How to Make Home a Better Place to Relax and Work Remotely
Most of us are used to making our homes a place of rest and our office a place of work. However, there are circumstances where we are forced to work from home instead. And of course, there are some of us who just wish to work remotely. After all, there are solid perks in doing that. You are in total control of everything – from how your office space looks and how you manage your time. Most of all, you don’t have a boss hounding you from behind your back.
The biggest worry of those who are transitioning from working at the office to working at home, though, is that this might sacrifice the relaxing factor of their abode. Well, don’t worry, because we’ve got you covered. We’re going to share with you some solid design tips on how to make your place not just more efficient for working, but also more calming and comfortable to live in.
Your Home Office
To start, allow us to share with you some tips on how to create a home office from the ground up. Here they are:
The first thing that you need to consider when you’re looking into creating a home office is where you’re going to put it. Ideally, it should be located in a well-lighted and ventilated space, but take your personal priorities into consideration as well.
For instance, a working mom would probably prefer her home office in the living room where she will be able to take a look at the kids even while she’s working. On the other hand, if you’re not used to working with a lot of distraction, then you might want to consider putting your home office in a more quiet and secluded part of your house.
We understand that not everyone has a spare room that they can convert into an office readily. If that’s the case, then don’t worry. Honestly, you don’t really need one. In the end, what’s important is to have a spot that you can dedicate specifically to working. There are a lot of different desk options for you to choose from. Just remember to consider your available floor space and work preferences when choosing. For really limited spaces, feel free to opt for a wall-mounted or corner desk. For those that have more floor space, then table desks are really stylish and comfortable to use.
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Finally, most people focus on functionality when it comes to dressing up their work desk. While having enough storage to keep your office essentials organized is important, don’t forget to give your desk a pop of color. After all, this is one of the charms of prepping a home office. You can decorate it to your heart’s content without anyone minding. Plus, remember that a well-decorated workspace will not only reflect your personality, but it will also turn it into a more exciting place to work in, a space that is never boring.
Speaking of decor, why don’t we move on and talk about home interior accessories? There are other spaces in your home that are in need of attention, after all.
According to a study, did you know that lighting actually plays a major role in one’s productivity? Apparently, cool and bright lighting can provide better mental clarity and focus—something to keep in mind when you’re looking for lighting options for your home office.
On the other hand, this type of lighting is not very calming and relaxing. Hence, we recommend warmer lighting for other parts of your home, especially the areas where you spend most of the time relaxing, such as your bedroom and living room.
Light fixtures can certainly serve as decorative pieces but if you really want to focus on aesthetics, then you should focus on your wall art.
We recommend contemporary art prints and calligraphy or typography pieces of your favorite motivational quotes for your home office. Meanwhile, feel free to choose more colorful and exciting pieces of art for your other spaces.
You can either combine a curated collection of smaller pieces to create a gallery wall, or you can choose one big piece to serve as a focal point instead.
Finally, nothing brightens up a space better than fresh flowers. Natural elements like flowers and plants can breathe life and health into any space.
For added style, you can put them into highly decorative yet classy vases or pots. We recommend minimalist pieces to hold your flowers, though, so that they won’t compete with your flowers’ colors.
You see, creating a functional yet stylish home office to work in is really not that hard. By keeping the tips we have shared with you above, we’re sure that you will find working remotely more comfortable in no time. Don’t forget to make an effort to turn your home into a relaxing sanctuary as well.
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Author: Knot Home
Leila Amber is a Design Trend Setter at KnotHome and a passionate writer, home decor and design enthusiast. She has a keen interest in the content that inspires her to dig deeper into the practice and create helpful design and decor guides.