For many of us #HomeLife now includes working from home and we’re all too familiar with the words, “I’ll see you on Zoom in ten minutes”.
Whether you’re set up in your bedroom, living room or kitchen, we can’t help but ask is our home office truly ‘Zoom Ready’?
Here we’ve gathered some tips to help you create a home office background that you’ll not only be proud to ‘Zoom on’ but to also help improve your energy and efficiency while you work from home.
Giving your home office background a pop with colours
Did you know that introducing certain colours into your work space doesn’t only make it nicer to look at but can help boost your mood and productivity levels as well? Here are some colours that can help change the vibes in your home office:
- Blue is brain-friendly and calming which helps promote communication and efficiency as well.
- Yellow brings a burst of positivity, creativity and happiness to your work space.
- Red represents courage, strength, and excitement. This helps create a stimulating effect for your home office.
- Green is easiest on the eyes while adding a fresh and balancing vibe to your work space.
This home office set up in the courtyard of double storey link home, Oak, brings in fresh vibes as well as greenery to the work space through its green wall and potted plants.
Adding some texture to your background
Sitting in front of anything that is not a bare wall can add more character to your home office and wallpapers are the most effective when it comes that; as long as they’re not too fanciful or outdated.
This city themed wallpaper together with the blue tones transforms this room in double storey link home, Aspen into an inspiring space to work as well as ‘Zoom’ in.
If you prefer a more eye-catching design, this mountain landscape wallpaper in double storey link home, Oak might just do the trick for you, adding a dramatic effect to your background.
Make sure your audience is able to see you
Getting the lighting right in your home office is important. Avoid having a prominent backlight, as it will cover your face with dark shadows and your audience may not be able to see you clearly.
Whether you are working outside or facing the window, you wouldn’t want sunrays facing you straight as it would have the same effect. Facing natural light from a window is great, as long as there is no direct sunlight.
Take this cosy work space in the single storey cluster home, Primrose (now sold out), natural light comes in from the windows on the left, an ideal set up for a work space that neither gives you a backlight nor have direct sunlight facing you.
Avoid cluttering your work space with décor
By now, we’re no stranger to working from our bedroom, living room or kitchen as it has become part of our #HomeLife. While it’s nice to add a personal touch with photo frames of family moments, small souvenirs etc. to your work space, what you may not want to do is to clutter the space as this would create chaos where you need it the least.
Have a look at this simple home office in a double storey link home at Taman Meru Mentari, keeping your work space clutter-free helps keep you focused on the task at hand as well as giving you the perfect set up for your Zoom meetings.
As Marie Kondo, the tidying expert always ask, “Does it spark joy?”, if it doesn’t, then it’s best to keep it away from your work space. An uncluttered area doesn’t only make your home office look neat and tidy but it’s also going to help you to focus and prioritise.
Are you ready to make your home office to always be ‘Zoom Ready’?
We hope these home office hints help make your #HomeLife working from home more productive and efficient.
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