Whether you have an office or work from home, comfort is very important to getting things done successfully. An inviting and intelligent office influences productivity and increases time efficiency and morale.
There are always few tricks you can use to improve your office and create a better work environment. Here you are:
LIGHT is always welcome
Too much work can damage your eyes, but too much work without proper lighting can affect your eyesight. Light can prevent eye damage, but it can also bring you a positive mood. So make sure you work at home in front of the brightest window, or at least have a daylight lamp by your side.
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Ceiling lights alone cannot be your solution. You’ll need to put a lamp on your desk and make sure there is overhead lighting too. Regardless of how big your windows are, you’ll need to add artificial light to aid your view (especially in the winter months when there’s not enough sun and you feel moody and less able to work).
Home office furniture can be fun!
Who Said You Have To Buy Strict Office Furniture? For those fortunate enough to have a home office, furnishings and decor are still a personal choice. Why not use your dining table as a desk? If nothing else, actually secure space for all of your working papers. The elegant armchair for TV and snacks can become an office chair that actually protects your back. In addition, you can use fluffy throws and soft pillows to make sure you are warm and comfortable.
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Give him a soul
A little bit of life in your work environment can be a really positive solution. You can add a plant or two (such as bamboo or small ivy) that can freshen the air and the quality of your work mood. Provided there is enough space. You can also bring a fresh bouquet and make sure it smells wonderful all the time. A small aquarium with one or more goldfish is also a great idea.
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It’s all about you
All of your home office ideas should be based on how you feel and how you are. Make sure you don’t have anything depressing, de-motivating, or boring. You are completely free to encourage ideas and create feelings that you like through your decor. For example, graphic designers interested in vintage decorations might just hang up a few of their black and white movie posters, vinyl records, or Polaroid photos. The warm atmosphere can be enhanced by family or pet photos, favorite objects and beloved gifts. In short, you should surround yourself with anything that reminds you of comfort and happiness.
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The office should be nothing more than a workplace
It is a fact that personal and professional life cannot be mixed up. This is also an interior design rule. Your office should be the place that has no purpose other than work and should be separate from all other facilities and activities. Whatever purpose you want to add (a huge TV, ping pong table, etc.) will just be a distraction.
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Once you have that level of separation and organization, you can decorate the place to your own liking without worrying about going overboard. Ideally, the office becomes the place where you shut off your home and friends from your thoughts.
COLOR can make it more interesting
The main rule is to apply a lot of green surface in order to fall restful and relaxed. Aside from this traditional color, there is no limit to matching or contrasting tones to make it pretty.
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Efficiency is important
Nobody wants their office to look like a storage room, white stacks of documents, malfunctioning pens and empty coffee mugs. Order is the path to efficiency that allows you to easily find everything without sacrificing any free space in the office. Add some shelves, buy a small closet, or file credentials – they look interesting and make your job easier.
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Organize the wires
Today, no office can function without the right technology. At the same time, it means that you are dealing with a mess of wires, hanging chargers and extension cords. Yes, we all try to ignore them, but they get more and more annoying.
Wondering how to organize it? Tie them up and make sure there is enough order to keep the situation from getting worse.
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Or why not try to be creative? Label the wires with different colors and paint your cables. As a result, you have some original artwork to be proud of.
Clean up clutter before it shows up
Take advantage of your bedroom experience in the office and clean up the mess you made today to avoid a serious weekly cleaning. Nobody works efficiently with thousands of things around them! If your workspace is crowded, there is little chance that you will not be distracted or that you will save time not looking for specific items. First, keep valuable documents by your side and classify old materials in signed boxes. Ready to start
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Comfort starts with your chair
Sometimes the day in the office lasts longer and the last thing you need is an uncomfortable chair. Here are some tips:
- Choose tiny fabrics that will prevent the stool shape from overheating. Always have an extra pillow in the base of the chair to support you.
- Nothing without armrests is acceptable. Office design makes this exception, but you should always look for a chair that your whole arm can relax in. Ideally, the chair should support your shoulders and bend your elbows at a 90-degree angle.
- Height adjustment is no longer a luxury – it’s a necessity. If you really want to make it big with your office shopping, think of modern, multifunctional designs that offer over 14 adjustment options.
- Don’t neglect the adjustability of the backrest height. To be efficient, you should be well positioned and your backrest should be at the correct angle.
- Try to remember how to sit properly in school. Get as close as possible to the desk, position your upper arms parallel to your spine, and rest your hands on the surface. Your leg position also plays a role as you bend your legs at the knees (at a 90-degree angle).
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Get the right desk
Your desk is just as important as your chair. When buying, keep the following tips in mind:
- Put it in the right place and make sure it’s high enough for you (especially if you don’t have a height-adjustable chair).
- Keep the keyboard and mouse closed. If your keyboard is on a shelf, make sure the mouse does too. The mouse and keyboard should be as close together as possible.
- Make sure your monitor is in the correct position. Close your eyes, open them slowly, and look casually forward. You should be able to see the center of the screen. If you think it’s too low, put a couple of books under it and lift it up. There are a few things to consider when placing the monitor on the desk.
Little things make it or break it. Keep things in perfect order and make sure everything you need is within easy reach. Try not to go overboard with decoration (photos can also hang on the wall in front of you).
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