We were cruising down our street yesterday and noticed a neighbor had set up shop on his front porch. Desk, laptop and projects included, he steadily typed away in his outdoor surroundings. We wish we had a front porch for an office but we make do at home and try our best to bring the outdoors in
- Our desk is surrounded by two windows (which we keep open a majority of the time). To stay semi-secluded but still allow in light, we hung sheer curtains. If your workspace travels at home, perch up next to an open window or door.
- In college, we were thrilled when a professor would take lecture outdoors on a beautiful day. Do the same at home. Head to a local coffee shop with free WiFi or set up a temporary office on your front porch (if you're lucky enough to have one).
- We've mentioned this before, but there's nothing like bringing nature indoors with a thunderstorm or rain CD.
- While we don't have a front porch, we do have a screen door (which we utilize daily, weather permitting). Screen doors are relatively inexpensive and easy to install and are great way to keep that breezy vibe indoors.
- We were at a friend's house this week and she mentioned that even though her house was a bit messy, fresh flowers make it less noticeable. We agree! Bring in your favorite spring mix or hang a fern to liven up your indoor space.
What about our AT readers--do you like to work outdoors? How do you bring the outdoors in (or are you lucky enough to have a front porch to work from?)
[Image from Office Now's flickr, witha Creative Commons License]