‘Everything has its own place’ is how the old adage goes but we know that organising the home office (and the Self!) especially post-Christmas is easier said than done! Anyone who works from home will know that it is a skill in itself. A little bit of occasional upkeep is required in order to stay sane, stimulated and in love with your office-come-happy home. We thought we’d share with you some of our simple tips on how to find the balance and how to create a fluid working space that performs both aesthetic ally and functionally.
#1 GET ORGANISED
This may seem blindingly obvious but set aside time for life admin. We know it’s more tempting to concentrate on the creative stuff and it can be all too easy to neglect the dull but necessary chores (accounts, invoices, filing, popping to the Post Office). Schedule in an hour every day or so to save from an overwhelming build up at the end of the month.
#2 FIND THE BALANCE
Define your working area and stick to it. It’s all too easy to sit with your laptop in bed or on the sofa. Try to keep work contained to just one room and shut the door on it at the end of the day. We find that it feels good to instil a bit of routine like a ‘normal’ job so that the rest of your home still feels like just that.
#3 DESK APPEAL
Buy flowers, light candles, decorate with antiquities and tidy away unneeded items… basically anything to make sitting in the same space twenty four seven more appealing. A great desk is essential too. Our Phoenix (£299) and Milligan (£398) desks will both make for inspiring bases to see your ideas flourish over 2016.
#4 FIND FURNITURE THAT WORKS AS HARD AS YOU DO
A console table is a great way to get extra mileage out of a small study. A console and a typical desk pulled together make a great corner desk, and keep oft-used supplies within easy reach yet far enough not to distract. Our Kiku Console Table (£279) has a beautiful oriental floral design etched on to its antiqued white metal top – providing inspiration in every detail!