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How to Create the Perfect Home Office

Home office furniture is fast becoming a more and more important feature in houses across the UK.  With an increasing number of people working from home, having a dedicated space for work is vital to a lot of people’s careers. At Lee Longlands, we supply a great range of traditional and contemporary home office furniture that offers practical solutions to your working needs. However, having great office furniture like this is only the first step in creating a perfect working environment in your home. Here a few tips to help you turn a room into a work space that helps you focus and become more successful in your working life.

Choose the Right Space

Dedicating the right space to become your new office is vital to how productive you’ll find yourself once you start working from home. Many people may be tempted to just lie in bed or on the sofa in their living room, but whilst this is relaxing, it can cause problems. It is much easier to get distracted if there isn’t a mental separation between working and just being at home relaxing, and the space you work in plays a large part in this. Everyone might not have the space to put aside a whole room as an office, but it’s important to create a space that is separate from other activities. At the very least, separate your desk and work materials into a corner of the room, to create a distance between work and personal life.

Find a Colour That Suits You  

Research has proven that colours have a direct impact on your mood and productivity. Wall colours such as red, blue and green have been proven to improve concentration and creativity. However, grey, yellow, and white have been proven to have less positive effects on worker performance. Take advantage of the creative freedom in your new home office and use colours that will spark your motivation.

Don’t Neglect the Personal Touch

One of the perks of working from home is that you get to decide on the environment you work in; utilise this to its full potential. You are free to create a space that aligns with your personal taste and working habits. In some ways, this can be as important as creating areas for storage and organisation. Making the room look like ‘your’ office will turn the place you work in, into somewhere you can relax and focus on the task at hand. Customisation can include materials, textures, patterns, decorations, furnishings, colours and lighting. All of these features play an important role in the feel of the room, and it’s important to get right to ensure a space that feels right for you.

Organise Your Space

With your home life and work life being pushed together, it can get a bit cluttered. With the lines blurring, it’s not always easy to distinguish between your work and personal items, which can cause a lot of stress and confusion. Make sure you have a separate space for your paperwork and other work equipment. Filing Cabinets and desks are essentials to make sure you aren’t overwhelmed in your new home office. 

 Keep Distractions Out

While it might be tempting to throw in a TV, a games console, and a big sound system into your new office, to help in need of some stress relief, this probably isn’t a good idea. This will only serve to distract you and keep you from your work, leading to more stress down the line. Make sure your space is entirely devoted to helping you work better, and keep the distractions till after you are finished.

To perfect your home office, browse Lee Longlands range of home office furniture, including office chairs, filing cabinets, bookcases and desks, all available in traditional and contemporary wood furniture styles. 

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