How to Design the Most Productive Home Office

Shaunacy Ferro
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Working from home can either be a boon to productivity or a complete distraction. There are plenty of benefits to working from your house (no commute!), but to really be able to knuckle down and get things done, you may need to make a few tweaks to your space. The interior designers at OKA have a few tips (click to enlarge):

Because there’s plenty of money in figuring out how to make workers function more effectively, there’s quite a bit of research out there on the best office environments for productivity. For instance, studies have found that white walls aren’t great for work—a shade of blue is better. Research also indicates that you want to keep your workspace at a fairly warm temperature, so bump your thermostat into the 70s. And get a house plant. Research has shown that filling a workspace with plants can increase productivity by 15 percent. Now get back to work!