Designing a workspace doesn’t have to be boring. You can create a space that is fun and functional with just a few simples tips.
So many people are now working and zooming from home, and it seems to be the new and popular way of working! But, since you will be in there eight hours a day, you need to actually want to work and be productive there. So, it’s time to make sure you have a personal space for you and your work, and there is no reason that it can’t be fun too; it’s important to set up an at-home area you will actually want to work in, here is how.
Here are some tips for designing your workspace
Energize your home office by integrating some vibrant paint, colorful textiles into your space. This will help create an uplifting area that you want to work in, and it will impact your mood! For example, if you prefer working in a warm and cozy environment, reds, yellows, and oranges are your friend. Or, a color palette of beige, warm whites, and green mixed with natural wood feels relaxed and grounded. You don’t even need to paint the whole room; it could just be a wall or even an accented shape!
Colorful office chairs can create a funky and creative feel to your home office or nook. Physically sitting at a desk can help you get into work mode and a good, comfortable chair is all part of that mentality. And there is no reason that they can’t be ergonomically comfortable, colorful, and creative. You don’t have to compromise on the whole office decor and settle for an expensive, black monstrosity that might be alright to sit on but is uninspiring to look at!
Cool Stationery and Desk Accessories
Repurpose what you already own as storage for tools and utility items like pens, scissors, paper clips, thumb drives, etc. Get creative by wrapping repurposed tin cans with rope or colorful yarn, or pretty paper. Keep them within reach on your desk, so everything has a home. A rolling cart next to your desk adds storage and surface area, storing extra pens, papers, and other supplies.
Add Something Green
Never underestimate the power of a well-placed houseplant in your home office. A pretty desk plant will naturally purify the air in your workspace; research shows that indoor plants help make you feel better in yourself. Studies have also proven that indoor plants improve concentration and productivity (by up to 15 percent!), reduce stress levels, and boost your mood — making them perfect for not just your home but your workspace, too.
Decorate your area with images that speak to you; it’s a good idea to fill your office with vibrant or even muted art to help energize and create an aesthetic for your space and make you feel motivated. This is also a great chance to support small businesses and buy prints from them! You could create a gallery wall and style it against a neutral wall to create a harmonious look.
Get creative and try taking an old coffee mug rack use it to hold some headphones.
The important thing to remember about your home office space is that it is all yours, you want to optimize the space and organization is key.
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Let me know what you would do in the comments below, I’d love to hear.
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