Tip #8: Lighting: Have ample lighting so you can actually work in your home office.(Part of the 31 Days of Home Office Organizing Tips)
I walk in the office, the blinds are pulled, and one small light is on. Um, how can anyone work in here? It’s like a tomb … with a computer. Not good.
When you’re working, you need enough light to not only see what’s around you, but to see what you are actually working on. General lighting (like that bright thing on the ceiling) is good, but you also need task lighting (one or two on your desk) to light up your work surface. Depending on your tastes, choose how much light you need. Me, I have two wall sconces, a standing lamp, under cabinet lighting and two task lights. Yes, I like it bright, and preferably with the blinds wide open and the sun shining in. (I’d also love another window, but that’s another story.)