Written by Isha Tandon, Orientbell
The pandemic not only changed the way we work but also affected how and where we work from. Most of us had to change our houses, which were reserved for relaxation, into makeshift offices. While people are going back to offices, many of us have decided to continue working from home. As working from home has become an undeniable reality, it is necessary to modify a space in your house so that you can work from home space. Here are a few tips that can help you with a workstation at home.
Choose A Space
If you want your home and your office to coexist, it is necessary to find a space where you can work daily without any hassle. You do not need to have a room for yourself, you can choose a corner of your house, set up a small desk and chair and work from there. This way you will be able to separate pleasure from work and will be able to stay away from work once the day is done.
Design the Workstation
If you are planning to work from home for most of your time, it is recommended to have a new and exciting vibe to your workspace. You can choose from a variety of ideas such as tiling floor ideas, or painting the wall to upgrade your workstation. Setting up work from home does not have to be a difficult and costly affair, just a few simple changes can make the space look dazzling and conducive for work.
Adding greenery in the form of no or low-maintenance plants can be an amazing idea to have a fresh and green workspace in your home. Greenery of any kind can help you stay and feel fresh and can also boost productivity by manifolds. Adding greenery will not only make it look good but will also help increase productivity at home office along with making you feel rejuvenated and engaged.
How to Use Storage Space
It is recommended to have closed storage in your workspace so that you can hide all the mess and keep the space decluttered. You can put in everything extra lying around on your desk in the closed storage drawers at the end of the day so that it feels decluttered, nice, and tidy. Remember, an organised space will make you feel better and will also help you work better.
Use Ideal Lighting
Having proper and sufficient lighting in your workspace can help you avoid eye strain. It is recommended to set up your desk near a window where you can get ample natural light. You can also supplement the natural light with overhead lights or perhaps a table or a floor lamp.
Try working in your new setup for a day or two and observe if your eyes feel tired. If they do, then it is best to set up an additional source of lighting. You can also try to adjust the already available lights in such a way that they are more conducive to your working conditions.
Adjust the Desk Screen Carefully
One thing that you need to keep in mind while setting up a work from home space is that you should not keep the desk in such a way that natural light falls on your screen. This can lead to optical strain which in turn can tire your eyes. A good work station at home should ideally be near a window but in such a way that the reflection or sunlight from the window does not fall on the screen directly. It will reduce glare and will also reduce fatigue.
Get a Dedicated Wi-Fi
It is necessary to stay connected with your office team all the time while working from home. This is why it is necessary to have a good internet connection that will keep you connected all the time. The connection needs to have good bandwidth which will allow you to stay up to date all the time.
No Beds Please
Everyone wants a life where they can just work from their bed while relaxing- but your bed is supposed to be a place to relax and bringing work to the bed will affect both work and sleep negatively. You will feel overstressed and ultimately your rest and work schedule may become messed up. Avoid working in the bed (or the sofa) at all costs.
You may think to just get a chair from your dining room or just any other random chair to work, but if you plan to sit at the desk for a long time, it is necessary to invest in a good office chair that provides correct and ample support so that you can sit for long hours without fatigue. It is recommended to get a chair that has the following features:
- 360-degree swivel base
- Adjustable height
- Adjustable seat depth
- Adjustable armrest and backrest
- Built-in lumbar support
Setting up work from home does not have to be difficult. It can be as easy as getting a good desk and an ergonomic chair. These tips can help you learn how to create a good work from home environment that will be relaxing, comfortable, and highly productive.
Isha Tandon has worked within the architecture and interior design industry as a flooring consultant expert – specializing in tiles, stones, and terrazzo. She has worked with Orientbell Limited, a leading tile manufacturer in India, as a product development manager in the design team and has recently joined the marketing team as their digital content expert. Her experience comes in handy in understanding the audience as she creates value-driven functional & informational content for the readers. She creates lifestyle pieces that focus on interior design products, trends, and processes. She loves to travel to historic places with rich architecture.
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