5 Tips for a Home Office Setup that Will Boost Creativity & Productivity

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There are many amazing perks of working from home – you don’t have to commute, there is more flexibility and you can be comfy in your tracksuit pants. On the other hand, working from home also has its downsides. It is often harder to focus at home because you are at home and would like to chill. Also, it can be hard to minimize distractions, and get used to your work schedule instead of doing the dishes, laundry, etc. Luckily, there are ways to boost your productivity and creativity, and all you need is a safe space for your home office. So, let’s see how you can achieve this.

Have a Dedicated Office Space

No matter how big your home is, you should dedicate one corner or a room to your work. If you have a spare room that you don’t use, you can easily turn it into a home office where you can peacefully do your work. On the other hand, if you don’t have a spare room, look for a corner in your home where you can set up the office. It can be one corner in your living room, kitchen, or any other room that is not your bedroom. Make sure to arrange all of your office supplies in that corner, a nice desk for the computer and all other necessities, and always work in the same place. This way, your brain will know it’s time to work and not procrastinate. 

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Liven Up the Walls

Whether you have a separate home office or just an office corner, don’t leave the walls blank. The white walls can be boring and minimize your productivity. Rather, do something with them. You can easily find some amazing posters for the office space. You can hang some inspirational posters, posters of your favorite movies, or even some custom-made wall art that you can find here. Just make sure the colors are soothing and not distracting you too much. Additionally, you can use your walls to get organized. Set up a big wall calendar, a whiteboard, or even a board made of cork which you can use to keep track of all the tasks and appointments. This way, the walls are not boring and they can serve a nice purpose. 

Keep Things Tidy

A messy office space will only distract you. Don’t leave a bunch of papers, plates and food on your workstation. Rather, keep things simple and organized. You can use drawers and cabinets to organize your files and office supplies. There are even amazing desk organizers for your favorite pens, files, and everything else you need to use on a daily basis. And even if you don’t need any of the office supplies, keep the desk simple and tidy. Set up your computer and the rest of the equipment and never leave a mess behind on a slow but productive work day.

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Make Sure You Have the Necessary Tech

When working remotely, you have to have the necessary equipment. Not having the tech can seriously block your productivity and creativity. Also, if it is possible, you can set up your home office exactly as it would look in a commercial office, then simply adjust it to your needs. Simply said, make sure you have a working computer, your phone headset, multiple monitors, a printer/scanner, and everything else you need. Maybe your employee can supply all of those, so don’t forget to ask. Having all the hardware can make the workflow easier, and help you stay focused for those eight hours of work. 

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Don’t Forget the Plants

If you haven’t considered adding plants to your office space. They will keep things fun, and they can motivate you to work since they provide a soothing atmosphere to any space. Plus, they can purify the air and help you feel more present. And even having a few colorful pots and planters will help liven up the space. 

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Even though working from home has its perks, it is often hard to focus on your work. You can help yourself by adding all of these elements and making sure you have all the equipment that allows you to stay focused and productive. 

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