Having a workspace at home is essential for many of us, it gives the ability to have a designated area at home where we can focus on work but then shut the door and leave work behind. Whether you work from home full-time or occasionally, having a room or an area dedicated to working can help give you some separation which is important when working from home. It’s also important to create a workspace that’s relaxing and comfortable to work at, there are a few things to consider when choosing how to decorate and accessorise your workspace to ensure it creates a productive environment.
Below are a few tips which will help you on your way to creating a relaxing and productive working environment at home.
A light and airy room
Light plays an important role in how a room looks and feels, that goes for natural and artificial light. If you’re going to be working at a computer in your home office then natural light is important. The last thing you want is to be sitting in a dark room which means you’re straining your eyes and getting headaches, that’s not a productive environment. To let as much natural light into the room as possible the best solution is a window blind. Blinds give you more control when it comes to how much light you want to let into the room, this can be useful when the sun is streaming in or it’s dull outside. There’s also a huge choice available when it comes to colours and designs so there’s something to suit every room, a firm office favourite is the wooden venetian blinds which look sleek and sophisticated.
A fresh coat of paint
This might come as a surprise but colours have been shown to have an effect on our mood which means it’s important to consider what colours could help you feel relaxed and calm to create a productive environment. Colours that can help you feel calm and relaxed include Lavender, Pale Grey, Grey-Blue, Aqua, and Pale Pink amongst many others. There really are a lot of colours that can help create a calming working environment. You could also add a few motivational quote prints in the room/area to help create a motivational environment. I really like the sound of a Grey-Blue room with a few well-placed quotes and prints.
Keep clutter under control
Nobody wants a workplace that’s full of clutter and where you can’t find the item you’re looking for. It’s important to have a few items where you can store your essentials such as pens, paperwork, etc. If you’re looking for office organisation essentials then why not take a look at the range of office items available from Engelbert-Strauss. Having an organised office not only looks neater but will save you time and effort when you can find items instantly.
Do you have any tips for creating a productive workspace at home?