By Kaelin Sanchez
1. Strategic Layout and Desktop Clutter
The first step for a productive home office is to determine its location. Find the quietest area of your home and work from there. An area where you can receive plenty of natural sunlight will work best; we’ll talk more about this in a later tip. Experiment with where you work best. Some people prefer to work with white noise while others require absolute silence. Consider a room with a door if a busy area in your home is nearby.
Organization is key in productivity. Shuffling through papers or cluttered distractions can decrease your efficiency and mood. Keep your desk distraction-free by creating a place for everything – books in shelves, folders in drawers, paperwork in folders, etc. While you should keep your desk clean, make sure it is not empty. Have a few motivational possessions or a plant to add a breath of fresh air to keep you focused and productive at home.
When one thinks of interior design, it is hard to think of anything besides how it looks. This is one of the major issues in the sense that someone can’t simply tell you what to buy or how to decorate. You must first understand this yourself in order to truly enjoy the results. Interior design should be about feeling, comfort and necessities. Yes, some things we love may be visually unattractive but if we need them and it makes us happy does it matter? After all, the home is about what makes you and your loved ones happy.
By Meg Harris
Today, the personal brand is one of the most important aspects in the business world. Especially for those working as individuals from home. It not only reflects you as a person, but as a professional. It is important to keep in mind that this brand will be how you are discovered, known and recognized. Your brand should be incorporated in all that you do; including online, on paper, the way you dress, social media platforms and the space around you. A put together space is equally as important as an outfit. Just as one would say you dress to impress, the room and space you work and create in must also motivate and inspire you to succeed.
By Meg Harris
Today, many people are self-employed or working from home therefore allowing the option to customize the workspace. When designing the workspace, aesthetics are important, but to maximize your full potential, the perfect chair is key. The places we spend this vast amount of time contribute largely to shaping who we are and how we behave. This effect on our behavior in turn has a massive impact on our mental well-being and performance in terms of creativity and productivity.
By Maggie Glynn
Meshing traditional styles with new, innovative trends in interior design may seem counterintuitive, but in 2017, it’s a must.
Incorporating reinvented vintage furniture into your space can offer a softer element to the bold modern colors. They can also provide a more homey feel to your home if you have a number of modern eco-friendly decor throughout the room.
Finding the right retro patterns or antiques into your space gives the contemporary style of your space a more unique, personalized vibe.