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Home office ideas to make working from home
If you’ve had your bed for a while, chances are, it’s not improving your sleep – our beds can deteriorate as much as 70% from their new state after just 10 years, but most of us don’t replace them for at least 15 years. This not only means that you’re losing out on support, but, bearing in mind we leave behind half a pint of fluid every night, and a pound of skin a year, it’s probably not great news for your health either!
Tidy up your desk
Right now, you’ll probably have considerably more bits and pieces sprawling around your desk then you normally would. Keep wires and extension leads concealed with a cable tidy and store papers and pens in organisers. If you’d usually use a monitor at work, but are now swapping to your laptop, ensure you don’t hurt your neck by raising it on a stand.
Illuminate your space
Home offices are usually the smallest room in the house, lacking large windows to let the sun stream in, so they tend not to get an abundance of natural light. Instead, use a task light when you’re working to ensure you don’t strain your eyes.
Upgrade your workspace
A new piece of furniture is a definite investment, but if you’d been putting off kitting out your home office with a swanky new chair and desk, now’s the time to make your move. There are plenty of sales on right now too – take advantage of 20% off at Made and the impressive discounts of up to 70% at La Redoute.
A good desk chair is really important for maintaining proper posture and preventing aches and pains, but you probably don’t want an ultra-functional style-chair for your chic home office. Luckily, there are plenty of stylish, modern chairs available, so you can deck out your room properly while still being able to work comfortably.
Keep your things neat
Don’t keep piles of papers or files on your kitchen worktop or your dining room table – store them separately on a bookshelf or storage unit. That will help keep your home and work life as distinct as possible.
Bring the outside in
Don’t stop once you’ve got the basics sorted – adding some plants into this space can add a welcome splash of colour and boost your mood, especially as the outside is essentially off-limits right now. Finish off the look with a vibrant pot or a basket to bring in some more texture to your space.
Add some accessories
Finally, one of the perks of working from home is that you can make this area a bit more personal to you – with rugs, cushions and trinkets that suit your own tastes. Layer up some cosy bits and pieces and finish with some scented candles or a reed diffuser to create a relaxing vibe.
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