Nowadays, an increasing number of people are working from home meaning they require a quiet place in the house to get their jobs done. This is why home offices have become a very common choice for loft conversions; they are private and peaceful, away from the rest of the household. They also increase the value of your home without altering the exterior of your property. What’s not to like about the idea?
There are, however, certain mistakes that can be made when decorating your new home office. We have put together a list of things you should avoid when you’re wearing your interior design cap, so that the finished result is a warm, inviting space.
- Prioritise style over comfort when choosing a chair
This is a total rookie error! If you’re planning to spend hours on end sitting in your new office chair, make sure you choose a comfortable one rather than focussing on the way it looks. You don’t want to end up with back problems, so make sure to look for a chair with armrests, adjustable height and decent wheels.
- Choose furniture without significant storage
Your new home office may be fairly small, particularly if it’s a loft conversion. You cannot hope to work productively if your desk is a cluttered mess. When choosing furniture, look for pieces with cupboards and drawers so that you can hide away any paperwork and other tat.
- Leave cables untidy
Loose cables and wires can cause accidents, not to mention the fact that they are not particularly pleasant to look at. Use cable ties to avoid a tangle and try and keep them as hidden as possible.
- Ignore the lights
Where you position your furniture in relation to the window and lights can have a big difference. If you’re experiencing glare from your computer screen, you will likely end up with eye strain and a headache, so make sure you have a plan with regards to lighting your new home office.
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