Work From Home (WFH) Lighting: Our Top Tips

Lighting and Desk At Home

Your work from home office should be inviting, useable, budget-friendly, and ideally free of distractions - though we all know that last one easier said than done! 

A cluttered office can quickly make it difficult to focus on work. Floor lamps and other forms of lighting can add to the clutter, making the entire space feel cramped. Low lighting makes rooms feel duller, and more closed off. Quality lighting and contemporary fixtures can improve your work from home experience.

Try some of these hot tips for improving small home office lighting in your home office. Color Cord Company has countless options available to help you transform your space. 


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Keep it Off the Ground

In any space, flow is essential. Temporary home offices can start to become less productive when they feel cramped or stagnant. One lighting idea for your work from home space is to opt for ceiling-mounted or wall-mounted fixtures. While a floor lamp can cast a good amount of light, it takes up valuable floor space. Too many floor lamps or desk lamps can add to the clutter of your home office.

Opting for one of our hanging pendant lights or sconce lights from Color Cord Company means opening up the room. You can move things around and open the space up. Limited space, in general, can be remedied by swagging a pendant light over your desk, too, freeing up valuable desk space where desk lamps traditionally are placed.


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Use it as a Style Element

Feeling like you have created a dedicated works space impact the way you conduct your workday. Home office spaces need to feel like an extension of your work self. Lighting ideas for home offices involve making the space your own with design elements that work for you.

At Color Cord Company, you can tailor your lighting and customize color, type, and style easily. Pieces are built to order, which means you get to be the boss of your small home office lighting design. With custom plug-in pendants and sconces available as long as 30' feet, finding an open outlet is a breeze. 

Try an upscale sconce lighting fixture or an artsy caged bulb design. There are endless style elements to play with. Your home office should be a space where you do work best. Make it your own with some bold lighting choices and vibrant colors that fit your needs.


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Look Smart on Video Conferences

In addition to productivity benefits, good lighting ideas for your home office make it better for conducting business. With all of us transitioning to video conferencing - lighting is going to be a key in making sure you and your space look camera ready.  

Tips for a Successful Zoom Video Conference:

  1. Lighting. Make sure you are facing natural light from a window. This will make you look your best. If you don't have natural light to face - we have a variety of lighting solutions that will help you shine on camera. 
  2. Video Angle. Put your laptop on a stack of books or other objects to try to get your camera close to eye level. This will help make sure your best features are on camera and avoid any double-chins. Be sure to give some space between you and the camera to avoid any video distortion.
  3. Background. Pay attention to what is behind you! Instead of showing your messy kitchen why not show off your chic pendant custom pendant light or hand-made plug in sconce. 

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 WFH Inspiration

Your WFH office is your space, so make it feel like you!  Use these work from home lighting techniques to help you make your home office into a space you are ready to work in each day. With innovative lighting techniques and high-quality fixtures from Color Cord Company, a new WFH office can quickly transform into a fun, and well-designed extension of your home.