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It’s not easy to make the ideal space for a home office. From the light sources to the furniture, it takes a lot of time and work to get everything just right, but it’s worth it in the end. In this post, we’ll give you four ideas for making your home office the best it can be.


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Make Sure The Light Is Right


In an office, there are two kinds of light. One is artificial, and the other is natural. Which one should you pick? This will depend on what you do for a living. If you work at a desk, using both will be the best way to work during the dark winter months or at night, when artificial lighting can make it hard to read your documents. But if you need good visibility without bright light from light sources for more delicate tasks like drawing, sewing, or knitting, natural lighting would be best.


Make sure there are windows wherever possible so that there is enough sunlight in the room all day long. Also, make sure that any overhead lights have either daytime spectrum bulbs or wide range bulbs. Location-wise, try not to have a window that faces west since this will make the room too dark.


Use Ergonomic Furniture


If you spend a lot of time at your desk, you need to use ergonomic furniture to keep from getting aches and pains. This will also stop any injuries that happen from using a desktop or laptop for long periods of time too often. You should have an adjustable chair with back support and a footrest that you can use if your office desk is too high for your legs to fit under it.


You can help tendonitis by using a comfortable keyboard tray or a different keyboard. This relieves the stress on the wrists that comes from typing for long periods of time without breaks. A wrist rest might also help with these things.


Find The Ideal Temperature


If you spend most of your workday in a room that is too hot or cold, it can be uncomfortable and take your mind off of your work. There are many things that affect how warm we feel, such as the amount of humidity, our metabolic rate (how fast we burn energy), and the size of our bodies. We have an internal thermostat that keeps our body temperature at 37 degrees Celsius, so what feels like a “normal” temperature depends on a person’s metabolism.


Many people recommend getting a small electric fan heater and putting a bowl of ice cubes under your desk chair before work each day. As the ice melts throughout the morning, it cools the back of your legs. Alternatively, get an air conditioner and invest in regular AC repair services to keep it working well. 


Have Plants In The Room


Plants are a great addition to any home or office because they help keep humidity levels stable, give off oxygen, and clean the air. There’s no need for pricey greenhouses here; all you need are five indoor plants to make the difference. English ivy is the most common plant people keep in their offices. It absorbs harmful chemicals like benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene from the air.


In conclusion, it’s not easy to make a well-designed home office, but if you follow these four suggestions, it will be ideal in no time.

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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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