Make Your Home Office Work for You: Design Ideas to Enhance Productivity

Home offices are here to stay! Whether you're running a business from home or simply need a space to get some work done, it's important to have a functional and stylish home office. But what makes a productive home office? I've rounded up some design ideas to help you create the perfect space for getting things done.

Your home office should be a space that inspires productivity. It should be comfortable and stylish, with everything you need within easy reach.

If you're looking for ways to increase your productivity and get the most out of your home office space, this blog post is for you. Below are home office design ideas that will help you work more efficiently and effectively. Whether you're starting from scratch or looking for ways to improve your existing space, read on for some great home office design tips.

 

Office Chair

 

Pick a Comfortable Chair

When choosing a chair, comfort is key. You will be sitting for several hours, so it is important to find a chair that is both comfortable and supportive.

Choose a chair that suits your body type; an oversized chair can feel uncomfortable if you are petite, while a small chair may not provide enough support for someone of larger stature.

The wrong size chair can cause back pain, so be sure to find a comfortable option that will support your spine. Adjustability is also important; you should be able to adjust the height of your chair to ensure that your feet are flat on the floor and your thighs are parallel to the ground.

Measure your current chair for improvement clues, if it’s not the right size get a new one that is. Your neck, shoulders and back will thank you!

In addition to comfort, you may also want to consider aesthetic appeal. After all, a chair can also be a focal point that draws interest and adds visual appeal to your space. With so many options available, there is sure to be a chair that is perfect for your needs.

 

Office desk

 

Pick a Desk

 

 

There are a lot of things to consider when picking out a desk. Consider an adjustable standing desk where you can raise the table to stand and lower it to sit down.

This helps to avoid back pain or other discomfort that can come from sitting in the same position for too long. Additionally, adjustable standing desks can help to improve your posture and increase your productivity.

 

 



People who alternate between sitting and standing throughout the day have more energy and less tiredness.

You also want to think about the design of the desk. If you're going to be facing guests, then you'll want to get a desk with a nice front view or a panel to hide your legs.

And finally, you want to think about the material of the desktop. I personally prefer a wood desk top for the warm feel, but laminate is also a good option if you're looking for something durable.

 

Get Organized

I think that everyone performs better when they are organized. Don't you? Any office - whether at home or in a commercial setting - needs to be organized and efficient in order to function well.

The best way to do this is to have enough storage for all of your supplies. Here are some storage tips:

  • A file cabinet is an essential piece of equipment for any office, as it provides a place to store important documents and keep them sorted and organized.
  • Tiered trays on wheels are a great way to group together staple kits, paper clips, and other tools. I know exactly where everything is when I need it and I am not scrambling when I actually need them.
  • Labeled storage boxes are perfect for storing things that clutter your desk: receipts, stationary, cards etc.

 

Task Lighting

 

Task Lighting

One of the most important things to consider when setting up a home office is task lighting. There are so many gorgeous options out there, so find one that is functional but also matches your style. In addition to being functional, task lighting can also be used to set the mood in your home office. For example, if you want a more relaxed vibe, try a lamp with a warm LED bulb.

If you have a home office with a window, take advantage of the natural light. If you have an office in the basement, make sure you have ample task lighting to keep it from looking too dark and dreary.

Floor rug

 

Add a Floor Rug

A floor rug is a great way to add warmth and personality to your workspace. If you have an open floor plan, a rug can help to define your work space. In addition, a rug will help to dampen vibrations and insulate your workspace from noise. 

Wall clock

 

Abstract art

 

Add Decor that Sets the Mood

When it comes to creating a workspace that motivates and inspires, it's all about the little details.

A calendar can help with goal setting by giving you a visual representation of what you need to accomplish.

Adding an art piece that adds color and stimulates you can help to break up the monotony of a work day and give you something pleasant to look at. Whether it's a landscape or abstract piece, make sure it's something that you enjoy looking at.

A motivational or inspirational message can help you through those hard days when you feel like you can't do it.

 

Office Accessories  

Add a Plant or Two

Plants can do wonders for the air quality in your room, and they can also be a great boost for your mental health. Studies have shown that being around plants can help to reduce stress levels and increase feelings of wellbeing. So it helps to reconnect with nature with a few strategically placed plants. And who knows, you might even find that you enjoy taking care of your new green friends!
 

Conclusion

The internet has made it possible for people all over the world to work from home. In an age where even a laptop can be used as your office, there's no reason you shouldn't take advantage of this trend and make yourself more productive.

How do you design a space that is both productive and stylish? The key is to start with the basics and then add personal touches that inspire you. By taking the time to design a well-rounded office, you'll be sure to create a space that supports your productivity and helps you to feel your best.


Mood Board - Transitional Office

 

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1 comment

Kebba Buckley Button

Gwendolyn, what a great article. I especially enjoyed the idea of a mood board! I’m sure you would come up with color, texture, and design ideas that the client just wouldn’t on his/her own.

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