Unleash your inner interior designer
Now that you've got your desk in place and cables and paperwork organised, it's time to give your desk a makeover. Ideally, your home office will be a place that inspires you to work or study but also be comfortable, calming, and soothing. Items such as an indoor plant, a scented candle or a nice soft cushion or throw help to make your workspace more comforting on those stressful days.
Don't be afraid to add personal touches, either. You could:
- Create a gallery wall with framed photos of loved ones
- Bring in a mug highlighting your favourite sports team or movie
- Repurpose an antique piece to keeping your desk tidy
- Display a vase or bowl in your favourite colour.
These items will help to make the space feel uniquely yours. Be wary of going overboard, though. Too many personalised items can throw off the theme or create unwanted clutter; plus, if you want to pack it all away on the weekend, go minimalist!
The other area to be mindful of is the backdrop. In a world of video calls, having a professional environment is essential – no one likes looking at a messy home! Try to find something to make your background work – whether it's some artwork to hang on the wall, an indoor plant to block out a hallway or a trendy piece of décor that acts as a focal point.