How to Spruce Up Your Tired Home Office


The pandemic has shifted the way people work. If you’ve been working from home, you may be feeling a little restless. One of the best ways to get out of your rut and into a new frame of mind is by switching things around. Here are a few tips that should get you going:

  • Consider your style
    While finding beautiful pictures of offices you’d love to work in, the first step is determining how you function. The key is having a space that helps you to be your most productive self!
  • Lighting
    Every office needs great lighting. From the types of lamps and bulbs you use, to positioning your desk to receive natural light all makes a difference. Improper lighting works against you – don’t make that mistake.
  • Clutter-free zones
    Believe it or not, clutter causes chaos. To create the best spaces, you must purge the things that don’t belong. For other items, use baskets, cabinets and organizational bins to create function and style.
  • Go green (in color)
    Plants are a great way to add vibrant touches to a home office. Bringing the outdoors in can create a sense of calm and serenity.
  • Make it comfortable
    There will be times when you want to step away from the desk and take a break. Having a nice lounging chair with pillows and a throw may be just the thing to add comfort and style. Being able to work and take time to relax when needed keeps your mind on what matters.
  • Personalization
    The key to having a great office is personalizing it to your taste. From the colors on the walls to the photos and pictures hanging up or on your desk – those things should make you smile.
  • Hidden features
    You may need certain tools and machines in your office, but that doesn’t mean you have to look at them. If there’s anything you don’t like, use a closet to store those items but have them accessible for when you need them. Use cord covers to hide unsightly items and rugs to give the space an inviting feel.

Working from home may be the new norm, so having an office you love to work in is the first step in making things work for you. These tips should help you establish a great balance in getting things done.

Whether you are looking for a large home office or one that doubles as a spare room for the extended family, the team at Landmark 24 Homes can design a floor plan that works for your needs. With communities in Georgia and South Carolina, you’re sure to find one that says, “Welcome home.”