The office, at home or otherwise, needs to be engaging, or your work will suffer. When you feel good in the space you are in you will be more productive. It’s science, really, everybody knows this, but some people ignore it.
Whether you are working from home or at an office, your freedoms will likely be different as to what you are able to do with your office layout and décor. If you are working in the kind of dull office space that looks like a box, then keep reading!
Your desk is the heart of your office! It’s where the magic happens, it’s not just a space for you to put your laptop on in the morning. To get the most out of this piece of furniture, your office desk needs to be comfortable, functional and inviting. These three things are easy to achieve whether you may be making use of the desk at work or the desk in your home office.
- Comfort is all about the chair, make it your own and make it inviting so that you can sit in it all day without constantly wanting to be anywhere else. Your chair needs to support your back properly to prevent you from slouching and developing back problems.
- The comfort and functionality of the office also relies on how you make use of space so that your desk doesn’t get overcrowded and messy. A well organised and clear workspace will make this space inviting rather than daunting. If you have a new, sleek fresh laminate countertop, don’t cover it up with office clutter!.
You can use your walls as filing space, instead of having everything stuffed in a drawer. This way you can always see and access important information! If you are working from a home office, you can install shelves and hang art and filing sills so everything is where you can see it, and is easily assessable when needed.
- You can write down a to-do list for your month anywhere, but investing in a desk calendar means that you can write on and see your schedule constantly. This saves space and makes missing appointments or forgetting ideas a thing of the past!
At the end of the (work) day it is your space for you to use, if you want to get a plant to brighten up the place, get that cactus! If you like essential oil diffusers, make your office your Zen space- or, if you enjoy colour, make it bright! Whatever style is going to ensure you get the most you can out of your work day, your office design will make it happen.