If the 2020 pandemic has taught us one thing, it’s the importance of having a home workspace that is designed for efficiency and productivity. Whether you live in a studio, an apartment, a townhome, or a large single-family home – the options to create a home office are endless.
If you’re looking to take your home workspace to the next level, you’ll want to try one of these five recommendations.
Pick the right space!
If you’re like most people, you’ll spend a considerable amount of time in your home workspace. So, you’ll want it to be as comfortable as possible. Ideally, you want to find a space near a window with natural light and one that gives you sample space to move about easily without feeling stuck in a corner.
Invest in shelving
Being organized is one of the most important components of any highly efficient home office. If you have the wall space for shelves, then make sure to install them to keep things organized. You may opt for removable shelving on wheels to keep things in order. Either way, you’ll want to provide lots of storage space in your home office so you can stay organized and find what you need with minimal clutter.
Good to Know
Bright colors like orange, green, and yellow can help you create a workspace that visually draws you in and is inviting.
Add furniture you love.
Keep in mind that your home office is just that: part of your home! Investing in a good chair and desk is a must to help avoid back pain and to give your workspace that office look and feel. Think about what furniture types, styles, and colors may complement your home while also giving you the functionality you need too.
Don’t forget to paint the walls.
Your workspace shouldn’t feel like an afterthought. You want to be inspired and motivated in your home office. Adding pictures to the walls or going bold and painting your space can also give you an instant pick-me-up. Using bright colors like orange, green, and yellow can help you create a workspace that visually draws you in and is inviting.
Add some fun accessories.
Whether you get a plush throw rug, a fun plant vase, or even add a lava lamp – bring your personality into your workspace. Accessories can give your home office a unique and fun ambiance that can keep you focused and feeling comfortable for hours. Also consider your backdrop – especially for Zoom calls! If where your desk is placed leaves an open space behind you, then adding a screen or room divider can be a nice added touch to give you privacy while also serving as another place for decorations!
Your home office (when designed right) can be both the most productive and the most inspiring space in your home. Think about what you need to feel comfortable and motivated to get work done – then design your home office around those elements. And, don’t be afraid to change home office spaces as often as you need. Sometimes switching your home office space once a year can give you a great work restart — like moving into a new office.