Pop Topic: Setting Up a Home Office

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Bio: Forever updating and decorating her home, Helen Black has a passion for interior design and one day hopes to turn her hobby into a career.[/mks_pullquote]


 

If you work in an office, you will know how rare it is for you to leave work behind at the end of the day. There’s emails to send, documents to amend and the seemingly endless stream of paperwork to take care of. For this reason, the home office has become an increasingly important area of the home, so it is vital that is well-designed. These tips will help you set up an effective home office:

Workspace

If space is limited in your home, it can be tempting to cram your office into an alcove or corner of a room. This is undoubtedly a great way to save space, but you can find yourself juggling between laptops and notepads – hardly the best way to encourage your productivity!

You should choose the largest desk possible for your room. This will give you enough space to work, and to house all of your office essentials.

Technology

These days, your home office needs more than a simple notepad and pen. You should have all of the gadgets you need to complete the tasks in hand.


Many people don’t have a printer in their home, but it is an essential item when you are completing office work. Whether it’s reading through drafts of documents or signing contracts, you will need to make room for a printer in your mini office setup. Consider investing in a good quality printer because not only will it make your documents look top notch, you could also use it to print high quality photos to fill frames around your home too.

Tablets are a great option if you plan on bringing your work home with you. With the exception of the MacBook Air perhaps, most laptops are big and bulky and can be a pain to carry around. A tablet, on the other hand, is a much more convenient weight and size.

However, you may find space limited on the device when working with the on-screen keyboard. There are a range of attachable keyboards available that allow you to see more of the document at one time.

Colour Schemes

An office should be a place of productivity and creativity. When it comes to colour schemes, you should avoid using overpowering colours like red in the office. Typically symbolising anger, red walls are thought to enhance your stress levels. Instead, go for a soft blue or light green as these are considered calming, soothing and relaxing colours.