Guest post by Aoife Tobin for @stylesosimple
Interior Architect & Designer
Make sure that you are using good lighting that resembles regular daylight. In our usual commercial offices, we are usually under very good lighting. This not only keeps us alert but also stops our eyes from straining when reading small prints. So, when working from home try and use good overhead ceiling light, and if possible be near a window. I also love to mix in some ambience lighting for extra comfort and style in my home office. I do this by adding candles and a stylish table lamp to my workspace.
Keeping your desk clean and organised will not only keep everyone else in the house happy but also your mind clear and ready to focus. Many people find it very hard to stick to a schedule when working from home. Having an organised work zone is the start of this. Get some storage boxes, decorative storage books and stationery organisers to not only glam up your workstation but also keep your head clear.
Working with the senses:
When working from home plants are one of the most important interior additions. Most people will complain about being a little more lethargic when working from home. This is because we are moving around less in our home office. We are minus a commute, coffee run etc. So having plants will not only give a feeling of freshness but they increase oxygen levels in your room which will help with concentration, alertness, mental clarity and of course they look great.
One little interior perk of working from home and not in a commercial office is candles. Many commercial offices will not allow you to light candles but at home, we can. Yeah! And this is a sure way to create a calmer and more enjoyable workspace. Candles are a great way to soothe our senses. They are known for their healing properties and giving off a calming and peaceful ambience. This is absolutely fabulous for home offices.