Home Office Makeover: How to Create a Productive Workspace

   By SheSpeaksTeam  Oct 01, 2023

Working from home — whether you stay home one day a week or work completely remotely — is the new normal for many professionals. And to work from home successfully, it’s essential to cultivate a productive workspace you enjoy.

 In this article, we’ll explore the steps you can take to create a home office that not only maximizes your productivity but makes you excited to start the work day.

1. Choose the Right Location

Selecting the right office location within your home is crucial. To create a comfortable, motivating environment, consider factors like:

  • Natural light: Position your desk near a window to benefit from natural light, which can improve your mood and concentration.
  • Privacy: Choose an area free of distractions.
  • Noise: Find a quiet area away from loud appliances or street noise.

2. Design Your Office Layout

The layout of your home office is just as important as the location. The way you arrange furniture, equipment and storage can influence your workflow, so consider designing your layout to enhance the way you work. For example, you might divide your workspace into zones for different tasks, like video calls or deep work. Everyone’s work style is unique, so each home office layout should be individualized.

3. Invest in Equipment

To work as productively as possible, it’s important to have the right equipment. Depending on the tasks you perform at work, you might invest in equipment like a keyboard, mouse, monitor stand or wrist rest. Ergonomic accessories like footrests and seat cushions are also popular, as well as fun gadgets like mug warmers.

Here are some of our team’s other favorites:

Video Conference Lighting Kit |  Walking Pad  | Ergonomic Laptop Stand  

4. Organize, Organize, Organize

A clear space helps maintain a clear brain. Before you put the finishing touches on your workspace, organize it by:

  • Decluttering: Remove unnecessary items, old paperwork and unused equipment from your workspace.
  • Using storage: Invest in shelves, drawers and organizers to neatly store supplies, files and tech accessories.
  • Untangling cables: Use cable organizers to prevent a tangle of wires around your desk.

We’re loving this desk organizer from Amazon and these stackable storage crates.

5. Decorate Your Office

The last step of your home office makeover — and maybe the most fun — is decorating. This is a chance to create a motivating, aesthetically pleasing space. As you decorate, choose colors that make you feel energized. Find functional, stylish, comfortable furniture. Finally, add personal touches like artwork or plants to make your home office reflect your personal style.

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serenia by serenia | Lucena, OU
Jan 19, 2024

Good ideas, it will definitely like a home office. Love it

Daisy4christ by Daisy4christ | Cairo, OU
Nov 21, 2023

I find this very helpful. Thanks very much.

Jackiespks by Jackiespks | Riverside , CA
Oct 23, 2023

Helpful tips especially organizers and the storage crates.

Jackiespks by Jackiespks | Riverside , CA
Oct 23, 2023

Helpful tips especially organizers and the storage crates.

sharman421 by sharman421 | TALLAHASSEE, FL
Oct 21, 2023

Good article! Natural light as well as good lighting is so important. Plants too! Good ideas!

soshethinks by soshethinks | Orlando, FL
Oct 12, 2023

A home office...definitely should be comfortable.... come on it's our home..... I'm surely gonna have a comfy chair with proper footrest.

soshethinks by soshethinks | Orlando, FL
Oct 11, 2023

It's a home office.... should definitely be something comfortable.... hey...not going to the office anymore👩🏼‍💻 I am definitely gonna go with comfortable seating and the footrest...Healthy body, healthy mind.

moont1gr by moont1gr | E GREENBUSH, NY
Oct 10, 2023

I look the ideas and have been making changes to my space

saleago by saleago | Horseheads, NY
Oct 08, 2023

I could use a serious make over!

nickelet11 by nickelet11 | ROSWELL, GA
Oct 08, 2023

i do need a ring light. i look horrible on my webcam!

LittleMamaB0920 by LittleMamaB0920 | Baldwin, MI
Oct 07, 2023

Great tips I'll be sure to keep them in mind

KWoodstown by KWoodstown | Woolwich, NJ
Oct 06, 2023

Some great tips. :)

Savage02 by Savage02 | Mableton, GA
Oct 06, 2023

This is Awesome!! I am in the process of setting up my home office and I love the ideas.

FarmWife50 by FarmWife50 | WOLCOTT, NY
Oct 04, 2023

Great ideas!

beamee by beamee | Sacramento, CA
Oct 04, 2023