Your home office is your chance to imbue your workspace with your distinct aesthetic. Use these guidelines to help you design a home office that will empower you in your career or simply create a productive environment for the student in your life, all while looking great in your home.
Introduce some visually-interesting or whimsical elements
The more you feel at home in your office, the more inclined you will be to spend time in there and maximize your productivity, so don’t be afraid to inject some fun and personality into your accessories and equipment. Some people are afraid of including some pieces with visual flair for fear that it will take over the space, but there is a happy medium between staid and uniform versus over-decorated and distracting.
Build in opportunities for privacy
When you work from home life has a tendency to get in the way sometimes. And while there’s no way to eliminate the possibility of this happening, you can mitigate the effects of such situations by building privacy elements into your office space. A door that closes is obviously ideal for this, but not everyone has an additional room that can be dedicated as a workplace. If your home office is part of another area, consider using portable screens, divider walls, and even signage to differentiate the area.
Let your lighting help your productivity
If you’ve ever worked in an office with rows and rows of overhead fluorescent lights, you understand how much of an impact lighting can have on your state of mind. Try to place your home office in an area with copious natural light if possible, because your mind and body will react best to it. If minimal or no natural light is available, turn to light sources that replicate daylight, and avoid placing sources directly overhead of screens where they will cause glare.
Don’t neglect the ergonomic concerns
It’s all too easy to get caught up in the visual elements of your home office design, but it’s important for your health to remember that there are ergonomic issues at play as well. As you select items such as a chair, footrest, keyboard pads, and more, look for signs that the manufacturers have designed them to be ergonomically beneficial.
Your home office should be more than just a place where you work; it’s an expression of your personality and career goals. Woodchuck’s Fine Furniture & Decor features a wide range of quality products designed to help make your home office beautiful and facilitate productivity. Visit our showroom in Jacksonville to see what possibilities await for your custom workspace.