6 Ways to Make your Home Office Great

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If you work from home, you’ll know how tempting it is to have that extra hour in bed or watch just one more programme on TV. By making your home office a great place to be, you’ll want to spend more time there and actually get some work done

Here are 6 ways you can improve your home office.

1. Decorate

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Sometimes, it’s just easier to turn the ‘leftover’ room into your home office which is the room that often gets very little attention from the paintbrush.

Any other room in the house where you plan to spend time would be decorated so why should your office be any different?

2. Ergonomics aren’t Just for Formal Offices

Just because you’re not that worried about suing yourself for breach of health and safety laws, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t observe what measures larger organisations put in place to ensure their staff don’t end up calling in sick with all the common RSI related pains.

By simply observing very basic advice you can save yourself a lot of pain, stress and time in the long run.

3. Dedicate the Room to Work

People who have difficulty sleeping are advised to dedicate their bedroom to a place of sleep and nothing else. No TV or other things that are unnecessary for sleep. The same logic should be true for your office. Nothing that isn’t required for work.

Of course, this isn’t always practically possible, but if somehow you can make sure the room is solely for work purposes, you’ll keep yourself focused on the job at hand. You need to be able to motivate yourself without having the boss breathing down your collar.

4. Get a Comfortable Chair

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It sounds basic, but if you’re spending time sat at your computer tinkering away, you’re not going to be effective with backache and neck pain.

Invest in a comfortable chair that suits you personally and make sure you stand up once in a while, you’re still human whilst you’re working.

5. Have Temperature Controls Handy

Just having a fan or heater nearby will save you time in finding these things if you suddenly need to change the room temperature. Leaving your work for just a few minutes can ruin your focused attitude and cause a distraction.

Just having these things in the room will save you lots of time when they are needed.

6. No TV in the Office

It’s worth mentioning as its own point. Unless you have a specific reason to have a TV in your office, it’s probably best to leave it out. As much as you may love your work, distractions can prove costly so in order to keep yourself in order, save TV till when the work is done.

Craig P. Is a furniture designer and put his critical eye on interior design and trend changes in the similar industry. He specially writes about Chesterfield Leather Sofas and Chesterfield Sofas, for more information please visit the official Website Chesterfield Heritage.

  • Well, I disregard no.4 and now my back is killing me. Better buy that comfortable chair soon.

  • Getting a comfortable chair, nice desktop and a room with proper lighting is quite a place to settle home business. Thanks for the other tips. Love the image of decor. 

  • Ben

    Haha, I can understand the “no tv” rule. The problem is today you can watch streaming tv on the computer, making it harder not to have distractions around. Not to mention Facebook! I think no matter what you do, unless you have very strict self-discipline or a terrible financial situation that simply won’t allow you otherwise, it is probably most wise to work from an office away from home. 

  • great ideas — i think having a nice comfortable chair in the office is very important!