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The Bedroom Home Office: How To Make It Work

Over the past couple of years, home improvement has become more and more popular, and for good reason. People are spending more time at home, specifically in home offices. However, not everyone has the space to have a dedicated office room to work from. 

Instead, many people are forced to work from their bedrooms. This isn’t an ideal situation by any means, as it can have negative effects on both your sleep quality and your productivity. So, how can you make the best use of your space and create an ideal work environment?

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  1. Get a Desk

Whatever you do, do not work from your bed. While it seems tempting to begin with, you’ll soon learn that there’s no way to comfortably work in any position for long. Beds are designed to be laid down upon, so sitting hunched over a laptop is a quick route to back pain. Lying down isn’t a good idea either, as you’ll have to prop yourself up to some extent. This is both uncomfortable and ineffective. The bed is such a beautiful place to be (especially with a Wolf 13-inch hybrid mattress) but you really need somewhere proper to sit when it comes to working from home. Your bedroom can still be perfect as a work space and a sleep space, just keep them separate!

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So, invest in a desk. Even a small desk that can only fit your laptop or computer setup is better than nothing. While you’re at it, get a good desk chair. Your back and neck will thank you. If you can’t fit a desk in your bedroom, then, if possible, you may need to consider working in another room. 

  1. Create a Mini-Environment

One of the issues with working from your bedroom is that people tend to associate rooms with one “mode” or another. An office is where you work, and a bedroom is where you sleep. You can circumvent this issue to some extent by creating a room within a room, as it were.

If there’s an area that’s a little more out of the way or tucked in the corner, stick your desk there. Windows are also a great option, as natural light is always preferable. Decorate that area with posters, pictures, and houseplants, or whatever else you find helpful. If you can, then consider buying a decorative screen or room divider. It’s a small touch, but it can do wonders for your productivity and your sleep quality.

  1. Unify the Styles

While you want your office to be as much of a separate space as possible, this doesn’t mean that you should decorate it in a way that clashes with the rest of the room. Even if this means redesigning your bedroom, it is worth it in the long run.

Many people really like a more modern and streamlined design for their office, so go for a modern design for the rest of your bedroom as well. You can find a great bed at Modern Digs which is sleek, unique, and perfect for any bedroom. 

This kind of design also works nicely with an industrial look, so you don’t have to go completely minimalist. Or you might be an old-fashioned type, so you’d appreciate a lot of wood and warm colours. Really, it doesn’t matter, as long as it doesn’t clash and that you like it.

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