Working from home is not a new concept but with the pandemic it has become the norm for many over the past year.
Recent research has shown the percentage of workers worldwide permanently working from home is expected to double in 2021.
So is working from home here to stay?
If it is on the cards for you not to be returning to a communal office, then it's time to think about how to make your environment a joy to work in.
Get off the kitchen table and find a room or nook that works for you then:
Get the right set up, you can't be using a dining room chair forever. Invest in a good desk, a monitor for your laptop, a stand to get it at the right height and a professional foot stool.
Light is also important in your home office. If like us at Emporium Worthing you fancy a dark space - we have gone for liquorice black paint on the walls - make sure you have good natural light or great lighting. We have daylight strip lights, for example. Desk lighting will help - task lighting to help to eliminate that squinting at the monitor.
Add some greenery - real or fake. there's no excuse with the wide variety available to have a dusty victorian aspidistra on a shelf. Fresh flowers in an attractive vase on your desk will make you smile.
Make the room smell nice : scented candles and diffusers, we have a selection on the go including incense burners, it will lift your mood.
Decorate those walls. Get creative, animal heads, a display of mirrors. hanging plates - go to town and make this room as fun and comfortable as any other at home.
There can be some real positives from working home, pimp up that office - you know at Emporium Worthing you can get inspired with a cute cushion, a gorgeous vase to display your blooms or a lovely kitsch fingers crossed hand decoration.
Being at work no longer has to be a dull affair.