We always have great intentions when it comes to that one room in the house that is never given enough attention - the study. This multipurpose room more often homes odd bits and pieces (clothes horse anyone?) and is a magnet for clutter, rather than a productive workspace. Get your study back in order with a few simple steps that will actually make you want to work!
De-clutter - begin by clearing out anything that doesn’t belong in the study. Throw out old bills and sort through your paperwork or piles of magazines. Don’t limit de-cluttering to the room only, clean up your computer desktop and create a proper filling system. A neat and clear space will make for a productive work place.
Get the basics right - start off by selecting a desk that it a suitable size and ensure it is generous enough so that you are able to spread out when working or studying, or look for a desk with drawers which will gives you extra storage space. Next, search for a chair that is supportive and ergonomically designed to limit back strain and pain - finding a desk chair that is also stylish can be quiet the challenge though!
Organise your space - you will feel more in control of your work and able to concentrate if your surrounds are organised. You may choose to colour coordinate your storage boxes, binders and stationary for a cohesive look or opt for a minimal monochrome theme throughout.
Storage - a bookshelf or wall mounted shelf is paramount in the study and allows you to home reference books or magazines within easy reach. If you prefer your inspiration on display, opt for large a pin board or select a compact filing cabinet if paperwork is the problem.
Add a lamp - no home office is complete without a lamp. Even with great natural lighting, overhead or task lighting will minimise eye strain. Look for a functional and stylish lamp that can be adjusted to highlight whatever you are working on.
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