How to create an efficient home office

How to create an efficient home office

With the prominence of working parents and long commutes, many people choose to create a work-at-home space in their house. Although the internet has made this task easier, it is still difficult to obtain a location free from distractions when performing your job at home. Some strategic interior design tips can help you find a great balance between comfort and efficiency for your home office.

  • De-clutter your desk: Organizing your desk can increase your overall work experience. Being organized will allow you to stay on top of important phone calls and deadlines. Try labeling file folders and ridding your working area of unneeded clutter.
  • Limit outside noise: It is best to keep your office away from outside noise, which usually occurs in the kitchen or media room. When working from home, treat your house like an actual office. This means shutting off TV's and avoiding temptations to whip something up in the kitchen (unless you're a professional chef, of course). Also think about adding soundproof curtains or walls to your office space, which will help muffle unwanted noise.
  • Think about lighting: Chances are, you're not going to be able to be as productive if you are working in the dark. Dim lighting can trigger your brain to think it's nighttime and thus make you feel groggy. Aside from adding desk lamps to your space, it's always great to let natural light in as well. Let's face it – there's a reason why everyone desires the corner office! Use Metropolitan Window Fashions' custom solar shades to allow natural light to flood your space and increase your productivity.