A home office can easily be the most or least productive space in a home. Depending on whether or not you work from home, it’s easy to let things in this room pile up. But regardless of your space’s current set up, we’ve got a few tricks up our sleeve to boost your home office’s momentum and keep this space a place you WANT to go to get things done.
Here are our tips for doing a home office right:
- Build a space that inspires you to work
The most important aspect of a functioning home office is having a space that gives you inspiration. If you like bright colors, consider painting the walls in louder colors to get your blood pumping. If you are motivated by quotes, think about making or purchasing a quote print to hang on your wall. The person who will find the most use in this space is yourself, and therefore, it is incredibly important that you make your inspirations your priority.
- Combine both flat and textured materials
A combination of flat, strong surfaces and soft textures will allow you to feel both at ease and able to achieve great things in your office space. Consider placing a cozy rug under your desk, or adding a soft accent cushion to your sturdy office chair. Mixing both comfort and performance will create the space you need to get things done.
- Use natural lighting to your advantage
If possible, keep your home office lit with natural light. This may mean switching around your guest room and family office if necessary. Having natural light in your productive space will prevent you from feeling cramped, and your body’s natural clock will also do its part by using the sunlight as guide through your most productive hours of the day. Nobody likes working under harsh artificial light, so use the sun to your advantage!
- Keep your office as far away from your bedroom as possible
According to FengShui.com, “An important office guideline is to have your home office as far from your bedroom as possible.” The goal here is to separate your business and home lives as much as possible. Though some of us may dream of rolling out of bed each day and wandering over to the computer to perform our daily tasks without the pressures of the workday, the truth is that it won’t do much for your productivity levels. Keeping work and play separate will minimize distraction and allow you to get more done.
- Incorporate plants into your space to keep motivation high
If you’ve ever worked so hard that you need a breath of fresh air, you’re in luck because you don’t need to look any further than a trusty home office plant. In addition to bringing a little extra oxygen into your office, plants offer freshness and inspiration to any workspace. Keeping your work space alive (literally) will keep your creative juices flowing.
No matter how big or how small, a proper home office can make a huge difference in one’s life. Renew your creativity and motivations by taking your new space seriously.
Are you ready to start making the most of your home office? Let us know with a comment below. (:
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