Throughout 2020, more people have worked at home than ever before. Although remote working boomed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses have announced plans to make flexible working arrangements permanent. With many people enjoying a better work-life balance, remote working looks set to be a firm fixture in our futures.
However, it’s important to ensure that you have an appropriate place to work from if you’re going to be working from home. With this in mind, take a look at these top lighting tips and start creating your own home office today:
1. Sit Close to a Window
If possible, you’ll want to place your desk close to a window so that you can enjoy the natural light. Choosing vertical blinds or shutters as window dressings can be a great option in home offices. These allow you to maintain your privacy but also ensure that natural light is able to flow into the room. Furthermore, they’ll minimise the glare on laptop screens or monitors, which means you can work comfortably.
2. Use Portable Lamps
Even if you have good overhead lighting in place, it’s well worth having one or two portable lamps situated in your home office. This enables you to pinpoint exactly where you need the light to be focused and allows you to modify the lighting throughout the day. If you regularly move from one desk to another, for example, being able to adjust the lighting will ensure you can create a productive workspace at any time.
With endless options available at Powerpoint Electrics, you can choose the perfect portable lighting for your home office. Additionally, you can choose lamps that offer style, as well as functionality. Whether you’re creating a traditional, rustic office or a modern, streamlined workspace, the right lamp can complete your interior design and complement your décor.
3. Use Wall Lights to Maximise Space
If your home office isn’t as large as you’d like it to be, you can save space by installing wall lights. These will enable you to use soft and stronger lighting to illuminate your workspace, without taking up critical floor or desk space.
Choosing a manoeuvrable wall light also means that you can adjust the lighting at any time, which maximises flexibility too. Again, you’ll find a wide variety of wall lights are available, so it’s easy to find a style that fits with your chosen décor.
4. Give Lighting a Dual Purpose
Keeping your office well-lit can have a positive impact on your productivity, but dual-purpose lighting can offer additional functionality too. With a wireless charger built-in to the base of your desk lamp, for example, you can keep your devices topped up with power throughout the day.
Installing New Lighting
Depending on the modifications you decide to make, you may be able to upgrade your lighting or you may require assistance from a certified electrician. While lamps and wall lights can easily be added to your home office, rewiring should always be done by a professional. By taking the time to upgrade the lighting, you can ensure that your home office is a productive, calm and tranquil place to work from home.
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Newly middle-aged wife of 1, Mom of 3, Grandma of 2. A professional blogger who has lived in 3 places since losing her home to a house fire in October 2018 with her husband. Becky appreciates being self-employed which has allowed her to work from 'anywhere'. Life is better when you can laugh. As you can tell by her Facebook page where she keeps the humor memes going daily. Becky looks forward to the upcoming new year. It will be fun to see what 2020 holds.