One of the latest trends you may be looking to implement into your own home is the creation and design of a home office. More and more professionals are working from home every year, and designating a room in the house as a home office is beneficial to separate work from the rest of your home.
If you are working from home, and are looking to boost the productivity associated with your home office there are several design ideas you can implement to achieve these results. These design ideas range from taking advantage of lighting and color to developing an organization system that removes clutter and stimulates your creative brain. These ideas and more are discussed in further detail below.
Optimize Your Space
One of the most effective ways you can improve the productivity of your home office is to develop an organization system. This system can involve going paperless, purchasing a new desk, or simply developing areas for outgoing and incoming papers, mail, and other literature. A paperless office normally will take full advantage of wall-mounted whiteboards and electronic technology such as tablets and laptops.
Individuals looking to purchase a new desk for their home office should start by checking out the Miley, Marta, or Roberts desk. These desks incorporate several drawers into their stylish design that can improve the organization of your office and cut down on clutter. The Roberts desk in particular is crafted out of washed walnut and incorporates twelve drawers into its functional design.
Take Advantage of Lighting
Lighting is one of the most important aspects of a home office in terms of improving productivity. Most individuals will find themselves more productive working under natural light or lighting with a soft blue tone. However, you may find another form of lighting that boosts your productivity. If so, you should take full advantage of this discovery and implement it into your home office.
Homeowners who do not have a home office space equipped with large windows that allow natural light to flood into the space may want to install various light fixtures into the office. Floor lamps such as the Reynolds or Ziegler lamps are well suited to provide lighting to a home office. Your office space may also benefit from the inclusion of table lamps or wall sconces as well.
Patterns and Color
Once you enter your home office you should feel inspired and creative. The best way to enhance these feelings is through the use of patterns and color. A fresh coat of paint or decorative wall coverings are a great way to increase the productivity of your home office. The best part about getting creative with your office’s patterns and colors is that you can seemingly decorate it in any way you see fit. You can choose between solid colors, geometric patterns, and even floral or animal skin wall coverings.
Perfect Scent and Refreshments
The scent of your home office may have never crossed your mind before. However, refreshing scents can drastically increase productivity. Natural scents like pine, cinnamon, and lavender can do wonders at decreasing stress and improving focus and alertness. These scents can be achieved through the use of candles and essential oils.
Enjoy Your New Home Office!
Implementing all of these design ideas should make your office the most productive place within your home. Homeowners looking to further increase the productivity of their office can undergo further renovations that incorporate their taste and personal style into the space. These homeowners may want to add decorative items like paintings and art pieces or implement various other materials into the space such as engineered hardwood flooring or additional windows.
Skylar Ross is a contributor to the Innovative Materials blog. He is a content writer for the construction and home improvement industries with an interest in landscaping, outdoor remodeling, and interior design. Skylar is focused on educating homeowners, contractors, and architects on innovative materials and methods of construction that increase property value, improve sustainability, and create a warm and welcoming ambiance.