Working from home is a dream come true for a lot of us. No need to commute,
no one to tell you what to do, no set hours, and you can head to the office in
your pjs. However, many remote workers find that it is fairly easy to get
distracted when working from home. There are so many things to sidetrack you.
From the television to the kitchen with all the snacks, you can easily be
sidetracked for hours at a time. To try and minimize the amount of
distractions, many recommend creating a home office. A home office is essentially a space where you go to complete work. It
should be an area that is isolated from the common distractions. What is great
about having a home office is that you are in charge of the design. You can
make the space as chic or eclectic as you desire. If you are creating an office
space, you might enjoy some of these design ideas listed below: 1. Location One of the most important steps to creating a home office is the location.
It needs to be someplace that is far from distractions. If your home has the
space, placing the office in a spare room, the basement, attic, or even in a
garage or shed is a great idea. This gives you enough room to house all of your
office equipment and furniture but keeps you free and clear from having easy
access to the living room television or the kitchen cabinets. When choosing a location, you also want to keep your Internet connection in
mind. Since you will be accessing most of your work virtually, you want to make
sure that the connection is strong enough in the space where you are going to
design your office. If you do not have a strong internet connection, this should
be one of the first things you invest in. Companies like Frontier offer Ann Arbor
internet packages as well as other qualifying locations. Comparing the
speeds and rates is a great way to see what matches your needs. 2. Functionality It can be easy to get caught up in the aesthetic appeal of your home office;
however, functionality is most important. Sure you can make your office look
beautiful, but if the chair you chose has a hard back that is horrible for
sitting, it is not going to do you much good. As you begin to think about the
layout of the office and the types of furnishings you will choose, remember you
need to be able to function comfortably. Never choose items based on looks
alone. 3. Lighting Is Inspiring Did you know that proper lighting can actually motivate you to be a better
worker? Whether your home office is in a poorly lit area or not, investing
in lighting is ideal. Using window treatments like ventilation blinds allows
you to control the amount of natural light that comes into the office at any given
time. If this is not an option or there are no windows in your office, going
with bright, energy-efficient bulbs is a great alternative. 4. Add Your Own Personality You are going to be spending a great deal of time in your home office.
Therefore, you do want to make it a place that you feel great about walking
into every day. While keeping comfort and functionality in mind, you should add
a few design elements to the space that really interest you. For instance, if
you are into nature, adding some plants around the room can liven up the place.
If you enjoy bright and vibrant colors, apply bold color paint to the walls or
create a feature wall that encompasses all the colors you like. It may take time for your home office to come together like you imagined. Remember, while the aesthetics are interesting, it is imperative that you
remember to create an office space that allows you to be productive at all
times. Hopefully these design tips will get you started in creating a space
that you enjoy working in on a daily basis.
Welcome to my blog. I am an Interior Decorator based in Chicagoland, Illinois. Married and a mommy to my 9 year old son. Through this blog, I will be sharing my passion for design and my inspirations with you. Occasionally, I will also be showing you my home and some of my clients' decorating projects. I am a firm believer that a beautiful home can be achieved in any budget through creativity and smart shopping. Currently, I am offering e-design (online decorating) service at an affordable rate to help you create a home that reflects you, a home that will make you smile every time you walk through the door. Hope you have fun following along. Email me at mixandchic(at)yahoo(dot)com if you have any questions. Thanks for reading!
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