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Creating the Ideal Work-from-Home Environment: A Guide


Whether you prefer it or not, working from home has become the reality of several millions of people across the globe thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Seeing as how, for many of us, the work-from-home situation remains tentative and dependent on how the outbreak plays out in the coming months and beyond, it’s important to create an environment that fosters creativity and keeps you motivated.

With that in mind, we’ve put together this piece with a guide on creating the ideal work-from-home environment. Let’s get right into it.

Pick the Right Room

One of the best pieces of advice you can get about working from home is to pick a room that helps you minimize distractions. For most people, this means setting up your office in a room that’s away from places you usually unwind and relax in. Consider a guest room, an unused room, or even your basement.

Consider the Lighting

Pick a room with a large enough window, so you get enough natural light while working. However, make sure to have enough artificial lighting for when it gets dark, which during the winter will be earlier than usual. Consider placing office lamps to give you enough light to work.

Get Your Furniture Right

Of course, this goes without saying, but you need a large desk and a comfortable office chair. If you tend to have to deal with a ton of paperwork, then consider getting some shelves and a desk with enough space.

Don’t Forget Your Flooring

Because this room will be your working space, you may not consider the flooring as much as you would normally. But flooring is a critical part of any room and can dramatically improve your comfort level while working long hours. Consider a room with wooden flooring for a more business-like aesthetic, or get yourself a nice, fluffy rug to rest your feet on.

Home Office Décor

Bright and colorful rooms are great for lightening and improving your mood, but when it comes to working, you need to be able to concentrate on the task at hand. So, consider toning things down when it comes to your color palette for your décor. Think neutral colors like greys, whites, and beiges. Of course, that doesn’t mean you need to keep things boring. Spruce things up with bright green plants and colorful flowers. Just remember not to overcrowd the room.

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