During these last few years, people have been starting to attach more and more importance to their time. What we mean is that one of the key concepts of our day and age is the idea of “quality time”: why spend every day rotting away inside a hideous office, when you can work from the comfort of your home? This is the era of the Internet after all, aka, the era during which almost everyone can work from home, because the only requirement of most office-based jobs is a good Internet connection. As a result, more and more companies are moving in this direction as all the studies that have been carried out on the subject do prove that working from home improves the quality of the employees’ work. Are you one of those lucky enough to be able to work from the comfort of your cozy home? Great! You just need to make sure your work space is the best you can have.
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Sit in style
Trust us, there is one thing you don’t want: looking at your home office and thinking “Ugh, it looks so dull!”. Dullness and shabbiness are great enemies to both creativity and productivity. But no worries, because there are countless ways to fight them! One is to select one statement piece to brighten up the atmosphere of your work station. An example is the chair. Of course, style is not the only thing you need to consider when you’re deciding which kind of chair to buy, but still! For some people style is almost more important than comfort; and anyway, you are not going to be forced to choose between one or the other, because today most brands do all they can to create unforgettable pieces of design that manage to be fancy, glam and comfy, all at the same time!
The only one: Kartell
Ergonomics are something else you should consider when buying a chair or selecting a certain desk. In addition to this, some people just can’t stand the idea of working sitting on an actual chair! How many of us just sit on the couch with our laptop on our legs? However, as comfy as this position may seem, it is most definitely not the ideal solution for your back. A good compromise is a comfortably cushioned, upholstered office armchair. Are you scared an actual office armchair is going to make your workstation too formal and impersonal? No worries! There are dozens of different options you can choose from. Remember, just because a chair is ergonomic, it doesn’t necessarily have to be ugly. The most important features are the color and the upholstery. Tip: a warm color is going to add a touch of warmth and coziness to the whole room.
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Can’t stand still?
If you’re one of those people who find it hard to focus while standing still, then these seating options are not for you! What you need is a seating solution that, in addition to being ergonomic, also gives you the chance of moving around. Of course, we’re talking about a rolling office chair. The downside to placing a rolling office chair in your home office, is that it’s definitely going to be less stylish and glam than, say, a colorful Kartell polycarbonate chair. However, when styling your own home office, you most definitely need to consider what your ideal work conditions are! It’s no use styling a perfectly chic home office that doesn’t actually allow you to work the way you need.
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What you need in a desk pretty much depends on what kind of job you do from home. For instance, if you’re just working on your computer, you may just need a minimal, clean surface where to place it. However, if you’re one of those people -- a bit like use -- who love taking notes on paper while they’re thinking something over, then you may want to get a desk that allows you to store everything you need inside a few drawers. In conclusion, the most wonderful thing about a home office is that you do you: you get to decide what works and what doesn’t. There is one thing we can say, though: we believe it is always useful to have a couple of drawers at hand: not just necessarily for your work, but for everything than entails paper, like contracts, notepads, and so on. Not to mention the gazillion charging cables that we all own!
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Natural light is pretty key to creating a relaxing but productive work environment. According to some studies, humans (like any other animals) feel better when they can live in an environment with lots of natural light, while artificial light tends to make us feel less energetic and more tired, sleepier. Of course, you are also going to need some curtains to filter in that natural light! Our tip is to choose colorful curtains that will cheer up the atmosphere. However, if you feel like a zen attitude fits you better, feel free to get some white curtains for a home office flooded with pure white light.
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You should have some focused lighting on your desk. Natural light is important, but don’t forget you may actually be working early in the morning or late in the evening, so not only it is possible that the natural light is not going to be enough, but also, light coming from a chandelier is likely to be too weak to make you see what you’re doing! In short, what we’re trying to say is that you need a table lamp. You also need to decorate with flair! Your table lamp could make or break the design of the whole room.
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Regardless of the type of chair you are going to choose, it is always a good idea to keep a pouf or a stool nearby. First of all, it never hurts to have some extra seating; secondly, a pouf or stool can always be employed as a footrest to get even comfier while you work.
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Paint your walls
There are actually different schools of thought when it comes to how to paint your home office. Some believe stark white walls are actually better for focusing; we are sure this theory works for some people, but others would get lost in all that white! That’s why you should feel absolutely free to paint your surrounding walls any way you like it. After all, only you know what works for yourself.
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Or decorate your floor
We believe an excellent combo are neutral walls combined with colorful, statement floors, and vice versa. We wouldn’t go over the top by planning both to be super colorful. That’s why, if in the end you do opt for stark white walls, you should make sure it’s your home office floor that stands out!
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Especially if you selected a desk without any drawers, some shelves are highly recommendable! Not only will you employ them to collect anything you might need for work, but you’ll also be able to put some fancy home décor pieces on them.
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Yes, we know: it’s 2018 and we have laptops, smartphones, Fitbits and tablets to check the time. However, isn’t it just nice to look up and check it on an old-school wall clock? We promise you won’t regret getting one, even because it’s going to double as a valuable decoration!
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