Perhaps you’re thinking about launching your own online business and need to transform a room, or at least a corner of a room, into an office area that’s conducive to creativity and productivity.
Alternatively, maybe you’ve been working in your current professional role for a large company for many years now and have now chosen, or indeed have been told to, change your role into one that’s based from home.
Regardless of your reasons, continue reading to discover a simple guide to creating a home office space from scratch.
Invest in an Ergonomic Chair for Your Home Office
First and foremost, human beings simply weren’t made to spend hours and hours each day sitting or lying down, and as someone who’s going to be using a computer to do their professional business for extended periods, you owe it to yourself and your back to be as comfortable as possible.
By far, the best way to remain physically healthy when working in your home office is to ensure that you sit on a high-quality, well-designed, and entirely ergonomic chair. This means taking the time to visit stores in person and try out different forms and types of chairs to find the right one for you.
Ensure Your Internet is Reliable
Reliability is an absolute must when it comes down to technology and, even more important, your internet connection, so as soon as you can, take a look at switching broadband providers to a reputable company who will install fiber internet for your home.
When searching for a new home, a good internet connection is always at the top of our list, especially in rural areas.
Just a selection of the primary advantages to switching from cable internet to fiber internet include the following:
- A higher upload and download speed
- Sustainability and energy efficiency
- Complete reliability
- No more throttling
- It’s much safer and more secure than cable
Include Indoor Plants
One of the problems with working in an office setting full-time, whether that’s a study at home or else in the conventional Wernham Hogg sense, is that you’re unable to appreciate and, indeed, feel the benefit of being outside.
Now, as someone who’s working remotely either all or part of the time, you have the advantage of spending half an hour of your lunch break in the backyard or garden, but essentially, you’ll still be sitting behind a desk in front of the computer.
This is why you should strongly consider bringing in a small but vibrant selection of indoor plants into your new home office setup, namely specific types of plants that will thrive in such spaces, including Devil’s Ivy, spider plants, orchids, cyclamen, succulents, snake plants, and peace lilies.
In our home office, we have a mix of live and fake succulent plants.
Inject Your Own Personality into Your Work From Home Setup
Finally, another fabulous benefit to working from home is that you’re able to decorate and design the space to reflect who you are, and you can choose décor that will encourage you to be both productive and efficient in your work.
For example, if you share your home with a pair of happy bunny rabbits, leave a litter tray, hay rack, and water bowl in your office so they can wander in and out, making for the cutest momentary distraction during your working day. For us, we have cats that lounge behind our computers and a dog that's often at our feet.
Creating a home office space from scratch doesn't have to be intimidating. With a few simple steps, you can turn any space into a productive, comfortable work zone.
Start by determining the space's functionality, showing restraint when purchasing office furniture, and adding personal touches that make the space unique and inspiring. With the right combination of budget-friendly organization and design, you’ll be ready to get to work in no time.