A well-designed home office has been found to help promote a better mood, enhance creativity, improve productivity and even boost your overall health! Yes, you read that right. It doesn’t matter whether you work on a tablet, desktop computer or a
If you are a homeowner with some extra space, are looking to purchase a new home, or just want to revamp the home office space you already have, now is your chance to design that fashionable home office you’ve always wanted! If you needed an excuse to head to your local T.J.Maxx to see what’s there, this is your ticket…
Choose the Right Space
To work the most efficiently, choose a space or room that will allow you to be outside of the chaos of home life. Most people need a quiet area in order to think and stay focused, so keep this in mind if you want to move your home office space. It’s also far easier to achieve a good life/work balance by being able to shut the door when you’re finished at the end of the day, so putting your home office space in your kitchen or family room is less than ideal. An underused room that’s comfortable to work in, like a spare bedroom, a corner in an unfinished basement, an unused walk-in closet, or even a garden shed with a window, would be an ideal space.
Use paint to help create an atmosphere that is conducive to the way you work and make your office look more fashionable too. Some people work better around bright colors, as it helps boost their mood and energy levels which in turn promotes productivity and creativity. Think bright yellows, lime greens, and orange. Others prefer calming shades to reduce stress, such as olive greens, greyish blues, sea foam green, and rose gold. Adding items to your desk like baskets, pen holders, a desk lamp, and even a throw pillow on your chair, all in coordinating colors, can really give your fashionable home office a cohesive feel.
Include a View
As mentioned, a space with a window is ideal, providing natural light that can help keep you feeling more energized make it look more spacious as well. If that’s not possible, considering hanging a picture of something you love – perhaps a beach or mountain scene that you can look at instead of staring at a blank wall. Scatter various pictures, paintings, and/or postcards around that will inspire you and help get you into a more creative mind, without making your workspace too cluttered as clutter tends to make it hard to focus by cluttering the mind.
Adding plants to a workplace makes it look prettier, and it’s been found in studies to increase productivity and quality of life as well. Plants in an office significantly increase concentration, work satisfaction,
Ergonomic, Stylish Furniture
When furnishing your office, making it stylish may be the top thing on your mind, but an ergonomic design is important too. You can help prevent common office injuries by getting an attractive, adjustable chair that helps ensure better posture. The white plastic mid-century modern chairs with wooden legs are extremely popular right now, budget-friendly, and would make a great addition to your fashionable home office.