Designing your home office

Are you planning to work from home and turn a spare room into your office? While it may sound so simple, some factors need to be taken into account. A well-designed home office will allow you to be more organized, more productive, and more professional. Here are a few things that you will need to consider when you are designing your space.


The first thing to consider is where to set up the office. The best location is one where you will have enough privacy to work and free of distractions. The sound levels from the home atmosphere must be kept to a minimum so that business phone calls or videos can be made without the family noises intruding. If you have small children at home, you will want to select a room where you can keep an eye on them as you work, but still, have enough peace and quiet. A spare bedroom often works best, since there is a door you can close if necessary.


Since you will be spending most of your time here, the two most important furniture pieces for your home office are a comfortable and well-designed desk and chair. Ensure they are ergonomically designed and will suit your needs. It’s also important to have furniture that will help keep your office organized. A chest of drawers( or filing cabinet are both good ideas to keep papers neat. You will work more efficiently and be less stressed if you can keep your office organized.

Lighting and ventilation

Good lighting is important to avoid eye strain. Ensure that there are sufficient light fixtures to provide you with the lighting you will need to do your work. A well-positioned lamp on your desk is always a great option for additional general lighting. Also, painting the home office with light shaded colors will brighten the space.

Do not forget the ventilation of the room. There has to be a sufficient amount of air circulation in the room while you are working. It is not only for you, but your equipment as well. Open a window or invest in an affordable fan to keep you and your equipment comfortable.

Finally, do not forget to make your home office inviting for you to come to work. Put up some pieces of art or sculptures, bring in a few indoor plants or fresh flowers, and create a workspace that is not only functional but appealing.

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