We all love a ‘staycation’, yeah? It is the most amazing work can ever get. You can stay at home and work with a mug of coffee in your hand or chips in buckets feeling the comfort of homey clothes. And we all know that the possibilities of fun are endless even though you have to meet deadlines. But your favourite work from home schedule can go all wrong if you cannot work efficiently. You need to make up for the time spent on other activities at home by working faster when you are at home. And if the home attributes, especially the lighting elements at your home office does not support you, the staycation could all go wrong in the fraction of seconds. Hence, it will be helpful if you focus on the following points before radically changing the interior of your home office.
Assess the natural light receptivity in the room
It is the first and the most important task to be completed before considering any changes or preparing your shopping list for performing the interior decor changes. Because so many of your further decisions will be highly dependent on it. It is necessary to evaluate the natural light receptivity in your home office. Kindly check if there are any other buildings, trees, the architectural extensions of the same building etc nearby blocking the receptivity of light into the room. If there are any big trees, you can start your preparations by shaping or cutting down a few branches so that light will easily enter the room.
Passages for the light to enter
Once the light source is assessed, make ways for the light to enter your home office. If there is over brightness experienced than you might like, you can use cooling films on your windows to reduce it. But, normally the constraint is due to under lighting which causes strain to eyes and thereby tiring you faster. In order to increase the light receptivity, maximize the number of windows and doors to your home office space. Keep the blinds and curtains up. Also, you can have one or two light holes. Or it is a widely practised idea these days to keep glasses on the roof so that your room brightens like a diamond in the presence of natural light and you can save much on electricity.
Working with and colours can brighten up your room
The shades of different colours you choose for your home office space can big impacts on the lighting of your workspace interiors. If you are choosing dark colours on all the walls, shelves and ceiling, the chance is higher than your office will be darker looking. But you mix it up with lighter shades, you can control the effect. However, if you are going for shades of white, light blue, light rose, etc your room will surely brighten up as much as it can.
Find appropriate accessories
Make sure to use the cushions, rugs, carpets, and curtains of the rooms the colours that will reflect light so that the room will look radiant.
Grow a plant
Even though this is not a direct lighting idea, placing indoor plants in the office space will light up the room and it will give some life to the room. The plants will you a breath of fresh air, no doubt and will make your room feel vibrant.
Use artificial lights
If ample natural light is not your friend on this task, there are always so many ways to light up your room with artificial lights. You can choose from a list of overhead lights, recessed lights, task lights, corrective lights, under cabinet lights or even table lamps according to your choice in a way it would maximize the lighting availability.
While redecorating interiors it is absolutely possible to get it all done by yourself. But hiring experienced interior decorators will be helpful as you could get expert opinions and ideas while planning your little redecoration! It is inevitable to blend the colours, artificial and natural lighting sources and other elements of the room to invoke the right balance and ambience to the room.