Working from home doesn’t mean you have to have a dull office space or a place at the kitchen table. Whether you have a small space to use or a large space, there are great decor tips which you can use to make your home office fun and functional. From placing plants nearby for relaxation and photos for motivation, there are some simple things you can do to make your office space perfect. Use these basic tips to create a comfortable space which will inspire you to work harder than ever before!
Choose a Suitable Place in Your Home
Before you begin creating your office you need to choose an appropriate space. This can be anywhere in your home, from a nook in the kitchen to a room just for you. Either way, you need to make sure you are away from distractions such as the TV, be near a window for natural light, have plug sockets nearby and room for a desk and a chair at the least. This space needs to work for you and be available to use during all times of the day and night.
Use Wall Space
Whatever area you choose to create your home office in wall space is necessary. Use wall space to the best possible. Think about painting a wall with chalkboard paint so you can write notes and tasks where you can easily see them. A cork board is also an excellent way to organize notes and papers. Install shelves so you can hold papers, pens and other items you don’t want cluttering up your desk space.
Use Pullout Shelves to Store Office Items
Pullout shelves are mainly seen in the kitchen. These are hidden shelves in cabinets which pull out for easy access. You can store printers, fax machines, keyboards and any other bulky items which you can store away when you don’t need them. This will de-clutter your space and make it more relaxing to work in.
Use Space Saving Options
Always use space saving options. This could be a basket under your desk for rubbish, wicker baskets on the shelves and drawer organizers so you can quickly place and find items. Shoe hangers on the back of doors also work well to organize small items like staplers, business cards, and paper clips.
Have Various Lighting Options
Lighting is critical in your office. You will need as much natural light as you can in your office. Use blinds rather than curtains because this still allows the light to come in without annoying you. Desk lamps are also great items to add extra light to the room and won’t irritate your eyes.
The organization is the key to having a functional office. Anything you use the most have at arm’s length on your desk; this could be a diary, a clock, a journal or even your phone. Keep items that clutter up your space out of the way, so they don’t distract you and make sure you don’t have to move chairs and books out of the way to get to your computer or laptop.
Have Something Inspiring To Motivate You
Last but not least to make your office space inspiring you to need to have something close by to motivate you. Working from home can hard, and sometimes you can get distracted by other things so to keep you working throughout the day have a dream board close by to look at. On your dream board stick pictures and write on what you are aiming for. Maybe you want to go on holiday? Maybe you are saving up for home renovations? Whatever you are working towards, remind yourself by seeing it every day in the space you work in.
Enjoy your space and make the most of what you have. Choose a comfortable chair to sit in, have a pot of coffee nearby and make sure there are no distractions, and you can enjoy working from home in a functional and fun office. Place some plants around the area because this is good for your health and make it a no-go zone for everyone else in the house!