Working from home can pose a million distractions, and that’s exactly why you need a home office. Even if you put your phone away, attempt to shut off all distractions, there’ll always be something or the other bugging you.
At 24/7 Logistics Services, we’ve gathered some insider information from experts on how to set up a modern home office after you’ve just moved in.
Location Is Key
If you’re setting up a home office in your new home, it should ideally be an isolated area where you can concentrate properly. If you haven’t got an extra room that you can use, we suggest redecorating your basement or garage to transform it into a modern home office. All you’ll need is a little bit of investment, patience, and a whole lot of creativity!
However, if you don’t have so much space available, you can designate a small spot in your kitchen, living room, or bedroom for your home office. This works just as well as any other room, as long as you can minimize distractions.
If you’re using a basement or a garage as your home office, you’ll have to consider what type of lighting you want. Ideally, your modern office should be located in an area with lots of natural light. Natural light helps boost productivity, allows you to remain more engaged, and has a number of other health benefits. If possible, ensure that your desk is beside a window, or install windows if there aren’t any.
For your home office, you’ll want a mix of ambient and task lighting, so invest in floor lamps and desk lamps. Go for softer lighting like yellows and oranges rather than tube lights with harsh whites for a more pleasant and calming atmosphere.
For your décor, start figuring out what you want beforehand. Go through a couple of catalogs or visit furniture stores to get a good idea of the type of desk and chair you’d like. After deciding on the main pieces, build the rest of the décor around it. Keep a color scheme in mind, and add on from there.
One more piece of advice we have is that you should include as many plants as possible in your décor. Not only do they improve overall health, but studies have shown that plants can improve focus, increase creativity, and reduce feelings of mental fatigue. Keeping plants in your home office will clean the air, add a pop of color, and improve your mood in your new home!
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