Smart and cozy: 5 tips for working from home (sponsor)

When working at home you always have to come to terms with the existing circumstances (Photo: Mid).

This article is a paid advertisement. Many of you work at home several times a week, perhaps even every day. Even with just one working day per week in the home office, it is important that the setup suits you and your work. This ensures you work effectively. Choose the right electronic gadgets and others practical electronic accessoriesto set up your office. To make it smart and comfortable!

  • Find the right job
  • Color and textiles as motivation
  • Set up your desk functionally and comfortably
  • Keeps things tidy on and around the desk
  • Smart home gadgets for an effective working day

We will now take a closer look at all of these points. Get inspired for your home office.

This is what a home office could look like in the future (Photo: Mid).
This is what a home office could look like in the future (Photo: Mid).

Find the right job

First you need to find a suitable space for your work area. Lying on the couch with the computer on your legs might sound tempting, but it's not ergonomically recommended. A designated office ensures a productive working day. If you have a whole room available, that is of course ideal. There you have peace and quiet and can end the working day by closing the door. However, not all of you have a room that serves as a home office. But here too there are ways to set up a cozy work corner.

First of all, it is important to have enough light available. Place your desk next to a large window. It works best when the light comes in from the side. Frontal light is blinding, and light coming from behind can make it difficult to read the screen.

If you don't have a room available as an office, you can set up the desk in a corner of the living room or dining area. If possible, don't put the desk in the bedroom. Your bedroom should be a place to relax and not stress you out with work still on your desk.

Ensures spatial separation of work and living areas

Especially if your desk is placed in the living room, dining room or bedroom, ensure spatial separation. Room dividers and plants are practical for this. A rug under the desk can also visually separate the work area from the living area.

If you have space, a free-standing shelf is a practical room divider. It also offers storage space for your work utensils, books and decorations. Large potted plants are also a nice privacy screen.

When working at home you always have to come to terms with the existing circumstances (Photo: Mid).
When working at home you always have to come to terms with the existing circumstances (Photo: Mid).

Color and textiles as motivation

Use the power of colors for your motivation. The most important thing is of course that you choose a color that you like. But we know, for example, that blue promotes concentration, green calms and orange motivates.

Paint a wall at your desk or office in the chosen color. But if, for example, your work area is in the living room and you don't want to paint, you can use decorations to add color that motivates you. A blue coffee mug, which not only helps you concentrate with its contents, or green curtains, which have a calming effect, are great options for a bit of color in your everyday work life.

Are you struggling with cold feet under your desk? Then a fluffy carpet is a cozy and practical interior detail.

Set up your desk functionally and comfortably

Ergonomic office furniture makes everyday work more comfortable and prevents back and neck pain. Even if you only work at home one day a week, it makes sense to invest in good furniture. A suitable chair and ideally a desk that is height adjustable are the best place to start.

The desk should also be functional. At vidaXL you will find electronic accessories for your home office. A monitor stand, for example, ensures the right viewing angle and at the same time provides space for storage.

It also provides enough light so that you can work even on gray, rainy days without having to deal with fatigue due to too little light. A floor lamp or a small desk lamp makes a big difference.

A desk cannot always be as tidy as it could be in the office (Photo: Mid).
A desk cannot always be as tidy as it could be in the office (Photo: Mid).

Keeps things tidy on and around the desk

Order is important for productivity. Keep your surroundings tidy to avoid distractions. Shelves and boxes help to neatly store work utensils. Make it a priority to clean up your work area and put everything away neatly. If you have an effective system, you'll be able to get things organized in no time.

Smart home gadgets for an effective working day

Should it be a little smarter? Then integrate a few smart home gadgets into your workday. Set up routines that will make your day positive. For example, use a voice-controlled assistant. Then a “good morning” is enough to let the sun rise virtually, start the radio and switch on the coffee machine.

An afternoon automation can help you unplug and complete your workday. When work is finished, start your favorite podcast to relax or music to dance to.

Voice control is also a practical assistant. For example, set a timer for 25 minutes. During this time you work with concentration. When the timer runs out, music starts as a signal to take a break. Get up and dance around the room, then you are ready for the next phase of concentrated work.

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