Working From Home? Tips for Decorating Your Office to Reduce Stress

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Your workspace is your home away from home, but now for many people home is where their workspace is going to be for the foreseeable future. In fact, many people have decided that even when the quarantines are lifted and the world goes back to the new normal, that they may continue working remotely anyway. 

However, working from home causes a certain amount of stress. That’s why you need your office to be decorated in such a way as to reduce stress levels. Here are a few tips for decorating your home office in a way that stress levels will become a thing of the past, or at least not so bad anyway. 

Decorate in a Style That Fits Your Personality 

If you’re flamboyant and have an out-there personality, then you’re not going to be happy in an office that’s sterile and all business. Decorate your office in a style that fits who you are and you’ll be a whole lot happier. For example, if you love antique furniture, then scour far and wide and find the perfect antique desk and bookshelves for your office. You’ll love the new look and be happier about it as well. 

Decorate with Things You Love 

As with the furniture that you put into your home office, you should also decorate your desk and the walls with things that scream you. For example, do you write horror for a living? Well, you probably wouldn’t want to decorate your walls and desk with cozy decorations. There are many sites out there that have the perfect horror decorations for you to display, and they’ll even give you inspiration when you go to work on your next best-seller. 

Declutter on a Regular Basis

Keeping your office decluttered is important whether you’re working at the office or working at home. Clutter takes away from all of the decorating you’ve done so far to make your home office your own. Take a minute every weekend, or even during the week, to clear out the things that you don’t need. Paperwork that needs to be filed, things that need to be tossed in the trash, and stuff that you’re not using at the moment cluttering your desk should be dealt with at least once a week. Decluttering will give you more room to work and make you feel less stressed about work, to begin with. 

Take Advantage of Natural Light

If at all possible, you want your office to be in a room with a window. It’s not good for you physically or mentally to be cooped up in a room that doesn’t allow natural light to shine in. If you do have a window in your office, try to open it when the weather allows, to let in the light and fresh air. For those times when it’s too hot or too cold to open windows, keep a couple of plants in the office with you. They help to relieve stress, freshen the air, and lift your spirits at the same time. 

Have Storage Options

In order to declutter and keep your office neat, clean, and a place you want to be, you’re going to need storage options. There are many options for file cabinets on different sites online, plus bookshelves and desks with drawers make great storage as well. 

These are just a few tips to help you make your home office stress free. Remember, your office should reflect who you are, not what the business world thinks it should be. Decorate the way you choose and you’ll be happier for it, and stress-free.