Working from a home office is a dream for many people. Although telecommuting or running your own home business offers definite perks, it also has some potential downsides. For example, it may be challenging to balance your personal and work lives, and you may find that you’re more distracted in a home office. Fortunately, a little pre-planning can reduce these issues. While you’re selecting office equipment and custom furniture, take some time to consider the overall design scheme of your home office.

Designate Your Work Space

Sleep experts agree that people who have trouble sleeping should avoid doing other activities, such as watching TV, in bed. The same principles are applicable to your home office. Designate a space solely for work purposes. It’s ideal to have a separate room for your home office. Otherwise, consider sectioning off a generous area of a room with decorative room dividers. Remember to leave plenty of space for your office desk, equipment, and any storage you might need.

Adjust the Ambience

A clutter-free work space lends itself to a spirit of productivity. Avoid using your work space to store non-work related items. The items you keep in your office should be well organized. Although you may wish to hang a few pieces of artwork in your home office, it’s a good idea to leave plenty of empty wall space to avoid a cramped appearance.

Design Your Space

Once the basic elements of your office are in place, consider your overall design scheme. An ideal design scheme depends largely on your personal preferences. If you enjoy a touch of whimsy, consider hanging some decorative lanterns above your desk. However, make sure you keep your office space at least somewhat formal to set the right tone for productivity.

For some helpful advice on equipping your home office, contact Office Furniture Expo Atlanta. Our in-house staff is trained in custom design services to suit every office’s need. We invite you to call us at (770) 455-0440 to learn more or visit our showroom in Atlanta.

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