Important Things to Consider When Decorating Your Home Office
Making the Most Out of Your Productive Space
More people are working from home in 2022 than has ever been the case in the US. Much of this is owing to the fallout from 2020’s unpleasantness, but it’s important to know that decentralized home-based productive infrastructure was on the winds over a decade before.
Owing to IoT, cloud computing, and associated innovations, home productivity is viable. Here’s the thing: just because you can work from home doesn’t mean you should just pick an area of the house and “set up shop”, as it were. You want to put some thought into how you design and decorate your home office. Here we’ll explore a few things worth considering.
1. Securing the Home Office
Your house needs to be secure from intruders, and so does your office. One advantage of a home office is that you can combine such costs. If you had a remote office for which you were paying rent, you might not even be able to control security. If you’re at home, you’ve got more control.
Especially if your work is important enough to be something a thief might take advantage of, you want security. You want digital security, and that for the home. Check out the following link to learn more about the cost of installing a security system by Alarm Grid.
2. A Room With a View: Get it If You Can
You’re at home, you might as well give yourself the “penthouse” suite. Which room in the house has the best view? Granted, sometimes there’s a conflict. If the best view is in your bedroom, you might want to find the second-best view so your spouse can sleep while you work. Regardless, find a spot you can see further than your surroundings when needed.
If you’re working from home, you’re going to spend hundreds, end eventually thousands, of hours at your home office. If you don’t have a good view, or something that makes you feel somewhat liberated, the office comes to be claustrophobic in time. That will inhibit productivity through discomfort.
3. Functionality: Give Yourself Room to Work and Move
A home office needs to be functional. You won’t want to be in a four-legged chair if you’re constantly moving from station to station, you want to put down one of those plastic matts and get a wheeled office chair. Find ways of giving yourself space requisite to your daily productive needs, and functionality. You shouldn’t be backed into an unproductive corner.
4. Don’t Work Where You Sleep, or Where You Eat, if Possible
This one is a bit more difficult. You shouldn’t work here you eat, or where you sleep. Some homes aren’t large enough to give you a lot of choice in this regard. You might have to put the home office in the kitchen.
If you can, though, find a room in the house with a good view that you neither prepare food in, nor sleep in. This helps compartmentalize the space in a psychological sense, allowing you to be more productive and comfortable subconsciously.
A Work Area That is Simultaneously Productive, and Comfortable
Don’t work where you sleep, and try not to work where you eat if possible. Be sure your home office is as functional as possible to make things easier on you. If your house has a room with a view that’s neither a bedroom or the kitchen, that’s probably a good candidate for your home office. Lastly, be sure you secure the premises. Such moves make strong home offices.