8. Get natural light if possible
In a home office, the most important factor is your health and wellbeing, as you are likely sitting in that desk chair for a long time.
Whenever possible, working with natural light has numerous advantages to artificial lighting. An article by Healthline lists these as boosting Vitamin D, improving sleep, reducing the risk of depression and reduced eye strain when compared to fluorescent light. All of these factors are important to the quality of your health and your working environment.
If you can’t sit opposite a window, there are many lamps that can replicate natural light.
It’s important to have a secondary source of good quality lighting for gloomier days, early mornings or late evenings, so it’s best to invest in a decent desk lamp (or floor lamp) regardless. Or talk to your fitted home office specialist about integrating lighting into your design during a free home design visit.
Working from home tip! - Working in front of a window allows you to have screen breaks with a lovely view (or better than a wall at the very least) and enables you to get some fresh air during the workday too.