Designing Your Perfect Home Office
The effect of an environment can often be overlooked. Whether a room is used for learning, relaxing, entertaining, or working, the layout and design make a huge difference. One of the most important areas to consider is the place where you work. If you need pointers to get the creative juices flowing, The Barron Real Estate Group presents a guide below.
Why Home Office Design Is Important
A distinct workspace can help build a separation between working and the other parts of your life. This boundary not only helps you to enjoy your downtime but also puts you in the right frame of mind to work productively.
Form and Function
Whilst a pleasing look is important, it's more important that your office is functional. Decide what you need from it, and create the aesthetic around that. Consider what items you need to hand in, and design surfaces and storage spaces with that in mind. Keeping the space organized avoids clutter and helps you focus.
Making sure that your home office is well-lit is essential. San Diego’s seasons are full of sunny clear days, and you want to make the most of that light. Positioning a desk by a window, especially one with a great view, can be perfect. However, make sure screens are angled away from bright sunlight. Ensure lighting keeps your workspace brightly lit in the evening too.
Keep office decor sparse, as overdecorating will feel cluttered and detract from focus. This is where you will spend the bulk of your week, so make it personal and welcoming for you. Add family photographs, favorite artwork, or a motivational poster to suit you. With any office, some greenery is always a great touch.
If your home office is in a separate room then a bold color is a fantastic option. Smaller rooms are suited to colors like a rich navy blue or forest green. A vivid and bright space is great for motivation.
If your workspace is part of a larger room, claiming the wall can be a great way too to make the space distinct. You can add a strip of metal and have a few magnets on hand to stick up calendars, notes, and ideas. If you don’t want to add wallpaper, a large corkboard can achieve the same effect.
Make sure furniture is comfortable enough to sit on all day, without being too cozy you want to fall asleep. Invest in a good office chair, and think about where you want to be in relation to your desk too. For instance, you may prefer a standing desk.
If you find that you simply don’t have the space you need to work from home, you may want to consider a move. Finding a place that fully meets your needs is important, as is researching the housing market fully beforehand.
If you are ready to move to San Diego, The Barron Real Estate Group can help you find the home of your dreams today. From beach-side properties at La Jolla to cozy homes in Carmel Valley, find your perfect spot today.