5 Small Home Office Mistakes You Might Be Doing 

by Khent Gerald Barangas on May 23, 2023

5 Small Home Office Mistakes You Might Be Doing 

Working from home is awesome, right? You can do a lot of things that you cannot normally do in your company office. You can snack whenever you wanted, wear pajamas while working, or wear nothing at all (Summer in the Philippines! I know right.). For many, it’s a dream work setup, but for some, it can be a nightmare, especially for those who have a small home office

Having the right office furniture and equipment can be such a challenge too. You may end up hurting your back from long hours of work or dealing with a cluttered room due to a lack of storage.

At this point, we may sound like a bunch of whiners, but trust us, we're here to help.You need to plan your home office carefully to create a truly productive space despite your small room. There are many ways to achieve this but the first step is to avoid the most common mistakes that could ruin your small office design. 

Avoid These 5 Small Home Office Mistakes 

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Design mistakes can significantly impact productivity. Here’s our rundown of the most common pitfalls you should avoid when setting up your remote work setup.

Not Investing in Ergonomic Furniture 

A study by Nature Human Behavior found that home workers work 10% longer each week. So, if you’re not using ergonomic office furniture, you can end up having back pain and discomfort. 

It's important to choose the right furniture, especially the chair and desk. Look for a desk that matches your height. If you have enough budget go for an office standing desk that has a height-adjustable capability. When selecting a chair, on the other hand, choose one that provides adequate support and has adjustable height and tilt. 

Our recommendation is the Qoncept Parker, one of the most affordable ergonomic chairs on the market.

2. Ignoring the Lighting 

Lighting is also important. Believe it or not, lighting can significantly impact both your productivity and mental state. According to a study, cool colors such as blue can improve worker productivity.

Position your work table where you can access the light outside. Study have found that natural light during morning and evening can decrease depression and improve mood, energy, and also efficiency. 

3. Not Getting Enough Fresh Air

Not getting enough fresh air in your home is a serious mistake in home office design. Spending a long time in a room with poor ventilation can lead to headaches and fatigue. This may further cause a significant decline in concentration and productivity. So, do yourself a favor, open some windows and doors, or better yet, invest in an air purifier.

4. Not Making the Most of Your Space 

If you have a small home office, you need to use your space wisely. Don’t set up a home office in a room that is too small for it, as it can make the space feel cramped and cluttered. Instead, look for unique spaces such as under the stairs, alcoves, and unused corner spaces. With a ergonomic desk, cabinet, and chair, you can create a comfortable mini office.

Remeber, your home office doesn’t necessarily have to occupy an entire room. All you need is a comfortable and quiet area in your house with enough space to work productively.

5. Not Considering Your Storage Needs

Having enough storage is crucial for a well-organized and efficient home office. Consider a drawer where you can easily organize your work materials. Qoncept Harper is an ideal storage solution as it can provide ample storage space.

On the other hand, if your small home office setup cannot fit a drawer, consider taking a table with built-in storage like Qoncept Wendel table. This unique office desk has 3 tier shelves and 2 additional drawers. It's a multi-purpose furniture ideal for a small home office setup. 

You Can Never Go Wrong at Qoncept 

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Qoncept Living offers a wide selection of office furniture to elevate any office space. Choose from ergonomic chairs, height-adjustable desks, storage solutions, and stylish accessories - everything you need to create a functional and home office. Visit our official stores on Lazada and Shopee to find the best deals!

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