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Home your make like Feel

Aah, working from home. It’s the dream, isn’t it?

Getting up minutes – rather than hours – before your official start time. Commuting ‘down the stairs’ or even ‘across the landing’ to your dining table or desk. Dressing formally to the waist – newsreader, style – for video calls to the boss. Little do they know you’ve swapped your killer heels for fluffy bunny slippers.

Related: Want a better work-life balance (and to go to work in your pyjamas)? Join the 2.5m who work from home

A recent survey by comparison site Love Energy Savings reveals that 44 per cent of brits prefer to work from home rather than traipse into the office, But it’s just not always practical.

So how can employees and employers make the workplace feel like home, so that the office becomes somewhere we all want to visit? Well we think these steps are a good place to start.

1. Decorate your desk

Image credit: Jonathan Jones

Make your workspace seem like an extension of your home instantly with a few desk ornaments. Add framed photographs, pop your pens into a favourite mug and treat yourself to a new mousepad.

You could even use your own mouse (you might want to check with the IT department beforehand, but it shouldn’t be an issue). Logitech has lots of quirky designs, and there’s sure to be one that rings true with your personal style.

Even if you’re hot desking, it should be possible to have a few personal belongings around you that will brighten up your day.

2. Introduce some plants

Image credit: Catherine Gratwicke

Did you know that plants are proven to reduce anxiety, tension, depression, anger and fatigue by as much as 58 per cent?* So after that umpteenth call or email from a particularly frustrating client or co-worker, it might help to have a few succulents or sponge plants nearby.

If you’re struggling to get your employer on board with this, point out the findings of Legal & General’s Workplace Wellbeing report of November 2013. It estimates that sick days cost the average UK business £120,000 a year. We bet you’ll see greenery sprouting up all over the place shortly after!

Grow your own: Indoor plants – our pick of the best

3. Dine in style

Image credit: Woman’s Weekly

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