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posted Sept 26, 2016

How to Give your home office a professional polished look

There are many advantages to working from home. Although you have a great deal of flexibility in your day, it's important to keep your work space professional. Here are some tips to give your home office a professional look and feel.

Create a divide between your office space and your living space

When you're working from home, it's a good idea not to bring work home. There is a difference between the two. You want to make sure that what goes on in your home office, stays in your home office. Your commute to the office is probably shorter than many of your colleagues in your industry. That means it can be easy to let your work spaces scatter around the home. Avoid the temptation and keep your work in your work space. It's a good idea to designate the space to a room that has a door. It allows for a healthy divide between your home life and your work life.

Lighting should be functional

Make the most of natural light coming into your home office. Desk lamps or overhead lamps are helpful in reducing a strain on your eyes. It's a good idea to know the difference between style lighting and functional lighting so that you know which type of lighting is best for your home office. Some home offices require a certain type of lighting. For example, a home based make up artist would need the right type of lighting to showcase the work that is done on the client. Your lighting should fulfill both purpose and function.

Double the amount of storage space

Storage is something you can never have enough of. It's always a good idea to plan for more storage space than you'll need. Filling cabinets and shelves with baskets and trays are great storage solutions to help keep your space neat and clutter free.

Provide a space for your clients

If you are welcoming clients into your home office for meetings, be sure to create a comfortable and professional space for them. You'll want to have the right items in place to suit the nature of your meetings. If you want your clients to look at some of your work, maybe you'll need a table to lay it all out. If your work requires your clients to be present during consultation sessions, maybe you just need a comfortable couch for your client to sit on.

Having a refined and polished home office can have a big impact on your work conditions. When you're ready to create a personalized and professional home office space, feel free to give us a call to help you along the way. We offer a wide range of services and products that will suit your interior design needs.