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Stay Productive & Comfortable With These Home Office Design Tips

by Becky Scherzer 06/13/2021

If you’re working from home, it’s crucial to have the proper workspace. While one benefit of working from home is the option to work anywhere in your home, setting up a dedicated home workspace can increase productivity and focus. Here we’ll go over some tips for setting up your perfect home office.

Invest in Quality Furniture

If you don’t already have a desk and desk chair you love, don’t put off finding them. You’re going to be spending a lot of time sitting at this desk, so it’s crucial you choose something that is the proper size and dimensions for you and your work. Find a chair that is not only comfortable but supportive. The perfect combination of desk and chair will make your at-home work life more productive and healthy.

Consider Desk Placement

Don’t underestimate the importance of where you place your desk in a room. Many experts recommend setting up your desk facing a window. This will help you avoid screen glare on your computer while giving you an opportunity to enjoy the view—or at the very least natural light. If you’re in a windowless space, it can help to face your desk out into the room so create a sense of openness.

Use Proper Lighting

Natural light is important, but for rooms without windows or those with a lot of shade, it’s essential to have the best possible lighting. More ambient light means less eyestrain, but make sure it’s bright enough in the right places. Task lighting is a great way to make sure you have the light you need where you need. Try a small desk lamp in combination with multiple softer sources elsewhere in the room.

Stay Organized

One of the best things you can do to increase productivity is to practice good organization habits. This is especially true for technology. Have a place nearby for all of your tech accessories when not in use so that they’re out of the way but within reach. Keep your cords and cables neat and tidy to avoid hazards and make the space look cleaner. If you don’t have anything meant specifically for cable management, try using twist-ties.

Make It Personal

Just because this is your home office doesn’t mean it can’t feel like home. Including personal touches will make the room comfortable and familiar. You can avoid the feeling of a cold and sterile cubicle by adding lots of homey decor and accents. Favorite knickknacks, family photos and plenty of artwork on the walls will help create an environment that feels yours. Bringing colors or motif from other rooms can also help you feel more connected to the rest of your home even during long work hours.

These are just a few tips for helping you set up the perfect home office. The key thing to remember is that ultimately, the best choice is whatever works best for you and your productivity. This will mean something different for everyone, but these ideas are a great place to start.

About the Author

Becky Scherzer

Welcome! Looking to buy or sell real estate in the St. Louis area, don’t look any further than Becky Scherzer and Scherzer Real Estate for all of your needs! My family and I have lived in the St. Louis area for more than 50 years, so I know the St. Louis area! In addition, I am a full-time agent with the #1 real estate office in the St. Louis area and the #1 real estate company in the country! My mission is to create a much different brand of real estate services, one that exceeds expectations, delivers results and exceptional service at a level never seen before in the industry. When you choose me to represent you in selling your home or buying a new home, I will work with you to an extent unmatched by any other Realtor. I invest a great deal of time, energy and money to ensure not only the highest sales price possible for your home or finding your new dream home, but that the process, your experience, is as smooth and stress-free as possible. I am fortunate to have the support of a group of highly trained professionals to assist me in ensuring a seamless, efficient and straightforward path to your success. I will continuously evolve to meet the challenges of our very dynamic, ever-changing market conditions. What will never change is my commitment to provide my clients the level of expertise and innovation they deserve. Getting great advice on selling your home or buying a new home is simple, JUST ASK me!