Whether you work from home full time or like to do a little out-of-office work when you’re at home, your office is a sanctuary.
Now, you may hate your office, simply because of what it signifies but for others it might be you happy place (depending on how much you love work).
From old desks to a lot of clutter and very little storage, your home office can be a bit of a nightmare which will ensure that it’s not a place you look forward to heading to each day. Well, as you know, having a well designed, cleverly organised and inviting office, can increase productivity and happiness during working hours.
Don’t let your work suffer because of an uninspiring office space, use these helpful tips to transform your home office into a wonderful working space.
The first step to giving your home office a make over is to literally start from scratch. By this, I mean taking everything out, and giving the room a good clean.
Once the room is clean, you’re free to get the paint brush out and give your office a fresh lick of paint. Neutral tones are best for offices and they minimise distraction and promote productivity, I would suggest going for a neutral colour such as taupe, cream or white, don’t worry too much as this can be brightened up with accessories such as a rug, desk furniture or even art.
When in the process of clearing out your office room in order to give it a good clean, this is an excellent time to rid of any junk.
Now, this may take some time but trust me, it will be worth it.
Go through paperwork and any other office or work related items and have a bit of a clear out, throwing away junk and re organising what’s important.
Not only will this certainly free up a lot of space in your new office, but it will also help you to start a fresh and enter your office, ready to work with a clear head.
Invest in Furniture
Buying new furniture is always exciting. If you run your own business, or work from home full time, then investing in some decent furnature is key. The two most important items are of course a desk and chair. Now, you need to shop around for both of these items as you’ll be spending a lot of time with them. From simple four legged desks to corner desks with heaves of storage, there is a whole world of desks you need to explore.
You need to find an office chair which is comfortable and supportive, as a bad chair can cause all sorts of back pains and problems which you just don’t need.
Bringing some greenery into your office space is a wonderful idea. It will breath fresh air into the room and make it feel more spacious, as well as offering a spot of colour which will certainly help with the asthetics.
From house plants to cacti and flowers, you can add as little, or as much as you desire to really make your office feel like home.
If you have a lot of paperwork or items which live in your office then you need to think about storage space. If your home office isn’t very big, then there are plenty of ways to maximize your space.
From book shelves to smart draws, de-cluttering and organising is a fantastic way to boost productivity.
So there you have it, CakeDiane’s top tips for renovating your home office. I often work from home and having a place which is dedicate to work is wholly important in order to increase productivity and quality of work.