HOME OFFICE IDEAS | HOW TO BE INSPIRED
Sometimes just having a home office isn’t enough to inspire you to get down to work.
The office can be full of paper, boxes, storage, or even used for something entirely different. (Remember that time you wanted to get all crafty and you lost steam?)
Now that you want to actually work in your office it’s time to make it inspiring, so when you walk in the room, you don’t promptly walk right back out.
Let’s look at what you can do to feel inspired when you walk in your home office.
LIGHT IT UP
It’s time to set the mood with lighting.
Whether it’s a floor or desk lamp, or beautiful accent lighting that makes your heart perk up when you see it…go for it.
When it’s dark outside, or the sun isn’t shining enough, you can use your favorite lighting to spark inspiration.
GET GROUNDED WITH A RUG
A rug can pull a room together like nothing else.
Use it for sound absorption if you don’t have carpet and let it inspire you when you step into the room.
A rug can be a pop of color that screams your personality, or it can be a soothing touch to calm the room.
Whatever you decide, let it help you feel grounded and ready to work.
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR WALLS
Whether you like a clean look with neutral colors or love an accent wall that Boy George would be proud of—make the most of your space.
If you want to scrap the trip to the paint store, invest in pictures or quotes to hang on your wall.
When you walk through your office door let it make a statement about you.
After all, you’ll spend most of your day in that room—make it worth it!
HOME OFFICE IDEAS | HOW TO BE PRODUCTIVE
You’re officially inspired by your workspace, now it’s time to actually get your hands dirty.
But how is that going to happen with kids and animals and life happening in the same space you live?
To some, working from home isn’t ideal, they much prefer going to the office.
To others, working from home is a dream (distractions and all).
Whatever scenario you find yourself in, we have productivity tips to keep you in your office and not side-tracked by laundry or dishes.
DO NOT DISTURB
Deadlines don’t care if you have two kids knocking on your door, or your partner thinks it’s ok to keep inquiring about what’s for dinner.
It’s time to figure out a creative schedule that works for the family and get to making a “Do Not Disturb” sign ASAP.
Let your family know when that sign is placed on the door, you better not enter unless 911 is the only option!
This will help you meet your deadlines and keep your sanity.
MARK IT OFF THE CALENDAR
When you work from home, you’re going to need some mental wins.
And nothing says a mental win like marking something off your calendar.
Have your to-do list, deadlines, projects, etc. where you can see them in plain sight (like a hanging calendar) and mark off what you’ve done!
This will help you stay on track as well as see your accomplishments and progress over time.
Your closet may be a mess, but your office doesn’t have to be.
The more organized your home office, the less stress in your life. (Unless chaos brings you joy, I suppose?)
Find a file cabinet or paper system that fits your style and tend to it once a week before you leave the “office”.
Keep your organization manageable and you won’t have to wonder, “Where did I put that piece of paper?!”
Even though you’re officially someone who “works from home”, it doesn’t mean you can’t bring a little bit of your work office to your home office.
Get inspired when you walk into your space with lighting, a rug, and walls that make you feel happy and ready to work.
Jump into productivity mode by making sure everyone in the house knows what a “Do Not Disturb” sign means on your office door.
And don’t forget a calendar to mark off your tasks and organization to help keep you sane.
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