Decor To Avoid in Your Home Office
Not enough lighting. One of the biggest mistakes that people make in their Sarasota home office is not enough light sources. Though you might live in a warm climate, that doesn't mean you're going to get as many days of sun as, say, California! And what happens when you want to work at night? We recommend at least three separate sources. Save money by installing compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) and task lighting in your home office. CFLs burn cooler and use up to 75 percent less energy than either halogen or incandescent bulbs.
Thick, dark carpeting, like the kind that were so popular in the 70s. Come to think of it, the 70s were full of interior decorating trends that (thankfully) died. Remember the obsession with wood paneling and dark cabinets? What about those enormous florescent light fixtures, conspicuous track lighting, and huge, globular light fixtures? These are definitely decor to avoid in your Windsor home office. Not only will your office chair not have that snazzy swivel on the thick carpeting, but you will feel like you are in a cave... which might help you concentrate for short periods of time, but in the long run is quite unhealthy.
Not enough personal pictures. There is a reason why people personalize their work spaces with pictures of family and friends -- they are a great reminder of your personal life, even when in the midst of some hardcore business conference calls or deadline-oriented projects. And the best part about your home office is that you know the people in those pictures are not far away! In fact, they might even be just a few steps away, in the kitchen or family room, as you work in your home office. Still, keep it simple with a single theme and a few framed photographs, to avoid overkill.
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