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Over 1.7 million people in the UK worked from home before the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused a shift in working habits and methods, with an estimated 20 million people relocating to home offices.

If you’re working remotely from home, and your home office is looking a little uninspiring and drab, it may be time to decorate. It’s never been so important to feel happy and comfortable in your surroundings than now.

Get the most out of your space

Creating a dedicated work station for your home office can seem daunting, especially if your home only has a few rooms that are occupied by other family members and children.

Planning is crucial. Make note of all the items and work areas which are crucial for your work and that you may need in the future, and plan space for them. A desk, computer, printer, scanner, filing cabinet, shelving may be the start depending on your job.

Where possible, use the walls in your home office space to create storage. Add shelves, hang items from the wall, use cubbyholes and utilise the space under your desk to hide office furniture while still being easily accessible.

Create the right lighting

Many homeowners overlook the importance of their window dressing in their home office, but as a room where you may be spending 9-5 working, it is extremely important to get the correct lighting at all times.

Plantation shutters lend themselves to home offices as they offer privacy and help create the perfect lighting all day while helping to reduce screen glare. Plantation shutters also offer airflow ventilation during the sunny period and an extra layer of insulation during the colder months.

Make your space interesting

The best part of working from home is you can decorate and have your home office space exactly how you want it. So why not get creative and design the space around your personality and ideas.

You can keep the area looking professional while including your own unique features, such as inspiring framed prints. Enjoying your workspace will help increase productivity.

For more information on designing the perfect home office, or to enquire about plantation shutters for your home office, contact Totally Shutters today on 0203 960 6963. All plantation shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.

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