Make working from home a breeze with our handy guide
With January finally behind us, the last dregs of resolve to uphold those resolutions you entered the New Year so optimistically with may be in danger of disappearing entirely. So, why not reinvigorate your determination to remain industrious by reimagining your home office/work space? With some of 2018’s most exciting design trends serving as inspiration, we’ve compiled a list of ideas to help you create a stylish space that’ll see your productivity skyrocket. Well, hopefully!
Choose your location
First things first, decide where you’re going to work best. Got a spare room for a home office? Excellent – make it your own and invest in a good desk, in-trays and make sure there’s plenty of space to be productive. If you don’t have a spare room, why not use the kitchen table? The chances are that you’ll have more than enough space to spread out, and there’s usually better natural light in these spaces.
Seeds of Knowledge
The introduction of a plant can bring a new lease of life to your home workspace. In addition to an injection of colour, plants and greenery have been proven to purify the air and reduce stress levels. Furthermore, the need to regularly tend to the plant will help augment your schedule and keep those productivity levels consistently high.
Less is More
With Scandinavian minimalism seeing an increase in popularity this year, why not embrace the trend and sort through all those surplus papers and de-clutter your workspace. Be ruthless with your cull and you’ll more than likely realise just how many useless items have been taking up valuable desk space. A tidy desk means a tidy mind, after all.
One of the best things about working from home is that you can style your space however you want. Get rid of annoying paperwork by creating a pinboard wall – a section of the wall where you can stick any important paperwork and your favourite notes and clippings. Not only does it look good, it also makes an attractive, changeable background for you to focus on when you’re taking a break.
Comfort comes first
When working from home, you want to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible. How are you supposed to produce your best work if you’ve got a sore back? Invest in a good erganomic chair to make sure you’re not slouching, and make sure you have plenty of squashy cusions to keep you comfy. Try using a wireless mouse and even a cushioned mouse mat to make sure you don’t get any hand cramp!
A Bright Idea
More often than not, home offices and work spaces tend to be on the drab side of the colour spectrum. If this is true of yours, why not cheer things up with an injection of colour. You don’t need to re-decorate entirely but why not re-paint the wall behind your desk, or invest in some colourful prints to hang? Not only will this brighten up your home office space, it may make you feel more motivated too!
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