The latest census found that 9.4% of the U.S. labor force, roughly 13.4 million Americans, work from home at least one day each week—a figure that is steadily rising as the world becomes more mobile. If you count yourself among them, or you just want a private space to work on your great American novel, the following tips can help you design a comfortable home office that may even boost your productivity.
Make Use of Your Corners: An L-shaped desk can fit nicely in the corner of a small room, giving you more space to breathe, stretch, and store other important items, such as filing cabinets.
Lighting: Proper lighting is vital. Choose a desk lamp that will help keep your eyes sharp. Also, some nice mood lighting can keep you in good spirits.
Invest in a Quality Chair: High quality ergonomic desk chairs aren’t cheap, but your back will thank you for it in the long run. If you’re on a budget, hop on Craigslist or visit a used furniture store to hunt for a bargain.
Plants: House plants help create a serene environment— excellent for stress relief and productivity.