Tips for designing your home office

March 21, 2018 1:09 pm

Whether your home office is designed for occasional telecommute, or just for paying the bills and organizing your work schedule, you still deserve more than a tiny work space in the corner of your house, or a small working table in the washing room. An office should reflect design and a place you should feel comfortable at. In this article we will give you a few tips for creating a practical and cosy working space.

  1. The location

First of all, it is important to consider your environment and whether you are able to withstand distractions. Do you work the best in an environment with a lot of distractions or do you work better in a quiet tucked away space? If you have clients that would come by once in a while it might be better to consider to reserve a closed private space. However, if you have a lot of space you could create a office space that’s in the open.

  1. Invest in your home office

You might be tempted to simply put a metal desk and extra chair you have left in your house in your home office, but don’t do that! Your working space should be energizing, inspiring and a place you would like to work in, not a soulless space. There are a few things you should consider before choosing the furniture for in your home office. First of all, keep in line with the way your home is designed, is your home a more traditional home or more a modern place? Use complementary furniture or accessories and don’t underestimate the importance of a working chair since you spend most of time in it. The chair should be comfortable but also ergonomically-correct for you back.

  1. Use the right lights and colors

Another important point you should carefully think about is the light and colors in your working space. It is very important that your office has plenty of light, preferably from the sun. If your working space doesn’t have a window or doesn’t let enough light in, you could put a small lamp on your desk or a standing lamp that fills the room with enough light. Next to light, colors are also important. Avoid tending to use “beige” as color for you home office walls, but choose some bright or light colors such as sea blue or light green. It could improve your mood or even your productivity, a lot of articles are written about the impact of colors on your working process.

  1. Personalize it

Lastly, even though it could be an inspiring and nice place to work in, it still needs some “soul” in it. It is important to place some personal and meaningful things in the room, for examples photos, paintings, or art pieces or special things you children might have made. The essence is that you feel comfortable working at home.

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