5 Tips for Creating a Home Office You’ll Actually Want to Work In
Most of the time, home offices are far from comfortable spaces you actually find yourself wanting to work in. In fact, most home offices are often used as a dumping ground for anything and everything that doesn’t quite have a place in the rest of your home. Not only should your home office be your go-to place to work and think in peace and quiet, but it should also be organized and stylish too!
We'll show you how to clean out your family’s designated “storage room” and instead create a comfortable and inviting home office. Whether you work from home full-time or just need a break from the office at work, these five tips will help you design the perfect space for work, crafts, and more.
1. Pick Furniture With Plenty of Storage
Since your office is more than likely already hosting things from around the house like books and wrapping paper, you’ll want to choose multi-functional furniture with built-in storage compartments. Utilizing a desk with drawers and adequate shelf space allows you to keep your office clean and organized. Nothing kills inspiration like coming to work in a mess. Jerome's offers bookshelves, desks with hutches, executive desks, desks with wide filing cabinets, and even desks with built-in Bluetooth.
2. Make Sure Your Office Chair Is Comfortable
Besides an unorganized office space, an uncomfortable chair is an even bigger nightmare. No one wants to work on a cold, hard chair. If you wanted to do that, you’d be working at a coffee shop instead of the comfort of your own home. That’s why a comfortable office chair is probably one of the most important purchases you will make for your home office. If a typical office chair is not really your style, trade it in for something a little non-traditional like a yoga ball. After all, more comfort means more productivity.
3. Make Good Use of Lighting
One of the greatest benefits of having a home office is not being forced to work under soul-sucking fluorescent lighting. Since you have control of the lighting in your own home, incorporate as much natural light as possible, since it’s been proven to increase productivity. For example, use warm accent and desk lamps for when you’re pulling a late nighter. If you have windows, brighten them up with sheer curtains or opt for a more open window look for even more natural light.
4. Set Your Personal Style Free
The most important thing is to add your very own personal touch to your home office space. Incorporate your favorite colors and add accessories and other accents to make coming to work something you enjoy. Add your own flair wherever you can with posters, picture frames, and even wall art pieces. With all that work, you’ll need to save some room for a little play too. Whether that’s making a book nook or setting up a craft station, this room should be the perfect balance of work and relaxation.
5. Consider Adding a Sleeping Area
Speaking of relaxation, if you plan to use your office for all-nighters and nap breaks, you may want to consider adding a sleeping sofa or futon in your office. But if your office space isn’t quite big enough to add more furniture, create your own relaxation corner. A cozy boho-style area equipped with a plush floor rug, comfy pillows, and a throw blanket should do the trick!
Craft the Office That's Right for You
The most important part of creating your new home office is making sure you have everything you’ll need. So, design a layout, make a list, and get to shopping. Jerome’s is the perfect place to shop for all your home office furniture needs. Where other rooms in your house might make compromises to accommodate family and friends, this room is all for you!