How To Keep A Work-Life Balance In Your Interiors When You Work From Home


When you work from home, you’ve probably read a lot about how you can achieve that perfect work-life balance. While this is something that everyone should aim for, working from home can often mean that you tend to find it harder to differentiate the two. Because your home is also your business, and that can be quite a hard concept to grasp for a lot of people. So you tend to blur the lines a little bit. But, if you want to be able to achieve that work-life balance, it’s often a really useful idea to do it with your interiors first. Because if you’re able to physically separate the two, it’s a lot easier to do it mentally as well.


Segregate Your Office

The very first thing you need to do, is ensure that your office can be shut off. You probably already know that you need to have a designated office space, and you really do. But creating a little nook in the kitchen or out in the garage isn’t going to be the best option. You really need somewhere that you can shut the door on. Not only is this going to be best for your productivity levels, but it’s also going to help you to keep your work life separate when you’re done. If you can, try to keep this as far away from your ‘relaxing’ spaces as possible. The physical space here will always help.

Keep Everywhere Organized

It’s also going to really help you if you’re able to keep everywhere as organized as possible. Because when your entire home is a little messy, it’s going to make your mind messy. So, you need to make sure that your interiors are as organized as possible, so you can relax as much as possible when you’re not working.


Spruce Up Your Relaxing Space

Now we need to drill down on your relaxation space a little more. Because when you want to be able to kick back a bit more in your down time, your space should always facilitate that. Work in some comfortable pieces like cushions and throws, choose a stunning scent such as the options, and add in some mood lighting. Then, you’ll really be able to relax.


Stick To A Work Schedule

When you work from home, it can feel so exciting and free that you get to work when you want. But, your new-found freedom will soon get old. It can actually feel draining, because it’s harder to stop working! So, you’re going to want to give yourself a schedule to stick to, just to make sure you can have a stop time.


Treat Your Office Like An Office

Finally, you also need to make sure you treat your office just as you would any other. So that means having the right setup as recommend. When you have all of your business essentials in place, you can get your work done efficiently to then focus on your ‘home’ time.


  1. Great post. I work from home a lot and it’s a challenge with three kids roaming around. They play in my office all the time and a part of me wants to stop them but then a part of me feels like it’s also an opportunity to spend time with them. At the same time, it’s very disruptive. A big part of it is that they space does not look like an office, which is what I plan to fix this year. Maybe if I take the time to create an office space and make it look like one, I will be more careful with how the space is treated. Also, my productivity working at home will probably be much better if it’s a space I am comfortable in. The first pic in your post gave me some ideas.

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