As a work at home professional, one of the most common mistakes is not spending enough time setting up a comfortable home office from where to work. Creating a work environment that helps you focus on your work and inspires you is easy with the following tips for decorating your home office.
Think of the Lighting First
Optimally, your home office should have lots of natural light. However, if that is not possible you should make sure to place good quality artificial light sources so the places where you read or work with the computer are optimally illuminated. Avoid having light directly on your eyes or reflecting on your computer screen, or you will suffer from tired eyes after a short period of working.
Make It Yours
Spend time making sure your home office shows your personality. After all, you have left the cold and professional atmosphere of a corporate office for a reason, right? So if you want to have aromatic candles or a cosy blanket for when you are at the computer just do it. Make your home office a place where you feel warm and comfortable, and this way you won’t feel working there is a chore.
Don’t Leave the Walls Empty
Hanging pictures of nice things to look at in the walls can also help you create a better workspace at home, and will give you a reason to look away from the computer screen every so often and relax your eyes. If the room designated as a home office is too small, using mirrors on the walls can help it look bigger and help create light sources, reducing the strain in your eyes and improving your mood.
Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize
There may be some truth on Feng-Shui teachings that indicate fountains are good to bring prosperity into your life, or it may be that they help purify the air from excessive positive ions, but indoor fountains are a popular accessory to home offices, especially if you work a lot with computers. If you like the noise of running water, a water fountain can be a great way of bringing a touch of originality to your home office and help you feel relaxed when working
Add a Touch Of Green
Plants are said to help improve the air quality and raise your spirits so they are perfect to decorate a home office setup. You don’t want to create a tropical jungle, so make sure to choose plants that are suitable to the size of your home office and the space you have available, and check out that there’s enough light for them to thrive. If you aren’t famous for your green thumb, or the plants you like aren’t suitable for your home office, you should check out good quality artificial plants instead. Chosen carefully they can look exactly like natural ones, but without becoming a withered ruin if you forget to water them.