Having a space in your home where you can go to concentrate is always a good idea. It allows you to separate work and family life. As well as enabling you to get your head down, and get on with things without all of the interruptions of family life. That is why you should consider creating a study. Read on to find out how.
One of the most vital aspects of making your study or home office work is getting the position of it right. It needs to be far enough away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life that you are not constantly disturbed. Remember this should be a place where you can concentrate for uninterrupted periods of time.
That means picking one of the smaller spare rooms that are as far away from the kid’s bedrooms as possible. Or, why not consider the attic or basement as possible office spaces as well?
Now, the furniture in your study needs to be functional as well as attractive. The main elements should be a desk and chair. But picking a desk that you love, and that is going to work for you, isn’t always that easy.
You need to consider the size of the desk, and whether it will provide you with enough space. Remember many folks work on a PC or laptop as well as needing extra room for papers and the like.
That is why it’s best to go and see the desk you are considering, in person, at your local furniture store. Then you can get a good idea of its size and scale, and whether it will work for you, both decoratively and practically.
You will also need a comfortable and supportive chair to go with your desk. Remember that if you are spending long stretches of time in your study, you need to pick one that is ergonomically designed. As this will prevent repetitive strains and injuries.
As work is your main focus in the home office the layout of the room is crucial. For example, facing a window may be pleasant, but it can be too much of a distraction if you live on a busy street.
Instead, try to put your desk next to the window but facing the wall. Which should provide you with enough light to stay invigorated. But not too many excuses to stop work.
The color that you choose to paint your home study space is very much a personal choice. Traditionally, home offices have been decorated in dark woods, red and green leathers and antique style furniture.
However, you may have equal or superior success with a modern, and light study design, focusing on the functional aspect of the room.
Lastly, no matter the style of office, and desk you choose, there is always a little room for some personalization in your office.
It might be a picture of your kids or pets. Or a few delicate objects that you have collected on your travels. It may even be the place that you get to store your childhood memories and action figure collection.
But whatever you choose, just ensure that it injects a little of your personality into the room.
*This post was contributed. Family friendly post are welcome.