How to Create a Relaxing Home Office
How To Create a Relaxing Home and Productive Home Office
If you work from home, you know how easy it can be to work late into the night, get zero sleep, and wake up exhausted the next day. Or maybe you’re an entrepreneur who relies on your home office for your livelihood, and you want to take care of yourself so that you can do your best work. Either way, if your living space and home office don’t facilitate relaxation and productivity, below are some simple ways to redesign your space so that it does just that, presented by Heartwood Homes.
Declutter for Better Focus
Decluttering your home can help declutter your mind. The same goes for your workspace. Having fewer distractions can encourage greater focus on whatever you’re doing at that moment. That doesn’t mean you need to get rid of everything — just make sure there are fewer visual obstacles between you and your tasks. A more organized desk is more conducive to work, so clearing off those piles of clutter gives your brain permission to turn its attention elsewhere.
Artwork That Inspires You
Everyone needs some kind of inspiration now and then. Having artwork or paintings around your home that inspires you helps boost creativity, perfect for staying on task when working from home. Look for artwork that speaks to you, such as pieces featuring quotes or reproductions of paintings by renowned artists, and use them on those days when you feel uninspired at work.
To combat seasonal affective disorder, common in cold, dark winters, make sure your office has plenty of windows that let in natural light. You can get more work done by adding an hour of daylight into your home.
Plants in Your Space
Plants are great for reducing stress and boosting mental clarity, so if you’re looking for some way to freshen up your home office — and enhance your productivity at work — consider adding some houseplants.
Peaceful Wellness Space
There are many ways you can create a peaceful wellness space in your home. Designing or repurposing an existing room in your home as a sanctuary — for yoga, meditation, sleep, or tai chi — is often key. Choose calming colors, and add a comfy couch, cozy blankets, natural light, and maybe some soothing music or sounds from nature if desired. Keeping your wellness space organized is also important. Make sure there’s room for everything you need, such as yoga mats, blankets, and pillows, so relaxing becomes easier.
Sprucing Up Your Home's Furniture
Custom furniture upholstery services can prolong the life of your old and broken-down furniture. If you're looking for furniture upholstery services, consider several things before contacting a company. First and foremost, research the services available near you by looking at reviews posted on sites like Angi. The amount of money you need to spend depends on the type of furniture, materials, and custom requirements.
Relaxing and Productive
If you’re struggling with an unproductive home office or trying to relax in a space that’s more stressful than soothing, it may be time for some modifications. With a few simple changes, your home can be relaxing and productive.
Visit Heartwood Homes, a real estate and design team based in Boston, Massachusetts, for interior design tips and inspiration. Written by Shirley Martin of Tidy Life Today.