Tips to freshen up your home office

20 Jan, 2016 | 0 Comments

Tips to freshen up your home office

Working from a home office is getting increasing popular today.

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It offers many advantages over working at office as it can save the time spent for daily commute and also one could work with the comforts of his/her home. However it is extremely important to design your home office in such a way that it keeps you motivated and productive. Therefore, if you have a home office, it is important that you organize it from time to time so that you will not get tired or bored with it and makes you focused and motivated. So to help you out, here are a few tips to update the look and feel of your home office.

Clear clutter
Clearing the clutter is extremely important for not just maintaining your home office but the rest of your home as well. Clutter creates unnecessary wastage of space which causes difficulty to move around. To avoid this in your home office, the desk should be cleared from clutter every week or every other week. To make the process easier, place all the things together and separate them into two piles; the items that you need to keep and those you need to toss. Do this process each month and your office would be clutter free.

Once you have cleared the clutter and removed the unwanted items, the next thing you need to do is to organize the remaining items. A well organized office is extremely essential to keep you focused. Install a filing system that enables you to arrange and keep all your documents in proper order. Even magazines that you use for reference should be arranged by date and placed in magazine butlers so you will be able to get them easily. 

Add a pin board
Adding a pin board will make it easier for you to organize your ideas. Put all those pictures or other articles that you need for reference and inspiration on the pin board. By placing those on the pin board, whenever you need ideas for work, you won’t have to search through your drawers. 

Decorate with art works
After you have organized your home office properly, the next step you should do is to decorate it. The best way to decorate is using art works. There are many different artworks that you can add to your home office. You can even make one too. If you are not an artistic and creative person, you can print some beautiful materials that you can find online or even from magazines. Or you can also buy wall decors too. 

Install lights
Your home office should be properly lit up. Good lighting enables you to think and focus properly. When you are adding lights, do not just pick any light. Choose those that have beautiful and unique designs and will also fit to the motif and style of your home office. Try some creative ideas, like adding a chandelier or floor lamp aside from your table lamp. 

Add plants and flowers
The best way to freshen up your home office is by adding plants and flowers. Plants offer many benefits other than decoration. Recent studies show that, when plants are kept in home, offices or classrooms, there is an observed increase in productivity as a result of improved focus and concentration. You can bring in some plants anywhere in your space as long as you make sure that it won’t be too large, if your space is small.

These are a few ideas to freshen up your home office. You can find plenty more to design your home office creatively and efficiently. But you should continue your enthusiasm in designing the office for maintaining it also. Make regular effort in maintaining the office the way it was designed. Also remember to purchase a proper home insurance plan, as it will cover any damage caused to your home office too. 

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