The right home office set-up can do wonders for your productivity, but striking a balance between a professional and a homey feel is a lot harder than it looks. To help you get started, the window replacement experts at Renewal by Andersen of Phoenix® share some design tips here:
Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Complementary Color Schemes
Colors can affect your mood, which in turn affects your productivity. Don’t settle for boring office beige. After all, what’s the point of having a home office if it looks just like your formal office. It’d be a good idea to do some research on how colors can affect your mood and find which ones can help you feel more at ease in your office.
Place Your Work Desk Near Windows
Speaking of setting the right mood, interior design experts recommend placing your work desk near a window. Studies have shown that sunlight can help improve your mood, not to mention improved natural lighting can give an airy feel to your home office. For optimal natural lighting, we recommend installing windows with wide glass areas, like picture windows, or easy-to-open ones, like casement or gliding windows.
Add Some Homey Elements
Adding a personal touch to your home office makes it seem cozier. Try hanging pieces of artwork on the walls. For a more streamlined look, you can place smooth elements, such as colorful pots and bowls, a sanded wood desk and glass accents. A few strategically placed mirrors would be a welcome addition as well, as these can distribute natural light evenly throughout your office.
Renewal by Andersen’s Signature Service
Of course, you can only do so much with a few minor tweaks. If you want a home office that’s conducive to productivity, it’s best to consult an expert. As part of our signature service, Renewal by Andersen offers free in-home consultations with our design experts.
Renewal by Andersen of Phoenix offers a wide variety of premium windows, including casement window options. To set up an appointment with one of our experts, call us at (602) 562-1176 or leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in Tempe and Scottsdale, AZ, as well as the surrounding communities.