Working From Home: How to Set Up Your Office Space
18 Sep 2020
Here in the UK over half of the population’s working circumstances have changed, with around 34% of people continuing to solely work from home and a further 22% splitting their time equally between their homes and the office. For those facing the prospect of working from home for the foreseeable future, it might be time to really figure out your working environment. We’ve put together some top tips for creating a functional office space without buying anything new!
1. Pick The Right Spot
Locate the place in your house you’re going to be happiest working from home. Ideally, you’ll be situated away from commonly used areas. You also want to avoid distractions – whether that’s the TV or the snacks!
2. Happy Chair, Happy Life
Ensuring you have not only a comfortable, but a supportive place to sit is a high priority! Shop your home to find a chair that allows you to work at your computer or laptop without hunching over. A fluffy cushion or draped blanket can help with the comfort factor.
3. Set Up Proper Lighting
It’s important to reduce eyestrain as much as possible. To do this, you’ll want to set up appropriate lighting in your workspace. Choosing a spot with natural light is optimum, or if you need to supplement overhead lighting consider borrowing a lamp from another room to create a well-lit desk.
4. Connection, Connection, Connection
Your work station should be conveniently located near a power outlet, or alternatively look for a multi-plug extension lead so you can use everything you need at the same time. Extra tip: If you’re going to be doing a lot of video calls as part of your new normal, test out a mock call in your new space to see how it looks and sounds.
5. A Little Décor Goes a Long Way...
This may still feel temporary, but adding a little personality to your work area can really make a difference. Adding some colour, frames or plants can make it a much more pleasant environment. Maybe even add a sweet smelling diffuser or play your favourite album to embrace those WFH perks!