Making Good Use of Your Home Office Space
Working from home has tons of benefits, from a healthy work-life balance to no commute! Being able to customize your workspace so you can thrive in it is even better. In this article, we’ll look at some trending tips for making good use of your home office while also creating a workspace that’s beneficial to your health.
Find a place to focus
If you have an empty room, then setting a dedicated office space will be a cinch. But, if you don’t have that luxury, you need to use your creativity.
If you can focus regardless of where you’re at, an empty corner in a bigger room will work. Very bohemian. Yet, if you need seclusion, consider converting a big closet into an office, or maybe go Harry Potter style and convert the space under the stairs. Both ideas are all over Pinterest and are working well for their users.
Take advantage of natural light
When choosing a location for your home office desk, avoid putting it in a poorly lit spot of the room. Instead, put it near the window and position it perpendicular to the panes. With this set-up, you’ll get adequate natural light, which is good for your eyesight and elevates energy levels. You’ll also enjoy the view of the outdoors better than a wall. Office with a view—look at you!
Supplement the natural light
Even with excellent natural light, you’ll still require extra lighting during the late hours of the day when it’s a bit darker. Most overhead lighting fixtures aren’t ideal for work. They don’t light the room well enough, and you end up with eyestrain. This can result in a headache, difficulty concentrating, and ultimately heightened stress levels. Add a table lamp!
Table lamps not only add the extra light you need but provide a nice warm glow that’s calming; perfect for working. Lamps also offer appealing design possibilities! Make it your way—hold the pickles.
Adopt a creative storage style
Most of us employees have to keep track of important papers as part of our jobs and often use reference books for guidance. If this sounds like you, can we assume you’re using the pile method to store them? You can do better than that!
The plain old inbox isn’t much better, so try getting creative to spruce up and personalize your space. An organized and personalized office is a happy office. Try using magazine-type racks, floating wall shelves, or built-in cubbies. Great examples of these can be found on our Pinterest page and will look gorgeous as the background in your video conferences.
Introduce plants into your space
House plants beautify and add a feeling of freshness to your space. On top of that, they improve concentration and productivity by up to 15% and reduce stress levels while boosting your mood. Go plants!
Try a spider plant, cactus, lemon balm, or snake plant that requires little maintenance. This way, you won’t waste precious time watering and adjusting them for appropriate exposure to light. You’ll simply get to enjoy them.
Choose the right paint color
When it comes to colors, low-wavelength colors such as blues and greens tend to be calming and comforting while boosting concentration and focus. They also boost mood and improve overall wellbeing. So, if you want to be happier and more productive when working from home, then blue and green are excellent choices.
Bonus tip: If you primarily work from home, but you feel you get more done when working around others, you could find a “co-working” space near you. Maybe try working from home part of the week (say two days) and from a co-working space the rest of the week. You simply Google “Coworking spaces in Denver” if you’re from there, and you’ll get various options to choose from.
These are just a few of the many trending tips for getting the most out of your home office workspace. Try a few and see which helps you get the most out of your workspace. Above all, have fun with it. It’s your workspace, after all, and you spend a lot of time there. It should be a happy place.
About the author: Anda Warner is a certified architect as well as a writer for different websites. She is young and ambitious, with a degree in architecture. Her mission is to inspire others to live their dreams and create their perfect sweet home. She puts a big effort into working with her clients and tries to help them in the best way she can.