New technologies have encouraged many of us to work at home, so you must pay close attention to it to make it efficient and beautiful.
That you do not have an exclusive room to work or study is not a good excuse (and you know it), even more so when being resourceful, you can get a more than correct study area. Think about what you need and keep an eye on finding the best place in your house to get it. What are your working tools? A pc, a table not too big, a lot of storage …? When you are very clear about what you need, find the perfect table. Remember that there are sliding solutions, or open and close, 2 × 1 furniture or cabinets that, when opened, reveal an entire office. The best way to perform is to start by being creative from the perspective of the work area.
Squeeze natural light for the health of your eyes
Sure, you have heard it a million times, but it is essential to work as much as possible with natural light thinking not only about saving energy but also about your eyes’ health. Whenever you can, place the desk next to a window. And what do we do when the light disappears? Well, think of aesthetic and efficient solutions. Instead of a gooseneck on the table.
With capacity for everything
Because real life is not a photo from a magazine, there are fewer and fewer cables (thanks to Wi-Fi), but one still hangs under the table, which is neither pretty nor relaxing. Find methods to hide all those cables and, at the same time, have accessible switches or plugs for the printer, scanner, and all the technology that accompanies your work hours. Remember that the work area must be as clear as possible, but with your work tools accessible.
To concentrate only on work and not think about how uncomfortable we feel, it is very important to properly heat your study or working corner. Choose the system you want (natural gas or biomass boiler, hot and cold air conditioning splits, low-consumption radiators …), which best interests your home and your pocket, taking into account the importance of responsible consumption.
Free from temptations
If you have an exclusive room to work, it will be easier not to put in it (or at least within your sight) those temptations that make you get away from work. If, on the contrary, you work in the stairwell or the living room, it is a little more difficult but not impossible. Delimit your space (using furniture and decoration), and be very clear about what enters or does not enter your space. Your table is yours alone, so no junk from others or things that you know will distract you.
Make it appetizing
Unless you are passionate about your job, you may well drag your feet on the way to your desk every time you “must” sit. While we play the lottery or find the key to reinvent ourselves, and make work make us happy, strive to decorate your work area in a way that appeals to you. White and neutral tones favor concentration, your travel photos allow the necessary disconnection times, and plants or small decorative elements give the space a less monotonous and boring aspect.
Studies have shown that having plants in your work area lifts your spirits and encourages your enthusiasm. Vegetation brings calm to our brain. It is not about turning your corner into the new “urban jungle,” but about putting that little green dot so nice for everyone. Plants will oxygenate the environment and humidify the air. And what kind of plants? Well, for example, spatifilium because it neutralizes electromagnetic waves or cacti that avoid disorders such as insomnia or horrible headaches.