7. Upgrade the essentials
Your current office might not be fully operational. It’s understandable – the rush to working from home made us make sacrifices. However, now that it looks like working from home is the new normal, it’s worth upgrading the items you’ve been putting off.
You might be still sitting on a chair from the kitchen table - this would be our first recommendation when it comes to upgrading. Nowadays there are chairs that do double duty; they look great but also address all of your ergonomic needs. When shopping, ensure the seat is adjustable, comfortable to sit on, and supportive for your back when both feet are touching the ground.
Chairs on wheels provide more moveability but are likely to require a plastic mat underneath. Lastly, consider a chair material that speaks to the overall vibe of your home, so it won’t feel as out-of-place.
We say, go out and get everything you need to make working or studying from home comfortable and productive – whether it’s a new headset for important calls, a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard or even a comfortable sitting chair for the corner of your office where you can read paperwork or enjoy a cup of tea.
Your office will look better, and you will feel better once it’s done.
8. A feature wall
Think about the wall your desk is sitting against. If it’s splashed with white paint alone, there’s room for improvement (and the options are endless!). Consider an organic colour like a deep green paint instead, or apply a wallpaper design to give the study nook some personality. An entire wall of cork works well if you want to pin things to it, while a mirrored wall can make a small nook feel so much larger.
Not only does it result in a home office that looks fantastic, but a feature wall can make you stand out in video calls. No one likes looking at a messy backdrop, and plain white walls are uninspiring, so get out a brush or start rolling!