With the school year looking a lot different this year, we’re not alone in rethinking how we’re going to make it work. Creating a productive and comfortable space to help you conquer working from home is a significant first step. To help create the perfect workspace, we sourced all the trends to keep everything budget-friendly while
Consider a cloffice (or closet-office) as a hybrid space is a very 2020 solution. Begin by establishing how much space you’ll need to set up a workspace, creating office organization, and extra seating. A versatile cube organizer can be used for storing paperwork or office accessories and decorative accents displayed out in the open.
You can try using washi tape to define space for a desk and office chair to get an idea of the plan of your final room before you invest in new furniture. Some extra shelving can also help layout your workspace.
Tight on Space? Set Up a Nook
As much as we like the idea of a cloffice, we know that setting up an entire room may not be a worthy alternative if you’re tight on space, but a dedicated nook in any room is totally do-able for those working or studying in close quarters. All it takes is a desk, a chair, and some simple decor. Some accent accessories on the desk will help it feel more like a dedicated workspace.
If your workday involves Zoom meetings or online lectures, consider investing in a second monitor to watch them on while taking notes on your primary laptop. Finally, find some artwork to spruce up your new nook every day and finish it all off with some greenery, plants, after all, are ideal study buddies.
Need a Versatile Solution?
If your living or dining space needs to double as a workspace or classroom, setting up a functional working space is the way to go. This is also a good approach if the workspace you’re setting up is going to be used by your family — since it allows for easy rearrangement. If this is your situation, you’re looking for a workspace that can quickly be moved away. This could mean furnishing your dining room table with ergonomic chairs and tabletop organizational cases for desk supplies that can be instantly whisked away for your next meal. Or, it could mean using a smart fold-away desk that disappears. You can establish individual work stations with clip lamps that won’t take up any surface area and can easily be moved.