My work-from-home office design


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When we moved into our new home almost a year ago, one of the things I was most excited about was my work-from-home office. I had an entire double bedroom sized room to make my own and choose how I needed it. It was so fun to design and I wanted to share with you a little about how I chose different elements to help you design your own work from home office.

My Office

There were two elements that mainly decided how I wanted my office, comfort and practicality. There was no point in making my work-from-home office beautiful to look at, but with elements that had to be replaced every year. No one wants to pay to decorate or reupholster a room more often than they need to, do they?

My office design for convenience

I work hard, sometimes too hard, so I spend a lot of time in my office and wanted a place where I would feel relaxed and comfortable. I chose light colors for the walls so that they would always look bright and airy and would also be perfect for photography. My mental health is also very important to me, so I wanted to make sure nothing was gloomy or depressing.

When choosing the floor, I was tempted to have a wooden floor so that it would hold up well with my office chair constantly going over it. That said, I knew it would feel cold and less comfortable on my feet, so opted for a rug.

I was initially apprehensive about the idea of ​​a rug, thinking that it would wear out quickly because of my office chair, but soon realized that actually isn’t always the case. I have a plastic floor protector that stops the carpet from getting caught in the wheels under the chair, but it doesn’t stop the wear and tear on the underlay.

Did you know that a hardened underlay only slightly changes the feel of the carpet, but actually protects it and makes it last much longer?

We chose the same carpet for my office and our spare room. However, the foundation is different. In the office we went for a very dense crumb rubber underlay, while in the spare room we chose a softer foam underlay.

There is a slight difference in the feel, but none in the look. Choosing the right underlay will make my office carpet last longer and I still get that fluffy carpet under my feet!

To make my work-from-home office design practical

Choosing the right carpet also made my office design more practical, but that’s not the only thing. Don’t you hate it when you can never find a plug for something?

When we had an electrician here change some plugs before we decorated, I had an extra double socket put in where my desk would go and you know what, it made such a difference! A very simple thing that didn’t cost much, but makes my office work perfectly for me!

Another thing I found was perfect for my office was a large chest of drawers from Ikea. I wanted good sized drawers for storing things like backdrops, props and camera accessories and none of the office drawers I saw were quite right. Instead of getting something that didn’t fit, I looked at other drawers and found that the chest of drawers we had before from Ikea would be perfect, so ordered another one!

What would I change if I were to redesign my office?

I think if I were to design my office again I would keep most things the same because I’m really happy with how it turned out. The only thing I would change is that I would put the pictures and wall art I chose for the wall above my desk before I put in my desk. monitors or unplug everything and move it to put up some photos!

Another thing I’d probably do is have blinds as well as curtains, but that’s something that’s easy for me to add at some point without too much trouble, so I’m not too worried about it!

Do you have a work-from-home office? How did you design it? Would you do anything differently if you did it all over again?

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