Whether you’re looking for somewhere to take care of all the family admin, or you’ve finally got the opportunity to work from home, maybe you’re starting a blog of your own or you need a dedicated place for creativity and productivity to flow – no matter what your situation might be, you’re going to need an office space. So, create the office you need!
One of the many perks of working from home means that you can make your office space your own. You don’t need to worry too much about other employees taking a dislike to your desk accessories or your potted plant obscuring fire extinguisher signs. You have so much more freedom!
But even though you can run wild with color charts, gorgeous stationery (that no one else will “borrow”) and play music as loud as you wish (don’t wake the baby), you need to get the basics right first.
Here you’ll find 4 Ideas That Will Help Create The Office You Need. Have fun!
Find your space
Firstly, you don’t need a whole room dedicated to a working area. Many of us don’t have that luxury if you have a busy household and don’t have a room to work in, don’t worry. Just choose an area of the house that has less traffic and goes from there. Or, find your favorite room in your home and work with that.
Try to bear in mind things like natural light, electrical sockets and temperature as all these things play a vital role in your productivity and your desire to spend any time at all in your new office space.
Natural light is, of course, important for us to function. And when you’re working you’re going to need some, so you don’t feel like you’re working in a windowless cell! It’s not very motivating.
When the sun goes down and you close the blinds you’re going to need some sufficient artificial lighting to keep you going. So, opt for standing lamps and table lamps rather than traditional overhead lighting which can be quite clinical and overbearing.
Add a touch of nature
It’s true that spending time in nature is good for your body and soul. Spending time surrounded by greenery is enough to lower our blood pressure and our stress levels – so, why not bring a touch of the outdoors, in?
Adding a leafy houseplant or two will certainly give your office space a more natural feel. It’ll also look more professional. And did you know that indoor plants actually help to purify the air? So they’re actually very good for you!
Look after your body
Working for long periods sitting down means that you’re going to need a break from time to time. So, why not look after your body while you take a screen break?
Invest in some light exercise equipment, such as light hand weights, resistance bands or even a yoga mat and you can refocus your mind and destress while you move your body. Check out some simple exercise videos on YouTube for a little inspiration.
Having the right office furniture is also a huge deal. Make sure that the chair you sit in is supportive and comfortable. This will ensure that the long hours you put in at the office will be comfortable and you will be more productive in the long run.
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