2022 Is Here: It's Time to Renew Your Home Office!


You've been working from home for a while now and you have an office set up, but it's not really working for you the way it should. Your space is functional and has been working so far, but you're having a hard time focusing, your creativity isn't flowing, and you're not exactly proud of the way it looks. If you're spending a lot of time in your home office and it looks like work-from-home life is your future, make 2022 your year! John Elliott Interiors is the best interior design company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we are here to help you create the space of your dreams. Keep reading to learn our expert tips on how to improve your home office this year!

Choose the BEST Space

When you first started working remotely, you probably set up wherever felt the most comfortable at the time. You may have thought it would only be for a couple of weeks or so. You picked a temporary table or ordered a build-it-yourself desk online and stole a chair from around the dining room table. But now you're noticing that the setup has your arms at a weird angle, you have to crane your neck to see your computer screens, and there's NO support for your lower back. This is the year to make a change! 

Think carefully about what space will work best for your 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. This can be a major cause of burnout for a lot of people.

Find a Great Desk & Chair

If you've been using a temporary setup, it's time to make a change. Find a desk that will support your tools, electronics, and materials while still giving you enough space to not look cluttered. 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.

Incorporate 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.

Lighting is Everything

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, because 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.

Office Design with John Elliott Interiors

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 be more productive! John Elliott Interiors is here for you, whatever the design challenge.

Let us help you create an interior for your life.

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Lake Ozark, MO 65049


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