How to Enjoy Your Home Office More


In today’s world, many homes now come equipped with offices. Alternatively, you may have decided to put in an office to your new home by converting your spare bedroom. With the recent changes to our working habits, it makes sense that you enjoy your home office as much as possible, and here are a few tips that will enable you to do so.

Design With Ergonomics in Mind

If you design an ergonomically comfortable office space, this will make working from home so much easier. Doing this starts with the basics. First of all, make sure that you choose a desk and chair that are solid and comfortable. When positioning your computer, the top of it should reach your eye level as this will help to prevent you from straining your neck looking up or down all the time. Think about the lighting situation. Ideally, you will position your desk to be nearby to a window, but if the room is naturally low on light, you should make sure that your artificial lighting options are appropriate.

Assemble Everything You Need

Different jobs have varying requirements, so you should choose your equipment appropriately. As we have already mentioned, a computer, desk, and chair are fairly standard, but the extras are going to depend on what sort of job you do on a day-to-day basis. For example, if you still prefer to work the old-fashioned way, some paper and stationery are essential requirements. If you can optimize your working patterns, this makes your life even easier. For example, you could get a printer with an ink subscription that replenishes your stock whenever you are getting low. 

Get the Décor Right

Now that we have discussed the practical elements of your home office environment, you should also think closely about the décor as this can make a big difference to your productivity levels. Many home offices are fairly neutral settings, but you may prefer an office that is a little ‘busier’ if you work in a creative field. Some personal touches like photographs and mementos can make all the difference in improving your mood and getting you through the working day.

Take Breaks

Your home office environment is also a place where you are going to want to take breaks from time to time to recharge your mental batteries and keep you focusing at the top of your game. Whether you prefer to enjoy your breaks with websites like or doing some stretches, set up your work environment accordingly to make space so you can engage in your preferred break activity.

Dress for Work

Even though you are working from home, it can still help to improve your focus and mood if you dress the part. So, rather than going into your workspace in your PJs and dressing gown, put on something that makes you feel confident and ready to take on the working day with the level of panache and skill that you would like.

What tips can you share about building your home office?


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Kelly Lewis is the founder of Go! Girl Guides, the Women's Travel Fest and Damesly. She's an optimist, an adventurer, an author and works to help women travel the world.

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