HOW TO: CREATE A WFH SPACE
Whether you’ve been working from home for years or logging on in your PJs is still new-ish to you, perfecting a functional and inspiring home office can be a challenge.
If you’re looking for ways to create your WFH space that jibes with your home design vibe, keep reading.
Stake Your Claim
If at all possible, try to avoid working from the kitchen table. Find a corner or a section of a room, preferably with natural lighting, where you can switch into work mode without too many distractions -- and that you won’t have to clear off at dinnertime.
Even if your WFH space doesn’t have walls, create a sense of space by anchoring it with a pretty rug. Choose a low-pile rug like jute or even an indoor/outdoor rug so your chair can easily roll over it.
Decide on a Desk
When it comes to choosing your desk, the priority is finding one that fits your space and will hold your laptop, notebook, mug, and that cute picture of your dog without compromising style. This compact wooden desk will fit -- and look stunning -- anywhere you put it and has a clever space-saving shelf just begging for a cute tray to stash odds and ends at the end of the day.
Roll Into Work Like ...
One of the many benefits of working from home is you can choose your desk chair. No need to go standard office-issue. So, get one that’s as beautiful as it is comfortable. Yes, it’s possible! Just imagine how much work you’ll get done, sitting pretty in this stunner. The soft velvet fabric and ergonomic design keep you comfy all day, and the all-direction wheels, like the ones on your luggage, easily roll right over any type of flooring.
Set Up Storage
It’s hard to stay focused when your WFH zone looks like a war zone. Keep everything neat and tidy, so you can focus on the task at hand.
Start with a tall bookshelf to maximize your vertical space. When it comes to storage, bigger is always better. So, go for the gusto and get the largest shelf you can fit in your area.
Line your shelves with baskets and bins to store your supplies where you can easily access them. You can create a cohesive look with all the same baskets or curate an eclectic mix with various sizes, textures, colors, and patterns.
Keep books and your most-used office supplies on a wall shelf right over your desk for easy grabbing.
Breathe Life Into Your Space
Create a joyful space, so when you’re not staring at the screen, you can come up for air, take a look around, and see beautiful things that inspire you.
Style Your Space
Style your bookshelves with decorative boxes and bowls, and stacks of books. Choose wall art that makes you happy and hang it at eye-level for maximum impact. Don’t forget to do a full 360 in your space, taking note of your video chat backdrop. Dress it up with a statement wall clock, tall plants, and flattering lighting.
Brighten the Mood
Most overhead lighting isn’t enough to illuminate your workspace, so do your eyes the favor of adding task lighting. This galvanized desk lamp lights up your work life and complements your modern decor. Layer in additional light sources for directional or ambient lighting with floor lamps and table lamps.
Go Faux With Greenery
Faux florals and greenery add a burst of life and ask for nothing in return. Create a desk garden with succulent picks and sprays, or go full-on zen with a Japanese Bonsai tree. You can even create some division in your space with a tall plant or tree.
Frame Your Friends & Family
Smiles are contagious, so look at the ones you love each day. Find frames with colors or designs that remind you of your loved ones to add even more personality.
Melt Away Stress
Tap into the healing powers of aromatherapy to relieve your work tension. Use fragrant candles or essential oils to surround your workspace with aromas that calm your mind and keep you motivated throughout the day. Scents with notes of citrus, mint, rosemary, or lavender can help promote concentration and productivity.
Looking for more inspo? Take a look at stylish storage solutions for your WFH space -- and every room in your home.