If you are just starting out with your office at home, you need to consider the right color for your work environment. If you choose a color that is too bright, it can affect your eyesight and give you eye fatigue, which can result in headaches and eyestrain.
A calming neutral is perfect for home offices. The color should complement the rest of the home if it is open to those areas. Keeping clutter to a minimum makes a working environment efficient and productive. Task lighting is important especially if there is no natural light available. The lighting should not be so bright that it causes a glare, but light enough to easily view reading material.
Your office environment should reflect your product or your service. If you are a designer, a trendy office is essential, especially if you have clients visit your office. Keeping work materials hidden in cabinets streamlines your office for a clean look.
Seating for visitors should be comfortable and suitable for an office. Appropriate furniture placement allows for conversation and work space for both you and your clients.
If you need to add color to your office, avoid accent walls and put the color into chairs or accessories. A bright wall can be distracting in a work area but a small accent can add interest to a neutral space.
Give your office personality with exhibits of your product or service. Use either actual product or photographs on the walls that feature your product in a flattering way. A wall of colorful samples is always beautiful and interesting and can look like art while offering a practical solution to displaying your product.
Whatever your product is, your office should reflect your style and taste and be an enjoyable workspace. This can be achieved by the proper use of color, light and design.