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An elegant vintage leather chair casually pushed in front of a glass top desk, on the wall a large poster with a handwritten motivational quote reminding you to aim for the stars at all times. This could be your ideal home office according to many home interior experts.
It’s easy to find plenty of inspiration for the perfect home office. All you need to do is to have a Pinterest account to find the latest trends and color palette for your office. But, ultimately, these helpful tutorials and guides tend to forget one essential piece of information. Your home office is more than a room designed to fit in your interior style. It’s a room that is designed to help you to be productive and efficient.
It’s fair to say that as everyone is different, every home office needs to accommodate these various activities. In other words, there is more than one kind of home office decor. It doesn’t mean you should forget the lovely vintage chair. But it means you need to consider what you want to do with it!
#1. Are you a remote worker?
For anyone who has chosen to work remotely from home, it’s fair to say that the biggest challenge is to create an area where you can work. Indeed, as you need to separate family life and work life, it is indispensable to find a room in your home that will carry no other function than becoming your home office.
You can’t work in the bedroom or the living room (guilty!) and expect your family to respect your concentration (because they won’t). To limit interruptions, it’s important that parents can set a clear working schedule to help kids understand when it’s okay to talk to you and when you need time to work.
A lot of freelancers and remote workers tend to choose a coffice, aka they prefer to work from a local coffee shop to avoid home distractions. This approach is great when you’re meeting clients too.
#2. Are you studying?
If you decide to embark on a student journey, with an online nursing program, for instance, that could help you to move your career into the health sector; you’ll find it easier to ignore the coffice option to focus on establishing an organized home office decor. Most people prefer to study in the evening so that they can work during the day.
So, you’ll need to set a strict study schedule each week, so your family knows not to bother. Additionally, your home office needs a comfortable desk and a board on the wall for you to pin the latest lessons, questions, and essays to finish. You also want a clean backdrop wall to skype your tutor.
#3. Are you a creative crafter?
There’s one kind of home office that needs to be part of your everyday life, and it’s a craft desk. Indeed, as crafters find their inspiration in everyday life, it’s easy to understand why they need to work close to their families. However, their home office also needs a lot of customized storage room. You can’t just buy a bookshelf from IKEA and hope it’ll work. You need small storage units for all your craft tools!
Whether you’re a remote worker, a student, or a craft artist, your office will need to address different needs. Isolation is not a must for crafters, but it’s essential for students, for instance.
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.