Choosing an appropriate location is important. If you're going to be working in that area for long periods, you'll want to find a location that gives you room to move and is positioned away from distractions. This is especially important if you will have clients visiting you, making a private space being vital.

Invest in furniture that serves you all the information you need right to your fingertips. The beauty of home office furniture is that it can be styled to complement the other rooms in your house, instead of giving off the clear impression of a soulless workspace that is unfortunately very common in UK offices.

Don't forget that your behind will likely be parked in the same chair for an extended period of time. With that in mind, invest your money wisely into a chair that is comfortable and functional - you won't regret spending the extra pennies.

You can also decorate the room in a colour that drives your performance - for some, that might be a bright green or orange; others prefer a more tranquil blue or light purple. You will know what colour works for you.

We would also suggest you organise your space correctly to ensure the comfortable feeling of being at home still carries over into your home office area. Choose some accessories that can help you achieve this, like a mug for a pen holder or a more decorative waste paper basket. Maybe stick up some pictures drawn by your kids if you have the space for added motivation.

Lastly, don't forget to encourage light into your workspace. Good lighting, either naturally from a window or artificially with overhead lights, is important to cut down on excessive eye strain and potential headaches.

Using all these tips will give you the best possible chance of creating a calm, relaxed working environment within your own home.