When you work from home, whether it’s as a freelancer or small business owner, there may come a time that you decide that you need your own space to work. This could be because you need some literal space to spread out and go through and store important documents or could just be because you need somewhere quiet away from the rest of the family. Whatever your reason, you need your office to be comfortable and practical, but it should also be stylish and show off your personality. Here are some tips to get it just right.
Pick The Perfect Space
You need to find the perfect space for your home office. Of course, a room to yourself would be perfect, but this might not be possible, depending on the size of your home. If you have to put your office in a room with another function, make sure that this function doesn’t clash with your needs and won’t distract you. For example, the family room probably won’t work, but your home gym might do if you’re the only one that uses it.
Choose Your Colours
You need to really think about the colour scheme of your office before you start redecorating. Some people work best in a room full of colour, whereas other prefer white walls and no distractions. You should figure out which sort of worker you are before making any other decisions regarding decoration or furniture. Once you’ve got it sorted, you should choose furniture that fits these colours. Just make sure that your furniture is ergonomic.
Stay Warm Or Cool
You need to be able to control the temperature of your office, or you could get incredibly uncomfortable and be unable to work. This means that you should get an electric heater to use when you’re cold and a fan to use when you’re warm. Of course, you could open a window, but this could result in noise pollution, and you don’t want to turn on the heating in the whole house, as this wastes energy if you’re the only one that’s cold.
Add Personal Touches
Of course, you shouldn’t fill your office with clutter, but you should add a few things that make you feel comfortable and at home. These could include pictures of your family, houseplants, or a small radio for background noise. You might even want to print off a few motivational quotes and stick them on the walls for when you really can’t be bothered to get things done.
Working in a cluttered office is incredibly difficult and incredibly impractical, so you need to get some storage. A filing cabinet that you can lock is perfect for any important documents. You might also want to get a desk tidy for your stationery, and a safe for expensive tech or stock. Don’t think that these things have to look boring though; There are plenty of stylish options out there.
An office needs to function as a working space, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t look great too. I hope these tips help you find the balance in your own home office.