Feeling like you’ve gotta go big or go home when creating a home office?
FACT CHECK: Your space doesn’t have to be extravagant or pricey to be perfect for you. Design a space YOU love with these quick tips:
- Set up shop overlooking your favorite view: the backyard, neighboring rooftops, or the bustling street. No matter where it is, choose a place with plenty of natural light and that keeps you connected to the outside world.
- You need a desk, but it can be oh-so-simple. An entry table easily converts or move a table or desk from another part of your home to your new office spot.
- Place accessories and necessities nearby: lip balm, wireless earbuds, tissues, and an emergency stash of almonds or dark chocolate.
- Add some greenery. My favorites? Snake plants, African violets, cacti, and aloe vera.
- Consider a white noise machine or phone app to drown out household happenings.
- Top off your space with some framed prints, a funky rug, and a comfy office chair.
There are lots of perks to working from home — the short commute, the lunch “meetings” with people you love, and your soon-to-be practical and perfect home office.