Whether you work from home fulltime or a few days a week, having an organized, efficient, and beautifully decorated office can set the tone for a positive work environment. We’ve come up with a few tips to help you put together an office space you will love.
1. Perfect Location
You might decide to set up your home office in the corner of your living room or maybe you are lucky enough to be able to dedicate a whole room for your office. Regardless of the size of the space you should consider a few factors such as the traffic flow, noise levels, and any other distractions that might come your way. Ultimately, the location you pick should be somewhere you feel comfortable and motivated to work.
2. Beautiful and Functional Furniture
The desk that you choose for your workspace should not only be functional for your needs, but it should also reflect your style. Whether it’s drawers or shelving that makes more sense to you, make sure you have easy access to everyday essentials at your desk. If your style is more traditional, rich wood tones for the desk finish would complement your style. If you lean towards a more modern aesthetic, metal accents on your desk might be more appealing.
3. Comfortable Seating
Considering the amount of time you will be spending at your chair, it just might be the most important piece in your home office. An investment in a comfortable and quality chair will be worth every penny. If space allows consider additional comfortable upholstered seating for relaxation or clients.
4. Invest in Lighting
Having a bright, well-lit space is important for a workspace. You can add ample lighting to any space via overhead lighting, floor lamps, or a desk lamp. You might want to consider more than one option based on how much natural light is flooding the space. Different lighting choices will also give you options throughout the day.
5. Efficient Organization and Storage
Image Source: Style CuratorIn order to have an efficient and effective office space, organization is key. Ample storage and having a place for everything is crucial to keeping a clean desktop. If space is limited, consider wall shelving or stackable storage for designated items. Hiding unsightly cords utilizing hooks and cord covers will help keep the space clutter free.
6. Keep Inspiration Close By
Inspirational art, family photos, a vision board, whatever keeps you going deserves a place in your office. Keep yourself motivated and make the space more personal with things that have meaning to you.