If you’re struggling with productivity while working from home, the problem may not be your home, it’s your workspace.
Just as we take the time to turn our bedrooms into a dreamy getaway, or our living spaces into the perfect set for family gatherings, we have to put the same care into our workspaces.
Why do I need designated workspace in my home?
Having a designated workspace allows us to create boundaries. When you’re in the workspace, it is time to work, but when you step out, it’s time to be with your family.
Here’s what you need to create the perfect home working environment…
Desk or Work Table
This may seem obvious, but so many people over the last couple of weeks have come to the realization that they do not have space to work. The first step is to get a desk or table that will only be used for work purposes.
Real life picture of my home office!
Here are some questions you need to ask yourself when choosing a desk or work table:
- How much space do you need to store your work items?
- Where will your new desk or work table fit in your home?
Pick the right chair
Your chair can make or break your work day. Having the right chair to sit in will allow you the comfort needed to perform at your best all day. I highly recommend that you go into your favorite office shop and try out every chair. Sure, it’s easy to find a cheap chair online. But do you want it cheap, or do you want it comfortable?
Photo via Swoon Rugs
Make it beautiful
No one wants to sit in a dull, dark, unappealing space for 8 hours a day. So why should you? Pick the room in your house with the best lighting and find the right decor to make your work space somewhere you would love to sit in for hours.
Photo via Swoon Rugs
A cluttered workspace is almost as bad as not having a workspace at all! As you’re building your space, don’t forget to include shelving, folders, containers, and other organization tools that can help you maintain a clean workspace.
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Ready to get started? We can’t wait to see what you come up with! Don’t forget to add one of our rugs to the mix and send us a photo at firstname.lastname@example.org