We are truly in the golden age of remote working. So it makes sense that our interior design choices, when it comes to your workspace, are beginning to follow suit, with the rise of the home office seeming only an inevitable step toward an increasingly virtual future in the workplace.
A dedicated home office can have a number of benefits, particularly if you’re subject to distractions around the house such as children or pets. These are just three simple tips that will help to create your perfect workspace – take a look!
1 – Desks are a must
Not everyone has the space to dedicate an entire room of their home to turn into a home office when they work from home.
That said, wherever you’re working from, it’s important to have a desk rather than just a bed or sofa. As well as being beneficial to your posture and preventing back problems, it also ensures that your relaxation spaces are used exclusively for that – relaxation!
If you don’t have space for a permanent home office installation, however, never fear – Amazon sells fold-up desks that offer a great space-saving solution. Or failing that, your dining room table will suffice just as well – just remember to keep it clean and clutter-free, and always put your laptop away during meal times to protect your work-life balance.
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2 – Minimise distraction
A small amount of background noise can be useful while working – we all used to manage in the office somehow.
But the temptation to get distracted is far too easy at home, and it’s important to work out what helps and what simply serves as a hindrance.
For instance, working with the TV on in the background probably isn’t doing your concentration any favours. But some people find it helps to have some music or the radio on – if you find it helps you focus, go ahead!
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3 – Decorate
Just because it’s workspace doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with it – after all, you might brighten up your desk at work, so why not do it at home?
From family photographs to houseplants, simple tweaks can make your home working space feel that little bit cosier, helping you reap the benefits of flexible remote working.
After all, your home office is still just that – your home.
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To Sum Up
Even if your career doesn’t enable you to work from home, an innovative home office space can be a great tool that serves many purposes.
For instance, if you dream of starting your own business, a home office can be the perfect space to start putting your plans in place to make that dream a reality.
Alternatively, if you’re studying an online degree (for example, with ARU Distance Learning) as a stepping stone to your future career, a home office can give you a peaceful space in which to focus on your studies.
Whatever you intend to use your home office for, we hope these three tips have provided some inspiration for your perfect workspace.
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