By Vaishanvi Kumar

WFH (Work from home) has become the new normal or lets say normal. We have all been dealing with this for almost 2 years now. But some people are yet to cope with it. It’s difficult for people with small homes, noisy surroundings, dim lights and other problems to create a nice WFH space. This coupled with waking up in the same home and working, not really stepping out and meeting new people or people has created stress and mental fatigue in many.

So today we bring to you some simple ways which will help you create a lovely WFH space whether you’re in full WFH mode or a Hybrid model –

The first and foremost step is to find a suitable place in your home. By suitable we mean, a corner where there is minimal disturbance, natural light, and a nice view with fresh air if you have access to it. As rightly said by Louis Kahn, “A room is not a room without natural light.”  And sometimes all you need is some fresh air to boost your morale and uplift your mood.

The second  step is to arrange the essentials. Since you’ll use this space for longer hours, it is necessary that the place you are working in is comfortable. A cosy chair, laptop stand, spacious table, a diary, ring light etc. If you have a budget constraint then be creative to make your work space not only comfortable but add a touch of your personal style to it.

The third step is to maintain cleanliness, not only of the space visible in your screen but your entire work place. Cleanliness may be defined to be the emblem of purity of mind, as said by Joseph Addison. Neat and spotless place keeps our mind fresh and gives us more motivation to work. Cleaning also serves as a therapy as we gain a sense of accomplishing something. Prepare your desk for the next day when you wind up for the day. So you start on a fresh note vs a messy one.

The fourth step is to decorate your workspace. Add fun decor items, book ends, photographs, stationery, fresh flowers, comfortable cushions and your favourite coffee mug. It may be painting a wall, or beautifying it with indoor plants. You could add pretty art prints too, anything that makes you happy. This can be done on a budget, but the investment will be worth it. The livelier the place, the more you’ll enjoy your work. 


We all know how stressful these times are and it’ll take a little time to cope with these situations. Incorporate the above simple things in your life and you’ll observe that WFH is not so stressful and boring. We hope that these tips will help you and make your WFH fun!!

Successfully working from home is a skill just like programming, designing or writing. It takes time and commitment to develop that skill.


Don’t stress out, take your time and do your best!!

For more tips on WFH decor read this article from @goop

For tips on increasing or being productive while you work from home read our blog post here