For those of you who have been working remotely for a while or running your own small business from home, you probably already have a home office. Or at the very least, you likely have a designated space in your home for work.
Updating your home office might be the last thing on your mind when you’re a business employee or entrepreneur. If you’ve been working from the same office space for years and haven’t yet updated it, now is the time to do so!
A fresh and modern office can boost your productivity and work efficiency. You’ll feel more motivated to power through your to-do lists and more engaged in your work.
Modernizing your home office makes work more exciting (who’d have thought this was possible)! It creates a welcoming space that promotes creativity and concentration, but also looks aesthetically pleasing.
You’ll be less tempted to spend the day working on the sofa if your home office is modern and stylish. We all know that sitting in front of the TV isn’t the best thing for our health or our productivity and this has been proven in scientific studies.
How To Modernize Your Home Office
So, if you want to optimize your productivity and efficiency, you need to adapt your home office accordingly. Here are some of our top tips to help you modernize your office space and maximize your career success.
- Invest In A Great Office Chair
If your work from home, you probably spend most of your day sitting in your office chair. Therefore, finding the most comfortable and supportive chair is important.
To make your office look more homely, get an aesthetically pleasing chair that offers both comfort and support. Choose one that matches the rest of your office to make the room cohesive and cozy.
Consider getting an ergonomic chair, such as the ErgoTune Supreme V3. Since you’ll be sitting there for several hours a day, your chair should support all areas of your body. An ergonomic chair will cushion your spine in the right places, improving your posture and reducing muscle stiffness.
- Update The Walls
As insignificant as the walls might sound when it comes to work productivity, they make a huge difference to the overall vibe of your office. When your walls are painted a funky color or the wallpaper is outdated and peeling, it can be distracting and off-putting. It doesn’t look the best, either!
Modernizing your walls is especially important if you have regular online work meetings where your colleagues can see the walls behind you. The last thing you want is for the rest of your team to get distracted by the color or pattern of your walls while you’re discussing a serious topic.
We recommend sticking to neutral colors when painting or papering your walls. If you want to add color to the walls, keep the colors fairly muted and bright. Avoid bright, clashing colors that might interrupt your focus and cause you to lose concentration.
- Declutter Your Office
When you’re busy working at your desk, it’s easy to forget about tidying up after yourself. You might be in the middle of a meeting, frantically writing notes on an important subject matter. Maybe you’re on a long string of customer service calls and need to find the right documentation from the pile of papers on your desk.
Regardless of the type of work that you do, clutter is inevitable. But if you get into the habit of tidying up at the end of your working day, you can keep the clutter to a minimum and keep your office looking clean and professional.
Clutter is the number one cause of procrastination. When you walk into your home office and spot a huge pile of unorganized papers on the floor or random pieces of stationery strewn across your desk, you’ll be tempted to turn around and go back to bed!
So, keeping your home office tidy will not only improve its aesthetics but will also boost productivity. When the room looks neat, it will help you to feel ready for a day of hard work. A clear space equals a clear mind!
- Consider Your Décor
Your home office is a place of productivity. It’s where you complete your to-do list, participate in work meetings, and keep your documents organized. But this doesn’t mean that you can’t have some fun with the interior design of your office space.
As with any other room in your home, your office provides an opportunity to practice your interior design skills and create an aesthetically pleasing space. If anything, the interior design of your office is more important than any other room because it’s where you’ll spend most of your time when you work remotely.
Modernizing your décor is a simple and easy way to give your home office a makeover. Switch up the photos hanging up on the walls, change the succulents on the window sill, and adjust the lay out of the room.
You could also replace your blinds or curtains and update your carpet if you have the time and budget. If you’ve got a rug on the floor of your home office, consider replacing it with a brand-new, plush rug that looks great and feels even better on your feet.
- Invest in Great Technology
Nothing says ‘modern’ like the latest and greatest devices. Nowadays, it’s almost impossible to work from home without using some form of technology. If you want to modernize your office, you’ll need to update your technological devices too.
Treat yourself to a new desktop computer or laptop, or invest in some sparkling new speakers that you can place in the corners of your desk. If you need to use a printer as part of your work, purchase a newer model to replace the older version.
Updated technologies look impressive and modern, but that’s not all. They also work much more efficiently and have better in-built features than devices that are decades old. They modernize your home office while also boosting productivity and optimizing workflow in your home office.