Many of us are working from home right now, and I think we can all agree, it’s been a shock to the system and it’s definitely been a learning curve for us all. If you work from home, or you have had to the past eight months, it’s hard to distinguish between ‘work’ and ‘home’ because they now overlap.
I personally highly recommend creating a specific working space in your home, like a home office, where you can go to be productive without any homely distractions. You don’t even necessarily need a whole room to dedicate to being an office. You just need a designated area in your home, where you can set up your ‘home office’ and I’m going to share some tips on how to revamp your home office.
How To Revamp Your Home Office
When working from home, it’s difficult to remain focused and motivated when you don’t have your colleagues around you to bounce ideas off. You want your home office to be somewhere you don’t dread being, so you can revamp the space very easily.
I know they’re not for everyone, but I love a good motivational quote, and I’ve shared lots of inspiring quotes here on my blog in the past. By adding a few inspirational quote posters, it can make your office space feel so much more motivational and inspirational.
In addition to quotes, you can also go for bright and colourful posters to add colour and vibrancy to the room. You want items in your home office to make you want to be there, and I find the nicer my office is, the less likely I’ll be to want to work elsewhere in the house, where I’m never as productive.
Comfort is most definitely key when choosing your home office space. Your normal working space at your place of work may not be the most comfortable, but because you don’t have a choice other than to work there, the discomfort isn’t distracting. If however, you have an uncomfortable chair and desk set up, you’re going to find yourself longing to be on the sofa, where you’ll be more likely to reach for the TV remote.
Another recommendation for revamping your home office, is all about lighting. It might be very obvious, but experts recommend having the brightest set-up as possible. Move your desk near your window, as natural lighting is always better than artificial lighting. Good natural lighting will save your money as you won’t need to use lamps or electricity, and it’ll help to boost your mood you too.
In my office I have several house plants, as they’re known for their ability to improve the air quality of your working environment, remove impurities from the air, whilst also adding a focal point to the room too. Some plants can help with humidity levels, and help reduce stress which is something we all need right now.
I hope these tips on how to revamp your home office inspire you to make over your working space.
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