If you work at home, then you owe it to yourself to create a proper and functional home office for yourself. It is also vital that you have a space to concentrate in that is separate from your home life. It is even more important when you operate a small business from home.
Here are a few tips that will get you on your way to setting up your home office:
Chose the right space.
Decide if your office would be better off in another room, where you can fully concentrate on your work. Where you set up your office will go a long way to affect your productivity. Ask yourself tough questions; will all your equipment fit? Is the lighting good? Are there too many distractions? The answers to these questions will inform your decision for home office location.
Forget flimsy furniture.
Invest in good functional furniture that will give you plenty of storage space. Whether it is the simple writing desk with a chest of drawers decide whether the price is right so that you get good value for your money.
Avoid the corporate office look.
Fill your office space with pretty little things that reflect your personality or hobbies. Turn your space into somewhere that you will enjoy working in.
Good Lighting is essential.
In addition to your room’s natural lighting, do invest in traditional sources of lighting that will sere to add brightness to your room. Task lighting for your desk area is essential , a few lamps for mood lighting will make a huge difference.
Get some greenery.
Its been proven that plants in the workplace can reduce stress levels and increase productivity. Aside from health benefits, plants go a ling way to transforming the look and feel of a room.
No matter how beautiful, well-spaced and tastefully accessorized your work space is, it is not a conducive work environment unless you add one more factor, ORDER. Arrange your desk neatly; label your files clearly, in short everything from your desk to the floor should be spot –on. It makes your work organized.
Your ‘home’ work environment makes a statement about who you are, keep it simple, organized and most importantly professional.