When you buy a house you rarely think of the need to have an extra room to create a multifunctional studio, but, when you live it every day, the need arises to use an entire area for activities that we usually carry out in the most disparate places " just to have support ". And here you are in the kitchen organizing the bills between the fruit basket and the crumbs of the afternoon snack, or working lying on the sofa with the laptop on your lap while the children play, laugh and cackle around the coffee table. In short, organization, privacy and working comfort are totally nil.
But a solution is always found, and we give you ideas to find yours:
- TO EACH HIS SPACES
If you have no choice but to share the spaces with several family members, the important thing is that everyone has their own workstation to carry out their duties, whether study or work, and to organize the materials or documents referred to. he needs. If you learn to keep the environments tidy, you won't get in the way of each other.
To delimit the affected area and prevent it from looking improvised, an excellent idea could be to paint the wall surrounding the desk or console in a different shade than the rest of the wall or highlight the perimeter by placing a carpet.
In case you want to organize the study in the living room, a solution could be to detach the sofa from the wall in order to place the desk behind it.
As for the furniture, it is good to opt for simple and minimal elements, especially in the absence of space. A desk or a normal table that acts as a support surface is enough, the important thing is that they match the existing furniture.
- REDUCE WASTE TO A MINIMUM
Usually in the house we all have unused spaces such as entrance, corridor or basement but, by placing a shallow desk and studying the correct lighting with the use of table lamps, wall lights or a floor lamp, you will certainly get a nice and elegant study despite the unusual position.
If, on the other hand, for example, you are forced to use an existing table such as that of the kitchen or dining room, you can buy an ottoman in which to collect all the work tools once the work is finished, and extract them again if necessary. The trick? You can comfortably "leave" it in the middle of the room because it will be a piece of furniture in harmony with the rest of the furniture and a comfortable additional seat for the living room or kitchen.
- ALL CATALOGED AND IN ORDER
We have said that keeping everything organized and in order is essential, and now we explain how. You do not always have the space to place a bookcase or archive, especially if the home office is hardly obtained, there will certainly not be room for a chest of drawers or an archive. The solution could be to free a drawer or shelf inside an existing piece of furniture in the house to place books, paperwork and a laptop. Alternatively, it would be ideal to fix shelves and shelves, functional and even decorative, to the wall, or use containers or boxes to store under the sofa or in a closet.
- THE IMPORTANCE OF COLORS
Nothing like the surrounding environment affects our creativity and concentration. For this reason, the studio must not be a cramped and neglected place of recovery, on the contrary, you must do your best to make it a welcoming and inspiring corner. To this end, the power of colors should not be underestimated. The right selection of shades transforms the work environment, increasing productivity and greatly improving the mood.
- AND THERE WAS LIGHT
It is not only colors that affect mood and productivity but, above all, correct lighting. Sources of natural light such as windows, verandas or skylights are essential for reducing eye strain, for recharging energy and for finding the right inspiration. Nature is our friend and, as such, helps us bring color to our rooms and sanitize the surrounding air. We therefore recommend that you include plants and flowers in your workspace.