Six Essential Interior Design Tips for a Productive and Creative Home Office

If you’re lucky enough to be able to work from home, you’ll want to equip your home with a dedicated space for you to do your work. But how you design and decorate this space will have a big impact on your productivity and creativity levels?

Here are a few tips to creating a home office that will be both comfortable and mentally stimulating.

1. Take a Minimalist Approach

In order to be productive at the home office, you need to be immersed in a clutter-free environment. Not only does that mean making sure everything is put away in its proper place, but it also means taking a minimalist approach with your decor and design.

Keep the visuals at a moderate level and only keep out accessories that are necessary to create a stylish interior.

2. Use Inspirational Colours

Forget about having a drab home office. Instead, spice things up with a little colour. But be picky about the tones that you use in this space and consider adding colours that have been shown to boost productivity.

More specifically, studies have shown that colours like blue, yellow, and green might be best used in a home office, as they induce feelings of mind stimulation, creativity, and relaxation, respectively.

3. Add Effective Lighting

Let in as much natural light as possible, as it can help give both your mood and performance a boost. Hang sheer blinds over your windows and mirror opposite the windows to increase reflection. If you have minimal natural light, mimic it with layers of artificial lighting, including table lamps, floor lamps, and wall sconces.

4. Include Some Greenery

Adding some real plants and flowers can do wonders for your mood and productivity. There’s something about natural things that give our minds some creative stimulation. While you’re at it, add a fishbowl or tank in your office for an enhanced creative environment!

5. Install Adequate Storage

You’ll likely have plenty of paperwork and files in your office, not to mention a variety of office supplies. To keep things orderly, be sure to equip your office with adequate storage to house all your belongings accordingly.

6. Outfit with Ergonomic Furniture

If you’re uncomfortable or are prone to chronic injury, you’ll be less productive, and your furniture plays a role in this. Be sure to outfit your home office with the right ergonomic chair and desk so that you can be comfortable while on the job.

Keep these tips in mind to create a fabulous home office that will stimulate your mind while keeping you focused

Jonathan Caplan

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Jonathan Caplan

I co-founded New ID Living with my brother, Daniel and over the years we have developed and expanded the business together including the purchase of a flooring company...
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