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Arabian Business rounds up some timeless design tips to help improve your home office and, in the process, boost your productivity.
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Work with a view: Place your desk by a window with a view to inspire creativity and also provide plenty of natural light to work with. If you are seated in a windowless corner, avoid staring at
a blank wall by hanging a painting or a piece of art that stimulates you.
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Invest in a decent chair: You will be spending hours in your home office chair, so you might as well invest in an ergonomically-correct and comfortable one. But make sure it is also aesthetically pleasing since it will become part of your home décor.
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Keep technology under control: Hide unsightly, dust-gathering cords with cable management accessories such as fabric covers and winders. To avoid a messy floor, guide the cords through a hole in the desk and tuck them underneath with a wire organiser.
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Colour me blue: It is no secret that colours affect our moods – some more than others. Yellow, for example, boosts confidence and creativity while green keeps you calm through long hours of working. Blue, however, is often favoured for work environments as it improves focus and productivity.
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Stay motivated: Whether it is artwork or framed quotes, set up a few motivational details in your work area to help maintain your enthusiasm, particularly as working from home can be off-putting. Include a mention of your ultimate end goal as a reminder of why you started.
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Be wise with space: Don’t use work space as storage. Be efficient by getting papers off the desk and onto the walls via floating shelves. Using vertical file folders also helps save space. Stay away from piles by adding organisational paper trays or, better still, digitise everything.