Infographic: How to design the ideal home office

Becoming more productive and creative can be as simple as getting a brighter desk lamp, painting your walls and adjusting your thermostat.

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Thirty million U.S. employees work from home at least once a week, an infographic from OKA Direct and BlueGlass says, and that number is expected to rise 63 percent by 2018.

If you’re one of those 30 million telecommuters, you know that working from home can involve a lot of distractions. There’s the ringing doorbell, family members peeking their heads into your office and all that food tempting you from the kitchen.

Just as organizations redesign their workplaces to help employees be more productive, you can make similar changes to your home office.

The infographic provides tips for designing a space that will keep you productive, focused and inspired. Here are a few:

1. Get a powerful desk lamp. Brighter lighting can increase productivity by 8 percent.

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