If you work from home then you would know the basic advantages of being a remote worker: you are your own boss, you don’t need to travel, and you control your time.
But perhaps the biggest drawback is becoming lazy at your job because of the countless distractions in your environment (and maybe the lack of urgency to do things, as well).
However, this sometimes calls for creating the perfect home office – you know, the one that will make you feel more productive while giving you a perfect environment to relax while working. As per interior designer Tobi Fairley, here are some of the tweaks you can do to your current working space:
Choose the Perfect Colors
According to psychology, colors have an effect on a person’s productivity. As such, you need to identify hues that are neither too boring nor too distracting – in short, you need to find a balance between the extremes.
It varies from person to person but you have to find a color that is refreshing and energizing but is not so bright that it literally becomes an eyesore. Most offices you see are painted gray but this has been seen as a big no-no if you want to increase your productivity.
The way your home office looks will be useless if you have poor lighting. It’s hard to appreciate, for example, the color green if your room is not well-lit, which means that lighting can largely affect an individual’s mood.
Fluorescent light is not an option because it can alter the tones of the colors. If you want a good mood, go for natural lighting or if that is not possible, try to simulate the effect.
You can also experiment with it and try ambient lighting, or mixing and layering different light sources. This way, you can identify how it makes you feel, which will be helpful in the long run.
Keep It Beautiful
Your bed and your home office are separate entities, but just like the first nook, you need to make your working spot addictive. This means that you need to be regularly drawn to work in that area and one way to do this is by making it look beautiful.
Of course, beauty is such a subjective concept so it is entirely up to you on how you will make your home office attractive. After all, you are the one who will be using this space so it is only right that you rearrange and design this in the way you deem aesthetic.