After a year of working from home, the novelty has worn off, and your current set-up might be starting to feel a little stale.
Luckily, there are things you can do to switch up your space, from small changes that will ease your stressed mindset, to transformations that will bring beauty to your home.
Whatever you need from a home office, these three simple ideas can turn your dingy desk space into a work-from-home haven.
- Move your furniture
This is the simplest tip we can offer, and though it sounds basic, don’t underestimate the difference a new furniture layout can make to your home office.
Re-arranging your furniture shouldn’t take much more than an hour or two (factoring in the inevitable clean-up required) and can even be a surprisingly relaxing way to spend the afternoon.
But if a simple switch-around doesn’t give you that brand-new office feel you’re hoping for, try customising your home furnishings. A coat of paint on an old desk, or even a new cushion on your chair can breathe a new lease of life into these fixtures, giving you a fresh burst of inspiration as you sit down to work.
- Treat yourself
Add something new to your space.
It could be an item you’ve had your eye on for a while, like as a nice picture to hang on the wall or particularly ornament that would look great on your shelves. Alternatively, it might be a small addition you’ve always wanted, like a state-of-the-art desk lamp or soothing potted plant.
Decorations like this will give the room more character and add subtle personal touches without compromising professionalism in your workspace.
If none of these ideas spark inspiration, take the advice to ‘treat yourself’ literally! It’s not exactly masterful interior design, but a small box or basket to stash hidden snacks that get you through the day can give you a much-needed morale boost when the going gets tough.
- Get outside
Granted, you don’t see the outside of your house much while you’re indoors and hard at work.
But when you’re running a small business from home, the rest of your abode should be a perfect space for rest and relaxation, especially with summer just around the corner.
For an ambitious makeover, why not revive your house exterior with fresh rendering? Direct Building Products have great advice and essential supplies for DIY novices. Plus, it’s a great way to show off to your neighbours!
If you’re not feeling quite so brave, why not set aside an afternoon to tend the garden and add a little extra greenery?
Although your home’s outdoor space may not directly impact your day-to-day working life, but it’s always pleasant to have a well-decorated home and can even give you a project to work on during that much-needed downtime away from your desk.
If you don’t have the time or energy for a full home renovation, try these three ideas to transform your home office.
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