Is Your Home Office Meeting-Ready? Tips for Staging Your Space
Running a business out of your home comes with a ton of benefits, but it can also lead to some new responsibilities. For example, if your business relies on meeting with clients, either virtually or in person, you’ll need a suitable space in which to do so. Your home office can’t just be designed with productivity in mind — it also has to reflect your business’s brand.
Staging your office for meetings is an important business move. Home Staging Warehouse is happy to provide the tools and resources you need to give your office the right look.
Here are a few tips and ideas to get you started.
Focus on the Big Picture
When it comes to designing your home office, you have to take the full picture into consideration. After all, a home office is as much a part of your personal world as it is your professional world. Think about how to balance your home’s aesthetic with your brand aesthetic in order to find an office design that suits both.
This is especially important if you plan to sell your home in the near future. One of the defining features of a well-staged home is design consistency across the whole space. The right decor can go a long way toward boosting your home’s value and getting buyers interested, fast.
Define Your Brand First
Before you start planning your office, you need to define your business’s brand. If you haven’t already done this, reach out to a marketing pro who can help. There are tons of pitfalls in the world of branding. You need to ensure your business’s aesthetic is clean, attractive, and sets your company apart in the industry. Using cookie-cutter logos or premade web designs is likely to leave you looking just like most of your competitors — a pro will help you stand out.
According to Forbes, your home office should reflect your brand as well. Consider using decorative features that follow your business’s color scheme. If you use any decor with text, try to use text within the same font family as your logo. Little steps like this can help your home office be a cohesive part of your business’s branding efforts.
Include Productivity-Boosting Features
Finally, make sure your office design boosts productivity and helps you stay calm and focused during work hours. For example, plants improve air quality and have significant productivity-boosting effects, so using them as part of your office decor can really pay off. Don’t have much of a green thumb? Pick up some silk plants instead — they won’t help with air quality, but they still have a positive impact on mood and focus.
Another important aspect of office productivity is ergonomics. When you work in a traditional office, you can expect your company to have factored this into office design when choosing desks, chairs, and computer equipment. When you work for yourself, however, you need to take steps to keep yourself safe and healthy while working.
For example, elevate your monitor. Having your computer screen at eye level helps you use a more neutral posture during your workday, and it can help prevent back and neck pain. Also, measure your desk and chair to make sure they’re the right height for your body type.
Your home office needs to balance productivity and comfort while honoring your brand’s aesthetic. We hope these tips help you to figure out the best look for your space.
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