Coaster Furniture Desk
For many of us, working from home has become the “new normal”. The transition from office to home is easier if you have a dedicated space based on the type of work you do where you can be productive. Since you have free reign to design the space however you want, you can make your home office look traditional with an executive desk and bookshelves or opt for a more creative approach like the space pictured above-featuring artwork and an interesting rug.
Here are some tips for designing a workspace at home where you can be comfortable and productive:
1. Choose the Right Space
Riverside Furniture Vogue Corner Unit
Some people are lucky enough to have a spare room that they can turn into an office or a corner where they can carve out space in a multi-purpose room. Fortunately, there are many furniture collections that feature corner units like the Riverside Furniture Vogue Corner Unit pictured above to open up space for other uses when you are not working.
2. Get Rid of the Clutter
Coaster Furniture Pergola Home Office File Cabinet
The last thing you need when you are trying to be productive in your home office is a distraction. When you see clutter all around you, it is easy to start thinking about all of the household chores that you need to do. Proclaim your home office a clutter-free work zone so you can stay focused on the tasks at hand. Home office furniture pieces like file cabinets, bookcases, and hutches are designed to control the clutter.
3. Create a Productive Atmosphere
ART Furniture Prossimo Matera Desk Chair
Let’s face comfort is essential to creating a productive home office, and the desk chair is an important choice. Make sure you have everything you need at your fingertips, like your computer, a printer, file cabinets, and shelving as well as a desk. Natural light is best, but you can supplement with lighting fixtures if you must.
Consider adding a recliner or small loveseat for taking breaks, having lengthy phone conversations or planning your next steps. Depending on your style, you may want to add calming elements like houseplants or inspiring pieces like sculptures or paintings.
4. Stick to a Schedule
Be sure to differentiate your workday from leisure time. A good way to start is to get out of your jammies, put on your work clothes, and begin your workday at the same time every day. You might not need formal attire, but dress as if you intend to get things done. Plan out your daily schedule and be sure to put in breaks in addition to lunch. Keep track of your workload, just as you would do in the office.
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