More people are now opting to work from home – and who could blame them? As well as benefiting from the comfort of your own surroundings, there’s a lot of ways you can ensure you’re being both productive and boosting your mental and physical health.
With every home being unique, however, we explore how you can create your ideal space.
Let in natural lighting and views
Natural lighting itself has a part to play in boosting physical and mental well-being, as well as improving sleep and productivity, not to mention reducing your electricity bill! So, if possible, your home office should have a window that lets light in, along with a scenic view to keep you motivated. The room with the largest window would be perfect.
However, it may be that your workspace is in the attic or loft, with no windows. There is often the option to install these, but as always this comes at a price. You could instead hang some inspiring artwork, whilst keeping the door open for a natural flow of light to enter. Light can then be reflected via the walls, mirrors, and even painted furniture.
You may pick a place that’s secluded like the loft for the very reason that it’s out of the way from busy family life and distractions. A space where you need to climb an extra flight of stairs is a great idea. Or perhaps you could even explore the outdoor opportunities with a garden office room!
Though, of course, isolation might not be an option if you have to keep an eye on the kids. However, there are eminently suitable areas that are still nearby. For example, either a closet or cupboard under the stairs can be a workstation. And you can still create a work-life separation; close the door, and work will be out of sight, out of mind.
Choose somewhere clutter-free
Even in a secluded spot, you might find yourself distracted by clutter. So, pick the area that’s the least likely to get messy. You can even take some Feng Shui tips to ensure it remains clutter-free, and boosts energy and productivity in turn – it’s not just useful for improving your bedroom!
You’ll want to make sure you can still have all your essentials though. A place where you can be both minimalist, whilst using the likes of plug sockets and other work-related items. Fitted furniture will provide you with specific storage and help to organise your work life to remain focused.
Having the perfect home office location may require a bit of work on your part. Perhaps you’ll need to incorporate it into an existing room with complementary design or maybe there will be various creative changes to make the area fit your requirements. Either way, Hartleys are happy to help.
Our bespoke creative and design advice will guarantee that it’s not the location that is perfect – but the entire space. Get in touch with us today, or you can have a look at our bespoke furniture range by visiting our Yorkshire showroom.