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How to Make Your Home Office More Comfortable

If you have transitioned into working virtually then it is a good idea to renovate your home office, A good office space can make it easier for you to be more productive.  The fact is that there are many reasons why you might want to renovate your home office. Maybe it’s too small, or not conducive to your work style. 

Or maybe you’re just looking for a change and want a new look. Whatever the reason, we’ve compiled some of our favorite ideas for how to makeover your space!

Clean Up Your desk

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If you have been forced to get into the virtual scene, either because you run an online business or your employer has allowed you to work virtually, you need to ensure that you keep your desk as decluttered a possible.    Many people have cluttered desks. They can’t see their computer monitor because it’s covered by random papers, dirty food containers, and random objects they will never use. It’s important to clean up your desk before you begin working on any task. 

By having an organized desk, will be able to work efficiently and will not be distracted by the mess. It doesn’t take much to declutter a desk. Just decide what you need and what you don’t need. Put relevant items together and keep often-used items reachable but organized.

Add Plants

Add some plants to make your home office feel more aesthetic. If you have a window, get a window box to add some green life to your desk area. It will give the space a more open and refreshed feeling.   Adding plants to the office can help create a more relaxing environment. It’s also good for your mental health since you will often have to take some time to take care of them during your workday.

New Furniture

Pick out new office furniture. It doesn’t have to be brand new, you can buy them secondhand. Just look around at the different styles that are out there and see what you can find that will give your space a fresh feel. 

Make sure you buy an ergonomic chair. When choosing an office chair, make sure to research how it will affect your back.  The height of the chair should be good for your body’s size. It should also provide lumbar support and be comfortable. 

Hang Pictures

Hang pictures on the walls around your workspace to make it feel less boring and more inviting. One of the easiest ways to make an office feel less boring and more inviting is to hang up pictures on the walls around your workspace.  The pictures can be anything photographs, postcards, canvas art, or posters. Just make sure they are things that inspire you.

Get an Ergonomic Keyboard

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Buy an ergonomic keyboard with wrist support if you type a lot during the day. Typing a lot during the day can be hard on your wrists. This is why you need to have an ergonomic keyboard with wrist support to help alleviate any pain.   There are often different options available with these keyboards and trying a few out before making your purchase can help you find the right one for you. 

Add Light Sources

If you find that glare on your monitor or laptop makes it hard to see what’s going on, adding some light sources around and above your desk can help.   A desk lamp with LEDs will give off less heat than an older model while still providing more than enough illumination for working comfortably. You’ll also want to make sure that you’re sitting at the right height not just for comfort but to ensure you are seeing your screen as comfortably as possible.

Add File Cabinets

If you find that there’s no place to store paperwork and other items, adding a filing cabinet can help with storage.  This is a good way to avoid clutter since it keeps all of your papers organized and easily accessible without taking up too much room in the office.

Get the Perfect Office

Creating the perfect home office space for your needs is possible. All you have to do is make sure that you take the time to declutter your space and decorate it in a way that will inspire you.  This means that you can add the right office furniture and even artwork that will inspire you when you personalize your home office. By being creative you can have an office that leaves you engergized to work every single day.

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