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Creating The Ideal Freelance Home Office Space

19 January 2022

As a freelancer, you have the freedom and flexibility to choose when and where you work. If you want to head out and set up your desk at the local coffee shop for the day, the choice is yours. While this might seem very appealing, you must remember that productivity is the key to making your freelance business a success. And the local coffee shop isn't always conducive to a full day’s work. By setting up a comfortable and organised home office space within the comfort of your own home, you will benefit from an effective base to successfully grow your business. But where do you start? Here, we have compiled some top tips on how to create the ideal freelance home office space.

1. Mark Out A Suitable Space

You may have a spare bedroom ready to convert into a spacious home office or are just looking to create a cosy corner under the stairs. Whatever space you have chosen as your home office, you should designate it for this purpose only. It should be an area that is quiet and private, allowing you the space to concentrate fully.

Before deciding on the most suitable space, you should consider the size of your office equipment for example desk, chair and computer, and make sure that it will all fit in. You will also need to make sure that there is an adequate power supply to support your office electrical items. An important, but often overlooked, requirement is natural light. You should make sure that your chosen space benefits from plenty of natural light, while also being mindful of glare which can lead to eye strain and headaches. As well as cutting down on your electricity bill, natural light can help to boost your mood and general wellbeing, particularly in the dark winter months.

2. Comfort Is Key  

Research has shown that there is a strong association between our physical comfort and work productivity. If you will be spending large parts of the day at your desk (as many of us do), it is important to make sure that it is comfortable for you. When choosing a desk, you should look for one that provides practicality and comfort, and that fits easily into your chosen workspace.

Many freelance workers are opting for an adjustable standing desk to enable them to alternate between sitting and standing. These desks enhance productivity, keep you fit and healthy and can help you to burn a few extra calories throughout the day. If these seem appealing to you, you may wish to consider Flexispot’s Esben Height-Adjustable Desk. The clear and simple aesthetic of this desk means that it will fit in seamlessly with any home office decor. With 3 convenient built-in USB ports, a large work surface, and two integrated drawers, this desk is ideal for the busy freelancer.

3. Sit Down And Relax

Arguably the most important piece of furniture within the home office is the office chair. Choosing a good quality and ergonomic chair can help to prevent you from getting bothersome aches and pains, particularly if your job involves a lot of sitting. If you combine a quality ergonomic chair with an adjustable standing desk, you will get the best of both worlds!

4. Make It Homely  

Once you have good quality and comfortable office furniture in place, the only thing left to do is to decorate your space! This is the fun part, as you can make it as individual and unique as you like. It is all about making you feel at home and relaxed. Colour can change the look and feel of a space and should be considered carefully. You should choose a colour palette that boosts your motivation and productivity. Blues and greens can help to calm the mind, reduce stress and enhance creativity, while red tones are thought to increase our attention to detail. If you don't want to, or are unable to, paint your work area then you can use pictures or posters to add a touch of colour to your space.

5. Incorporate Nature Into Your Space 

The addition of plants can help to improve aesthetics, but did you know that adding green plants into your office space can help to combat stress and increase creativity? Plants can even enhance your health and wellbeing by improving air quality and reducing anxiety. Choose office plants with a splash of colour to brighten up your space.

How Can Flexispot Help?

Using our helpful tips, your dream freelance home office will be ready in no time. When it comes to choosing good quality and cost-effective office furniture, Flexispot is here to help. We can help you to find the best solutions for your individual needs.

Set up your ideal freelance home office with a little help from Flexispot. Check out our fantastic range of high-quality home office furnishings at Flexispot