Tips for Creating Functional Home Office
Creating Functional Home Office: Many people are working from home these days, even if it’s only on a part-time basis. It is because of this influx of stay-at-home workers, moms or not, that there is more information on the internet about how to set up your own home office.
Having a home office is a must for people that are working for home. It’s your focus area, the place where you are most motivated, and the place that the rest of the family knows you go to get your work done (it’s the “do not disturb” room or area). Here are some ways to make your office a functional place that motivates you to get the job done each and every day.
Finding the Right Desk
Your ideal office starts with the proper desk. You need something you can work on, something that has space for the stuff you work with, and something that fits your personality. For someone that loves vintage furniture and works from a laptop, an antique secretary desk could be the perfect desk for your office.
If you have a desktop computer and have a lot of paperwork you work with you’ll want a desk that has lots of space for your computer and some file organizers so you can have an inbox and an outbox right at your fingertips.
Picking A Comfortable Chair
You’re also going to need a good desk chair. Not only do you want something comfortable, but you also don’t want it to be so comfortable you’re falling asleep in it when you should be working. You need to make sure it’s a chair that fits with your desk as well. Take some desk measurements (like the space where you’d slide a chair in) and use them, and also sit in every chair before you even consider buying it!
Must Have Equipment
You’ll need more than a desk and a chair if you want a functional office. If your room doesn’t have god lighting you’ll want a desk lamp. If you tend to work late you’ll want one anyway.
You may need filing cabinets, shelving, a spare chair, or any number of other things. You also need to make sure you have all the tech you need, like computers and printers, and maybe even a voice recorder.
You’re also going to want to do some decorating in there. You could be spending hours a day sitting in that room, so why not make it a place you enjoy being?
Your decor can be as simple as having a plant or two on your desk or in your office windows, or as complex as having some framed works that fit in with your type of business. If you’re an artist, you may want some of your own work on the walls, or maybe some work of others that inspires you. Just make the room yours, and pick decor that inspires and enriches your workday.