If you’re like us, you might still be working from home. We’ve talked about this a little bit, but we wanted to go into more detail about what it takes to make your home office as healthy, functional, and beautiful as possible! Many aspects of a successful home office have to do with your physical or mental health, so we’re going to break down some of those aspects, along with some other tips to help your home office run as smoothly as possible.
THE COMMAND CENTER
Of course, we love having super stylish desks and desk chairs, but if you’re working at your desk full time, these two pieces of furniture are the most important pieces in the office. Therefore, they have to be as comfortable and practical as possible. Working at your desk full time, you’ll probably need a desk with lots of storage and a chair that will support your back!
THINK ABOUT ERGONOMICS
Having your computer screen at eye level will make your neck very happy! Believe us, your neck will not be thanking you if it’s bent down all day, so make sure your screen is positioned comfortably. You should also have your feet on the floor and your arms parallel to the floor.
You don’t want your power cords to be a tripping hazard, but you also don’t want them to be super visible. If your desk is up against a wall, it becomes easy. just have one extension cord that you can plug everything into. If your desk is in the middle of the room, it becomes more tricky, but play with your power cords, and find ways to run them under a rug to hide them!
PLANTS, PLANTS EVERYWHERE
We have said it before and we will say it again, plants make a HUGE difference when it comes to making a space healthy and happy. Not only do they help filter the air, but they also bring life into a space! If you’re someone who can’t keep a plant alive no matter how hard you try, get some fake plants to bring a representation of nature inside.
The importance of natural light is another topic where we probably sound like a broken record, but it’s so important! Consider how you can lay out your office so you’re near a window and getting lots of light. Not only is it important to have light, but having a view to the outside would also be beneficial! Add task lighting to your desk so everything on your desk is well lit, even when the sun starts to set.
STORAGE LIKE A PRO
There’s always a lot of paper in an office, so get creative with how you store it! Think about what paper comes across your desk, and make a plan for how it can be organized. Try storage on your desk, attached to the wall, on a shelf, or in your desk. Consider all of your options, and get creative about how to store everything you need to.
MAKE TIME TO RELAX
Even though your home office is meant to be a work zone, it’s still important to make the space your own and have a relaxation zone. Having a little sitting area to read or relax is always a good idea, and consider having a little spot to make a cup of tea or coffee. Don’t forget to add family pictures and favorite accessories to make the space your own!
We hope these tips help as you and your loved ones continue to figure out this whole work-from-home game!