Lighting can make or break a room—and especially a room where you need to get work done. We've all suffered under harsh artificial lighting or struggled staying alert and motivated in a dimly lit room as well. Interior designer Cortney Bishop, who specializes in lighting schemes, suggests layering different lighting. Besides standard overhead fixtures, she suggests working in desk lamps or wall sconces and floor lamps into your home office to further illuminate the room. And natural light is always a bonus. Position your workspace as close to a window as you can.