Tips for Creating a Functional & Inspiring Space at Home
Home – and work – is where the heart is. Working from home is one of the best things that have ever happened to modern 9-5ers. Not only do you get the opportunity to lounge in your pajamas while working, but you also effectively strike the work-life balance.
However, there’s more to it. To get the most out of your remote working experience, it’s essential to create a comfortable space where you’ll feel inspired to get things done. But how do you do this?
Well, for starters, your workspace at home has to be personalized, functional, and inspiring. Whether you’re an writer or digital marketer working from home, you need all the inspiration you can get.
In this article, we will discuss handy tips for creating your own little slice of heaven. Let’s get started, shall we?
Choose the best spot
You can work from any location in your house, but that doesn’t mean you should. When creating a functional and inspiring workspace at home, you want to choose a spot that appeals to you. It’s advisable to select your favorite thinking spot or a spare room that’s distraction-free.
If you don’t have a spare room, you’ll need to get creative and work with what you have. You can even convert your garage or attic into the area where you’ll work productively. Avoid lounging spots, such as your bedroom or dining room table. Although working from the comfort of your bed might seem like a tempting idea, it’s really not. You’ll only find yourself sleeping at intervals without getting any work done.
Get a great chair and desk
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with being a work couch potato. However, if you’re the type that gets too cozy on a couch, you should invest in a good chair and matching desk.
Choose a functional chair with an ergonomic design and build. This way, you won’t have to feel uncomfortable or deal with severe back pains while working.
When placing your desk and chair, you want to put it in a direction with the best view. For instance, if the window of your workspace overlooks a dreamy, picturesque scene, you might want to face your desk in that direction. However, if the view is too distracting, it’s advisable to face your desk inwards.
Lighting is everything
Good light is a major key to staying inspired while working from home. Have you ever tried working in a space with no natural or artificial lighting? It’s usually as depressing as a gory scene from The Handmaid’s Tale. Well, maybe not that depressing, but you get the point.
Place your desk close to the window to get as much natural lighting as you can. However, don’t depend solely on natural light, especially if you love to work late into the night. Consider getting a desk lamp with a soft light for evenings and late nights.
Surround yourself with sources of inspiration
Remember: your workspace at home is supposed to be beautiful and inspiring. The minute you step there, you should feel a rush of motivation, inspiration, and creativity. To achieve this effect, surround yourself with veritable sources of inspiration.
You could create a vision board that constantly reminds you of your goals, vision, and mission. Inspirational quotes that resonate with you can also help remind you of what you’re working on.
Creating a functional workspace is the easy part. Maintaining it, on the other hand, is quite tricky. For many remote workers, it’s easy to let clutter accumulate over time. However, clutter can chase away inspiration and make it harder for you to focus or think creatively.
The first step to staying organized is by keeping all your job essentials in sight. You should arrange your pens, sticky notes, note pads, and every other tool in a corner on your desk where you can easily see and reach them.
Any other item which you don’t need can be placed in a junk box or storage space. This way, they don’t pile up and create a mess.
Working from home is an absolute pleasure once you’ve set up the right workspace. Follow these tips to create a beautiful, functional, and inspiring space for work.
About The Author: Jenn Stiller is a part-time essay writer. Thanks to her passion for education and writing, she has spent over a decade writing academic papers and projects for students. In her spare time, she also loves to knit sweaters for her three cats.
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