Stationery & accessories:
Whilst still wanting to get your work done you do want the space to feel yours and not just like a generic office space. Accessorise your space with office stationary that translate your personality and lifestyle, but that are also practical and keep the space organised. We love this 'Kate Spade' desk tidy in a stylish tortoiseshell finish.
Family pictures also help to personalise the space.
Plants are also important as they add to the atmosphere (quite literally); they help keep the air in your space fresh and will also compensate for spending time indoors.
Wallpaper & colour:
Adding some colour and pattern into your home office will bring life into the space. If you are going to spend a lot of your time at your work space you don't want it to look dull; paint your walls or joinery in your favourite colours, or cover the walls in a fun wallpaper to make the space feel vibrant and full of energy.
Comfortable, ergonomic seating:
Comfort is key. Invest in comfortable seating that is not only comfortable but also good for your posture. Make it special by reupholstering seating in a soft and luxurious fabric.
Storage is key when thinking about your home office. To keep your workspace as clutter free as possible, it is imperative that you map out your storage areas and design them personalised to your own needs.
Everyone likes to be "wired" whilst at work, but no one wants to see wires scattered about and unattractively climbing all over the place. Our suggestion is that wherever possible, go wireless. And have holes cut out in your desk and other strategic places to help keep those unsightly wires at bay!
Make the best use of natural light and try and position your workspace as close to a window as possible. According to Feng shui experts, this combined with strategically placing your desk in a "command position" helps create a good working atmosphere. A "command position" is one where the entrance area is always at easy view to avoid anyone surprising you whilst you're concentrating.
Bad lighting is not only unpractical, but it is also scientifically proven to worsen your eyesight! Make sure you light your work area properly by adding a desk lamp; there are plenty of inexpensive options that also add to the décor.
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