Working from home has been all the rages thanks to the development of the Internet. It boasts a string of advantages, such as saving expenses on travel, a better balance between life and work, more productivity and less noise and stress. To enjoy all these benefits, it’s essential to build a cozy and productive home office. The following are some decorating ideas that may help.
It’s always a wise policy to set your working desk in front of a window. By day, you home office will be flooded with natural light. But extra lighting fixtures are necessary when night descends or when it is weary at daytime. Generally, a ceiling light is a must-have, which is used for general lighting. Below is a pendant light from ParrotUncle. The posh luminary features a plain design. The glass shade diffuses low glare glow, suitable to setting a relaxing ambience. In addition to the pendant light, a complementary lighting tool is conducive to the lighting condition of the home office. The pictured Tiffany style floor lamp is an optimal choice, for it makes an artistic statement and is not overwhelmingly distractive.
One of the benefits of working from home is that you can set the working layout as you wish. The first priority is to make everything needed easily accessible. If you have a small room turned home office, space-saving storage is essential. The key is to take advantage of the vertical space. Clever solutions are built-in wall shelves and cabinets, where you can stack books, file folders or documents that are not frequently used. Open wall shelves and desks with drawers can play the same role. Storage cabinets and boxes can also create extra storage space and become decor objects if matching colors and styles are chosen.
If you work 9-to-5, you spend a better part of the day sitting in a chair, which often lead to back and neck problems. To avoid such sufferings, apart from routine exercise, an appropriate home office chair is necessary. The best choice is an ergonomic chair, which should be adjustable in height to enable you to place feet flat on the floor, and have proper sized depth and backrest to support your legs and lower back.
Although you can stay in touch with families and friends conveniently using smart devices, working alone sometimes results in depression and frustration. On these occasions, you are in need of something to cheer you up. Personal items, like family photos, musical instruments, movie models and paintings, are ideal choices. The key is to banish yourself from work and take a break.
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