Furnishing Your Home Office to the New Norm

long sturdy wooden study desk or dining table with mini drawer Martin by Loft Home Furniture

Home Office Ideas While Your Work from Home

With the new norm of learning and working from home, it is wise for us to look into furnishing our home working space to help boost our productivity while we continue to hustle. As we enter Phase 3, it is no denying the fact that a well-designed study or workspace will undoubtedly inspire one's creativity and productivity. However, most of us do not have the luxury of space since homes in Singapore are small. Considering the space constraints, we have put together a list of home office and study room ideas that you can gain inspiration from for your next home renovation project.

Go for Key Home Office Elements

Before you can even decide how to style and layout the work area you will need to consider the amount of space you have. The style you are looking for and also your key furniture must-have pieces. The basic includes the study tableshelves, and a comfortable study chair that offers optimal support.

1. Study Desk

Study Desk

There are many styles of study tables to consider, ranging from a simple solid wooden desk to multifunctional vintage study table with side shelves or even a slim drawer for documents and stationaries. These kind of tables can easily fit into any space of your choice. Sturdiness of a table matters in such situation since most people spend majority of their time on the study desk. Not to mentioned a comfortable height helps ease the tension of the long hours usage.

2. Chair

Chairs that provide a proper support is pivotal in boosting productivity – think ergonomic chairs. From providing posture support, helping with back pain, reducing neck pain, relieving hip posture, improving blood circulation, and boosting productivity – the list of benefits associated with ergonomic chairs is endless. So choose wisely to enjoy with comfort while studying or working.

3. Display Shelves

Depending on your room interior design scheme, you can go for something industrial or rustic or even a clean minimalism style. You can get a tall one to mix a display of decor with storage of books and documents or a side shelf combined with a study desk if you do not have much of a space but just need to store a few books.


General Home Office Ideas

If you are looking to get your creative juices flowing, then for starters, you’ll have to let go of conventional design ideas and rules before redoing your office space. The fact is any study room furniture can also be used in your home office. Thus you might want to consider doing the following too:

1. Choose your colours wisely

Ever heard of colour therapy? As a matter of fact, many leverage it for psychological benefits. To set a calming environment that puts you at ease while at work, go for light colours like pastels. Paint your walls blue, green, or purple so that the calming energy radiates throughout your workspace. To inspire creativity, go for bright and bold colours like yellow or boost productivity with blues that enhance decision-making processes.

2. Maximise Your Space

Solid wooden study table with connecting side shelf and metal legs Mysteel by Loft Home Furniture

As mentioned, space is limited in most homes in Singapore. Because of this, most bedrooms are sectioned off to have a study area. If you are in the same position, opt for multi-functional pieces that have hidden storage space. Also make use of your vertical space and install wall shelves. This way, you can free up some floor space for more essential furniture pieces.

3. Get Creative with Art Pieces

Did you know that art enhances brain function and well-being? Choose decorative images that fill the office space with liveliness so that a broad spectrum of your neural system, from your motor skills to creativity, is activated.

4. Light the Space Up

We all know how important lighting is in any space. Similarly, in your study room or workspace, ensure that it is well lit. Place a table lamp on your study desk so that there is sufficient light should you decide to work or study overtime.

Now with a little extra knowledge and you are ready to begin styling your work or study space. If you find these tips useful, don't forget to share with your family and friends so that they can enjoy too!