8 Smart Ways to Refresh Your Home Office
Life in the 21st century has its perks. One of those is to be able to work from virtually anywhere. If you’ve successfully convinced your boss to let you log more hours from home this year, you’ll want a killer workspace to match.
Don’t let your home office become the dumping ground for all unwanted furniture and décor accessories. If you’re going to really use your home office this year, make it an inspiring and functional space. Keep reading for our top tips for upgrading your home office.
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There’s nothing more uninspiring than staring at a white wall all day. Is there room to rearrange the furniture for your desk to face a window? If there isn’t, consider artwork or even a mirror to hang above your desk and reflect the window behind you. Just make sure to hang it high enough that you don’t end up staring at yourself all day long.
After getting rid of all the excess clutter, find an organising system that works for you. Make sure that everything that might end up in your office is accounted for: bills, important paperwork, magazines, office supplies. Store each item in its appropriate bin, box, container, or tray.
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Does your work involve a lot of client visits at home? Or maybe you like having your husband or kids pop in and chat while you work? If so, consider floating your desk in the middle of the room, and adding in one or two guest chairs. This layout is much more sociable and open.
One of the phrases my mum repeated the most while I was doing homework growing up was, “Turn on the light or you’ll hurt your eyes!” Thus, I know the importance of adequate lighting in a workspace. During the day, you’ll want your computer screen facing away from a window to avoid the daylight glare. At night, make sure you have a good task lamp to keep you burning the midnight oil while keeping your eyesight in check.