Home office design hacks that’ll supercharge your productivity
Has your home office space become a black hole for productivity and creativity? You’re not alone! If your home office is still a dark nook you threw together during the lockdown, or a hodgepodge of household furniture shoved in a corner, maybe it’s time for a fresh new look. Revamping your home office space can breathe new life into your workday and give your productivity level the boost it so desperately needs.
Try these simple design hacks to create a dreamy home office that inspires creativity and revive your drive.
Bright and open
Before you can start redecorating, you first need to take a good hard look at your desk and decide if it's in the best spot and direction. When creating a functional and joy-inducing office, make sure that it is positioned in a bright, open and airy space. Find an area in your home with the most natural light filtering in, and if your home is small, consider giving the space a lick of white paint to make it feel light and bigger.
A splash of colour
Changing the colour scheme of your space can have a huge impact on your mood and productivity. Natural colours like blue and green are said to improve your focus and ease anxiety, while warmer, earthy tones are great for making a space feel comfortable and calm. If you're lacking creativity, painting a section of your wall with a fun mural or geometric shape will make the area feel brighter and full of possibilities.
Bring in the greenery
Plants are the ultimate motivators and mood-lifters. Incorporating indoor plants in your office replenishes your focus and reduces stress levels. Plants are fantastic natural filters and can reduce harmful emissions and improve the air quality in your home. If you don’t have a green thumb, ferns, rubber plants, and kalanchoes are just a few low-maintenance and hardy indoor plants you can incorporate into your space. Just stick these plants in the dark, uninviting corners of your office and let them work their magic.
Get some inspiration
One of the biggest challenges of working from home is staying motivated. With your couch only a few meters away, the temptation to shirk all your responsibilities and stream an entire season of ‘The Office’ is real. Bringing in items that inspire you and get your creative juices flowing is a sure way to resist all temptations and maintain focus throughout the day. This could be some sentimental photographs, stimulating artworks or even words of motivation stuck on your computer with a sticky note.
Be smart with your storage
To have a functional office space in your home, you need to be savvy with your storage. There are many ways you can get rid of clutter and maximise space, from neat desk organisers and cord-management tools to floating shelving and multi-purpose furniture. Another affordable solution to office clutter is self storage, as it offers flexible contracts and a variety of unit sizes, and is a safe and affordable way to freshen up your space and create a clear headspace.
If you’re looking for a convenient and affordable way to free up space in your home office, Stor-Age’s wide variety of secure self storage units is the ideal solution. With over 50 locations nationwide and personal storage units in over 40 sizes, Stor-Age has all the space you need and more.
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