Setting up a productive workspace: an ultimate guide
Posted by MOHIT BHATNAGAR
The pandemic has shifted our professional lives in our houses and has forced us to work from home. For an easy compartmentalised life, we have made our desks into the very much required workstations. You can effortlessly create an efficient professional space with a few fixtures and materials that can change the look of the room and give the interiors a truly multifunctional interior.
If you are not working in a proper sitting posture at the computer, it’s time to see what’s wrong. You need to revisit the things to consider while setting up a home office. When you arrange furniture and your work from home accessories the right way, you will see an increase in productivity. Productivity flourishes in environments where creative thoughts bloom, distractions are minimized, and healthy atmospheres invigorate us. Many modern workplaces are cleverly designed for employee productivity, but our home offices lack these innovations. Luckily, those of us who work from home can learn a lot from the revolutionary designs of green, organized, and innovative workspaces.
Some of the most important interior designs of this year has been how to pull off a multifunctional interior look as essentially a cornerstone to the changing lifestyle. For our convenience, interior designers and architects have come up with some excellent interiors that make you well satisfied with the space.
Here are some of the above recommended productive works[ace interior designs for your home offices:
THE PROPER SPACE
Choose a proper space with natural lighting and open corners for movability. You can turn the awkward corners of the house into a work office. Make sure that you choose the direction facing a nice view. Think of empty corners with quiet surroundings. The area should be in the way of the usual house traffic as that can affect productivity. Do not choose places that can distract you like a kitchen corner or near a video game station
The desk that you are going to work on is probably the most important piece of furniture. Whether you select a wooden desk or a plastic one make sure to select a desk that is more forgiving to the scratches and resistance and inks. Whether it is a cabinet desk drawer or a simple four-legged desk, make sure that it reaches the right height and you do not have to stoop down much. It should be spacious enough to incorporate your things and computers or laptops. Add a glass holder so that there is no spill. A pepper functional desk should be compartmentalised for better functionality.
COMFORT IS PRIME
Selecting a comfortable is not difficult, however, when it comes to selecting a chair for work, there are certain things you need to take into consideration. The chair should be an ergonomic style meaning the chair has to take shape of the back and be high enough for neck support. Easy and flexible chairs are active sitting furniture that you should invest in as sitting in one space for hours can prove bad for the back or neck and cause health problems. You can add back and neck cushions on the seat and a small foot table beneath for the back to rest.
The area where you position the work office should have sufficient natural lighting and if that is not possible make sure to install bright LED bulbs that make you stay active during work hours. Soft and subdued lighting makes one comfortable and sleepy therefore a table lamp or ceiling lights that are bright would effectively help with the work.
To reduce eye strain, have lighting installed over your reading area, on the computer, and behind you so that there's no reflection off the computer monitor. Place the computer monitor at a comfortable distance from your chair so that you don't need to squint or use reading glasses to read the screen. By reducing eye strain, you'll be able to work longer and more safely.
KEEP IT SIMPLE
If you want a nicely functioning and ling lasting space make it clutter-free by making it a simple affair. The desk should not be overburdened with storage like books or stationery or wires. Make a separate space for them so that the things that you need immediately are available and keep the rest out of the desk. Clutter is distracting and reduces functionality. Therefore sort out your supplies and get rid of anything extra.
Include power surge protectors to protect your computer and information from electrical power outages. Make sure you store your backup disks in a different part of the home.
Add a dash of colour to the walls of the work office. Use extra bright colours that brights up the place and makes it exciting to work. The colour can be coordinated with feng shui or Vaastu to make an efficient working space. You can use the natural green colour from desk plants and green house plants. Plant an ivy or keep a succulent that give a little greenery and calmness to the space. You can also install air-cleaning plants that can help you breathe a breath of fresh air and sleep you stress-free.
Make a space that is flexible for when you must have guests coming or make a multifunctional closet desk (cloffice) that can fold in when you close the closet. Utilising the space in multiple ways can help create a more flexible and less monotonous interior. Try to install a beautiful magnum opus on the desk or make a folding slab desk extending from a shelf. Install the office in such a way that it doesn’t come in the way of guests and doesn’t take up a lot of space. Do not forget about storage. You can keep a simple wicker basket underneath to store the files and such so that your work stuff is away from other elements of the house.