Are you one of the 70 to 80 percent of white-collar professionals working remotely? Most of these types of jobs can easily be done remotely, so there was no issue with people continuing to do so long term. But people are still uneasy about Covid, and some just simply don’t want to return to the office. In fact, many professionals are questioning why they were told their job couldn’t be done remotely for years before the pandemic made it necessary.
If you’re working at home, and your kids are schooling virtually, it might be hard to find a quiet place to think and work. There will be times that you are able to focus in the midst of the household, and there will be tasks or projects that simply must be done in a private, quiet place. If you don’t have a spare room or finished basement, that place is likely your bedroom.
As such, you should really set up your bedroom to be conducive to productive work. This will mean rethinking what furnishings you should have in your home, and it is the perfect opportunity to buy a new bed set. Furniture manufacturers understand this, and as such, they are beginning to offer individual pieces that can blend with their living room or full bedroom sets. Visit an online furniture store to purchase or browse full brand offerings.
In the meantime, here are some things to keep in mind as you search for nontraditional bedroom furniture.
Key considerations for a private workspace
Your first order of business is to separate your workspace from the rest of the bedroom. Most of society considers the bedroom to be for dressing, sleeping, and sex only. It is not really a place to unwind, work, or relax. That has to change for professionals working at home, but being insight of your bed can be distracting by making your mind think you should be laying down.
Separate your workspace with a decorative screen or room divider. These items are available to match your tastes and bedroom furniture at the same online store where you buy the furnishings.
Think like a minimalist
The heavy, ornate, solid wood desks that professionals are used to aren’t going to fit in a bedroom workspace. Although difficult to implement, you must take a minimalist attitude as you create your workspace. There are many computer desks available that fit in corners or otherwise take up little space while offering maximum storage and organization.
You should also only keep those items you will use on a daily basis, or at least several times per week, in your work area. Additional supplies can be stored in a closet, attic, or basement. You should also keep only those files and books you will use frequently in your work area. Consider a small shelf instead of a larger bookshelf.
Give yourself options
Sometimes it can be hard to focus, and all you need is a change of scenery. Give yourself additional space to think, brainstorm, or work at your laptop in comfort by creating a reading corner. Look through the living room furniture offerings from the brand you chose for your bedroom furnishings to find an appropriate accent chair and storage ottoman, as well as a side table and standing lamp.