Decorating Your Home Office for Maximum Productivity

Featured art – Stepping Stones, B&W (Long).

Remote working is fast becoming the future of work because for many, it’s simply more advantageous and convenient to work from home. Not only are you subject to your personal time, but you also do away with traffic jams and long commutes – two things everyone agrees they can do without.

The prospect of working from home is attractive to employees and employers alike, but before you jump in on the bandwagon, ask yourself first: is my home office space as productive as possible?

The environment that surrounds you plays a pivotal role not only on how you feel but how you work. In this post, The Canvas Art Factory shares decorating tips and tricks to ensure maximum productivity within your home office space.

Maximize Natural Lighting

Whether your home office is as big as a bedroom or in a modest corner of your apartment space, it needs natural lighting. Not only is it necessary so that you can read or work, but studies have also shown that natural light improves focus and efficiency which in turn boosts productivity. It also has a positive effect on the mood, which is always a welcome thing.

Depending on where your home office is situated, your space may have just enough natural lighting or is lacking at certain points of the day. You can remedy this with certain additions that will help disperse the light more evenly.

Featured art – Monstera Perfection Acrylic Glass Print.

Mirrors might seem like the best choice, but it’s a bit odd to put a large mirror in an environment made for working. Acrylic glass prints and framed paintings are a better option. Their glass surface will help disperse natural light evenly throughout the space on top of enhancing the room’s aesthetics.

Colour that Motivates

One of the more challenging aspects of decorating your home office is determining the perfect colour palette for the space. The blend of colours should not only be pleasing to the eye but also the senses. There are three colours that you should consider including when decorating your home office: blue, green, and yellow.

Blue tones and hues are cool and calm colours but have a stimulating effect on the mind. Strong tones encourage clear thought while softer hues help with concentration by calming the mind.

Featured art – Finished Fishing.

Yellow colours lighten up the mood and encourage creativity and has a generally positive effect on the human psyche. This is coincidentally why natural lighting is important as certain shades of yellow can mimic the beneficial effects of the sun’s light.

Green, on the other hand, is the colour of nature and exudes a restful atmosphere – the perfect colour to alleviate stress and calm the senses. The positive effects of the green colour is well-known; it’s the reason why offices now decorate their spaces with greenery, whether it’s potted plants or paintings depicting green hills and lush forests.

It’s up to you how you want to mix and match this triad of colours into your office space. You may feature green as the central colour while the blues and yellows serve as secondary tones, and so on.

Inspirational Wall Art

One of the challenges of working from home is getting inspired to actually get up and get working. Since you’re the master of your own time (and maybe even your workload), it’s easy to fall to stupor and procrastination – especially during those dreadful Mondays!

Featured art – Stack of Stones, Square & Spa Still Life, Square.

The solution? Motivate yourself with inspiring wall art! Whether it’s your favourite fine art piece or a motivational poster with a message, this artwork should become the focal point of your room that’ll serve as a constant reminder of why you’re working so hard.

Keep Things Neat and Tidy

Finally, eliminate clutter within your home office by investing in practical storage options for your paperwork and files. Instead of just placing all your work on the desk, keep them in storage boxes or even rolling utility carts. Not only do you keep things organised, but you’ll also ensure that the relaxing and productive atmosphere within your space remains intact.


Still not sure which artwork to feature in your home office? At The Canvas Art Factory, we offer a wide selection of inspiring wall art ranging from fine art reproductions to motivational posters. Call us today at +61 7 3383 2880 to learn more or visit our showroom and see what we have in store!