When working from home, it is easy to feel uninspired, and like you’re in a creative rut. Often, it is your surroundings affecting your productivity, and a change in your feng shui or color on your walls can help to re-motivate and rekindle your inspiration. However, balancing working from home with the taxing, and sometimes tedious, task of choosing decor and furnishings can be a tricky plight. Here are some tips on getting the balance just right.
Plan It Out
Although things don’t always go to plan, it’s a good idea to have a timeline to work from and a deadline of when you want the decorating to be completed. This helps to keep you motivated and reminds you that this extra disruption is temporary. This will encourage you to surge for the end product. Hiring your local professional interior designer or decorator is essential. They will offer a professional and knowledgeable perspective and keep you on schedule and budget. Its also a good idea to plan your business around how long you will be decorating for. If it is just the one room you want to decorate – say your office space – it may be an idea to take a couple of days and work solidly to complete it. If you are taking on the whole house, it may be an idea to look into getting a household personal assistant that can help cover the business needs, while you and your interior decorator are concentrating on the house. Sourcing an assistant from a reliable and professional company means you won’t have to spend time training them up, making the whole process a lot more time and cost efficient.
Start With Your Office
If you are redecorating a couple of rooms or the entire house, it’s a good idea to start with your office space. This means that even if the rest of the house still isn’t up to scratch, looking a little ransacked. You will have a comfortable, tidy and relaxing environment to retreat to and concentrate on the business side of things. While your office is being redecorated, it’s a good idea to move the furniture out to another part of the house and set up a temporary desk space to work from. You do not want to be painting and then sitting in the fumes trying to concentrate. It is also a lot easier to decorate a completely clear space – especially when redoing the flooring, baseboards or wallpapering.
This is so important. If you are doing renovations and working in your home make sure you let fresh air circulate through the property as much as possible. Construction causes fumes and sawdust to sit in the air. Without fresh oxygen and a comfortable body temperature, productivity levels will hit a low, and you’ll feel sluggish and tired. With so much on your plate that is definitely a feeling you want to avoid.
Make Sure You Take Time For You
Just as important as the success of your business, and the comfort-ability of your home – your own well being. Make sure you are taking regular breaks away from both your desk and the home improvement. Be honest with yourself about needing time away. Making sure you regularly get out of the house to get some downtime. Being productive always gives a sense of accomplishment, but you don’t want to burn the candle at both ends and burn out.
Hopefully, you find these tips helpful and find the right balance to suit you. Happy decorating!
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