How to create the perfect home office

_K0V1487Around 4.2 million people now work from a home office in the UK; a number that’s only set to rise as train fares do too. So if you’re also thinking of leaving the rat race, we can help you transform your spare room into a bespoke workspace. Even if you don’t have a whole room, our expert designers at Anglia Factors can turn the smallest of spaces into an office that’s as functional as it is attractive.
So if saying goodbye to water cooler gossip and rush hour traffic is on the cards, take a look at these great tips to help set up that perfect home office.
Working with colour
No matter the size of your space, once you know where your office is going to be, you should think about your colour scheme. This is far more important than you may think.
It’s worth finding a different colour from the rest of your house, as this helps keep your home office from feeling too much like home, and more like a work space. Again, good for productivity.
There’s a psychology to colour, too. Dealing with a lot of finance? Then calming and reassuring green may be the colour for you. Yellow is good for all you creatives, helping you get those juices flowing.
Meanwhile, grey has been shown to lower performance levels. Someone should really try telling that to the people who decorate most modern office buildings. Our design team at Anglia Factors can talk to you about colour schemes, so get in touch.
A room with a VDU
9377If you’re going to be using a computer a lot, try to find a place with plenty of natural light – always good for motivation – and with as few distractions as possible.
Don’t have the luxury of a whole spare room? Then don’t worry. Try and find a space to call your own, ideally away from pets and children. This helps keep the distinction from home and work, but also makes it a lot easier to hear those conference calls. Besides, you don’t want the cat using your laptop keyboard as a warm bed every time you go to make a cup of tea.
Take a seat
Whilst you may be taking the work home, you can leave the threadbare grey carpet, poor air conditioning and utilitarian desk styles at the office.
What you do need is a comfortable chair and good lighting. Your seat should fit easily beneath your desk, and offer plenty of support for your back. It’s a worthwhile investment, as you’ll be spending long hours on that chair. If you haven’t got access to plenty of natural light, then get a desk lamp to illuminate your workspace. If natural light is in seriously short supply, consider a vitamin D lamp – It’ll help keep the blues at bay.
Bespoke fit
Whether you’ve got a whole room to work with, or just a nook under the staircase, a little creativity is called for to make the space work for you. The advantage of using our bespoke furniture means it’s designed to fit the space you need. And besides being functional, and effectively maximising the space you have to work with, our experts will create furniture in a style and finish to suit your tastes.
Study in whiteNow we’ve given you some food for thought on what your office should look like, let us give you one final bit of advice on the latest outfit to wear to your home office: We hear the fleecy onesie is a ‘must have’ this winter.
Want to make that perfect home office a reality? Visit our showroom or call us on 01473 610192.