You cannot deny that it is pleasant to work in a space where everything is arranged for you and looks just amazing. Such a place motivates greatly and boosts your work efficiency. However, do you know how to create such a magical place in your house?
A Desk Is the Central Place of Your Home Office
Start with a new desk. You can choose one from the catalogue. It might be also not new, you can use the top of your old desk. Install it on a lift system, and a new standing desk is ready.
Adjust the height correctly:
- In both, a standing and a sitting position, make sure your elbows are bent at a 90-degree angle.
- The monitor center is at the level of your eyes, you don’t need to look up or down.
- The feet are resting on the floor. In the standing position, your knees are slightly bent to allow you to shift from one leg to another.
Buy the Needed Accessories
Accessories will make your working place more comfortable and functional. The choice of specific objects will depend on your needs and the type of work you do. The most common accessories are the following:
- Monitor support for the cases if you cannot adjust the monitor at the needed level and with a needed tilt.
- A lockable drawer: there are special models designed for standing desks. They look just cute and can be attached in any place under your desk top.
- An organizer for documents and other small devices that you might need during work.
- A cable management system: it can be something simple like special clips for cables. If you have to arrange many cables, consider getting something more advanced and comfortable.
We leave out here such items like an ergonomic mouse or an ergonomic mouse pad, a good keyboard, and similar. Those are the items you shall have on default.
It Is Time to Rearrange the Entire Office Room
Now, look around. Does your home office look like a place where you would really like to work and enjoy the tasks? If yes, there is nothing to add. If not though, and this is a more frequent case, think about what you need to make to get the place where you would stay and work with pleasure.
In many cases, we either don’t have a bookcase in the office or it is located somewhere far. If you work with documents, you might need to store them somewhere. The bookcase shall be located by hand, you shall not even need to get up to reach the needed papers.
Why so? While you might be thinking that some movement is good, calculate how much time you spend every time when you need to get up, get a document, come back, and concentrate on the current task. We bet you spend at least several minutes. Now, calculate how many times per day you do it. This is the wasted time, the time that you could have used for work. It could have allowed you to complete work earlier and do your favorite things or even devote the free time to some physical exercises.
If you don’t need a bookcase, install a shelf. It also shall be located close to your desk, preferably, close enough to allow you to take and put things without going around the office.
What about Some Décor Elements?
Now, let us move to elements that might be not mandatory but for sure will create the needed ambiance. Paintings, at least a couple of them, might create the focal point of the room and adorn the walls that otherwise, would stay empty.
Another nice element is pot flowers. The sizes and types might vary greatly depending on your preferences, the office size, and many more factors. But having some pot plants is always good. They take care of your mood and clean air. Some of them might fill the room with a pleasant scent but once more, it depends on you what you choose.
A rug or a carpet completes the design. We recommend choosing something in the same tones as the entire office room. While in any other room, a contrasting colour would be also nice, in the office, it will distract you and bother you by working.
While nice little things such as statuettes and souvenirs might look nice, they are rather old-fashioned now. Moreover, they collect a lot of dust, and you don’t want much dust in your office. Though if you like such things, you can replace them with a nice organizer, a pen-holder, or other useful elements. Ok, why not? If you love such things too much, just accommodate them somewhere on the shelf.
Now, you know how to turn your office into a nice place to stay and to work. It is time to move on with some actions and perform the first changes!