Feeling uninspired in lockdown? A home office makeover might be the inspiration you need to break out of your funk.

While some of us have worked from home for years, others are doing it for the very first time. Whether you have an office with a door or just carved out a space on your couch, there are many things you can do to create a more energizing and comfortable space until we’re ready to head back to the office.

Here are x inspirations and decorating tips to help you stay motivated and efficient:

Add Color & A Personal Touch With Art

Placing a piece of art, a framed quote, a vase filled with real or fresh flowers or a drawing that inspires you or that has sentimental meaning can be one of the easiest ways to stay motivated at work.

Can’t Focus? Add Wood To Feel Grounded

Wood connects us to nature and helps us feel grounded. Adding a wood desk, a wood desk riser, wood containers, or any other touch that is made with real wood is all you need to experience the soothing design power of wood in your space.

Find A Desk Chair With Plenty of Back Support

Perhaps the most important part of creating a great home office is having a great chair. A bad chair can lead to back pain, which is the last thing you need when you’re trying to focus on your work day.

Already have the perfect office chair? Get consider some alternate seating like a bean bag chair. At the end of the day, you can relax with a good book or a cocktail in your bed/chair hybrid.

Improve Your Mood With Plants

There is literally no better way to spruce up your space than with plants. Live plants can help improve the air quality in your home as well as help you feel more relaxed. We found a great selection of all types of indoor plants, from succulents to big lush plants, here.

Surround Sound Sonos Speakers

Can you hear me now? Whether you’re trying to listen in on a call or want to take a break and jam out, great speakers can make all the difference. We found some of the best speakers around to upgrade the sound in your new and improved home office.

Organize Yourself With a Desk Organizer

Last but not least, one of the best ways to easily upgrade your office space is to just get organized. Have loose papers lying around? Gather them up and put them away. Start your day with a clear space and your thoughts will follow. Desk organizers are a great way to give everything on your desk a proper place.

If you’re going to be working from home for the foreseeable future, you might at well create a space you’re comfortable in and one that keeps you inspired. Some simple touches can be exactly what’s needed to help you do just that.

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