Home Office Style - Our Tips On Creating A Productive Home Space
Having a bright and tidy working environment is the secret to getting your to-do list done. Working from the comfort of your own home is often seen as an advantage as it offers the opportunity for flexibility and efficiency, but if the home office is too casual, or isn’t a space where you feel inspired or creative, productivity can plummet.
At Miller Homes, we believe that a home office needn’t be a dull, corporate looking space, but rather somewhere where you enjoy working each week. Here are just a few of our top tips on how to create the perfect home office.
Ditch the clutter
Some of us are born neat freaks, but even people who are highly organised can get messy over time, and we’re all guilty of keeping too many things on our desk. A tidy desk equals a tidy mind, and this chic rose gold desk tray is not only on trend, but will keep those loose sheets, files and documents neat and organised.
Let there be light
Lighting is an incredible mood changer and can completely alter the atmosphere of your office space. Try putting your desk near a window for some natural light and fresh air, which will instantly boost your mood and clear your mind ahead of a busy day. This contemporary copper desk lamp is also a great addition to your desk and ideal for late night working.
Bringing nature indoors will give your work space some life, and leafy plants are also a great way to add a little pop of colour. Not only do they look lovely, but studies have shown that being around plants improves your psychological health, reduces stress and lifts your mood. A pretty succulent like this Echeveria Sirius is the perfect desk plant as it not only requires minimum care, but looks great too.
Technology is a wonderful thing, but sometimes nothing beats good old-fashioned pen and paper. To-do lists and diaries are a great way to organise your day and keep on top of work, and there’s no need to worry about battery life or dodgy WIFI! We love this colourful, polka dot list book as it has sticky tabs for each day, meaning you can flag any important jobs and check them off as you go.
For an extra bit of mid-week motivation add a friendly face or two to your desk. These elegant photo frames filled with pictures of loved ones, or even your favourite inspirational quote, are sure to make the working day a little bit easier.
Do you work from home and have any tips on styling a home office? We’d love to hear your thoughts! Tweet us at @MillerHomesUK.