Wake up, get dressed (or not), pour a cup of coffee, and head over to your desk to get some work done. Isn’t that what heaven sounds like? Working from your home office bedroom has several advantages, like no travel time, fewer distractions, and more control over your work environment, to mention a few. However, it also necessitates deliberate judgments about how you operate most efficiently and how your workstation might assist you.
Most of us would prefer a separate office than an home office bedroom combination. That way we can maintain a beautiful relaxing environment to help us lift off to sleep. However, if it isn’t possible, setting up a dedicated workspace in a bedroom can be a good substitute. Planning is essential in order for it to be as productive as feasible. So, when planning or setting up your bedroom office, keep the following points in mind.
Have an outward-facing desk
It’s a good idea to position your workstation towards a wall or window. When you work with your back to the bed, you will be less distracted by thoughts of peaceful rest.
Trestle tables are attractive and suitable for large rooms, but they lack the storage capacity of most other workstations. However, if the majority of your work and papers are stored online, you won’t require much storage.
Separate the areas
It’s crucial to keep a clear line between work and play areas. Keeping physical space between your bed and desk is a simple option if you have the space.
You can also employ tactics to create a separation between work and leisure. It depends on what works best for you, but having a consistent start and finish time, as well as not reading emails after hours, can assist.
Using a curtain or screen is another effective way to separate work and sleep areas. Closing the curtain when you’re done is a direct way to signify the end of the workday. The picture here was easily installed by affixing a long copper pole to the floor and ceiling with plumbing anchors, adding an Ikea curtain wire and then stringing on some curtains.
Hide it in a Closet in your Home Office Bedroom
It’s a great idea to keep your desk and computer in a closet that you can close when you’re done. Not only will you be able to close the door when you’re finished working, but the office will also have no visual impact on the remainder of the bedroom.
Tie in the decor
Even if your goal is to keep the two spaces separate, the reality is that your workstation will influence the feel and aesthetics of your bedroom. Choosing a desk and chair that don’t contrast too much with the rest of the room can assist to bring the space together. Essentially, the goal is to provide a sense of unification through aesthetics while simultaneously maintaining a sense of division between work and rest for your sanity!
Ensure you have enough storage
The amount of paper files, stationery, and other work-related items you require will, of course, be determined by the type of work you conduct. If you want to be more minimalist, you could scan all of your key documents to your computer and throw away the originals (after making multiple backups). If paperwork is necessary, keep everything organized and accessible using a combination of shelves and file storage.
Have adequate lighting
Nothing is more discouraging than trying to work in a dark or fluorescent-lit environment. It is critical to have proper lighting for your eyes, productivity, and morale. If your bedroom has a window, position your workstation near it and take advantage of the natural light by keeping the blinds entirely open, or partially open if there is glare.
If there isn’t a window, use bright yet warm overhead lights, desk lamps, or a combination of the two. You should avoid using illumination that reflects off your computer screen. One technique to prevent glare is to use task lighting behind the screen.
Play with the bed level
The sunken bed in this photo is really cool and helps to establish that crucial distinction between work and rest zones. The room will feel less cramped if the bed isn’t level with the desk.
Now it’s your turn: If you’re planning to create your own home office bedroom we hope we’ve provided you with some food for thought.