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Last Updated on March 6, 2018 by Work In My Pajamas
Your home office should be a peaceful, well laid out sanctuary that encourages creativity and allows you to maximize your productivity. This can be achieved through a combination of layout and décor and if your office is difficult to move around in or has an ugly, uninspiring décor theme, you may be compromising your ability to get your work done. The following tips will help you create a space you will not only enjoy, but also thrive in.
Redesign the Layout
To keep you working at your best pace, start over with your home office design. Walk through your office with your daily activities in mind. Is your work flow interrupted as you walk around obstacles or move needlessly from one side to the other to accomplish your tasks? Redesign your office so that you can move fluidly from one task to the next with little interruption. You can even get major renovations done with custom home builders who will open up walls, and give you more floor space.
Consider the Décor
Much research has gone into the science behind how colors affect our moods and behavior. Darker colors, for example, tend to soothe and calm, while brighter colors can energize. If you find yourself dragging throughout the day as you try to work, it might not be a lack of caffeine or the need to eat. Is your room dark and dreary? Do you keep the blinds closed? Consider brightening the room through ample lighting, lighter paint colors, and wide open windows to help keep you alert, focused and ready to work.
Fill the Room with Inspiration
Your room should reflect the mood and focus of your work. Are you a painter? Fill your room with beauty in the form of paintings and objects that inspire your creativity. Do you write? A bookshelf with your favorite books might be just the encouragement you need to let your fingers fly across the keys. Go through your office as it currently is, and remove anything that does not inspire you. Do you glower every time you look at that ugly painting your great aunt insisted you put up? Take it down and save the mental energy for something positive.
Renovate to Success
If your office is no longer working for you, change it. Consider a remodel or renovation to create a room that is large enough and laid out properly to get you on the path to success. When you think about it, your livelihood depends on it.
No matter where you work, putting effort into the layout, design and décor of your home office will help you increase your productivity and create a space that not only works for you but also helps you work.