how to design a home office that’s more like your workspace

design a home office
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If you’re going to be working from home, you’ll have to start thinking about your home office. You might assume that sitting on the couch or at the kitchen table would be enough to work at. That mightn’t be the case. You could find that you’ll be much less productive setting yourself up in either place. So having a dedicated work area will be much more recommended.

So if you find yourself needing to consider how to design a home office, there isn’t as much involved in this as you’d think. Below we list some areas you’ll need and want to focus on.


You’ll need to have the right furniture for your home office. If you’re a fan of what’s normally found in an office, you can check out Civic Australia for inspiration. You’ll need to focus on your desk and chair for your home office. When you’re picking these out, you should focus on ergonomics. You’ll be sitting for quite a while, so you’ll need to make sure that you get enough back support. While this could mean paying extra for a desk chair, it’ll be worth it. With your desk, you should make sure there’s enough usable space and storage for your needs. Have an idea for where you’ll put your desk to know an approximate size.


When you’re figuring out how to design a home office, you’ll primarily focus on the desk and chair. You should make sure that you have decorations, too. Plants will be one of the more recommended. These will add some colour to your office while subconsciously improving your mood. Some reports have also suggested that plants can boost productivity. That could make it a practical addition to your home office.


If you think of a typical office, there’s usually a decent amount of lighting. You should try to replicate that, although you should make this as natural as possible. Pick a room that has enough windows to let the sun in. Add some shades to these to make sure it’s not overly bright.

If you can’t use natural light, then adding some lighting around is recommended. A desk or floor lamp should be an absolute minimum. You could add some ambient lighting. To accomplish this, get some rope lighting to tie around the bottom edge of your desk. That could add enough light to the roof without adding glare to your screen.

Figuring out how to design a home office may seem overwhelming. It shouldn’t be more difficult than putting together any other rooms, however. Keeping a few things in mind will make sure that you have the basics. These will help you make sure that you’re productive during work hours. After that, feel free to decorate as you see fit. Since you’ll be the one working there, it should reflect your personal style. Be sure to keep the area as distraction-free as possible. That’ll let you focus on your work.



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