With more and more people working remotely because of COVID-19, it’s time to transform your everyday living space into a well-designed workspace. Here are five ways to create the home office of your dreams – without breaking the bank.
Designate a Specific Work Area
Not everyone has an extra room that can double as a home office, but you can still put the limited space you do have to good use. Make sure to set up shop away from your TV or refrigerator to avoid distractions and unnecessary snacking.😀
You could section off part of your dining room or bedroom room. Finding an area of your home that can be quiet and organized is key.
Consider Your Line of Work
People often try to design a workspace without thinking about their day-to-day job responsibilities – which can result in poor workflow layouts and excess clutter. It’s important to ask things like, ‘Will my files and paperwork stay permanently in my home or will I be transporting my work to and from the office?’ By thinking through the daily tasks you’ll do – and how much space you actually need to accomplish them – you can set yourself up for success.
Start With the Basics
First things first: Invest in the essentials. A comfortable work chair, desk, and lamp are all items that should be at the base of your home office. The best investment you can make is a comfortable yet firm chair. You want something that will support you (help your back) and not be too slouchy, but cosy enough to keep you relaxed.
Prioritise Good Lighting
If your home office doesn’t have a window, illuminate the space with a new light fixture – or even just a brighter light bulb. Lighting has a major impact on productivity, especially for those whose work requires staring at a computer. Natural light is the best way to go, but if you don’t have access to that, opt for LED lighting, because it creates clean, comfortable light without glare and is energy-efficient.
To mix up the look and feel of your home office without blowing your budget, painting the walls and strategically placing plants throughout the space. Take advantage of the unique opportunity to cater to your tastes – without the confines of a cubicle or corporate regulations – by adding some colourful vases, books, candles, and pieces of art. To Do Designs offer framed artwork and canvas prints for your wall take a look here or visit the shop. It’s no secret that productivity is increased when your mind is happy, so make sure your setup keeps you inspired and feeling productive.
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