The Ideal Home Office Setup for Productivity and Comfort

The Ideal Home Office Setup for Productivity and Comfort

The Ideal Home Office Setup for Productivity and Comfort

Lots of people around the world started working from home during the pandemic, and lots have chosen to continue to do so afterwards too. I have been working from home for over a decade and I have had several different home office setups and know the importance of a proper working environment to support you to be able to achieve what you want to get done.

How you design your workspace at home will directly impact not only how comfortable you are during your workday but also how productive you are. If you want to be productive when working from home, you need to set up a home office or home working space that is professional and ergonomic.

In this article, we are looking at the ideal home office setup for productivity and comfort. Read on to learn more.

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  • Invest in a Desk & Dedicate a Space

So many people settle for working at the kitchen table – or, even worse, sit on the sofa with a laptop! Neither of these are ergonomic options for a full working day and both areas are supposed to be spaces that you enjoy spending time with your family and relaxing in after a long workday.  

If you are working from home often, it’s important to set up a dedicated workspace in your home. It doesn’t need to be a full office room, but a desk should be the minimum. There are many space-saving smaller desks available on the market that can work well if you’re working with a small space. There are also clever desks that can be hidden in cupboards or folded away when not in use, which is ideal if you need to fit your office space into your living room or bedroom, for example.

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  • Buy a Supportive Chair

Having a decent chair to sit in while you are working on your computer is just as important as having a desk. Home office chairs and computer chairs are designed to keep you comfortable and supported throughout your working day. They help you keep a healthy posture so that you can sit ergonomically and often come with several adjustment options (for the backrest, height, and reclining), lumbar support, and seat swivels too.

The Ideal Home Office Setup for Productivity and Comfort
  • Create Storage Solutions

The amount of storage you need to incorporate in your home office solution will depend on your line of work. Some storage is generally always needed though even if you don’t need a full-sized filing cabinet. It’s nice to just have somewhere to pack away any notebooks, work papers, pens, technical equipment, etc. when not in use and at the end of the day to help you maintain a tidy workspace.

The Ideal Home Office Setup for Productivity and Comfort
  • The Details

Last but not least, the details. The details are the things that make you feel happy, comfortable, and motivated. Ensure that your desk is in an area that offers natural daylight if possible as this is important to our well-being. Add a good desk light and add some nice details such as a plant, a stylish coaster, and a pen pot perhaps to accessorise your desk. Take pride in the home office that you have created for yourself and keep it clean and tidy for increased productivity.

Working from home is an excellent choice for many people. It is important to invest a bit of time into creating a functional and ergonomic working space though, which in turn will make you happier at work as you will be more comfortable and far more productive.

Just like when you’re working in an office, remember to take regular breaks to have snacks, make a cup of tea or coffee, and move around for a bit. Don’t skip your lunch break either – step away from your desk and eat your lunch in your kitchen or go out for a bit. It’s tempting to just power through when you are working at home but it’s so important to ensure you have regular breaks.


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