AD | When it comes to productivity, lighting is more important than you might think. After all, humans are wired to work in the day time. With that said, if you work from home, you’ll need to carefully consider the lighting design in your home office to ensure you’re in the right mood for work. If you don’t, you’ll likely end up with headaches, eye strain and limited motivation. Below are some tips to help you improve your working environment with appropriate lighting.
Before you set up your home office, thorough planning is essential. Have a look around the room at the light sources available, which could include both natural light from the windows and the current light fixtures. Assessing the space will help give you an idea of what you have to work with. Think to yourself: What is possible in this space? What areas can be improved?
Try not to install overhead lights directly above your desk, and vice versa. This will lead to glare and shadowing, which you want to avoid as much as possible. Lampshades are great at diffusing the light, or you might want to think about a floor lamp that will bounce the light around the room without shining directly overhead. You also want to avoid flickering lights, as they can be extremely distracting.
Don’t Forget Your Desk
When choosing a desk lamp, there are lots of things to think about, and it depends on what your priorities are. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes so there’s no right or wrong choice. If you need to save some space, you might what to buy a functional clip-on lamp. Alternatively, you might want something stylish to create a statement in the room. Just don’t forget to choose something that will help you with your close up tasks, like reading or writing.
Do you have a home office? Did you put much thought into the lighting in that room?
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