No matter your workplace at home be for running a business, involve telecommute or simply for bills and organizing schedules, it should never mean you become a frog in a well. Research shows that being cooped up in a place for too long can actually have adverse effects on health. We are also well aware that your family has occupied every square inch of your house but you deserve more than a metal desk and a spare chair stuffed in a corner. This would be the modern equivalent of modern slavery except that you are enslaving yourself…
If you were under the impression that you need a spare room or a huge master-bedroom to set up your office, then you are hugely mistaken. Brilliant work-friendly spaces can emerge from a few inches, a vacant wall or a corner and other ideas you never thought of.
So, let the air and creativity flow.
You are likely to spend a significant amount of time in this place so pay attention to these considerations. If you work best in a quiet environment or in the middle of an activity, isolation is must if clients drop by. There should also be enough space for you to move around and not be cramped.
- Let There Be Light- Setup your equipment in front of a window to allow in a little light. It will keep the blues at bay and make your your droops eyes stay awake.
- Invest in a Comfortable chair – Your comfort should be of utmost priority as you will spend hours parked in that chair. A comfortable, Aesthetically-pleasing and the ergonomically correct chair is worth every penny.
- Give Yourself A View -Position your chair where you stare up at something more interesting than a wall, it may be a window, a painting or your bookshelf.
Depending on your :
- Size of remodelling required
You can decide whether you want to hire an interior-decorator or do the job yourself.
Decorators can save you tons of money by leveraging in industry contacts or you can do the job yourself with the help of DIY tutorials on Pinterest and YouTube.
- Tech Support – RoOomy(iOS), Room Sketcher(Desktop) and Home Design(Android) can be used best for 3D plans.
- Organize – Many times we aren’t exactly swimming in space so organize your furniture efficiently. Use wall hangers to make maximum usage of space and stack or pile neatly in corners.
- Differentiate – Try making the zones like bed and desk separate.
Form and Function – Consider items that need to be at your fingertips before expending. Invest in beautiful and functional items that compliment your house rather than seeming to be out of place.
Despite what you may think, working at a traditional desk will not make you more creative.Your work space should symbolize your taste and persona while fostering your creative juices.
- Give it shades you love – Some people prefer sober colors while nothing makes the others hum like bold shades. Depending on your personal preferences color the walls so your ideas keep churning. Find out more about which shades effect your moods suitable.
- Choose homey accessories – Choose extras that enhance the comfy feeling of your offices like mugs, notepads or sticky-notes.
- Invest in decor bulletin boards for reminders that are pleasing to the eye.
- Hang them curtains – Hide bookshelves behind curtains or use them as separators from other areas in the house in case of shortage of space.
- Inspire yourself – Let there be a mini shrine of quotes and pictures of people you swear by. Just a few things to keep you motivated and on the right path like a print of Paris to channel your inner muse or a photo of your family to remind yourself you’re doing it for them.
- Consider alternative spaces in and around the houses like gardens, basements, attics, garages or storage facilities.
- Make advantage of unused spaces like racks and shelves that can fit under the stairs.
- Hang a mirror on the opposite wall to reflect sunlight and can also double as a vanity wall.
- Make a creative partners desk