In today’s new normal you might find yourself working from home more or your kids doing virtual schooling. This makes having a functional home office design even more important. From location, furniture, storage, color, accessories and more, you want to make sure you are designing a home office that functions well for you but also inspires and is nice to look at. Here are some home office design tips for work and school.

Home Office Design Tips

  • Location: Do you need a quiet spot to work or do you like having some distractions or background noise? If you don’t have enough space for a dedicated home office, try a kitchen or living room corner. For kids doing virtual learning, having a place with the least amount of distractions will probably work best.
  • Furniture: Think about what you need and how you want the office to function before investing in furniture. Make sure you get a comfy chair!
  • Add color: If you need a high energy space consider using orange. If you need a space where you can focus, try neutrals. Calming shades like green or blue can make for a more relaxed, less stressful space.
  • Position your desk away from the wall: You probably don’t want to stare at a wall all day while working. If a window is too distracting, at least position your desk so you are looking at the room or put up a fun wall decoration or plant that you can focus on when you look up from your desk.
  • Lighting: It is really important to have good lighting for your home office. You don’t want to have to strain your eyes. Try to utilize natural light as much as possible. Overhead lighting and floor lamps are also good options.
  • Storage: Utilize horizontal and vertical storage options to make the most of your space. Hide cords and other eyesores to keep your space neat and organized.

You should make your home office as fun and functional as you’d like. If you aren’t ready to paint the walls, try hanging up some artwork or choosing accessories that inspire and motivate you. For kids who will be going to school online, there might be some trial and error to see which home office design works best.

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