If you currently work from home, are about to start working from home, or study from home then you are fully aware that having a designated space in your home, such as a home office, is vital. Where else are you supposed to work? The kitchen? Where the snacks are? If you’re starting to create this space but feel a little lost or you want to create this space but aren’t sure where to start, here are our tips for designing the perfect at-home office space.
All About Location
This is going to be your designated work area so don’t skimp on space. Sure, you could probably turn that one corner of your master bedroom into something, but your office isn’t it. Choose a room that has plenty of space for you to be comfortable and not cramped. Consider how you want your things to flow and make sure you have enough room for you to simply be.
Keep it Quiet
Make sure you choose an area of the house that stays relatively quiet. We know, we know, sometimes that feels next to impossible, but the name of the game is focus.
Home Office, But Make it Fashion
Okay, one of the many perks of working from home is that your office gets to be an extension of your home. Meaning, that it doesn’t have to look lifeless and gray. Choose furniture and other decor that blends well with the rest of your home while also serving its purpose for your office.
Splurge on Your Chair (Trust Us)
You’re going to spend a solid amount of time in your office chair, so go ahead and splurge on this piece. Heck, sit in 100 chairs before you choose one for all we care, just make sure it’s giving you support where you need it. It’s going to be your booty that’s parked there after all.
Rope ‘Em Up
Somewhere in every office lurking is the dreaded jungle of cords coming from the computer, and the printer, and the phone charger, and the, and the- Tame your cords easily by nabbing cord clips or a cable box.
When it comes to lighting, the natural variety isn’t a must, but if you can swing a room with a window or two, less artificial light means less strain on your eyes.
No Stress, No Stress
Add a few things to your office that will cut down on stress. Plants for example add some color to your space, and they increase happiness and decrease stress (as long as you keep them, you know, alive!) Or try an essential oil diffuser, while it may not add color, it will diffuse relaxing scents such as lavender or eucalyptus or whatever scent is calming to you.