In Quarantine and working from home? Here's some ideas to improve your at home workspace

During these unprecedented times, as we all take precautionary measures to reduce the spread of Coronavirus, a large number of us are now find ourselves working from our homes.

The initial thought of working from home can be quite fun — no commute and working all day in pyjamas! As much as it may be tempting to work from your sofa or bed for hours on end with your laptop, it isn’t the best solution for your posture or productivity.

Whether you’ve got a dedicated home office or work from a corner of your living room, it’s important to set up a comfortable work space to focus and work efficiently. We’ve put together some ideas and easy DIY hacks to help you carve out a little space for your working day, to maximise your space, keep you feeling motivated, and on top of your game.

How to maximise your space

One of the biggest challenges of working from home is not having enough space, which makes it extremely difficult to focus. Scandinavian style furniture can not only help maximise your space, but it’s also incredibly inviting and comfortable.

We can learn a number of lessons from Scandinavian style furniture — designed for small houses, the pieces typically give off a cosy, bright and airy vibe.

A great way of opening up confined spaces is to avoid bulky furniture and keep the legs of your furniture exposed. This helps to keep the room feeling light and reduces that blocky feeling caused by decorating using lots of different pieces of bulky furniture.

How to create a calming space

Adding some colour to your work space can uplift your mood and increase productivity. Bright vibrant shades have shown to spark creativity and give you a feeling of energy, while soft greens and blues can create a calming effect.

No work space is complete without some greenery, adding a touch of green to your work space (be it with a real houseplant, or even one of a range of impressive faux pieces) can have an uplifting impact on your stress.

 

How to organise your space

 

To ensure you always start your day on the right foot keep your work area organised. Whether you like everything displayed out in the open or neatly and stored away, take time to set your space the way you work best to help you stay focused.

We’ve got a few different ranges of Scandinavian styles legs, available in various styles and sizes. Our range are suitable for a range of home office furniture, including your desk (and they also work great with coffee tables, chairs, sofas, beds and other furniture). You can give a new lease of life to your tired furniture or instantly transform your standard Ikea pieces with a high-end look and a bit character.

Wooden Legs
Wooden Legs with Cups
Norse Furniture Legs

 

We hope we’ve laid the groundwork for curating a home office that will inspire your productivity soothe your senses, and brighten your day.