If you’re going to be working at home for the foreseeable future after the effects of the global pandemic, it may be time for you to make your workspace into something that’s more permanent and exciting for you to work in rather than just a stop-gap until you get back into the office.
If this is something that you’ve been thinking about but haven’t worked toward yet, here are three ways to take your home office from drab to fab.
Find A Way To Organize Your Cables
When a place in your home is used as an office but hasn’t actually been initially set up as an office, you might find that the space is very unorganized. And once unorganization takes over, it can sometimes be hard to get a handle on it.
One of the best places to start with this kind of office organization is with your technology. With the amount of computers, laptops, tablets, phones, and other pieces of technology that people need to work from home, it only makes sense that there would be a lot of cables and cords in your workspace. If this is a problem you’re dealing with, organizing this part of your office space can make a big difference.
There are quite a few options for organizing cables and chargers. You can use cable boxes, wraps, or covers to help you keep your cables all together and better organized so you can easily see what goes with which piece of hardware.
Give Yourself Seating Options
Another thing you can do to make your home office feel more like a professional office space is to give yourself more than one option for seating.
For many people who started working from home suddenly, their bed might have been the best place to work from. However, sitting on your bed to work won’t always feel the best for your body. Having other options, like a desk chair, lounger chair, or even a softer couch-like seat, can help make your office space much more functional and beautiful.
Let Your Personality Be Your Guide
If you think about a traditional office space, there is decor that’s been hand-picked for the workers in that area to be comfortable and productive. So to set up your home office in this way, you’ll want to add some decor and design elements that encourage you to be creative and productive at home as well.
While you can find advice on how to do this specifically, in general, you’ll simply want to choose decor and design styles that reflect your personality and make you feel good in that space. This could be choosing any number of paint colors, design themes, or specific pieces of decor to suit your needs.
If the space you’ve been using as your home office simply isn’t cutting it anymore, consider using the tips mentioned above to elevate this space to the next level.