Working from home has become the new normal for many people all over the world, so it’s more important than ever that your home office promotes productivity and inspires creativity. If your personal workspace could use a touch of TLC, here are some of the key elements to explore when designing the ultimate office space for your home.
Add a feature wall
A feature wall can break up a monotonous space with a pop of colour and bold pattern. Choose a colour or wallpaper that resonates with your style and promotes a positive atmosphere. Whether it's a calming shade of blue, an energising pop of yellow, or a subtle geometric pattern, a feature wall can instantly give your workspace a fresh and dynamic look.
Mount a TV to the wall
Background noise needn’t be a distraction. With a wall-mounted TV, you can utilise calming sounds and imagery that enhance focus. Invest in a smart TV and you can tap into the online world of crackling fireplaces, soothing rain sounds and Lo-fi beat mixes for studying.
If – like many of us – you’ve converted a spare room into a home office, you may be surrounded by family photographs, old toys or holiday souvenirs that make the room feel homey. The important thing to remember is that a good work-and-life balance is essential for your well-being and productivity, so your office space should feel distinctive from the rest of the home. Strip back a few personal items and watch the room transform into a sleek, professional setting. Keep small items that you’d usually have on your desk in a typical office, but cut down anything that clutters the room and only serves as a distraction.
Decorate to inspire
Too much clutter can be distracting, but a few choice items could be inspiring. Whether it’s postcards from your favourite places, a print of artwork you love, or carefully selected colours and patterns, focus on the things that ignite your creativity.
Keep it tidy
An office desk can quickly become a jungle of wires, but clever storage is an easy way to eliminate the chaos. Use cable clips or ties to secure loose wires and prevent them from tangling, and consider investing in a cable organiser or a cable box to keep everything neat and easily accessible. Remember, a tidy workplace can encourage a tidy mind.
Working from home means being trusted with handling sensitive data in a private setting, so it’s a good idea to design with a few precautionary measures. Invest in quality window treatments to control natural light and reduce distractions. Consider room dividers or strategically placed furniture to create a sense of separation from the rest of your home. A private, dedicated workspace can significantly improve focus and productivity during work hours.
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