Over the last few years, many of us have rushed to install an office in our homes. The pandemic forced more people than ever to work from home, which meant that offices had to be quickly installed in spare rooms or quiet corners of our houses.
While most people have returned to the office in some form, plenty of us are still working from home, at least some of the time, and if these offices are going to continue to be in regular use, it’s time to start thinking about making some upgrades. Here are some great ways to level up your home office setup.
Add Extra Storage
Nowadays, a lot of the work that we do is stored in the cloud. We don’t necessarily need large filing cabinets for printed documents. We don’t even need as much stationery as we once did. But that doesn’t mean that you don’t need storage.
If you’ve started with a simple desk setup, you might find that it soon becomes cluttered, that your drawers and shelves are unorganised, and that dust is starting to build up. Adding some simple storage, like a desk tidy, drawer organisers and shelving, can make your room neater and easier to keep tidy.
Include a Sofa
A stylish sofa, like the Ligne Roset Chelsea Prado sofa, is a fantastic way to add a sophisticated touch to your home office. Adding a comfortable seat like this also gives you a chance to relax, somewhere comfortable to think through your ideas or brainstorm, and somewhere to sit and chat with clients in less formal meetings. Adding a sofa to your home office gives you options and adds both style and functionality to your room.
Invest in a Good Office Chair
If you set your office up in a hurry, you might be working from a chair that you had lying around the house, or a cheap office chair that you didn’t give much thought to before buying. If you find that you have a stiff neck, back pain, or even pain in your wrists or shoulders, then you should definitely consider an upgrade. Look for an ergonomic chair that’s the right height for your feet to touch the floor, and for your screen to be at eye level. It should be comfortable while offering lots of back support.
Make Space for an Extra Monitor
An extra monitor that you can connect to your computer, laptop, and even tablet, can make your work processes much easier, reducing stress and boosting productivity.
Add a Whiteboard
While you might work online, or at least on a screen, most of the time, a whiteboard gives you a great way to brainstorm, organised your time, or just leave yourself motivational messages. Sometimes, having something tangible like this can improve your workflow massively.
Levelling up your home office can improve your productivity, mood, energy levels and even your enjoyment of work. A stylish and well-laid-out home office can also help you to make a great impression when it comes to meeting clients and make a big difference when it comes to growing your business or career.