Home office ideas that will motivate you to get to work

Whether you work from home on a daily basis or use your home as a base as part of a varied part of working set up, the majority of people in a similar situation will say the same thing about what is the biggest problem regards working from home – motivation…

Moving from comfy, warm bed can be an extra struggle…

Working with Netflix on and getting a little too absorbed in a box-set is more easily done…

And wanting a slice of cake so much that you actually end up baking your own is just not as far-fetched as it seems…

Yes, motivating yourself to be as productive as you are if you leave home for a work place does take a lot of discipline, even for those who pride themselves on being disciplined.

But get your décor and home furniture choice right, and suddenly the balance can fall seamlessly in to place.

Here are our top tips on how to turn your home office into a place that inspires and aspires in equal measure.

  • Keep true to your home’s theme so that your home flows, but don’t be afraid to let your home office have its own distinct personality too. A bit of a clash is a current revered look and visiting somewhere just that little bit different can create a flurry of excitement, however small!
  • Create a divide so it does feel like a journey is happening from one area to another. If you love the open-planned look, clever placing of furniture or screens can mean that you strike the ideal balance of work and home without one dominating the other.
  • Today’s home office furniture is no longer all about wheeled fabric computer chair, grey metal filing cabinets and MDF faux-wood desk. You can sit or stand, go bold or subtle and choice bold patterns with abandonment, so you are in essence making yourself a home office that will always motivate as you chose it for that very purpose.
  • Place your desk near a window, preferably away from too much outside world distraction but also with a lot of natural light. Being at home a lot means you need to get your dose of sunlight for good health and as a lack of daylight can cause low mood, it is even more essential. If you have no source of natural light, choose your artificial light with care. Motivation comes far easier in light, bright surroundings and having lighting that would not be considered in an office environment is a welcome indulgence.

Related Articles: