An increasing number of people are opting to work from home to cope with the growing responsibilities of balancing a personal life with a professional one and this makes it essential that one has a functional, well-designed office space at home where they can be productive and comfortable at the same time. Here are some tips to get the customised home-office space of your dreams.
1. The Basic Decor Style
While your workstation at office may be more utilitarian with just some personalized touches, your home office can be an extension of your personal style. See to it that the office doesn't stand out like a sore thumb and pick out furniture and other accessories in sync with the way the rest of your home is done. If you're lucky enough to be able to devote an entire room to the office, then you do have infinitely more scope to play around with the decor.
2. The Desk and Chair
Going by the effort you're putting into your workspace, it is certain that you will be spending more than a couple of hours sitting there every day. This makes it compulsory to invest in a good chair with plenty of back support. The desk size must be influenced by the amount of space you have available. Try and get one with built in drawers for maximum convenience. A footstool is handy too.
3. Storage and Shelving
Most of the times, extra papers from work are dumped at home but what will you do now? Thus, it is necessary to have well designed storing cabinets and shelves for the least clutter possible and of course, for ease of organisation. You can always get a filing cabinet apart from the desk drawers. If there is no space on the floor, another idea is hanging shelves nailed to the wall. Mesh containers, folders with multiple sections, mason jars and compartmentalized trays are great ways to keep knick-knacks and stationery organized.
4. Lighting and More
If the lighting above your workspace isn't right, you're going to be unable to get any work done. Invest in good quality lights, whether you want them attached to the wall, or overhead, hanging lights, that is up to you. Accessorize your space with a few frames, an inspiration board or anything that makes your space feel more positive and conducive to a good work-day.!
Let's hope these tips help to increase productivity and output. Happy working, everyone!