Almost all jobs except the ones which cannot be done from home have resorted to working from home. Even though the sense of timing and the concept of personal space is blurry, almost everyone has had to adapt to this new lifestyle. The increase in hours of work and the change in place of work have added to the long list of things people have had to cope with. What can you do to make your workplace at home a more comfortable place?
- Make space – As difficult as it may prove, it is required to have a corner to yourself that you can retreat to while detaching yourself from the rest of the house. Set up a corner with one of the office tables that are available in the market. Choose an ergonomic chair and aim to make a space just the one at the office. Add the stationery you need on the desk to make it look more professional and keep things handy.
- Invest in a good chair – Do you remember the last time you were on a chair for hours and how it ended up hurting your back? Well, you can avoid that by buying a good office chair with lumbar support that can be adjusted. Investing in a good chair means you are comfortable for the long hours in the chair.
- Laptop desk – Getting a laptop table or a laptop desk is a great investment. You can work from anywhere in the house. You can also invest in a foldable desk. A good desk is an investment for life. A laptop desk can be adjusted according to your requirement and can be used in any part of the house. This can also be used on a bed or can be adjusted to be used on any chair. The utility of a mobile desk is understated and saves space.
- Lighting – The lighting you choose for your workspace should be robust and be enough to cover your entire area of work. Dim lighting often causes you to be lethargic and sleepy. Lighting can have a positive effect on your productivity. If you have a desk, then a table lamp can cover the whole area of work. If you have a cozy corner, then you can lighten up your corner with a floor lamp.
- Colours – It can be uncomfortable if the sun is streaming in and you can’t concentrate. Try using lighter colours to make sure light reflects off of the surface. Use a light-coloured rug to make the corner cozy. Blue or green curtains can make the room cooler while not absorbing sunlight. If you have a small seating near your desk, then don’t forget to choose lighter colours to keep the area lively. Too many cool colours or black can make the area look dull or dingy and make you feel sleepy while working.
Use these tips to set up your workstation and make it chic and functional too!