If you're making the switch from the corporate world to a freelance career, or maybe you're just looking for a change of location, you may want to consider converting your spare room into a home office.

With the right tools and a few tips, this project doesn't have to be hard.

To transform the space into a place of work, you might want to start with some DIY painting. Select a clean, neutral colour such as cream or taupe to avoid overwhelming the walls, and make sure there's plenty of natural light and ventilation to keep your mind fresh.

You'll want to prep and prime the walls before you apply for fresh colour, and also take care to ensure as much furniture is cleared out of the room before painting as possible. Cover the rest with a drop cloth to avoid ruining carpet or other furnishings.

When furnishing the office, keep accessibility in mind. You'll want to keep your work tools organised and tidy, so items like bookshelves and drawers might be more important than trendy artwork.

Make sure you'll be comfortable in your new office. This means choosing an ergonomic desk chair you can sit in for long periods, and ensuring your desk and computer are at the best height for you.