Like many people around the world, you may be working from home for the foreseeable future due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This may have been a big change for you and your work process, you may have had to adapt to working remotely, virtual meetings and less coworker interaction. If you’re still working from your kitchen table, it may be time to create a more permanent space for your day-to-day work.
Creating a space that promotes productivity and let’s you get “down to business” is easier than you think! Read on to learn how to transform your at-home work space into the home office you’ve always dreamed of.
First things first, having a designated space to work besides your kitchen table or sofa is crucial to elevating your work experience. This way you can have a designated space dedicated to work and work. Find a spare room or space near a window away from busy areas and designate it a “work zone.” Purchasing a desk is a great foundation to get serious about your workspace. Find a desk with enough space for your laptop/desktop, screens and writing space so it feels just like the office! Don’t know what kind of desk you’re looking for? These options by The Spruce can get you started on your search!
Now that you’ve created your dedicated work space, ensuring you have the right technology to keep you on track is next on the list! That means having a monitor, laptop stand, key board and mouse and a good set of headphones for all those virtual meetings. It may even be vital to upgrade your WiFi system to ensure there aren’t any stalls in your service. If your company isn’t providing these for you, it may be time to take matters into your own hands. These options can help: Home Office Tech
Plants may not have been a staple at your office desk, but at home, adding a few new houseplants can add a certain calming aspect to your office space! If you’re a new plant parent and don’t necessarily have a green thumb, here are a few beginner options that are perfect to start: Beginner House Plants
Brighten the Room with Color
If you’re lucky enough to designate a guest room or extra room into an office, there’s no better way to create a positive or calming space than with a little paint on the walls. Choosing the right color to inspire you is easier than you think. Check out these options from Elle Décor if you aren’t sure where to start.
If you’ve created an office space of your own, what are some of your at-home office must haves? Let us know in the comments!