Many of us have been forced to work from home due to unfortunate circumstances. While it has its advantages, it can sometimes be more challenging than working in a physical office as naturally, our homes are structured for relaxation. Here’s what you can do to set up a space conducive to working. 

Pick the Correct Desk Size

When choosing a desk for your home office, you’d want it a bit compact especially if you have only a little space to spare, but big enough to hold all your office supplies and equipment. 

If you have a tiny area surrounding your desk and there’s no room for shelves, drawers are your savior. They are perfect for hiding away your knickknacks and keeping your office space clutter-free. This white desk with lots of drawers is the perfect office furniture to keep all your pads, pens, and other office resources organized into sections.

Invest in a Good Chair

The chair you use can mean the difference between productivity and torture. A bad chair can hurt your neck, back, and shoulders, which can affect your concentration. You don’t want to just pull over one of your dining chairs, for example, as they rarely come at a height ideal to maintain an upright posture for prolonged periods.

You might want to get a dedicated office chair that is at a perfect height if not adjustable, one that rolls easily, is comfortable to sit on, and provides ample lumbar support. While armrests are not a requirement, it would be nicer to have them too. Case in point, this lovely swivel chair from Ava’s Attic. 

Illuminate the Room 

Eye strain can hurt your productivity, which is why getting optimal lighting is a priority when setting up your work area. Natural light is the best, but if there’s no way to prop a desk behind a window, you could also do well with supplemental lighting.

This Buddha lamp from Ava’s Attic is the perfect work-from-home essential/accessory. Just make sure not to place it in your direct line of sight to prevent glare.

Plan Your Storage

Whether your work-from-home situation is temporary or permanent, it pays to have a dedicated area you can retreat to for the occasional reading or checking of emails. Keep in mind that other family members might need to use it too eventually, so you’d want to make sure it has enough space for office, study, and research materials.

This awesome wooden bookcase is more than just for holding your novels or your kids’ textbooks. This is spacious and sturdy enough to keep your potted plants, picture frames, and other mementos on display. You can also fill the empty spaces with decorative baskets or boxes where you can store non-work-related stuff.

Feel Free to Be Artsy

Just because it’s a home office doesn’t mean it has to be a dull and lifeless cubicle. It’s still a part of your home, so feel free to surround it with images or artwork that speak to you and touch on your motivation. Simply adding a statement piece or creating a gallery wall are some clever ideas to showcase your personality.

As you can see, it’s not that hard to carve out a small office space in your home to adapt to the changing times. Visit Ava’s Attic on Facebook for more ideas.

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