Work from home while increasing productivity and comfort
Creating a workspace at home should allow you a place to get away, focus, and be productive, while still also allowing you to be present in the home.
In today’s day and age, it’s important for a home office to feel personal, yet also professional and find the right balance of both soothing and stimulating.
Here are some tips for designing your home office to create a space that feels good to YOU, while helping you get more done working from home.
If possible, the playroom and your home office space should not be the same room. Choose a space in the home that you can set aside to work in. I’m partial to spaces with a source of natural light, and if you have little children, one that allows you to keep your eye on or access what’s going on outside of the office easily. Choosing a space that’s just for you will help you to focus and avoid distractions.
When you step foot into the office, the goal should be an increase in inspiration, motivation, and ease of focus. Your space can help you be more productive when it’s set up just for you.
Make it Comfortable
Invest in a comfortable desk chair and choose a desk that’s the right height for you. Other ways to bring comfort into your office are with soft textures and fabrics, good lighting, ventilation, and your decor choices.
Keep it Organized
A clean workspace is a less distracting workspace. Keep your space clean and implement storage systems that help you to stay organized and tidy. Working from home can be distracting enough (“I’ll just do one quick load of laundry and empty the dishwasher…” anyone else besides me?).
The less visual clutter in your home office space, the less likely you are to get distracted and lose focus during your workday.
Decorate your home office in a way that feels personal and good to you! Bring in artwork, decor, and plants that make you feel joyful and offer the right balance of calmness and stimulation.
Some ideas to personalize your home office space are:
- Bring the outdoors in with plants and elements like seashells, stone, and natural wood
- Choose a color that makes you feel happy, positive, and relaxed
- Include pictures of your friends, family, or loved ones where you can see them
Make Sure it Works for YOU!
A functional office is one that works for you and one that allows you to work in it. Think about your typical work day and the tools you need in order to be productive. Incorporate technology and tools you need to make your office space functional and efficient so that it works for YOU.
Technology doesn’t need to be an eyesore, so take into consideration storage for chords and devices, and other necessary equipment.
And Don’t Forget that Zoom Background!
If you spend time on Zoom during your workday, don’t forget to factor in where you sit or stand when on Zoom!
Choose a more neutral background for your Zoom wall, or a window with a simple view and avoid clutter and distractions in the background.
Add in some personal touches like artwork or decor that shows off a bit of your personality, while still remaining professional. Factor in lighting and avoid harsh or uneven lighting as that can affect how you and your background look on Zoom.
A well-thought home office or workspace can offer you a respite to get away without distractions, while still giving you the opportunity to be present in the home and take care of things as needed with kids, pets, and family members.
It can help eliminate that feeling of “just working on the couch” which will increase your productivity, mood, and focus while at work.
If you’re interested in chatting with me to talk about your home office design needs, I’d love to meet you! I can help you create a home office space that allows you to thrive throughout your workday.
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