Designing a Home OfficeFebruary 25, 2015
When designing a home office, there must be a balance of comfort and efficiency, as an office interior which is too laid-back may stand in the way of tasks being completed. The style of your office must allow you to separate yourself from the temptations in your home so you can concentrate on your work without any interruptions or distractions.
Our experts at Ebberns have compiled a list of top tips when setting up a home office to create a practical workspace. Before carrying out any work you need to consider what type of work you’ll be doing in the space, whether clients/colleagues will be visiting you and what type of equipment you’ll require.
Location & Lighting
Opening up your office to the outside world by using natural daylight will illuminate the room. Placing your desk near a window can spark creativity and motivation during your working day, significantly improving your mood and motivation levels. If your office is located in a room where there’s no natural daylight, quality task lighting from under cabinets or beneath shelves is the ideal solution. It will shine light directly onto the work area so you can focus solely on the task at hand.
Avoid eyestrain by positioning your computer monitor at an angle where there’s no glare from a nearby window or overhead light.
It can be difficult to concentrate on work when surrounded by a sea of noise and distractions, so when designing your home office make sure you choose a space where you have privacy from the rest of the home. Clever use of lighting and ergonomic furniture can make your office an organised, productive space where you can work away from any interruptions. Fitting a divider wall with a bookcase will not only provide extra storage but will separate the office area from the rest of your home.
A cluttered desk can affect your motivation and clarity of thought, so when designing your home office it’s worth considering that a tidy desk equals a tidy mind. You will most likely spend a great deal of your working day at your desk so use effective storage solutions such as pencil cups and trays to avoid disorganised chaos.
When choosing colours to use in your home office, it’s worth noting the psychology behind different palettes and how certain colours can set the mood. You need to choose a balanced colour scheme which evokes vitality, motivation and focus.
If you’re thinking of redesigning your home office, why not take a visit to our showroom at Ebberns for some inspiring ideas? From fitted desks to chairs and cabinets, we offer a comprehensive range of options which deliver on practicality and style for home office design you’re guaranteed to love. Simply get in touch with our expert team today for further information.
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