If you’re like me, then sometimes your office can feel a little bit like work. It’s not always easy to get excited about sitting at the desk for hours on end each day. But what if we could turn our office into something more personal and welcoming? Here are five ways to make your home an extension of your workspace:
Add New Carpet for a Personal Touch
I think it’s so important to remember where you spend most of your time. Just as we decorate our homes with art and carpet, why not do the same for our office? It will make a world of difference! You can choose any design that speaks to your personality or suits your workspace best. For me, I chose a graphic black and white rug from my childhood. It makes every day feel special when I’m surrounded by this design in my office. Add plants, too: they’re great at cleaning up carbon dioxide and adding oxygen back into the room (and also very stylish).
Hang Family Photos on Your Wall for a More Personal Touch
One of the best ways to add some personality and life into your work is with family photos. If you share an office, use it as a time to catch up with loved ones. And if you’re by yourself, bring in pictures that will motivate and inspire you throughout the day! It’s nice to have reminders of home surrounding you. I would recommend hanging photos from various periods in your life, including the present day. This will help remind you that you’re not just at work – this is part of who you are, and it’s an important place too!
Bring In Fresh Flowers From Home Every Now & Then
Nothing says “I love my job” like fresh flowers every month or so from home. They’re good for air quality (and they smell great). Think of it as a housing allowance for your flowers. And if you’re trying to be more eco-friendly, they’ll quickly dry up and become a personal keepsake to you. Plus, everyone loves getting flowers as gifts, right? So give them one more reason to smile each week with some new blooms around the office.
Get Comfortable – Invest in Ergonomic Chairs and Desks
This is one of the best ways to make your office feel like home. If you’re not already sitting on a comfortable chair, invest now so it will be more likely for you to sit down every day. Your body will thank you for it! Also, invest in ergonomic desks that are the right height for you to be efficient and comfortable while sitting long hours at work each day. When it comes to being comfortable at your desk, bigger is better!
These are just a few ways to make your home an extension of your workspace – even if it’s miles away from where you lay your head down every night. If you’re looking to create a more personalized and homey workspace, we’ve outlined some easy ways that can help. From adding new carpet for a personal touch or bringing in fresh flowers from home now and then, these simple ideas will make your office feel like an extension of the rest of your life.