Is organizing your home office on your New Year’s resolution list this year? Perhaps you are tired of your uninspiring workspace or just ready for a change. Whatever it might be the New Year is the perfect time to update your home office for a fresh start and new inspiration to reinvigorate your work routine.
Here are some of our favorite ways to update and refresh the home office for maximum productivity and creativity.
Organize Your Desk
Everyone has different ways of staying organized. Some thrive in a tidy, minimal distractions workspace, while others need a more “organized chaos” to stay productive. Whichever way works best for you, the New Year is an ideal time to go through your work area, reorganize and get rid of anything you just don’t need anymore. The easiest way to start is by clearing off your entire desk, giving it a good dusting and one by one put back the essential items you need to work efficiently. Next do the same for any drawers or shelves you have in your workspace. Pulling everything out and starting from scratch makes it easier to be more aware of what you need and what you don’t need so you can let go of the unnecessary items cluttering your workspace and hindering productivity.
Neat, tidy, and organized. This home office is ready to tackle the year ahead.
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Create an Inspiring Workspace
Now that your work space is filled with just the essentials it’s time to start thinking about how to decorate your space to inspire creativity and passion throughout the work day.
One of our favorite ways to get inspired is with quotes, beautiful images and decorative wall art. There is no right or wrong way to do it. Just let your creativity flow to create a beautiful work space that reflects you and your personality. Create something that will pick you up when you are down, inspire you when you are feeling uncreative, and energize you when productivity is running low.
A simple wire grid hung over the desk makes it easy to display your images and quotes as you find new inspiring messages throughout the year.
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Framed artwork creates a polished look in the home office.
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Find the Right Office Chair
If you spend long hours working from your desk finding a chair that supports your body through the work day is critical to your success. After all you won’t be very productive sitting in an uncomfortable chair!
An ergonomic office chair designed for the 40 hour work week is a good option for those who spend the majority of their day working from their desk. The Space Seating 5200W offers ergonomic support and a stylish look that blends into the modern home office.
Another option is a dining chair repurposed as an office chair. While these chairs do not provide as much support as a traditional office chair, many people find them more aesthetically pleasing for a home environment. Add a touch of sophistication to your home office with the Avenue Six Hanson dining chair.
Looking for the best of both worlds? Combine the soft feel of a fabric chair and the function of a classic office chair with the Avenue Six Layton office chair.
Bring in nature
One of the hottest trends in modern office design is biophilic design. What is biophilic design? Simply put it is the use of plants, natural light and natural materials in interior design and architecture to connect us back to nature in a man-made environment. The intrinsic link between nature, wellbeing and productivity is driving this movement in workplaces around the world. Pantone’s choice for the Color of the Year, Greenery, reflects just how much this movement is influencing modern design. Make your home office a nature infused sanctuary by choosing furniture and decor that have a natural look and feel.
Placing your desk near a light filled window is one way to infuse biophilic design into your home office space. Add plants and other natural elements to make you feel like you are working in the middle of the park even though you are inside your own home.
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Create a vertical garden on the wall above your desk to let nature in.
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Try a standing desk
Sitting is the new smoking. You have surely heard that one more than a few times during the last few years. While standing all day is certainly not an ideal solution either, a blended mix of periods of sitting and standing throughout the work day may be the answer.
An adjustable height table, or standing desk as many call them, like the Pro-Line II® Pneumatic Height Adjustable Table makes it easy for you to switch between sitting and standing throughout the work day.
Love your current desk, but want to try a standing option the new OSP Designs Desk Riser rests on your desk top and adjusts up and down as needed.
Are you updating your home office for the New Year? Tell us about your plans to create an inspiring workspace in your home.