Workin’ it!

April 1st, 2018

If you are one of those who prefers working in your pajamas then we track down the tricks to creating a fun ‘n’ functional workstation at home.

An oasis of calm to let your creative juices flow; a little nook to piece together little projects; or simply a space to get work done – workstations are a vital part of every household. Whether laid out in a study or office, or tucked away into a corner of a room, workstations are as versatile as you are.

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Key Stroke

It is imperative to have ample amount of correct lighting. Having bay windows or a large window opening onto a beautiful view is a great treat for the eyes.

A home office should avoid feeling like ‘an office’ space. A nice set of lounge chairs and a small sit-out corner/ bar would make the space feel more intimate and cozy.

Depending on the space and the mood you’d like to create, one should allow good storage space.

Opt for a comfortable working chair as you will be spending a lot of time in that space.

Desk Check

Desks come in many shapes and sizes. Here are some of the most popular choices…

A simple writing desk in wood or metal fits easily into any setting.

Dark polished or beaten wood desks are perfect for an old world feel.

A high tech setup juxtaposed against a vintage desk looks stunning.

The contemporary pedestal desk has a sleek design that stands out in any room.

A bow-front executive desk or an L-shaped desk provides ample workspace for your computer, plus plenty of storage.

A corner desk saves floor space without sacrificing function and storage.

A standing desk is another popular choice that allows you to work at your computer without sitting down.

The slanted desk top is the right choice for
creative work.

The portable desk is ideal for anyone who doesn’t like to sit in the same place every time.

Space Crunch

Cues to incorporating a functional workspace with limited space.

Converting a closet into a workspace by incorporating shelves is a great way to save space and keep it out of sight when not needed. Incorporating a workspace under a staircase or in an antique case is also an option. Simply replace the shelves with your computer
and stationery and you’re good to go!

Bookshelves backed with cork board can be placed perpendicularly to the wall to create multiple work spaces.

The awkward space at the top of staircases is perfect for a study area.

Building a study space under a loft bed is ideal for kids.

A hutch (a set of shelves placed over a lower unit with a counter) is a great way to take advantage of vertical space.

Clutter Cure

Tricks to keeping your workspace clean and clutter-free.

Adding shelves to the wall or on top of your workspace to store accessories or books is a nice way to keep the desk clear.

A desk space with pre-mounted brackets helps keep things in order.

Incorporating cubby holes with cubes and bins for storage adds a quirky and fun element to the space. This is a great option for those who like to dabble in arts and crafts.

Flip-up storage cabinets, drawers with filing systems, wall organizers and utility management help keep everything in place and off the desk – so you can be more efficient.

Slide-out stationery drawers are a good option to keep things in place.

Dress It Up!

Make your space your own with a few personal touches.

Bring a natural note to your home office with coordinated wood-grain accessories.

Add a splash of colour with pen holders, bookends and other stationery in bright hues.

Give the space a green feel by incorporating a small potted plant.

Personalize the space with fun elements like figurines, paperweights, pictures etc for a light, happy feel.

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