The all important home office
With an increasing number of us #working from #home, what has the lockdown experience taught us about our home office. With our mental health at the forefront has the office turned into a project to accommodate our work and personal needs?
An office can be a crucial part of the home as the majority of your time is spent in it. We are constantly evolving and changing and this certainly applies to the current times we face. We are limited to what is available to us so must adapt our lives accordingly. The home office may only be a room for working, however, for others it may carry a space to enable you to pursue our hobbies and interests.
Letting go of the company office leave’s us open to create a space that can be our haven. As mentioned in my previous blogs, each part of a space can reflect our mental health. Colour plays a crucial role in regulating our emotions, as does light, material, shapes, textures and layout.
The most essential aspect to creating the perfect environment is space planning. Reading the energy of a room can be difficult for many. A small room will require some clever thinking whilst a large room can make you feel at a complete loss. We are spoilt for choice in what is available and this in turn can make us feel confused. With a busy life, we may feel squeezed to consider what is important to us.
What makes you feel at ease? This is an open-ended question that can stretch out for many miles. Narrowing it down is crucial in order to create that space that is targeted to your needs.
However, to get started DECLUTTER! This process clears your minds to let in the new. However, knowing what you want can still be difficult for many of us to create. It is always a good idea to bring in a designer who can guide you through the process. They will save you time, energy and in some instance’s money. Good designers will read the room for you and put everything into perspective making you feel at ease.