With so many of us working from home these days, we’d bet you have a pretty decent home office setup. However, it’s also likely that it was thrown together quickly out of necessity, meaning it might not be optimally designed for its purpose. With spring around the corner and thoughts turning to renewal, perhaps it’s time for a workspace refresh.
Home Office Improvement Projects for Springtime
Even if you’re back in the office-office part-time, the home office still plays a vital role in daily productivity. Here are a few home office improvement project ideas to make your workspace more efficient.
Optimize Your Storage
If you often find yourself digging through piles of paperwork or cringing when you see your cluttered desk, perhaps it’s time to optimize your storage. If you have a long wall in your office, consider turning it into shelving and cabinets so you can organize your stuff and have a place for everything. Ikea has some amazing modular pieces that can be creatively combined into something that fits your needs. They even have an online planning tool to help you get started, or checking out some DIY sites and blogs is an excellent place to start.
Space-Saving Ideas for Small Offices
If your home office is in a spare room or another space with multiple purposes, think about how you can tuck away equipment and other work necessities when not in use. For example, invest in a fold-down bed with built-in storage and desk if your office needs to double as a spare bedroom. Check Wayfair, Costco, or Ikea for options—you’ll find plenty of designs to match your style and décor.
Add Pops of Color or Art
Brightening your home office space is often as simple as adding bold colors or art to your walls. Large pieces of artwork add interest and brighten the mood without having to make many structural changes to the room itself. It’s relatively inexpensive to accomplish this; shop for large vintage movie posters or artwork replicas that you like and have them framed.
Alternatively, you could choose bold contrasting colors and paint an accent wall. According to the experts, blue is the color most associated with productivity—but don’t overdo it. Blue accents are often enough to stimulate the brain.
Statement pieces are also great and add drama to a room without having to do much else. Think about murals, wallpaper, or even a giant photographic print. What you choose should inspire you every time you enter the room.
Home Office Vibes that Work
Working from home is part of our new post-pandemic normal, so it’s essential to have a space that helps you focus but doesn’t distract. Moving might not be an option with the recent real estate downturn, so optimizing your home workspace is a must.
To improve productivity even further, My Annapolis Office offers virtual office packages to help you manage daily tasks more efficiently. Speak to us today about a membership—we’re always here to help!