How To: Design your home office
EPJ Design has teamed up with the Study Room London to bring you the best ways to design your home office to keep you motivated
The Study Room London is a Luxury Productive Stationery Supply Store, Founded by a stationery and To-Do list obsessive; Lucinda Batchelor, an organisational and productivity consultant who spends an extraordinary amount of time on Pinterest lusting at pens and bringing creatives together.
The Study Room does this by hosting events, groups and meet ups to unwind or to develop your creative venture; helping you to find your voice and your peers. Because it’s never as fun if you are on your own!
Here we give our top tips on making your work space a place to be proud of
Organisation is key - Think about what you need to store - make a list. Think about which types of files you may need, and how many. Do you need drawers? if so how many? Where are you going to file your paperwork - are you going to have a pile for 'need to file'? Once you have collated a list of items that will need storage space, you can then work out what you need. It's now time to go shopping!
2. 'Sassy Storage'
"I want to be surrounded by big, bulky storage units that look like they belong in a warehouse, and endless lever arch files that are falling apart due to the over filling of paper" - Said no one.
Invest in beautiful storage - storage that compliments your colour scheme in the room. Consider black and white if you're going for a more sophisticated look, or if you're wanting your office to be more fun and creative why not go for bright colours?
3. The magic of plants
You may have seen a previous post of ours talking about the power of plants and some of the healing effects they have. Do your research into what plants would be best for a work environment - i.e ones that help to lower stress & anxiety levels, ones that cleanse the air quality in the space etc. Add them in abundance! Being surrounded by fresh greenery has been proven to create a calming effect and boost overall happiness. Think not only about adding a plant to your desk - but add some hanging planters as well as some larger free standing ones around the room. Your office can be your own little oasis!
If you are an art collector, think about adding a beautiful piece to your office. This makes the space feel considered and part of the overall design of your home. Home offices have the risk of feeling too corporate and formal -
If you don't have the budget for a collectors piece, there are so many great websites that have beautiful affordable prints that can make a real impact. One of our favourites is Desenio. Also don't be afraid to explore antique markets.
5. Stationary savvy
Our final tip is of course update your stationary! Gone are the days of plain biros and boring notepads! Think metal pens - in golds and coppers, stylish notepads, and why not update your white paper for some with a hint of colour? Blush pink, powder blue or a subtle grey?
Lucinda & The Study Room London are hosting productivity and journaling workshops in the new year. : https://thestudyroomlondon.co.uk/shop/thestudyroomtodo : https://thestudyroomlondon.co.uk/shop/thestudyroomtodo
Tickets can be found online http://bit.ly/TheStudyRoom