Keep Your Home Office Comfortable and Organized All Year Long

Creating a comfortable, inviting home office can be a challenge. Dreams By MJS Interiors is here to assist with your home office needs. Whether you work from home every day, or just occasionally, you want your home office space to be comfortable, as well as functional. We’re here to help with all your home office needs in Houston. Read on to learn more about some things you can do for a seamless work from home experience.

Maximize your space

We’re ready to help you design a comfortable, efficient home office that helps you get the job done. The first thing you need to decide on for your home office is your space. Home offices come in all shapes and sizes, some with locking doors, some just a laptop on a kitchen table. Before you decide on home office decor, it is important to understand your space constraints. Just because you’ve got a small space does not mean you can’t have a nice set up.

Things like an L-Shaped desk give you two separate work spaces, allowing room for your computer, phone and any paperwork. Short shelves can be tucked beneath your desk and act as great hiding spots for your cords. Wall or ceiling mounted lighting will brighten up your room without taking up space.

Don’t forget to embrace natural light wherever possible. It can even help your mood!

Most importantly, make sure you have a good office chair. The last thing you want is to be uncomfortable during your work day. This is your personal space–make it a place you want to spend your time. At Dreams by MJS Interiors, we design your home office with function in mind.

Keep things cozy

Since you spend a lot of your time at work, you want your home office space to be comfortable. Adding something as simple as an ottoman to put your feet up, or a soft, comfy blanket, can make you feel at home. Don’t forget to add some personality like artwork or photos. A few things that make you happy can really set the tone for your workspace and make you more productive.

Try to keep your personal work space from getting cluttered. Keep your things to a minimum. Your most important items can be proudly featured in your home.

Make your work space separate from home

We cannot stress this enough. While it may seem tempting to lump work space with personal space, it’s so important to keep the two separate from one another. One good tip to do this is to keep set office hours. Setting a schedule for yourself helps you stay disciplined and remained focused on your work. It is still work, after all. It may be tempting to break for a few hours during the day to binge Netflix, but by sticking to true work hours (be it 8-5, 12-8, etc), you ensure you achieve a good work-life balance. Save your errands and activities for outside of working hours.

Don’t just lay in bed or sit at the kitchen table with your laptop–actually get up each day and go to a separate designated area. Doing this will make work feel like work, giving you freedom in the other areas of your home and ensuring you’re not associating your entire home with work. Working from home can be a great benefit, but it is critical that you keep your work life and your personal life separate. Your home office space will help you stay efficient while at work and keep your personal time just that, personal.

Dress for success

In order to enjoy a successful work from home experience, it’s important to dress the part. While you don’t need to go all out in a power suit, you shouldn’t just roll out of bed and stay in your pajamas, either. Wake up, shower, brush your teeth and dress comfortably. Just because you’re working from home does not mean you need to look like a complete slob. You don’t need to dress up to dress well.

Let us create your home office space in Houston

We can help you design a comfortable, effective personal work space. Contact the team at Dreams By MJS Interiors when you want to create a warm, comfortable home office in Houston. Talk to one of our seasoned design professionals today.