Reinvigorate Your Work-From-Home Space


You started working from home just over a year ago and your company has decided to keep your position remote indefinitely. You don't have to feel stuck in a stale space. As the best interior designers at the Lake of the Ozarks, John Elliott Interiors has the skill and experience to make your space amazing again. Keep reading to get the inspiration you need to renovate your home office and keep those creative juices flowing! 

Move Spaces if Needed

When you first started working remotely, you probably set up wherever was most comfortable. You may have thought it would only be for a couple of weeks or so. You settled in on the couch with a laptop and got to work. But now you're noticing that your posture is getting worse, you're starting to have back pain, and it's hard to focus long-term in the living room with so many distractions. Even if you were able to set up a work station, it may have been a small table in the corner of a bedroom. Now is the time to think carefully about what space will work best for your new work-from-home lifestyle. Choose a space where you can focus (think about the sounds, temperature, lighting, and design of the room you're considering). It's also a good idea to choose a space that will only be used for work so that work and home don't blend together so much. 

"Renovate" Your Desk Space

If you've been using a side table and a dining room chair borrowed from the other room... It's time to make a change. Find a desk that will support your tools, electronics, and materials. Some people may only need enough room for a computer monitor or slim laptop, while others will need plenty of storage for files, documents, and binders. Another very important thing to consider is your seating. Make sure your chair is comfortable. A chair that's too big, too hard, or not ergonomic can not only cause discomfort, but also create some health issues. Good posture is important for your body. Put less stress on your heart, digestive system, and spine by taking care of yourself with a chair that supports proper posture. 

Choose Proper Lighting

If the lighting in your home office is bad, it can cause eye strain and difficulty focusing. Try choosing a space with natural lighting available, as this light is typically best for your eyes and even your mood. If you can't use a room with natural light, try buying a light that simulates sunlight to help brighten the room and keep you in a better mood with more focus.

Use Live Plants 

Houseplants are not only beautiful, they can also help bring a more peaceful atmosphere into a space. Plants have been shown to actually help boost mood, lower blood pressure, and promote good vibes just by being present. There have been studies that show environments with plants have a calming effect. In offices, it has been shown that employees are happier, more motivated, and take fewer sick days when there are plants in the office! Plants get their nutrients by converting sunlight and carbon dioxide into food for itself and oxygen. That increased level of oxygen in your space is a great benefit to having plants as part of your interior design.

Remodel Your Home Office

Working from home doesn't have to be stale and boring! Contact the best interior designers at the Lake of the Ozarks for professional help designing the space of your dreams. You'll be able to focus better, enjoy your working time more, and possibly even be more productive! John Elliott Interiors is here for you, whatever the challenge. 

Let us help you create an interior for your life.

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Lake Ozark, MO 65049


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