Your home office can be a charming oasis where you can escape and conduct your business. It can also be an uninspired mess where you dread working. If you’re like most people, your office is somewhere in between — it functions just fine, but lacks interest.
With a little prep work, you can make some simple changes to your existing office, or start from scratch to create your dream space. After all, a good home office inspires creativity and productivity! Keep reading for our fail-proof tips for how to set up the perfect home office.
How to Design a Home Office that Works for You
1. Keep the big picture in mind.
Before you start setting up, it’s important to think about your reasons behind having a home office.
Here are some important questions to get you started:
- What is the main purpose of your home office?
- How much time will you be working there?
- Will you be seeing clients in your office?
- Is it more of a getaway?
- Do you want your family to have access to you while you work?
Once you have a sense of purpose, you can begin to design your home office with confidence.
2. Surround yourself with what you love.
Since you’ll be spending a good deal of time in your home office, you need to actually like it. Choose colors, furniture, and decor that speak to you and make you happy. Don’t worry about hanging stylish art if you’d rather glance up at your kids’ drawings.
In addition, think about what will make you most productive. For instance, painting your walls a calming shade of beige might seem like a good idea. However, if you think it will make you drowsy, you should consider a different color.
Finally, take the rest of your home into account. You may not want to buy modern furnishings if your entire house is traditional. Choosing decor that complements the rest of your home creates flow and looks more professional.
3. Think about function.
First, figure out your office feng shui. Where do you want to place your furniture and electronics? Go back to your answers about your office’s main purpose. Many people just need a standard desk and accessories. But also consider your view, lighting, and outlet placement.
Next, choose furniture that’s stylish yet functional. The most beautiful pieces are no good if they’re uncomfortable or awkward in your space. If you need your furniture to double as storage, take that into consideration as well.
Finally, pamper yourself with a top-notch office chair. Depending on your line of work, you could spend nearly half your life in that chair. Splurge a little and get something super-comfortable that promotes good posture.
4. Add in technology.
At the very least, you’ll likely need the following items:
- Phone with a separate line
- Fax machine
Consider going wireless as much as possible. This will eliminate the need for cords everywhere. You’ll have an easier time setting up your furniture and keeping the space tidy.
Are You Moving Offices in Houston?
Ameritex Movers has you covered, with over 15 years of experience moving our clients in the Greater Houston Area. Perhaps you’re moving to a new home and need to set up your office space. Or maybe you’re buying all new furniture for your existing home office.
Whatever the case, we’re here to make that happen in a stress-free way. Contact us today, or fill out the above form for a free moving estimate.