Whether you work from home or you want to designate a place to accomplish administrative tasks, creating a home office will ensure that you get things done. Here are six tips to build a home office that is a place of both productivity and comfort.
Consider The Location
Find an area that is free from distractions and private – ideally in its own enclosed space. Even if you have to use bookshelves to create a room within a room, a private space is essential to productivity. Perhaps your rarely used guest room could be turned into an home office instead.
Put Thought Into Furniture And Office Equipment
The key to having an aesthetically pleasing but practical home office is striking a balance between beautiful but functional furniture. First, consider what items you actually need – the things that you will use daily. Spaces that are more minimal in nature are more conducive to getting things done.
Pant In A Colour You Love
Throw away any preconceived notions when it comes to traditional office colours and paint your walls a colour you truly love. After all, colour has a real effect on your mood and energy levels. You will be much more likely to enter the space and be inspired if it is painted in a colour you love.
Make Use Of Your Walls
The majority of home offices don’t typically have a lot of space; utilizing your wall space to hold books with floating shelves (instead of taking up additional space with a bookshelf, for example) is a practical use of space.
The key to a great home office is ensuring that it is well organized. You will just not be as productive if you space is chaotic and you can’t find things easily. Ensure that everything has a home. If you are prone to making piles, add baskets to keep your papers in order.
Add Homey Touches
The benefit of a home office is that you can combine both work and comfort. To make your workspace feel comfy, add homey touches such as a rug. A plant can also help to relieve stress. Add inspiration to your home office to encourage a positive mindset, whether it is a piece of artwork or a knick-knack from your travels.
If you are looking for more ideas on how to build your home office, consider contacting an interior designer. Bedford Brooks Design Inc.’s work has been featured in a number of magazines, from Canadian Home Trends to Chatelane. Contact us today for more.