Tips to improve lighting when working from home

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Is work from home and increased screen time straining your eyes? Poor lighting in the house can dampen your mood and affect your work. Square Yards unveils some effective tips to improve the lighting for your home workspace.

After working for hours under the light we often feel heaviness in our eyes, which is probably because of poor lightning in the house. Lighting plays a key role when setting up a home workspace which is sometimes overlooked, but using the correct lighting can influence your productivity to a great extent.

Allow maximum natural light

The best way to infuse healthy light in your workspace is by allowing maximum natural sunlight as it causes less strain to your eyes. A good amount of natural sunlight in your workspace can improve productivity and can brighten up your space.

If you have a window in your room that allows natural sunlight in the room, place your work desk under the window for maximum natural light.

Make use of LED lights

LEDs are the most energy efficient lights than fluorescent tubes and other bulbs. If you don’t have a window in your room you should consider investing in a bright LED desk light. This will help you to concentrate more specially while working late at night.

Switch your furniture layout

When rearranging the layout of your home workspace, the most important aspect is maintaining a balance between the natural light and the shadows it creates. For instance, try placing tall pieces of furniture away from the window, so that they don’t obstruct the light.

Moreover, to avoid any glare  directly on your computer screen due to sunlight, always place your desk in perpendicular to the window.

Use multiple light sources

To ensure right lighting in your workspace, there should always be a mix of direct and indirect lighting. When using an artificial light select the correct lighting fixtures that can help in brightening up your room. Avoid using dim lights as they make your space look congested and small.

Make use of indirect lights

When working from home always avoid working under the direct glare of lights. One must always look out for different ways to diffuse the ambient light that will brighten up your office space. To illuminate your workspace with minimum glare and shadows, lampshades are best to use, as they soften and scatter the harsh light.

Rearrange your windows

Windows have a direct impact on how much light is allowed in your workspace. If you have small windows in your room, you can replace your windows and opt for bigger ones. This will allow maximum sunlight inside your room that will indirectly impact your productivity.

As work from home has become an integral part of our lives , choosing the correct light for your home workspace can boost your productivity and brighten up your place.

Shruti Aswal Shruti Aswal is an avid writer with over 4+ years of experience in content creation now. Shruti calls herself a 'Wacky Writer' and always loves to think Out-Of-The-Box. She holds experience in writing marketing content, social media management, SEO writing, and community management.In her leisure time. she enjoys writing Short stories for her Insta page and holds strong affinity for dogs.
Shruti Aswal Shruti Aswal is an avid writer with over 4+ years of experience in content creation now. Shruti calls herself a 'Wacky Writer' and always loves to think Out-Of-The-Box. She holds experience in writing marketing content, social media management, SEO writing, and community management.In her leisure time. she enjoys writing Short stories for her Insta page and holds strong affinity for dogs.