In the last year or so, many of us were forced to leave the offices that we were used to and start working from home. For a lot of people, working from home was extremely frustrating, which meant that they were eager to return to work. However, for some people, working from home was a welcome relief from the usual 9-5 schedule that they were used to.

In the last few months, the Australian government have said that people can start to return to the office, which is great for those who have missed the working environment. However, many people are still not comfortable returning to work and have been given the chance to work from home.

If you are going to work from home for a long period, you must have a dedicated office set up. If you were to try and work from your bedroom, you may be tempted to spend your day lying in bed while you work. This is fine for an occasional treat, however continuing to do it could destroy your sleep schedule and impact your mental health.

Having a home office is very important and what is equally as important is ensuring that this office is suitable for working. Something that you may not realise is that the lighting in your office may be completely disturbing your working process, especially if you live in the denser parts of the city that has disrupted natural lighting.  Here is how lighting can make or break your home office.

Energy

You may be tempted to set up an office with cosy and low lighting, which may be aesthetically pleasing, but it will not help at all with your work. As people, we are easily influenced by our surroundings and if you have low lighting when you work, then it is likely that you will have low energy. After all, when we want to settle in for the evening, we usually turn off our main lighting and opt for something a bit cosier. For this reason, I recommend that you save the low lighting for the bedroom as you don’t need it when you are trying to work.

Headaches

If you have ever been somewhere extremely bright, it is likely that you have encountered the headaches that you get as a product of this lighting. The last thing that you want is to be working through work and then experience a headache caused by the light. We recommend that you opt for more natural lighting as opposed to bright orange bulbs that can cause headaches. Unfortunately, some modern homes have lighting in the ceiling that is hard to replace and if you have this problem, be sure to get in touch with Wacomm.  Wacomm are commercial electricians in Perth AU that specialise in relinking your lights and even installing new lighting setups. If you are struggling with intense lighting in your office, they will be able to help you work It out and make it more fitting for your needs.

Utilise your windows

During the day it is unlikely that you will even need to use your main lighting system. I recommend that you make the most of the light that naturally streams in through your window, as this will keep your room well-lit and give your body some very valuable vitamin D. We recommend that you situate your desk next to your windows, as this means that you will be able to get the most light that you can and you can also offer your eyes some relief by taking the time to stare out of your window.