Working at home is rapidly becoming a very popular choice. It’s convenient, time, and cost-saving, and employers are finding that it can even improve productivity. In short, if you’re not working from home then you should be.

Of course, to be productive and comfortable working from home you need to create a workspace. This helps you to get in the right frame of mind and block out any other noises around you. A workspace is more than just a desk in the corner of the room. You have to feel like you’re going to work and other members of the household need to respect that you’re at work.

Here are five simple ways you can create the perfect inspirational workspace.

1. Get Personal

You wouldn’t sit at your desk in an office without adding some personal touches. It’s important to adopt the same approach at home. The difference is you’re free to do it your way. That means a large corkboard for doodles, pictures of loved ones, and your own pens, notebooks, and other paraphernalia which is necessary to get the job done.

2. Choose The Right Color Scheme

Your workspace needs to be the right color to inspire you. Research suggests that blue is a good choice for stimulating the mind, although yellow is good at inspiring creativity, and green is good for concentration.

It’s best to go with paler shades of these colors, if you go too bold and bright they may be overpowering. Choose the color that appeals to you. If this is different from the rest of the room then it’s possible to get barriers that will separate your workspace, allowing the décor to change in your personal space.

3. Add Some Plants

It’s a great idea to get some house plants in your workspace. Plants are surprisingly calming. This can help you to focus on the job at hand. Of course, plants are also good at removing toxins from the air and they will boost the oxygen level in your home, helping you to feel fresh and positive.

Plants also add a nice touch of color and you can even invest in some taller ones to help separate the work area from the rest of the house.

4. Get The Lighting Right

If you’re working from home you need to be able to see what you’re doing! This means choosing the right lights. It’s best to avoid fluorescent ones as these can cause headaches. LED lights tend to be the healthiest as they mimic natural light. This will help you to enjoy the workspace.

Of course, if it’s possible to have natural light then this is the best option of all, but it won’t always be light outside when you’re in your workspace.

5. Make It Comfortable

All these tips aim to ensure you are comfortable and relaxed. This will allow you to focus on the work at hand. It’s the best way of feeling inspired to do something new and fantastic.

Part of this comfort extends to your desk and chair. Make sure you choose something that you like and are comfortable sitting at for hours at a time. It will make a big difference to your creativity.