DIY : Top 5 Ways to Spruce up Your Home Office on a Budget

Working from home is becoming a popular form of work culture in recent years, and nothing is more motivating than a well-equipped office set-up at your own place. Your job is a vital part of your lifestyle so paying special attention to organizing your office has a direct impact on your work life. A home workstation is a common set-up for many adults, therefore, designing it to be functional and appealing is important.

Below are five tips to creatively transform your workstation into a corner you’ll love spending your time in.

1. The right spot

Identify the perfect spot in your home, such as a spacious corner which is unlikely to be disturbed and has enough room to accommodate all your office essentials. A guest room or even a corner by a closet which you can use as a storage space for files and electric connections for your office appliances is a versatile choice. If you work full time from home, consider a space you can lock away once you “leave” office for the day. This will maintain the formality and importance of a ‘professional’ workspace.

2. Desk and chair

They are elemental furniture pieces you should invest in without compromise, irrespective of the type of work you do from home. There are many choices of desks specifically designed for home offices. If you are utilising a corner of your room as your workstation, consider a right-angled corner desk. Look for desks with footrest and ample storage spaces that are in-built. The height of the desk is important and if you need to, you can even go for custom made tables. Ditch the regular kitchen stools and chairs and invest in a comfortable office chair as you’ll be spending a lot of time sitting on it. The last thing you want is a severe backache from wrong postures due to a bad chair.

3. Personalize your workspace

Having a home workstation gives you the freedom to decorate it the way you want. If your workplace is positioned near a window, make the most of the natural light with the right window dressing. Get potted plants for the window, adding greenery to your workplace.

If you have enough space, a goldfish in a bowl is a great idea. You can occasionally give your eyes some rest watching your goldfish play around. Photo frames, quotes you like, wall decals are a great way to add a personal touch too without going overboard with your budget. Take inspiration from Pinterest but prioritize your personal taste above all.

4. Lighting

Proper lighting is essential for the darker hours and you cannot entirely rely on natural light entering your room. Invest in additional lighting that focuses on brightening up the workspace. Proper lighting over your reading area and near the computer prevents straining your eyes. Keeping the desktop at a comfortable distance from your face will soothe your eyes as well. You can install smaller table lamps for an artistic décor as well. The soft glow is sure to lift your mood.

5. Storage space

Consider the storage possibilities your chosen work area can offer. Make the most of every neglected corner. Minimalistic display shelves and racks against the wall could take up floor space but provide enough storage for all your files and papers. Unused closets or parts of the closet, empty drawers are also good options.

It can be concluded that working from home becomes fun when the space feels comfortable and welcoming. Getting creative with the planning can save a significant amount of money and provide satisfying results.


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