How To Make A Productive Home Office Space

How To Make A Productive Home Office Space

Need some inspiration and ideas on how to make a productive home office space? Check out our guide here and get your free FENIX material sample today.

A few years ago, working from home was a luxury not many people had access to. However one pandemic later, working from the comfort of our own homes is pretty much the new normal. In fact, data collected by the American Opportunity Survey revealed that 35% of its participants are able to work from home fully remotely five days a week, while 58% have been offered a more hybrid model of working. With this in mind, more people are transforming their spare rooms and guest bedrooms into home office spaces.

With home office design being a relatively new territory for most people, we’ve created a guide of home office ideas to inspire a productive space, with everything you need to know from how colors can inspire productivity, to the daily must-haves that make you work that little bit harder and how you can use FENIXⓇ innovative materials along the way. 

Choose The Right Color Scheme

I bet you’re sitting there thinking, How does the color scheme of my office spur my productivity?, right? Understandable. However, there is actually research on specific colors for an office at home. According to color psychology, there are actually specific shades that have an affect on everything from moods and feelings through to emotions. 

The colors most likely to create a harmonious home office space and boost performance and productivity are either blue or green. Blue is the color of the mind and is said to affect us mentally rather than physically, in other words, it is a stimulant for our brains. Bright, stronger blues have been said to stimulate thought, while softer shades of blue will boost concentration and help calm you down. Slightly different in comparison to the effects of blue, green is known for its ability to calm us down and create balance, so it’s definitely a good option if you have a stressful job. 

FENIX innovative surface materials are available in a wealth of colorways, including multiple shades of blue that are perfect for building a desk or table. Why not check what color takes your fancy and order your free sample today?

 
Hand rolling white paint onto a wall using a paint roller

Create The Ultimate Work From Home Office Set Up

If your home office space is currently a small desk, covered in paper and gadgets, in the corner of your bedroom, we’re talking to you. The key to a productive home office space is a dedicated place that’s clutter free and equipped with everything you need to meet your career goals. We understand that isn’t always easy when you have a small space to work with, but whether you have a whole room dedicated to your work, or only your own corner, here are some top tips and key home office organization ideas to bear in mind for a productive office space.

Declutter often

There is nothing worse than a cluttered working environment. We get that when working from home your desk can become a storage space for everything from keys and empty coffee cups, to endless paperwork and miscellaneous pieces that you have no recollection of using. However, in order to stay motivated throughout the working day, a clean and organized workspace is essential. 

Add in some distractions 

This may be a slightly controversial one for some people, but having some distractions at hand isn’t always a bad thing. Having your phone in reach is good for when you need those five minutes of thinking now and again, either flicking through your socials or playing on your favorite gaming app. Not only does it stop you from going elsewhere to find distractions, but it also allows you to give your brain that little break it needs.

Invest in some greenery

One way of adding some character into your office to spur on your productivity is with greenery, as we have already learned, green is a motivational and calming color. Not only do house plants help your home office space feel more professional, but it also helps to purify the air. What’s not to love?

 

house plants stacked up next to eachother in office

Lighting Is Key

Lighting is a huge factor when it comes to making a productive home office space. A well lit work space has so many benefits, such as feeling energized, improving our performance and reducing eye strain throughout the day. However, bad lighting is known to have negative effects on our productivity, like causing tiredness and feelings of depression. Don’t worry if you have bad lighting currently, though, as it’s super easy to fix. All you have to do is invest in a desk or floor lamp, or where possible, direct your work space towards natural light. 

Create A Daily To-Do List

A daily to-do list is super important for staying productive throughout the day, especially when you’re working from home. We suggest writing all of your tasks down for the day and placing it on your desk or near your laptop as a constant reminder for what you need to get done. This way, you’ll stay on top of things and you can also tick off tasks as you finish them for that extra bit of satisfaction. 

To do list written on a note pad with a coffee and pens next to it

We hope you gathered some inspiration on how to create a productive home office space. For more information on FENIX and how you can use our innovative surface materials, check out our about page and order your free sample today


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