A designers guide to improving your home office
Working from home during a national lockdown can definitely take its toll on your wellbeing and productivity levels, so in honor of ‘organise your home office day,’ here are a few top tips from our designers on how to give your workspace a little refresh and keep that positivity flowing:
𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗼𝘂𝘁𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗶𝗻
Try to sit next to or facing a window so that you can get plenty of natural light and fresh air. Incorporating nature into your working environment has also been demonstrated in various studies to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and improve productivity – so get some plants in your eye line!
𝗔 𝘁𝗶𝗱𝘆 𝗱𝗲𝘀𝗸 = 𝗮 𝘁𝗶𝗱𝘆 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱
Keep your workspace clear from any mess and clutter. It’s hard to push outstanding house chores to the back of your mind and focus on the task at hand, so start by putting that washing pile somewhere you can’t see it and then deal with it when you have more time to do so. Out of sight, out of mind!
It looks like we will all be using our home offices for a little while longer, so make it a place you are happy in by giving it that personal touch. Pictures of family and friends or prints that reflect you and your home are a great addition to any home office!
𝗧𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗼𝗻 𝘀𝗽𝗮𝗰𝗲?
Don’t worry, we hear you! If you are struggling for space to fit in a sufficient work desk and chair, then you may want to consider investing in a supportive back cushion to improve your posture and form, as well as prevent those dreaded back aches!
𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲
You can improve your home office by getting out of it every now and again. It is important to be able to ‘leave the office’ both during and at the end of the working day to relax and recharge. Plan a couple of days a week where you go for a walk to Costa and grab a coffee instead of making one at home – it is important to have breaks and get away from your screen and those non stop zoom calls every so often.
Keeping your work life and personal life separate is key to boosting productivity and more importantly, enhancing your happiness. Easier said than done in a national lockdown, but having your office in a different space to where you spend time with your family and unwind after a days work, is a great way of doing this!
Ultimately, the important thing the remember when organising your workspace is that whatever you do makes you happy, comfortable and motivated.