Create the ideal workspace with our home office ideas and increase your productivity

Across the world, remote work has accelerated in the wake of the pandemic. Working from home is the new normal. A distraction-free room is a must-have if you work from home for any amount of time. If you arrange it right, you can even increase your productivity. 
Key takeaways
  • It is possible to boost productivity in your home office with natural light, fresh air, and lots of plants.
  • Adding a roof window to your home office increases natural daylight, ventilation, and connects the indoors with the outdoors in an appealing way.
  • Adding multiple windows side-by-side, a larger window such as a 3in1, or a roof balcony, enhances the already great benefits of a roof window in your home office.

Boost your productivity with these 3 tips

Productivity isn't a given just because you’re sitting at your desk. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to boost your productivity during your workday, making you more alert and productive. 

We cannot stress enough the importance of sleep - and that’s why it's a good idea to install a roof window in your bedroom.

1. Natural light is essential

No more dull office lighting or pale fluorescent lights. Increase the amount of sunlight in your home office to boost your productivity. Studies have shown that the more we work in natural light, the higher energy levels we have as compared to working in artificial light. There are also numerous health benefits linked to natural light. In fact, a study shows that if we get 30 minutes of sunlight a day, we can better cope with stress and anxiety.

2. Add plants 

Plants are amazing to look at. But did you know that a few little plants can increase the air quality in your room? A low-maintenance plant like the snake plant is one of the rare houseplants that converts carbon dioxide into oxygen at night. That's not all. A Harvard University study found that green office environments are linked with higher cognitive function scores.

3. Fresh air and ventilation

Proper ventilation is vital to maintaining a healthy indoor climate, especially if you spend most of your day indoors. Fresh air has many benefits: it makes us feel happier, strengthens our immune systems, and helps our brains to function better.

The flow of fresh air can also help to regulate the temperature. No more overheating on warm days. Open a window on the opposite side of the house and feel the flow of natural fresh air in your home office. You can also add anti-heat blinds with effective heat protection, which helps keep your room cool without compromising light.

Get the home office you deserve with roof windows

Good lighting is vital when working from home because natural light aids in our ability to see without added strain. Natural light also brings out the true colours of your décor, so pick a colour scheme and create your unique home office.

Connect with the outside while sitting at your office desk.

Top-hung roof windows will flood your home office in daylight. Expand your view by adding a sloping window element that stretches down to the floor. Need a break to rest your eyes? Just look outside.

Install in pairs and design your home office with daylight

Add roof windows side-by-side and maximise natural light in your home office. Place centre-pivot windows side-by-side and get easy access to fresh air with the top-operated control bar. A low-level installation allows you to put a desk beneath and provides you with a view while working.

A 3in1 window will breathe new life into your workspace and deliver an abundance of daylight. It will completely transform your workspace into a bright, inviting space that promotes reflection and concentration.

Take a break on your balcony

Unwind and catch a breath of fresh air without leaving your workspace with the VELUX roof balcony - your own private balcony. It opens in seconds and expands your creative space to the outside. Start your day with a cup of coffee on the balcony while getting all the benefits of sunlight and fresh air. Working from home will never be the same.
"A distraction-free room is a must-have if you work from home for any amount of time. If you arrange it right, you can even increase your productivity."


VELUX Editorial team


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