How to Make Your Home Office More Comfortable for Productivity

Working from home has become more commonplace than ever before over the past few years, with millions of people around the world making an unexpected change to remote work due to the COVID19 pandemic. This has led to a huge shift in how remote working is viewed, with many companies now making it a permanent feature in their workforce, and others switching to become completely remote. This has also given many people a better chance to start their own home-based business from their home office. Whether you’re thinking of running your home business full-time or are planning to use it for a side income while also working remotely, here are some ideas to keep in mind to keep your home office as comfortable, effective, and productive a space as possible.

Get Ergonomic Furniture

At the start of the COVID19 pandemic, many people who started working at home were not used to it or set up for it. Working at the kitchen table or setting up a makeshift desk in your spare bedroom with a kitchen chair might be OK if you’re working remotely a couple of days per week, but if you are running your own business from home you are going to need something more comfortable. It’s a good idea to look into getting ergonomic furniture. An ergonomic desk chair can make all the difference when it comes to improving your posture and comfort levels.

Consider Tech

These days, there is a technology for everything and what you use in your home office can certainly help you be more productive in the space. From the laptop or PC that you choose to your home office printers, it’s important to think about the type of technology that you need for getting the most out of your home office and how you are going to set everything up to get the best use out of it. Consider the size and shape of the home office space that you have before choosing any bulky tech like PC tower computers or 3-in-1 printers to make sure that everything is going to fit comfortably without cluttering.


The lighting is an important part of your home office. If it’s too bright, you might start to get headache and eye strain after working in there for just a couple of hours. On the other hand, if it’s too dark, you’re probably going to strain your eyes trying to see what you are doing and maybe even feel tired after a while. Ideally, natural light is the best option for your home office. If you can, place your desk underneath a window. If the natural light in your room is not as good as you would like, then you can make up for this with strategic artificial lighting such as spotlights or a ring light.


If you are going to be working in your home office on a daily basis while running your business from home, then you might as well make the space more your own, and the best way to do this is by customising the colours that you decorate in. You can go with your business brand colours to give more of a professional feel to the office space and to motivate yourself by reminding you that this is your business headquarters each time you go in the room. Or, you can use colour psychology to figure out which colours are likely to have the best effect on you mentally when it comes to reducing your stress levels and keeping you motivated to work.


Good organisation is key when it comes to running your business from a home office. It can be all too easy for home office spaces to get cluttered up with papers and all kinds of other stuff if you don’t have a good organisation system in place. Consider getting filing cabinets or other storage solutions in the room so that you can keep to a good system when it comes to keeping everything neat and tidy. Not only will this make the home office more pleasant to work in overall, but you’ll also be less stressed when you can easily find what you need.


Temperature control is another important aspect of the comfort levels in your home office that will help you have a more productive working day. If you’re too hot or too cold, then chances are you’re not going to be focusing as well as you could or getting as much done. It’s a good idea to consider installing air conditioning to keep you cool in the summer, while ensuring that you have adequate heating for the winter. You might want to put your system on a timer for the ideal temperature for you.

If your home office has grown over the past couple of years and you’re now thinking of starting your own business from it, these are some of the main factors to consider to create a more comfortable, productive space.


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