Does your home office inspire you or make you cringe? Whether it’s for bills, personal projects, or your full-time workstation, sitting at your desk may not be optional. So take a fresh look at your home office space and make it as exciting, inspiring, and comfortable as it can possibly be with a little help from these ideas.
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Choose furniture for Productivity
The best way to maximize every moment spent working at your desk is to use good space planning and organization techniques. Be creative about the way you lay out furniture like the desk, shelves, filing cabinets, seating areas, and storage space. You want to create a flow that allows you access commonly used items like a printer and scanner without being blocked by an awkward design. Take advantage of any windows and give yourself a view you never had from your cubicle. Update light fixtures so every part of the room is well lit. Of course, clear the clutter off of usable horizontal space; if you still need the items, use decorative boxes and containers to contain loose things. Using containers also keeps you organized so you’ll never waste time hunting for envelopes again.
Ensure a Comfortable office: Ergonomics
You will avoid your home office even more if your desk and chair aren’t comfortable. If you’re sitting closer than an arm’s length from your computer screen, you’ll be longing for a change of scene in no time. Make sure you have a desk chair that is correctly adjusted for your back, legs, and arms. Experts recommend using a chair that supports the curves of your spine with your feet resting flat and your thighs parallel to the floor. The Ergo Fit Highly Adjustable Mesh Office Chair from In Style Modern allows you to adjust all of these features, and even has adjustable arms to keep your wrists straight and even with your keyboard and mouse. Try a chair with extra contour in the back if you are uncomfortable sitting for long periods of time, like the Togo Ribbed Mid-Back Leather Office Chair with a pronounced curved shape for contemporary style and comfort.
Get motivated to want to work
Even if your home office is organized and comfortable, you won’t love working there until it becomes a space that motivates and inspires you. Maybe its sleek design and bright color like the bright red Inner Office Chair in Leather that will spark your creativity, or the addition of personal touches that reflect your style.
Once your home office gets a productive boost in comfort and style, you won’t mind spending time at your desk!