Have you been working from home for a while? If you are starting to find your interior as a remote worker dull, tired, and perhaps a little bit boring, it might be time to jazz it up a notch!
Especially because as a remote worker, your home is your office, and a dull atmosphere will inevitably impact your productivity and mindset.
Now, the great news is that upgrading your interior as a remote worker is not as difficult and expensive as you might think. Indeed, a few easy tricks and tweaks can actually work wonders and turn your home into a hub of productivity!
To assist you, listed below are five easy tips to upgrade your interior as a remote worker, make it cosier, and allow you to do your best remote work!
1. Choose a Natural Colour Palette
Your work environment can have a significant effect on your energy, motivation, and overall productivity. That’s why picking the right colour scheme for your home office space is so critical.
While there aren’t any strict rules when it comes to selecting the best colours for a home office, some colours are more conducive to performance than others.
For instance, earthy tones and light hues will create a peaceful and soothing atmosphere, reduce stress levels and lessen distractions. They will provide your interior with a sense of calm and help you focus on your projects.
So, to boost your productivity, opt for off-white tones or a rich shade of beige-grey as a base and combine these monochromatic tones with pastel colours such as soft baby blue or mint green hues. Harmoniously blending monochromatic tones with a dash of pastel colour will allow you to inject some personality into your interior as a remote worker and turn it into a more vibrant space.
2. Focus on Lighting
As a result, even though your workplace is at home, getting plenty of natural light into your space is critical to improving your well-being. Besides, it’ll help you stay focused and motivated throughout your workday. That’s why we’d recommend that you set up your desk near a window so that you can enjoy the natural light. What’s more, it will allow you to splurge in refreshing outdoor views and feel like you’re part of the world.
If you don’t have many windows and your home is pretty dark, you can still use a few easy tricks to brighten up your space.
- Pick lighter colours for your furniture and accessories
- Paint your walls and ceiling bright white
- Add a desk lamp
- Purchase a few lamps with ambient lighting
- Keep your window treatment simple using light silk or muslin light curtains.
3. Create a designated working space and an interior for a remote worker
Whether you live in a big house or a small apartment, clearly defining your space is important to set boundaries and ensure a good work-life balance and a reduced burnout.
After all, your office is located at your home, meaning it’s easy to get both spaces mixed up!
If you live in a small home, you’ll need to maximize your space by leveraging smart storage and creating a dedicated working nook in your bedroom or living room. The first step is to switch your room layout and place your desk in a specific corner. This will enable you to allocate a specific area to your work-related activities. And to clearly separate your work area, add a few plants, a rug, or even a divider. Note that if you have an old cupboard or a small closet you’re not really using, or underused space under your stairs, you could also use these areas to create the perfect home office nook. To optimize your space, use a home office unit station with clever shelving fitted with individual trays, a cork pinboard, and other smart storage solutions such as drawer organizers.
And if you’re lucky enough to be able to use one of your spare rooms as an office, you should still make the most of smart storage and organization solutions. Not only is storage important to keep your office neat and tidy, but it’ll also avoid distractions and encourage productivity. There is nothing worse than a messy office featuring a desk covered in paperwork and cluttered office cupboards and cabinets.
4. Add Plants to your Interior
Organic and natural elements such as plants provide many advantages when working from home.
Indeed, they can enable you to create a relaxing and peaceful environment conducive to productivity and job satisfaction. They’re also a fantastic way to bring the outdoors in and allow you to connect with nature, so you don’t feel trapped or confined indoors all day.
What’s more, they’ll bring life to your interior by injecting a pop of colour and adding vibrancy to your space.
And as if it wasn’t enough, they’ll also help purify the air, enhancing the air quality of your working environment!
Some of the best indoor plants to consider for your home office set up include:
- Peace Lilies
- Snake Plants
- English Ivies
- ZZ plants
Note that these plants require little maintenance and can thrive in low to medium light conditions.
Now, if you’re looking to create a more exotic atmosphere, you can also add orchids and an indoor banana leaf plant for a tropical oasis feel or an olive tree to emulate a Mediterranean-inspired interior.
5. Perfect the Backdrop
Do you often have conference calls with new or existing clients on Upwork?
Then the backdrop of your home office matters a lot! Sure, you could pick a bland white wall as your backdrop. Yet, putting a bit more effort into selecting the perfect background for your home office can help you better connect with your clients while sprucing up your working space!
An engaging backdrop can offer your colleagues or clients a window into your world and personality, allowing them to better connect with you. And it’ll also provide the ultimate conversation starter. Indeed, adding a stunning wallpaper, or crafting a gorgeous textured accent wall, will inject some personality into your space and make these video calls more engaging.
If you’re looking for ideas, nature-inspired mural wallpapers and botanical prints are particularly trendy.
We hope this article provided you with some great inspiration and will help you design the optimal work environment to boost your productivity and overall performance. And remember, try to have fun in the process! Let your personality shine through while keeping the tips listed above in mind 😉