How to create the ultimate home office

In recent years, the concept of working from home has become increasingly popular, and having a well-designed home office is essential for maximizing productivity and maintaining a healthy work-life balance. 

Whether you're a remote worker, a freelancer, or someone who occasionally brings work home, setting up the perfect home office is a key investment in your professional wellbeing. 

Keep reading to explore the essential elements to consider when creating an ideal home office space.

The right space

When selecting a space for your home office, consider the nature of your work. If privacy is crucial, opt for a dedicated room without combining it with other functions like dining or bedroom areas. 

Establish a clear boundary that allows you to detach from home life at the end of your workday. 

On the other hand, if you need to be more central, consider multi-functional spaces like the dining room or a cosy corner in the living room, especially if you have children to look after.

The right furniture

Once you’ve found the right space for you home office, it’s time to choose the right furniture. A home office starts with a good desk that is suited for your needs. If your tight on space a floating desk is a great option, freeing up space underneath for storage. If your someone who hates the thought of sitting down all day, why not opt for a desk that’s height adjustable. Enabling you to both sit and stand while working. 

When it comes to your chair, make sure to choose something ergonomic and comfortable for long hours at your desk. Your office chair should support your posture, be adjustable and withstand frequent use. 

The right equipment

Many people work on either their personal laptop or company laptop. So to improve your work experience, set-up multiple screens, enabling you to visually spread out your work.

Having the perfect lighting is essential for those important Teams calls. Make sure your home office has some natural light, as it’ll help maintain your levels of vitamin D. When choosing ceiling or table lights avoid harsh lighting, as they can trigger headaches, eye strain and low productivity. 

Why not add a smart home device to your office, such as an Alexa. These devices are great for providing your favourite background music or radio station. They can also be handy in the office by adding meetings to your calendar, re-ordering office supplies and setting work timers.  

Most importantly it’s key to eliminate any distractions in your workspace. We recommend not having a TV in your home office, as these can easily distract you away from your work. 

The right décor

When it comes to decorating your home office, make sure to add a splash of colour. Colours can affect your overall mood and the vibe of the room. Sway towards natural colours such as blues, greens, off-whites, and other earthy tones. Remember that your background needs to be suitable for video calls too! 

Add personal touches so it still feels comfortable and warm. Arrange personal items that inspire and motivate you on your desk, such as family photos.

Adding plants will not only brighten a home office environment, but the benefits of indoor plants run deeper than just aesthetics. Greenery is known to reduce stress, improve air quality and increase productivity. 

….and don’t forget the do not disturb door sign! 

It’s estimated that 2 in 5 adults are now working from home at least some of the time, with 1 in 6 working exclusively from home.

Therefore, prospective homebuyers are increasingly searching for somewhere in their home where they can set up a workspace. 

At Avant, many of our homes feature a dedicated space, perfect for home office. 

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