. This style is pleasing to the eye and can be portrayed as stunning, elegant, minimalistic and effortless. Doing this can increase comfort in the room, thus enhancing your productivity.

Get Creative if You Have a Small Space

Anyone with a small apartment or condo probably doesn’t have enough room for a full office. That’s okay! There are still simple steps you can take to make your home office more comfortable and easy to work in.

Invest in smaller desks or storage space so that the room doesn’t feel overly cluttered. You can find multifunctional furniture that acts as storage and it used for other purposes, such as seating. It’s also popular to invest in wall shelves so they don’t take up any extra floor space. Finally, place your desk beside a window so that you have the benefit of natural light and a nice view.

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