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If you’re an entrepreneur working from home, you need to ensure your office is a place you want to work on a daily basis. You may need to rely on the space you have to work from for inspiration and creativity and so that needs to be reflected in your office. With that in mind, here are 6 ways to make your office a place you actually want to work:
Only Use Your Office Space For Work
I’m sure you’ve heard of this one before, but one of the best ways to make your office a place you want to work is to make sure you’re only using your office for work. If you’re using your office for leisurely activities too you won’t see it as a place of work, but instead just a standard family room in your house. Having a dedicated space to spend your working day will help you stay in a professional mindset – ultimately improving the quality of your work.
Consider The Decor You Have And How You Can Change It
If you want to spend more time in your office but you don’t like the way in which it’s decorated, considering a renovation might be the best idea. More often then not, people prefer to spend time in a room that is well decorated, so the same should apply to your office. I personally love the design of the office below. You can see more of my favourite office spaces and ideas, on my Office Pinterest board.
Use Wax Melts And Candles To Create Ambience
Wax melts and candles are a great way to ensure your work space has ambience and is always smelling fresh. You could also consider purchasing a diffuser to transport essential oils through the air. Cyprus and cedarwood are good for improving concentration. (On another note, I’m considering buying one to help my toddler sleep. Comment below if you have any suggestions or recommendations for me.)
Consider A Humidifier To Help Improve The Air Quality
Depending on the environment you live in, you may need to consider having a humidifier to help improve the air quality. For those that want to be able to control the quality of air where ever they are, a smart humidifier is probably the best option. Using your phone you can set the humidifier your desired temperature, no matter where you are, setting it up for when you get home. Fancy!
Bring The Outdoors In With Lots Of Incredible Plants
Plants are a known mood booster so ensuring you have plenty of them dotted around your office will definitely encourage you to spend more time there. This guide to the best-potted plants for the office, is useful and will help you transform your office into a happy, welcoming place to be – no matter what your budget.
Add Touches That You Know Will Keep You Relaxed
Finally, don’t forget to add those personal touches to your office that will make it feel as though it’s a place that reflects your unique story and personality. Whether that means playing your favourite soundtrack or dotting your most loved family photos around your desk, you want to ensure you are making your office a personal space for you. I have a diymagnetic pin board that I made a few years ago on my desk. You can see the tutorial for it here if you’d like to make one too.
Are you finding it hard to focus in your office? What changes can you make to ensure it’s a place you want to work? Let me know in the comments section below.
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