With work-from-home and school-from-home situations becoming increasingly common over the past year or two, study rooms or home offices have now become one of the places in the home in which we spend most of our time.
It seems like this situation isn’t going to change in the near future. So, you’re going to want to make your study room as comfortable and stylish as possible. Here are some tips and tricks that may come in handy when planning your home office or study room.
# 1: Floating shelves
Installing floating shelves helps to maximize vertical space in our houses, where space is a precious commodity. Floating shelves tend to look less bulky as they can simply be ledges rather than full-bodied shelves with doors and handles. This is an effective way to increase storage space while not cluttering or destroying the aesthetic of your room.
Floating shelves can act as display shelves as well, allowing you to display trinkets and keepsakes on them, which can help to increase the coziness factor of your room. You could also display frequently used items in a neat manner, allowing your things to be easily within reach at most times. Adding plants or framed photos are also a wonderful way of adding your personal touch to the room, and bringing a fresh breath of life to the atmosphere to uplift your mood when studying or working gets tough.
# 2: Planning your room
If you are fortunate enough to still be in the renovation stages of your BTO flats or condominiums, take a second to plan because planning is key! It feels thrilling to see your home in the works, but being patient and taking time to plan your home will surely pay off. Having a big source of natural light in your room is a key factor, as your choice of lighting has great effects on your mood. Situating your desk near the window would be a good idea to keep you awake while working or studying, and to help you stay focused. Having ceiling fans and lights would help you to save space by not having to use standing fans or table lamps. These could compromise your floor space and table space, or make the light and wind in your room unevenly distributed.
Strategically placing your wall plugs close to your table could prevent headache-inducing situations where your cable lengths are unable to reach your desks. Having built-in desks with adjustable heights could allow for future flexibility depending on the situations you find yourself in. If you’re in need of a stretch or a rest for your back and you want to do your work while standing to keep yourself awake, planning to have a desk with adjustable heights could help you be prepared for such future situations.
The idea is usually to keep your work area as uncluttered as possible because your environment has huge effects on your mental state. Hence planning for covered built-in shelves could be nifty ways of keeping your mess out of sight and mind temporarily, enough for you to focus and be productive. Having open shelving would heighten the need to be orderly, but if KonMari is one of your useful talents, the aesthetic of open shelving could definitely be your go-to!
# 3: Fill your corners
Getting tables that go around corner spaces are interesting space savers. This could create little nooks of extra display spaces or spaces just large enough for a small printer. Furthermore, corners are an easy way to segregate table space, which can be extremely helpful if the study area is shared. This could put your study buddy out of your constant sight with your backs against each other. This would create the sense of your own personal space and privacy even in the small confines of the room.
# 4: Your very own glasshouse
Recently, glass doors have become much more common in homes as methods of partitioning. They act as substitute doors and are wonderful in opening up the visual space of your room. If your study room is a segregated area in the living room, this could be a good idea of how to ‘borrow’ space especially when having guests over. Another way would be to create a half wall, with a glass window stretching across the top half. This could retain the sense of privacy without causing the room to feel tiny and claustrophobic. Light would also be able to pass through and brighten up both areas. At the same time, the glass partition could help to keep out noise and provide a conducive environment for getting work done. As an obvious bonus, it heightens the aesthetic quality of your home, making it look sleek, smart, and pristine.
# 5: Let Renodots help
Consider working with a professional. Building your dream study room can be a breeze with Renodots, a one-stop Singapore renovation portal, you’ll discover the best interior design package that meets your needs. From interior designers, handymen, painting plumbing electrical wiring to flooring services, we’ve got you covered. Request a free renovation quotation through us today!
Building your dream study room
Study rooms are spaces where we work and ideate from. How they look and feel will directly impact your productivity. With the increasing need to make your home a conducive space for getting work done, the aesthetic quality and level of comfort of your home office are of paramount significance. We hope that these tips will contribute positively to making your study room a place where you can be productive and efficient!
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