January tends to be the time for organisation and planning. We buy new stationery, write career goals and start afresh. You could even renovate your office to kickstart your motivation. Your working environment can take a huge toll on your mood and productivity. A cluttered environment can make it difficult to concentrate on your daily tasks. Start the new year on a productive note – and renovate your home office.
Here are a few ways you could switch up your office design.
Create an open workspace
Your home office should feel bright and airy. You need plenty of natural light and clear space around you. Try pulling your desk into the middle of the room so you can face away from the wall. You should feel inspired and energised by this space – not claustrophobic and stressed out. After all, work can be stressful enough on its own.
Invest in ergonomic desk chairs
You need an ergonomic desk chair that supports your back and posture. We spend countless hours hunched over a desk every day. Try to sit upright at your desk and make sure your shoulders are pulled back. Some people prefer a sit/stand desk. They spend half the day on their feet and the other half sitting down. You could even put a treadmill under the desk so you can walk and talk. Genius.
Plants can liven up your office without making it feel overly cluttered. You could incorporate a large leafy plant, such as a peace lily, in the centre of the office. Add a few hanging plants by the window and some succulents on your desk. Of course, the type of plants you have in the office will largely depend on the amount of natural light in the space. You may have to opt for faux plants.
Change your lighting
Opt for LEDs in your office renovation for a durable and efficient form of lighting. LEDs have a long-life span and no heat emissions. You can keep your office safe and energy-efficient all year long. LEDs are a type of diode with lower operational costs and a huge amount of design flexibility. LEDs can make your office look cool and minimal or bright and colourful. It’s up to you.
Incorpor ate colours
Your office should reflect your goals, character and working style. Some people prefer a vibrant office with patterns and colour. You could create a vision board above your desk with photos, inspiration quotes, and more. This is a space for you to grow and achieve your ambitions – make sure it reflects that.
Try out a few of these tips and tricks on your home office renovation.