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Working from home can be both a blessing and a curse – being at home means creating your own schedule and not getting out of your pyjamas, but it also means a much larger array of possible distractions. To combat the temptations of these distractions and to get the most out of working from home check out these tips for creating the best office nook for you.
First you have to decide where in your home to settle down and start working. You may want to take into consideration the amount of distractions in the vicinity – will working in the kitchen mean you’re constantly getting up to stare blankly into the fridge, or will working in the living room lead to a marathon of Friends instead of getting your work done?
If you have enough room in your home for an actual office – perfect. If you don’t, pick the room that is least likely to distract you – you can even work from your bed if you can resist the urge to nap.
After you’ve decided what room will work best for you then it’s time to pick out a desk. Maybe you want to use what you’ve already got – the kitchen table or the coffee table in the living room. If you have decided to work from your bed there are plenty of mini desks that can be propped up on your bed or rested on your lap, Ikea also makes a great desk that fits over your bed.
If you would prefer to have your office hidden when it’s not being used, pull out shelves in closets work well as you can simply hide it away when you’re finished working.
The best part about working from home – you’re the boss! You can blast music if that helps you concentrate, you can take your lunch break whenever you want, and you get to choose the decor.
If an organized, clean-slate white office helps you focus, then go with that colour scheme. If you prefer bright colours that get you excited about working there are plenty of choices you can make to decorate your home office exactly the way you want it.
If you are working out of your kitchen or living room you can plan your office refurbishment so that it fits into the design of that room, or create a completely separate zone if that’s what helps you work.
Estelle Page is an interior designer who enjoys blogging for Interaction UK, and office setting interior design company.
I'm Louida from Atlanta, Georgia and I'm a mother of two daughters, blogger, and full time working mom at a Business Consulting Firm.
I love helping others learn how to start working from home on the internet free to supplement their current income.
I also blog at Productreviewmom.com
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