When you need to stay at home for extended periods of time, it’s important that you’re in a cozy atmosphere. This doesn’t mean having extravagant items or owning an Instagram-worthy pad, but at the very least, you want your space to encourage productivity and creativity.
With that said, here are some of the things you should get for your home office to make it look cozier:
Plenty of Work Space
It’s your home office, so it should give you plenty of room to get your work stuff sorted. Of course, the amount of space you actually get should be enough for the kind of work you need to do. For some people, an L-shaped desk that spans the length of the room is enough, but for others, one regular desk facing a window view will do. You don’t need to overcompensate with a lot of space if you will not need it. On the other hand, if you do need so much space for pens, papers, your electronics, and maybe even books, plan for it in your home office. When you have enough space, you will feel comfortable and not worry about crowding or disorganization.
Plants and Adornments for Your Breakout Area
Even in your home office, you should have a place to relax and hang out in between tedious tasks. Say you’ve just finished a big report you’ve been stressing over; now it’s time to unwind even for just a little bit. A breakout area can be just a small cushion or a place where you can appreciate your plants. It can also be a refreshment bar filled with snacks or your alcohol cart. It can even be just a beanbag chair! What matters is you have this space ready for when things get a little too stressful and you need to unwind.
Beauty Products for “Me Time”
In your breakout area, you may be taking a break from work but still doing something, whether it’s drinking, eating, chatting with friends over a video call, or watering your plants. Your relaxation corner, on the other hand, is where you can just stay still and recharge. This is where you’d put your mist and sheet masks–K-beauty products that help you stay cozy no matter the challenges in your line of work. With these within reach, you can go back to work with a more relaxed mindset. Feel free to nap in your relaxation spot if needed.
Whether you’re attending a Zoom meeting or just taking random selfies at work, good lighting is definitely important to get that cozy vibe. Even if you’re not expecting any video calls, you’d feel better if you’re surrounded by soft, natural lighting rather than hard and cold lighting. Good lighting also casts a soft glow on your surroundings, making them look more inviting and lowering your stress levels.
There will always be something stressful you need to do for work. To motivate yourself and encourage productivity, add in those little details that make your home office more cozy and inviting.