Working from a home office can be quite a challenge. It is easy to find yourself distracted and unproductive. Studies have shown that people respond to their environment. This also applies to a home office. A boring, poorly decorated home office can have some effect on your productivity when working from home.
Sitting in an office all day long can get monotonous. Break through the daily rut by dressing up your office with some cool office furniture. Unless you operate your own office, you may not have total control over your office furniture. Most employers, however, won’t mind if you bring in a piece or two of your own furniture to make the space more comfortable and personable.
If you are bored with your current office look, bring in a new piece of furniture.
Maybe your office could benefit with a piece of furniture as simple as a new bookcase. If it’s a simple bookcase, dress it up with some fun accessories. Or bring in a small dresser that can help hold files, personal belongings or simply serve as a top to display your favorite photos from home.
You don’t have to buy a new bookcase or dresser for your office. Take an old piece of furniture from your home or hit the yard sales over the weekend and update it to fit your office space.
If it’s truly funky furniture you’d like to add to your office, you can find it. If you don’t have a local retailer, take your search on line. You can find chairs that look like puckered lips, exotic faux-fur chaise lounges, chairs that look like high heel shoes and lots of other fun, funky furniture ideas. Basically, if you can think of it, you can probably find the furniture you’d like! Your search may take a little while and you might pay a pretty penny, but it will be worth it if you find the funky furniture that makes going to work fun!
Another fun piece of furniture you could add to your office is an ottoman. Wouldn’t it be nice to prop your feet up every now and then at work? Even if you don’t utilize it’s function, an ottoman could dress up a room. Pick an ottoman in your favorite color or fabric design. For an extra special touch, pick an ottoman with lots of fringe! Your office will feel a little more “home-y” with this one simple furniture accessory!
If you have room in your office, an arm chair would be a nice furniture addition. Or how about a recliner? If you have one left over from a home re-arrangement, taking the chair or recliner to the office would be like bringing a little bit of home to work. It would also help create a personal atmosphere in what might otherwise be a “stuffy” or cold environment.
No matter how long you have been in the same office, you can make the space feel new and exciting by adding just a simple piece of furniture. Keep the necessities that the company provides and mandates, but add a little piece of furniture that you like to express your individuality. You will warm up to your work environment and your office will be a warmer place because of the personal touch your furniture piece has added!