Saturday, February 2023
5 Steps to A Functional Home Office, even if it’s Your Kitchen!
With work from home becoming a normal work mode these days anywhere in the world, here is revisiting a favourite piece of article to make your home office functional, productive, and stylish. At this point, as a remote worker, it is essential to have a serene work space that can take your mind off the negativity and help you focus on your work life. Here are 5 ways to take your home office to the next level, fortunately, without breaking the bank.
Work with what you have
Firstly, you do not have to be overdramatic and tear down walls to have a spacious home office like the ones you see a senator or prime minister having on a Netflix show. Rather work with what you have, but that does not mean you need to have a home office, which is a closet turned into an office. Choose a space that is less distracting for you, it can be a corner in your bedroom, at the entryway or even kitchen.
Clean the space
It can be hard to work from home and manage your household at the same time. But cleaning the space really helps to give you that added space, reduce stress, and increase focus. Get rid of unnecessary items, minimize the paperwork. Stay organized- digitally or traditionally. This way you will be on top of your game or work.
Create a mood board
Now that you have the space ready, let us look for enhancing it. For that you need to find inspiration. You can look at Pinterest or Instagram for easy DIY ideas. Make sure it complements your existing room. Remember we are trying to refrain from big makeover projects, like fresh paint, buying new furniture and so on. See what you already have and work around it.
Make it functional
Since you will be working from home and spending hours in front of your screen, ensure that it is a functional and comfortable space for you. Get ergonomic chair or laptop stand for your work station. Keep stationary, notepad, sticky notes within reach but out of reach of your children. Also make sure it is a brightly lit area to avoid headaches.
Add the finishing touches
To make it a space you love, add things that are inspirational or personal for you – such as framed motivational quotes, greenery, faux plants, aromatic diffusers, little trinkets that mean something to you, etc. This will elevate your home office and uplift your mood while working. At the end of the day, make sure you manage to draw a line between home and office so that you can still make time for your family while breezing those deadlines.