6 tips for a productive home office

Last year, the Corona crisis drove us all towards teleworking. Organizations switched overnight to working completely from home. Some companies even decided never to return to a full-time office work culture again.

But whether you are for or against the 'home office' phenomenon, one thing is certain: your productivity and peace of mind benefit from how your home office is organized. Therefore, we would like to give you some handy tips to set up your home office.

1. Choose a separate space for your home office

It can be a challenge to create a productive working environment when you are not in a typical office environment. When you work from a multi-purpose room such as the kitchen, living room or bedroom, you tend to get distracted and unfocused more easily. Therefore, it really pays to keep private and work life separate and set boundaries between the two. This way, you can go to another room during your lunch break and take your mind off work for a while.

2. Choose a bright spot for your home office

Lighting is often neglected when setting up a productive home office. Yet, adding light is perhaps the most important tip we can give you. Light helps us focus and dictates our sleep. Moreover, research has shown that a lack of sunlight can make us feel listless. So be sure to choose a room with plenty of windows and, bring some artificial light into your workspace as well for the winter months.

3. Choose your home office furniture carefully

Your furniture is also of great value in a productive home office. Especially your office chair is extremely important to make you feel comfortable. After all, you spend most of the day sitting down. A good office chair is also crucial for your physical health. So go for an office chair that supports your back well, and one that you can adjust to a suitable height for your neck and arms. Do you suffer more from excess paperwork? Then consider investing in some good storage solutions such as a filing cabinet, bookcases or shelves.

4. Keep your home office organized and clean

A big mistake people tend to make when decorating their home office is to use it as a place to store unnecessary items and paperwork. This 'clutter' often causes stress because it is a visual reminder of all the things you need to do in the near future. You don't need 20 pens either way. One pen that gets the job done is usually enough.

5. Bring some greenery into your home office

A table plant or a houseplant is a great way to make your workplace more natural and provide variety when your eyes need a break from the screen. Don't trust your green fingers? Then you can still choose to have your home office look out on an outdoor area with plants or flowers.

6. Make your home office personal

One of the biggest advantages of working from home is the freedom to furnish and decorate your office as you wish. For example, you can hang up some personal photos or a magnetic board or light a candle. Ultimately, it's about creating an environment that inspires and motivates you at work.


Some things that lead to more productivity for one person may mean the opposite for another, so experimentation is still key when it comes to setting up a productive home office.

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