Are you working from your home office more than ever? Have you had to create a home office out of nothing in order to switch to life as a remote worker? Are you conducting video-conference business meetings from that same space? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, a simple decor addition could make your entire work life easier. What is it? The floating shelf. How can it help? Here are a few good ways.
Organize Your Office
If your home office was created haphazardly or you just didn't expect the volume of stuff you need in it, organization will help you get back on track. Floating shelves and Floating Shelf Hardware are excellent organizational tools because they are inexpensive to purchase, easy to install, and come in individual units you can scale up or down according to your needs.
Modernize Your Office
Maybe you already have plenty of shelf space in your office. How could new shelves improve things? There are two basic ways. First, floating shelves are a more modern look than old-fashioned bookshelves and cabinets. They're sleek and stylish with minimally visible hardware, giving a quick makeover to a tired or dated space. Second, the more limited space available with individual shelves — as opposed to entire bookshelves or cabinets — may provide the motivation (or necessity) to reduce the amount of unused items sitting around. The end result will be an office that focuses on what you use now rather than storing the entire history of your work life.
Provide Good Backdrops
Video conference meetings are a staple of many people's remote work life now. What does the background of your office say about you as you attend or lead meetings? Mess and unorganized environments are distracting and may even cause people to judge you or your skills unfairly. But a completely blank, sterile background looks uncomfortable and distinctly unwelcoming. Individual shelves can help you solve whatever backdrop issue you have. If you need to look more 'homey,' you might hang a shelf in a strategic location, then add a few industry-related books, a framed family photo, or a curio or two that reflects your personality. If, on the other hand, you need to reduce the background clutter, floating shelves provide a place to put items where they will appear organized and controlled.
Could your home office benefit from any of these improvements? No matter what you need from them, floating shelves are a great addition to any remote work space. Learn more today by visiting a shelf retailer in your area.