With the recent surge of remote work in the past few years, being able to create a space for productive thinking has been shown to be important. To find out many ways to enhance your experience and better balance your work-life continue reading.
Looking for nifty bedroom office ideas? If your bedroom is missing a multifunctional trick, we’ve got some inspo for you.
Sure we dream sweetly in them after the sun goes down and the stars come out to play, but shouldn’t we be utilizing this zen-den space in the daylight hours too? YES is the answer.
And with many of us now working remotely from home on a flexible if not full-time basis, these sanctuaries of calm provide an overlooked space in which to create an office bedroom idea. (Phew to that – as if our apartment open-plan living-cum-kitchen and everything in between hasn’t got enough going on already).
Ximena Rodriguez, interior designer, CetraRuddy, says: ‘For a dual home office idea, i.e. a bedroom that’s also an office, it’s important to create separation between these roles. This can be as simple as orienting furniture so the bed isn’t visible from the desk or work surface. Ideally, windows should remain unobstructed by desks or monitors to ensure the room gets plenty of light.’
1. Create a separation between work and sleep
In a dual-role bedroom office, finding the right layout is critical – after all, the room needs to accommodate its other functions and still be a relaxing enough environment to become a sleep recovery room.
Anna Franklin, interior designer and founder of Stone House Collective, says: ‘Create separation between your workspace and your bedroom space. The bedroom is where we end our day and try to unwind. If your office space is located in your bedroom, create a clear separation between your bed and your workspace.’
‘To start, incorporate a desk if you have the space, and position it in an area of the room that is not next to the bed. By doing so, you will be able to physically leave your workspace at the end of the day, and can more easily get into a relaxed headspace.’
2. Or use a room divider to physically zone different areas
Put up boundaries in your office bedroom idea – quite literally, with a room divider or a block piece of furniture to define the zones between rest and do.
Kelly Dorval, digital marketing manager, CLV Group, says: ‘An important thing for those with an office in their bedroom is separating their living space from their working space. A great way to make a bedroom office is to keep the bed and the desk space on opposite sides of the room.’
‘This way, you can have a designated space to work and sleep. If you need more separation, you can also purchase a large shelf or partition like the KALLAX shelf from IKEA. These shelves are perfect to act as separation as it doubles as storage and can be an effective partition.’
3. Keep the office furniture minimal
Franklin says: ‘Since you are adding more furniture to the bedroom, you will want to keep the pieces minimal and sleek. This will minimize bulkiness that may make the space feel crowded, and allows the area to remain airy and bright. Even better, invest in a folding desk that can be tucked away at the end of the day.’