Home Spaces: Work + Peace
Updated: Aug 17, 2022
At every stage of life, you want your home to work efficiently for you. Today's lifestyle has many people working from home. If your home is also your workspace, you already know you need a space where you can work effectively as well as a place to relax and unwind. Here are some tips on how to make the most of your home to include both work and relaxation areas.
Efficient Work Space
Follow the steps below to create a smart but comfortable workspace in your home.
Clean - Remove everything from your work area. Start with an empty space.
Paint - Painting is a quick and inexpensive option to freshen up your space. Pick your favorite color so it's enjoyable as you work.
Furnish - Reintroduce only the items that are absolutely necessary to your occupation. You might only need the bare minimum of a desk, chair, and lighting.
Organize - If your space allows, add in a few more things to encourage creativity and ingenuity while avoidingclutter. Indoor plants can improve concentration and productivity by 38% as well as make a space more inviting. Allow sunlight into your space to feel awake and alive. Pictures on the wall add interest. Shelving or cabinets can help keep the paperwork tidy.
Take a few minutes each day to tidy up your workspace. It will help you manage your time better. Your work items should be stowed away in drawers or cabinets, but close at hand for when you need them. Regular cleaning like dusting and vacuuming is much easier when the desk and floor surfaces are free of clutter.
Now that your home office is well in hand, let's take a look at the places you go after working all day.
Having places to relax and rejuvenate is important for your well-being. Creating these spaces in your home may be easier than you think.
Your bedroom should be a peaceful respite so you can unwind and fall asleep easily. Deep sleep is necessary to get you ready for the next day. You need more than just a comfortable bed to achieve this. Create a quieter sanctuary by adding carpeting, soundproofing wall panels, high-quality windows, and fabric furniture pieces to absorb sounds and help you stay asleep. A serene paint color on the walls like blue can help you clear your mind after a hectic day and help you relax. Calming aromatherapy scents like lavender contribute to a good night's rest.
A space for yoga, stretching or meditation with an outdoor feel may be helpful to re-energize you. This space can be created easily by adding a scenic wall mural. For example, a waterfall scene helps to add movement to the space and bring in natural beauty. Incorporate the sound of a waterfall with a white noise machine to add depth to the outdoor atmosphere.
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