These days, setting up a lockdown location is essentially plug and play, but ensuring the ergonomics function in such a way as to contribute towards maximum efficiency and productivity is entirely another matter. Unforeseen distractions abound – bright moving sunlight, screen glare, unwelcomed backdrops for online video communications, oblivious kids, intruding partners, meandering pets… and the list goes on.

In order to retain a level of professionalism and required focus, not to mention the amount of time that one is now spending in our Home Offices, perhaps the time has come to give this space a little bit of TLC.

Plantation Shutters offers these 5 tips to setting up a peaceful and productive Home Office

Findinspiration in design elements – plants, artwork, furniture – that create an environment that help you feel your best. You will be more productive in a room that brings you joy.

Natural light is the key ingredient of a successful home office. Views to the outside improve productivity and our feeling of well-being.  If natural light isn’t an option, use subtle floor and desk lamps. Consider our beautiful timber, aluminium or security shutters.

Buy alaptop riser, and a wireless keyboard and mouse.

These 3 additions enable one to sit more comfortably, be more productive and feel more professional. 

Find a hidden place for your printer

Figure out a clever way to hide your printer – it will make your space feel much more streamlined. 

Keep your desk tidy

Having lots of things on your desk (as nice as it is to have them all in reach) makes one feel cluttered and overwhelmed – keep a clear desk.


So, if you find yourself wanting to spruce up your space in terms of style and functionality, please contact us on or 021 577 1705. We would be delighted to hear from you!

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