Are you still looking to update your home office to an ergonomic and calming space? Many of us started small with our home office at the beginning of lockdown and have managed to turn anything we could find into a poorly designed workstation. Since the amount of time we spend at our home office has dramatically increased it’s important to invest in functional and eye-catching pieces so that you can step into your office every morning with a smile on your face.
1. Setting up your workstation
Begin by choosing an aesthetic for your space that you love and choose furnishings and accessories in keeping with your style. It is recommended that you have a minimal and clean space with natural light to work in for the best productivity. A clean and clearly organised workspace is conducive to great concentration and an uninterrupted workflow. Colour is also very important here, studies in colour psychology have shown that greys, greens and blue tones can create a calming feeling which is always the best working environment. Have a look through some of our favourite minimalist home office ideas that have harnessed simplicity to create productive workspaces completely free from distraction.
2. Declutter your physical space
Physical clutter leads to mental clutter. This will help you to regain your focus and improve your mental health. Keeping a tidy, organized space doesn’t just help you keep your things in order it creates a positive environment where you can unwind. Think of it as a blank slate to reset your state of mind. If you want to channel your inner zen, you need to keep your space a clear area in which mindfulness can just flow through. With less stuff cluttering up your space, you have a more open space to adopt a more open attitude. Begin clearing off the visible clutter, such as putting away anything on desktops and tabletops that don’t belong there. In addition, think of what furniture you can eliminate that you don’t use. Once you’ve decided what items you’re going to keep, go shopping for a great desk with storage so that everything in your home office remains organized. Check out our favourite desk below.
3. Ergonomic Furniture
There is nothing more important than the ergonomics of your home office. Ergonomic furniture has been designed with comfort, functionality, and the movement of the human body in mind. This type of furniture is becoming increasingly more popular in modern office design and we can see why! The average person will spend more than 13 years of their life at work, so it makes sense that you should feel comfortable when on the job. Make sure to put your health and wellbeing first and invest in an ergonomic chair, trust us you won’t regret it! Below is a chair that’s ergonomic but will also enhancing the aesthetic of your space.
4. Go Green
There is nothing more uplifting than seeing fresh flowers in the morning, so why not add some to your home office? Adding greenery will freshen up your space and enhance your mood instantly. Humans have an innate desire to be connected with nature so it’s only right to add natural elements to your workplace, after all, if it increases happiness and wellbeing how can we say no. Adding fresh natural scents to your home office can significantly increase your mood. Why not give aromatherapy a try too! From encouraging focus to purifying the air, to boosting your mood, there’s something for every home office personality.
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