How to Set up the Ideal Home Office

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Whether you have recently moved into a property or you are reorganizing your home, it’s always a good idea to optimize your working space – especially if you are a creative professional. In this article, you will get an idea of the aspects of a home office that can lead to better productivity. 

Find a Space 

Sometimes we are restricted to particular spaces for our home office; this is due to the size of our living space and the number of people occupying the home. While you might dream of a large room for your home office, this is not always realistic, but it should still be a suitable space.

A suitable space for a home office is between 50 and 150 square feet; it should also have a window, if possible because it’s not healthy to work for many hours in the dark without any natural light. The ideal space for a home office is a spare bedroom, a basement, or a loft.  

Check Ventilation 

When you’re working for long hours in the home office, you need to have some natural light and high-quality ventilation. Without these basic necessities, your health is likely to suffer, and this will affect your productivity. Ventilation can be in the form of an open window or an HVAC. 

If you have an HVAC system in your home office, then you have dust that needs to be cleaned regularly. Contact a professional agency such as DustBusters duct cleaning to ensure the ducts in your home office are sending clean air into the space, which helps rather than hinders.    

Choose Furniture 

Again, you’re going to be spending between eight and twelve hours a day on your home office earnings, so you need furniture that is ergonomic and suitable for long-term use. The first thing you will want to consider is the chair you sit on; try out office chairs before investing in one. 

But the chair is not the only item of furniture that can increase your comfort and productivity in your home office; a desk can as well. Chances are you are working on a computer, so find a desk that is the right height for you; some desks can also elevate, allowing you to stand up. 

Decorate Correctly 

When it comes to home office decoration, it’s worth understanding a bit about what colours and textures are best for a productive mindset. We’ve all worked in offices with uninspiring colour schemes before or encountered colour schemes that lead to headaches and tension. 

If you want a space that calms the mind and leads to better productivity, then choose various colours of blue – particularly sky blue. Colours that create more urgency are warmer colours like red, orange, and yellow. Choose smooth textures like marble for more productivity in your office.  

Add Some Extras

Once you have your home office basics set up, it’s time to add some extras, including a plant, a planner, and a power strip. Although these are extras, they are also essential in some ways, you need some plants to aerate the space, and a power strip helps to keep things organized. 

Vinh Van Lam
the authorVinh Van Lam
Vinh Van Lam, co-founder of ArtSHINE, is a visionary art coach and entrepreneur with a passion for fostering creativity. With a diverse background in art and business, he brings a unique perspective to empower emerging artists, enabling them to thrive in the dynamic art industry through the innovative platform of ArtSHINE.

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