As you lay out the layout of your home office, be sure to consider the following:
1. Organize Your Technology
Your home office can look cluttered with so many wires from your technology. Adding a wireless router, printer, and mouse will help take away some of those wires, freeing up space around your office. Attach any visible wires to the underside of the desk or along the leg, and gather wires on the floor together with a cord tamer for further de-cluttering.
2. Don’t Sacrifice Form for Function
The desk, shelves, and storage you choose should serve you. You can find pieces that are functional as well as beautiful, but you should not choose items that do not serve a purpose for the sake of it looking nice. The office shouldn’t just replicate a model in a magazine, but instead be an extension of your current home décor.
3. Organize Horizontally and Vertically
Since many home offices don’t have a lot of square footage, you need to use the space efficiently. Floating shelves on the walls can be used for equipment and papers while vertical file folders on the desk can keep important papers within reach.
4. Use a Floor Plan
A floor plan can help you get started on your home office design. This helps you organize your thoughts and make sure you are covering your bases with your furniture you need.
One of the best parts about working from home is that you can design your home office to your feel and look. You can also match the home office to the style of your home. Think about what inspires you and then personalize your office for maximum productivity. This can include a collection of objects or a great paint color. Your home office should inspire you so think about what motivates you and be sure to add it to the space.
A home office is a useful space, whether you work from home full time or you just need a place to work for a few hours each week. Choosing the right location for your home office is important and will affect the layout and workflow of the office. Maximize your storage space by choosing vertical options for shelving. And remember, one of the benefits of having a home office is to personalize it to meet your specifications for workflow.