Whether you work from home regularly – running your own business or simply benefitting from a flexible manager – have a sideline liking writing or studying that needs a dedicated space at home, or simply wanted a room to retreat to handle household admin like budgeting and paying bills, the home office answers your needs.
Today we’re taking a look at things you need to bear in mind when you’re putting together an office you’ll really to be able to focus and work in.
The first thing you need to do is create an empty space to work with. If you’re trying to make your spare room into an office simply by crowding in with your still not unpacked cardboard boxes from your move, that clutter is going to encroach mentally as well as physically.
Unpack what you can and find a permanent practical home for it. If you have lots of clutter left over after that, and you’re looking for storage, London has lots of options to keep your possessions secure.
When you have a blank canvas you can move onto…
When you’re decorating a study you need to bear in mind that in this room you’ll need to sit and focus. Anything that pulls you out of your head and distracts from the topic at hand isn’t useful. Opt for gentle colours, that emphasise that natural light in the room rather bright colours and distracting patterns.
It’s also worth putting up a mirror, to increase the sense of light and space in the room and make sure working in there isn’t too oppressive.
The most important thing you’re going to need is a desk and chair. While options are available very cheaply, it’s worth putting in the time and money to find furniture that fits you perfectly. A desk that’s too tall, or a chair that’s too short are open invitations to back pain, and if you’re using them a lot, it behoves you to make sure you’re not storing up problems for your spine in the future.
If you’re shopping online, measure yourself first and compare the furniture you’re browsing with your own needs to ensure that what you order is comfortable and safe. Better is to shop in person at a show room and test out desks and chairs to ensure your work will be comfortably at eye level.
If you make sure you pay attention to all these factors you’ll end up with an office you can really work in.