Your home environment should be inspiring and comforting, but when you work in a home office you need to remember that you are fighting the battle between being productive while also making sure that you are not falling asleep at your desk!
You might have worked with someone who had a very quirky desk setup. It might have annoyed you, but there’s a reason why they had these quirks because it made them feel unique in an office full of faceless people.
When you are comfortable, it can switch off the part of your brain that keeps you motivated. But this is why you’ve got to only have one part of your room dedicated to comfort.
You can have an image on the wall that stimulates you visually, but you can also aim to stimulate other parts of your senses, such as your sense of smell and your hearing.
Lighting has a number of psychological effects, and if you spend time in an office with artificial light, after a while, you feel tired and sluggish. And during the winter when you didn’t get to see much daylight at all, this could be very detrimental to your frame of mind.