Running a business from the comforts of your own home gives a special kind of fulfillment. You get to enjoy work-life balance, watch your kids as they grow, and pursue your other passions. However, it comes with challenges, too. If you’re not careful, you might slowly lose motivation for some reason.
One such reason is the lack of a dedicated, conducive workspace. It is a common notion that when one works remotely or runs a freelance business, they can work anywhere. This is true in the sense that you can choose to go out of town or country and still be able to work. But when you’re at home, it’s still wise to dedicate a spot where you’ll work regularly.
Just think about it—would you rather work in the kitchen or an organized home office like this one?
Ready to create your own home office? Here are some design and theme ideas that may just suit your exquisite taste!
Setting up your home office where you can get as much natural light in as possible makes for a space that looks bigger than it actually is. Additionally, you can also save on electricity by not relying too much on artificial lighting all day. Natural sunlight also brings some health benefits and can help make you feel positive throughout the day!
You’ve probably heard before that colors can actually affect your mood. This is called color psychology. Although color perceptions can be subjective, there’s somewhat a consensus that certain colors evoke emotions. Some colors invite the feeling of warmth and positivity, while others make you feel calm and relaxed.
When deciding colors for your home office, aside from your favorite color (of course you should add a touch of your fave color!), consider these:
Science says being messy could be a sign that you’re a creative, intelligent and innovative person. You may even call it “genius” as you wish. But hold your horses—this can only be true if the mess around you actually incites creativity. If you have a messy work desk and you can’t seem to get started on your tasks because you don’t know where to start, it’s time you considered organizing and optimizing your workspace.
This is particularly important if you have a small space. Don’t waste the little space you have by having too much clutter. Get rid of things that you no longer use. Meanwhile, consider storing away those that you might still need but don’t use often.
Make efficient use of vertical space as well. Add shelving if possible. You can also have fun applying various storage and organizing ideas such as these.
What’s a better idea for encouraging creativity than actually having the luxury to look at creative pieces every day? Instead of leaving a wall empty, why not hang artwork or prints? They can be portraits, inspirational quotes, or photos from your travels.
Actually, you can put up vertical shelving then place your framed prints and photographs on there. Dual purpose!
What’s great about having a home office is that you can personalize it according to your specific preferences, from colors to furniture and accessories. What’s your idea of an ideal home office? We’d love to hear about them!
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