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Office by day, Bedroom by night
Your bedroom isn’t just for sleeping. When it’s not bedtime, it can double as a home office. And these tips are sure to turn your bedroom into an all-day happy place.
Let’s start with the basics: your desk. Find an ergonomic workstation with room for productivity boosters like a computer, storage, and a full cup of coffee. Corner, U-shaped, narrow – the options are endless!
Play with textures and materials to achieve a personal feel. A wooden desk, for example, will warm up the space, while a metal desk will look more contemporary. Now all you have to do is pick your favourite style and material.
And don’t underestimate the power of a great desk chair. When it comes to comfort, look for a chair with wheels and adjustable armrests, backrest angle and seat height. We spend lots of time at our desks, so we might as well be cozy!
Once the furniture’s in place, think about your workspace decor. Colours can have a big impact on your mood. Stay energized with a palette that suits your personal style, plus some bright, cheerful or soothing touches. Finish off with artwork, photos, plants, and other odds and ends to liven up the space.
Once you’ve settled on furniture, it’s time to think about mood and decor. This is where lighting comes into play. Good lighting can counteract eye strain, so make sure you have plenty of light in your work area, whether from natural light or lovely lamps – or both! Last but not least, let’s keep your ears happy. Music can help with focus, so don’t be afraid to listen while you work. Need to wrap up a project at record speed? Go for upbeat, rhythmic tunes. Or if you need to take a step back, listen to something soothing and gentle. Whatever your style, music is a delightful companion.
When you can’t set up the office near a window, play with the lighting that will follow you through the day (and evening). Mix and match fixtures, lamps, and bulbs to create a space that works for you.
Cooler light during the day boosts productivity, while warm light is great for winding down in the evening. The more options you have, the more you can experiment with your space’s vibe.
Music inspires, but it also relaxes. During the day, whether through a sound system or a brand-new pair of headphones, go ahead and play tracks that really get you going.