A home office should be cozy and comfortable, yet inspiring and motivating. It should be free from distractions, allowing you to solely focus on your work. Let’s face it – a desk full of clutter and a room that’s a mess is no place to get anything accomplished. It’s so easy to let a home office slide off the bottom of the decorating to-do list. But the way this space is arranged and decorated can greatly impact productivity. From finding the right space and furniture to organising ideas, ergonomics, personal style, dealing with distractions and more, let’s tackle that home office once and for all.
Create a space that inspires you. Whether it’s a space with colourful, bright and full of interesting shapes and textures or something as simple as white walls and basic furniture, it should be a space that drives you with its vibe. Office is one place that we spend the maximum time of our day at and if we have the option of staying at home and creating the space that inspires us, we’d say why not? It could be something totally bright and outrageous, or something crisp and airy. Pick a palette and create a space that inspires influences and motivates you.
While considering the kind of the desk you want in your office, keep in mind you don’t want one thing to take up a lot of space in your room. Think about whether you want the desk should float in the room or be placed against the wall or be built in. Get the largest desk that fits comfortably in your space.
For clutter free desk, place another work surface near your main desk. This will also make it easier to keep your computer area clean and clear, and provide dedicated space where you can spread out a project and not worry about cleaning it up. This extra surface is a wonderful place for incorporating meaningful objects and art that inspires you. It’s also great for stepping away from the computer every once in a while to brainstorm, read or just sit with a cup of coffee.
Pouf it up:
From footstool to end table, these poufs are the unsung heroes of the décor world. They make a space look versatile, creative and functional with the diverse uses it offers. More than just a fun accessory, a pouf of the appropriate size can be tucked beneath your desk to use as a footrest. When not needed, you can pull it out and use it as a mini side table for stack of books and magazines.
An office in any space needs a lot of storage in general and having an easy access to it – around your desk is really important. Placing a chest of drawers or even a console table makes it easier to reach the frequently used essential items. Make sure the console table has enough space to hold the basics like your laptop, chargers, lamp notebooks etc. The chest of drawers are clearly a great piece of furniture for storage, you could also use it to display your favourite books or glossy magazines.
If you have little ones at home, it’s worth it to make an extra effort to make the office kid-friendly. Don’t leave your home office spares. While a clean space is conductive to productivity, you don’t want your area to be so barren that it brings your mood down. Surround your home office with well-liked colours, hang up pictures of your loved ones, and place some fresh greenery on your desk. Consider adding few kids friendly feature to your office- chalkboard, playhouse or a chest of drawers to stack up their toys . Adding a child height activity table and chairs could come really handy.
Use these tips to create a perfect spot to work. Remember to surround yourself with the things you love and more importantly love what you do!