An office that looks good, feels good. When you walk into your home office or sit down at your desk to start the day, your sense of sight should be instantly engaged to send signals to your brain that this is a happy and creative place to be. Consider painting your workspace in a calming hue or jump online to find inspiration for colour palettes, layouts, desks, shelving and office chairs with good support to suit your personal style. Customise with indoor plants, books, posters, artwork, inspirational quotes and desk accessories that brighten your day.
If you’re working on an old desktop or laptop, now might be the time to consider updating or adding a new or second monitor to modernise your space and make working easier. The HP 23.8” 8GB 512GB SSD AIO desktop computer features a crystal-clear display with 178-degree wide-viewing angles and a vibrant 1920 x 1080 resolution.
Whatever you choose, make sure your screen is in the right position. “When you’re looking at a computer all day, it’s really important to have your monitor at the correct height and distance from where you’re sitting or standing,” says Jason Tavoletti, Tech buyer at The Good Guys. The top of your monitor should be slightly above eye level so that your chin is tilting downwards, and the screen should sit about 50cm away to avoid eyestrain. You’ll also want to avoid glare on your screen, so make sure there isn’t a window throwing light onto it from behind. Accessories such as USB hubs will keep cords organised and out of sight for an uncluttered desk space.