How To Create A Functional And Instagrammable Home Office

With everything going on right now, it comes as no surprise that most of us will be working from home. The sudden shift in daily life has many of us reeling because we’re just not prepared! Do not worry though! You are not alone in this struggle. We’re going to set out a few tips on how to create a home office that is functional and Instagrammable! We know you shouldn’t model a home office just to look good on Instagram but we’re going to provide tips on how to kill two birds with one stone: to create a set up that inspires but also looks great.

#1 Declutter

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The first step to creating your very own home office is to declutter! That’s right! We’re going to do this Marie Kondo-style. Sort your papers into trays, throw out items that you have no use for, and put away things that are not relevant to your work! Use relevant office stationery to neatly organize notes and reminders without having them clutter up space on your desk. After all, minimalism is new in right now - the fewer items you have on you, the cleaner and neater it looks. The people are absolutely raving for that shiny, new look! But the good points don’t just stop there! A study done at the University of California has shown that being surrounded by fewer things decreases levels of stress hormones! Tidying your workspaces can help improve efficiency and make you feel in charge of things. You now spend less time being distracted by items in your periphery and you also spend less time looking for that one piece of document you need. It’s a win-win situation where the spick-and-span is both functional and aesthetically appealing.

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#2 Natural Light

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The next step to creating both a functional and Instgrammable office is natural lighting! Get as much natural lighting as you can by setting up against or near a window! We all just love that golden hour when taking pictures, but there’s so much more benefits to it than just looking good! Research done by Alan Hedge, a professor in Design and Environmental analysis, has shown that natural light improves the mental and physical well-being of people. Natural light is good for improving alertness, reducing eye strain, headaches and blurred vision and improving overall productiveness! Having reflective elements around the room can redirect some of that light onto your workspace and give you a much-needed drive to focus! With a bright workplace, not only will it aid in your mentality, but also makes it perfect for an Instagram shot! If you manage to catch those sunset hues coming through your windows, don’t forget to snap a quick pic!

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 #3 Plants, plants, plants!

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Have you ever seen the Amazon Headquarters in Seattle? They have a massive biome of plants for staff to use as meeting spaces. Now we’re not saying you should turn your home office into a greenhouse (although that could be a lot of fun…) but consider getting plants to add to your set up! Plants are known to inspire creativity and productivity. A study done in UK has shown a 15% increase in productivity when workers have been surrounded by plants.  It also says that plants help double attention spans, improve happiness and positivity, decrease stress and boost self-esteem.  Nature helps bring calm to the environment and aids in mitigating stress and frenzy. But plants also have a bonus touch of beauty, perfect for that Instagram vibe we’re aiming for. If you’ve been following this guide, your office might have ended up looking a little too bland with muted colours all around. Plants provide that missing splash of colour with rich greens to round off the look of your own home office! If you’re not sure what plant to get, might we recommend the peace lily? It is both stunningly beautiful and also fills in that spot on your checklist!

 

#4  Sparking joy

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We’re going to loop back to our favourite organising queen, Marie Kondo once more. The phrase has been passed on countless of times: does it spark joy? But what does it mean? It simply refers to items that make you feel thrills of joy and excitement. Things that make you happy! A home office doesn’t have to be a stiff space for you to grind out work. While we want to prevent cluttering, it is recommended you keep little ornaments that keep you happy and motivated within your vision. This could come in the form of letterboards with motivational quotes, photo frames with your favourite photographs or even just a plush toy! Putting little ornaments around you helps keep you motivated and on your feet, pushing you to keep at what it is you’re doing! If you would like a bit more of that fancy décor, then go for it. Just remember, sometimes less is more – only keep a select number before you get too carried away. With all your favourite elements in place, it completes the image of your home office by giving it a “lived-in” look!

  

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We know that there are some who cannot afford to annex entire spaces just for a temporary home office, but don’t worry, these tips are useful even for spaces that double as your home office. Just find a place in your house that is decluttered, bright and spacious. A plant is always a useful addition no matter the circumstances! Do make sure to keep away everything that is related to daily relaxation to draw that line between work and home. When you’re done, it is time to do the same in reverse!

With that, you would have the basics down for your very own home office that is both functional and Instagrammable! Who says work has to be a dull affair? Work in an environment that makes you feel good and keeps you going. Let’s not forget that no matter how beautiful and workable your new home office may be, the body still cannot accomplish without a much-needed rest. A conducive environment does not inspire a tired mind. Find that perfect balance and bring out the best in you with your new beautiful home office! 

We’re going to loop back to our favourite organising queen, Marie Kondo once more. The phrase has been passed on countless of times: does it spark joy? But what does it mean? It simply refers to items that make you feel thrills of joy and excitement. Things that make you happy! A home office doesn’t have to be a stiff space for you to grind out work. While we want to prevent cluttering, it is recommended you keep little ornaments that keep you happy and motivated within your vision. This could come in the form of letterboards with motivational quotes, photo frames with your favourite photographs or even just a plush toy! Putting little ornaments around you helps keep you motivated and on your feet, pushing you to keep at what it is you’re doing! If you would like a bit more of that fancy décor, then go for it. Just remember, sometimes less is more – only keep a select number before you get too carried away. With all your favourite elements in place, it completes the image of your home office by giving it a “lived-in” look!

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