Your home office should be more than just a room in your house that has the basics of a chair, desk, and some storage solutions.
It should be one reflective of your personality and make it a place where you can be free from interruptions and maximize your productivity.
If you want to improve your home office, here are four ideas to get you started.
Find Functional Storage Solutions
The available square footage in your home office will influence the type of storage solutions you choose. For instance, floating shelves, wall-mount storage units and standing box shelves are viable solutions for a home office that doesn’t have quite as much floor space, while built-ins and bookshelves work better for offices with more space to spread out.
The following tips, however, are applicable to any storage solution you choose:
- No matter how much or how little storage space you have, make it a point to consistently go through your belongings and get rid of any unwanted clutter. Keeping your office tidy will help improve your focus and promote productivity.
- Whether it’s your desk, file cabinet, or built-in drawers, use containers to organize your items. From pens and mail to important paperwork and everything in between, use organizational containers to keep your belongings organized and readily available.
- Once you have everything organized, label the containers. Doing so will help you avoid situations where you’re rummaging through your drawers and storage bins to find something. For instance, if you have a storage cube that holds your chargers and other accessories, create a label that reads, “Tech Accessories.” This simple tip will save you a lot of time in the long run from having to search high-and-low for items.
Add Some Greenery
Beyond the aesthetics, adding greenery to your home office also comes with positive health benefits.
In fact, in 2014, researchers in Australia, the UK, and the Netherlands found that employees are significantly more productive when surrounded by office plants.
Whether you consider yourself a green thumb or not, some of the best, low-maintenance plants for an office space include:
- Bamboo palm
- Snake plants
Tip: Add a pop of color and contrast in your office by planting your greenery in colorful planters.
Infuse Your Personality
Just because it’s your office, doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Whether it’s built-in, standing, or floating shelves, show off your book collection and put your awards, favorite memorabilia, and art pieces on display.
Infuse your personality in your home office to create a warm, comfortable, and inviting atmosphere for you to do your best work.
Maximize Natural Light
Research shows adults who are exposed to natural light sleep better than those who don’t. On average, they get an additional 46 minutes of sleep a night.
It’s for this reason, among many, you should make the most of natural light if your office has a window.
No matter its shape or size, incorporating our custom wood shutters into your office design will give you the ability to control the amount of natural light that streams into your home office.
You can adjust your shutters to allow the warm morning sunshine in and to block out the hot sun in the afternoon.
Learn more about creating the perfect home office and how Avalon Shutters can help Transform Your Home. Contact us today!