Small Touches to Add to Your Work-From-Home Space
Evolve | Las Vegas | Pardee Homes
When everyone is home, there can be a lot going on – the kids doing schoolwork (or not), your spouse on conference calls and your dog waiting to play. As more and more people find themselves working from home these days, we’ve gathered some ideas on ways to brighten up your work-from-home space. Whether you work in a home office or at the kitchen table, here are five small touches to create a more comfortable and productive environment.
Follow the light.
You can never have too much light in your work-from-home space. Even if you are working in the dining room, putting an extra lamp on the table can help reduce eye strain and increase your energy. Also, think about the natural light in the room and where it comes from. Moving your desk or rearranging your workspace to take advantage of the best lighting could make a big difference in your day.
Accessorize with purpose.
Who says offices don’t need accessories? Practical items like a speaker, oil diffuser and second monitor can significantly improve your work-from-home space. Use a speaker to play white noise or classical music and reduce any outside noises. Add a few drops of rosemary or peppermint oil to a diffuser to improve memory and alertness. And increase your screen size by adding a second monitor, making it easier to read spreadsheets, compare two versions of a report or answer a quick email on the side.
Enjoy art for art’s sake.
Display artwork and framed pictures in your work-from-home space to make it more personal. Hang the art pieces that the kids have been making. Or, print out some inspirational quotes from Pinterest and exhibit them in your workspace to help keep you motivated and on track.
Pick plants for your workspace that will filter the air and thrive indoors. Having greenery not only brightens the room, but can improve your mood. Go for a succulent or cactus if you want a low-maintenance plant or hang air plants if you’re short on table space. And if you want to be even more green, try these tips on creating a more eco-friendly home office.
Supplement with storage.
Stay organized by creating a space for everything. If you don’t have a file cabinet, you can repurpose a bookcase and use baskets to hold files and mugs to corral all your pens and pencils. Making a central work zone means it will be easier for you to keep track of your documents and find the latest report in time for your virtual meeting.
Homes by Pardee Homes offer flex spaces, giving you the option to create the home office, homework space or cozy reading nook you and your family need; so everyone in your home can have a little more room to focus and get work done. With an organized, well-lit space, you may find it easier to knock out all the things on your to-do list.
If you’re ready to move to a home that offers more space for your family and your own designated office, contact one of our New Home Specialists today.