A well curated workspace is essential to getting any real work done at home. Creating a perfect space is a tedious process, but a rewarding one. Here are a few tips on creating or revamping your at-home office.
The first step to creating a work space you’ll actually use is to find the right place to set up shop. If you don’t have an entire room to devote to your at home office, even a corner can be a productive area. Once you claim it as your office, it’s crucial that you stick to it. Trying to make your desk double as a vanity or eating space isn’t really good for productivity. Even if it’s the smallest area in your apartment or bedroom, it needs to be solely for work. You really want to be able to go into that space and have your brain go instantly into work mode.
Finding the right desk, chair, and possibly shelving is really important. If you’re on a budget, you can find affordable desks at IKEA, but I recommend saving up on an ergonomic office chair. You may have to pull all-nighters in this chair and a regular table chair just won’t do. (Trust me, your back will thank you.)
I prefer a neutral palette, so naturally my desk reflects that. If bright colors get your creativity flowing then by all means, incorporate vivid hues into your space. Color is a major part of how our minds work so be sure that your decorative choices set the ideal environment for you.
A tidy workspace is a must so storage solutions are a must. Again, IKEA has super cheap boxes for magazines, important papers, and supplies. Try to keep as much off of your desk as possible, leaving only what you need at arms reach.
Finishing off your workspace with an inspiring quote or piece of artwork is totally optional but I recommend it. I wouldn’t suggest hanging a mirror over your desk, I’ve done this in the past and it’s a total distraction. One minute I was working, the next I was tweezing my eyebrows and applying a sheet mask.
What are your tips for getting work done at home? How do you keep your workspace tidy and efficient? Let’s swap tips in the comments 🙂