Home offices are becoming much more popular these days. They save a lot of money and can even help your taxes. But transitioning a room into an office is a big ordeal, and you should have a plan before you start moving your stuff. We’re here to help with three tips for transitioning a room into an office.

Be Ergonomic

You need to function properly when you’re in your office, that means having a monitor at or slightly below eye level so that your eyes don’t get fatigued. Your keyboard needs to be positioned so that your arms are parallel to the floor. And be sure to have a nice, comfortable chair. You will be spending a lot of time on that chair, if you don’t love it, you won’t sit on it.

Embrace Sunlight

Look at how much sunlight enters the room and use that to your full advantage. Oftentimes when people look for a space to put their desk, they put it in the darkest corner of the room. This is great for being depressed all day. Not to mention low lighting in your Skype meetings. Instead, embrace the sunlight. Position your desk so that you’re in front of any sunlight that enters the room. For video conferences, it’s great lighting for your face, and more exposure to the sun will make you feel more energized throughout the day.

Have a space for Brainstorming

In the chaos of creating your office space, it’s important to leave some room where you can brainstorm ideas. Having a little corner with a little pen and pad, some sticky notes, or a cork board and a bunch of string, whatever helps you think. Experiment with what works best for you, and make sure you always have the tools and space to do it!

And here’s a little bonus tip. You want your office to look nice and show who you are and your work ethic. That’s why it’s important to have a beautiful, clean floor and a matching wall. We recommend having a nice dark hardwood floor, a rug in the middle paired with an eggshell white wall. It’s simple, but it’s also clean and beautiful. If you’d like other ideas, be on the lookout for a future blog where we talk about what color walls go with which hardwood stains!