How to Design a Home Office for Productivity and Comfort in 2023

01 January 1970

With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, people have witnessed a change in their working style. Before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, people used to work in a very traditional manner wherein they used to visit their offices, finish off their work, and then they would come back home. But the COVID-19 pandemic drastically transformed the way people used to work. People now are habituated to the idea of working from home, and hence they are in dire need of a space that gives them an environment that is both productive and comfortable enough to let them work. Designing a space that is both productive and comfortable can be tough, but if you follow our lead, nothing will get done. Yes, home renovation or interior design can be difficult, but only when you do not have our support.

So to help you with your interior designing journey, we have curated a list of ways in which you can design a home office that is both productive and comfortable.

 Location, location, location

The very first and foremost thing that you need to decide upon is the location of your home office. You must be wondering how this would make a difference, but believe us, it does have an impact on your work and your productivity. So you need to choose an area of your home that can accommodate every aspect of your business, right from technology to supplies and all sorts of equipment that you might need at your disposal. Professional designers work with a minimum dimension of 60" (150 cm) by 84" (210 cm) when designing workspaces. Your desired location might not meet these minimums, but it is important that you consider how you will move into the space: is there enough space to slide out a chair? Can you comfortably move your daily tasks? So be cautious of the space choices that you make before you start to decorate your work space. 

Color psychology

Another important thing that you need to take note of is the colour palette that you pick for your home office. You must be thinking about what impact colours can have on your productivity. So the answer to this is that colours do have an impact on your mind, and so you need to pick colours very wisely. According to various studies, colours can impact productivity and energy levels. And the same studies suggested that blue and green are great colours for your office spaces. If you are someone who is into a kind of work that is tedious or physical, then colours like orange and red can help you energise. Using the colour yellow can be great if your job requires creativity, but you also need to be cautious with the colour as it can cause strain on your eyes.

Storage considerations

Storage is another important aspect that you need to take into consideration, especially in small, shared, or production spaces. Unless your business operates solely on a drop-shipping model, you’ll inevitably need to make room for product and shipping materials. There are several ways to attack the problem:

  1.     Make use of vertical and tall modular shelving
  2.     Buy accent and furnishings as they help you double storage
  3.     Rent a storage unit outside of your home

So, above are some easy tips and tricks that can help you design your home office in the most easy and affordable way possible. For more such tips and tricks, get in touch with us to avail our interior designing services in Singapore.