If you’ve been meaning to upgrade your at-home workspace but have put it off because you haven’t found a solution that works for you, you may be excited to know that you can still transform your office through some simple ideas. Your office environment can affect your work quality and productivity levels, so making key updates can be a worthwhile investment. Check out these five clever and effective upgrades to try.

  1. Find a Quality Office Chair to Support Your Daily Work Efforts

Even on a shoestring budget, you can likely still afford a new office chair. Upgrading your chair can relieve physical pain and support you throughout the day. A brand-new chair may even boost your morale and motivation levels!

Shop different options to ensure your desired chair is appropriate for your height. You may also want to match your chair to a general office décor theme, such as biophilic design or a Miami-inspired look. Be sure to check for lumbar support, adjustability, and all-around comfort as well.


  1. Swap Old, Lumpy Furniture for Comfortable and Aesthetically Pleasing Picks

If you’re still working from a scruffy old couch or a hand-me-down desk, it may be time to shop for comfortable and visually pleasing new office furniture. For a clean-cut look and practical functionality, consider purchasing:

  • A writing desk with built-in storage drawers and computer hookups
  • A document filing cabinet
  • Several standalone or built-in bookshelves
  • A sleek, compact office couch
  • A practical coffee table, if you have enough room
  1. Rearrange Your Room to Help Keep Everything Organized

According to one study, keeping a well-organized office can lower stress levels and may even foster creativity and productivity. With less clutter in the room, you can clear your head and focus on your work. You can quickly rearrange your room by:

  • Color-coding your filing cabinet
  • Investing in a label maker for important documents
  • Reorganizing your books by genre or topic
  • Setting up a printer and scanner in one corner
  • Cleaning out all clutter and/or trash
  • Purchasing small holders or containers for essential office supplies, such as pens, tape, erasers, sticky notes, and so on
  1. Lighten the Mood by Incorporating Uplifting Details

Having a light, bright, colorful office can calm your mind and your mood, and may even boost productivity. You can reap these benefits by incorporating a few uplifting details throughout your workspace. For example, you could purchase some plants, switch out heavy curtains for lightweight blinds, paint an accent wall, or simply swap to more effective light bulbs.

  1. Keep Your Day on Track by Upgrading to Productivity-Boosting Work Equipment

If staying on schedule is a recurring issue at home, keep your day on track by implementing high-tech work equipment into your office. Some office technology can help relieve stress and encourage prolific work. You could upgrade to include such equipment as dual monitors, an ergonomic standing desk, a wireless headset, and a smart assistant in your phone.

The Home Office

If you’ve recently transitioned from a traditional office to working from home, you may not have a dedicated home office. The good news is that you can write off remodeling a room for a home office on your taxes. If you’re too busy or just not the do-it-yourself type, be sure to enlist the services of a reputable contractor to do the work. They’ll have you up and running in no time.

If, however, you already have a home office that is not being used, think about the changes you can make to utilize the space. An excellent use is to turn the area into a dedicated study space. That way it is available to you for work on your online degree or for your children to work on their school studies. This also means it can be quickly repurposed for strict home office use as necessary.

Having an up-to-date and well-organized home workspace can lift your mood and help keep you productive all day. Consider these clever upgrades to help you quickly transform your home office.

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