Starting Your Own Home Office

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Building your own perfect home office is one of the great joys of being a working from home entrepreneur. When you have the opportunity to create the ideal workspace to suit your style and needs, this can help you to become more productive in the workplace and it can do wonders for your business. 

Today we are going to talk about how you can turn a space in your NYC apartment (or any apartment! anywhere in the world! ) into the perfect home office this year. 

green caravan art studiowe made an art studio for Fred in our vintage caravan…what fun!

Ensure lots of light 

The first important thing to consider when you are creating a workspace is bringing light into it to help you stay alert throughout the day as well as improve your productivity. This means having lots of windows close to your workspace and trying to find a room in your apartment or home that is south facing to make the most of the daylight. You’d be surprised what a difference this can make to those working in an office environment and it will soon prove to be perfect for you. 

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Organise with shelving 

When creating an office space that works for you it is important for you to be organised and keep everything in its rightful place. In other words, you don’t want to have piles of random documents lying around or clutter because this can be distracting and it will also make it harder for you to find the things you need during your working day. Instead, why not try and think about organising your documents and files into colour coded files and add them to some shelving in your office? This will make a massive different to you and will allow you to stay focused. 

vintage shelving

Gather tools 

One of the things you should do when working at home is look out for tools and business services for home office workers. There are so many helpful ways to make your working day easier and this is where you can find applications as well as software that automate your processes and help you to work efficiently. 

vintage office with computer

Create a bright and inspiring setting 

It is important when taking on a home office that you create a space that will truly inspire you and help you achieve. Whether you want a clean and minimal look or something more colourful and fun; do what you can to make the room feel like a wonderful place to be and this will make a massive difference to your daily life as a worker. 

craft room out house

Do you like the Pictures?
I have taken them from my archives…some of which you can view HERE and HERE and of course on this blog!

Make it comfortable 

Finally it is time for you to add some finishing touches to your office and make it feel homely and personal. This might include things should as posters and artwork on the walls, it could be plants in the room, or it could even be something like candles and blankets for those colder winter days. Make your home office feel like it was tailor made for you – and you will have a much happier and more comfortable workspace that is suited to you and your way of working. 

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