Decided to Work From Home? Get The Professional Office Look
Working from home is a big step for anyone to take in their lives, more often than not it consists of leaving behind a stable and decent paid job behind in an effort to become your own boss and make it on your own. Sometimes you may have planned it out and be in a good position to work for yourself, with money saved up behind you to help give you that initial cushion in order to sustain yourself financially.
Whatever boat you are in, working from home can only be successful if you have the motivation and determination to succeed. This is where self-discipline really does play a major factor, but one other major factor that is often overlooked is the decoration of your home office. You see, comfort is one thing around the house but ideally you want your office to pose a professional look. Subconsciously and mentally this will help you get in the office mood, and will actually help you succeed in driving your own business forward.
Therefore, making your home office different to the rest of your house is fundamental to getting things right and luckily for you we are now going to highlights what you need to do in order to create the right professional office look.
Plan Your Office Space
First things first you want to ditch any “home comforts” that may be in the room you want to create your office space in. Basically anything you wouldn’t normally see in a standard office environment, so if you have any clothes rails in the corner take them out. If you have clutter you will also want to remove all that to create a tidy environment which also helps with workflow and mentality.
The second thing is positioning your office desk, and this really is a key part to how your mood will be and the morale. Most home office workers advise that you try and make the most of your space by getting close to a window so that you have a view to look out on.
You have to remember that you are going to be on your own for a lot during the period of each working day, so being opposite a window that offers both light and a glimpse to the outside world is paramount. Never position yourself with your back to the window or facing a wall as this can kill your morale.
Music and Talking
The next feature you will want to invest in, is a DAB radio. Now, like we said above your home office is going to be a secluded and isolated area of the house just for you. So you don’t end up going loopy it’s always a good idea to have some background noise and one of the best things you can do to aid this is to buy a radio. Not only do you get music to listen to but you also have that background chatter from radio presenters and interviews.
Create a Calming Atmosphere with Accessories
There are two accessories that really do make a home office successful, and also offers that professional and stylish look. You will most certainly want some plant life in the room as the greenery not only looks great but it also helps with the air circulation and offers more positive vibes as you carry on with your work.
Small plants can be picked up for very little, because you don’t need a massive plant in the room that distracts you. Something that can be placed in a corner of the home office or even on a window sill is all you need to give your room some life.
The second thing is to bring more life into the office in the form of a fish tank which offers both peace and tranquillity to you.
Let’s face it, your office is going to be an area where at one time or another stress levels are going to rise and the only way you are going to bring them down is by restoring some kind of peace to the environment. Fish tanks in offices aren’t a new idea and many offices you will see up and down the country already have vast fish tanks to small goldfish’s bowls to help office morale and generally brighten up a gloomy place of work.
Now obviously you are going to be in a single room so it’s important that you don’t overdo it when it comes to the size of the tank. You main centre piece in a home office should always be your workstation as that is what the room is about. Therefore, it’s best to measure up and get an idea of how a fish tank would look in your room and whether you have the right size.