We’ve been in home office transformation mode for the last couple of weeks, and we finally get to share the reveal after all of our hard work! Robert and I packed this room full of functional furniture, storage, and intentional office decor to make this the best home office setup we possibly could for our pastor Dave, his wife Ellen, and his family so they could use it effectively as a study and school room. – This room needed a dedicated space for Dave to study, plan, and write Schooling & Storage Space – This office needed a desk for their kids to do their homework with access to a computer and for Ellen to plan teaching lessons.
– This office needed a desk for their kids to do their homework with access to a computer and for Ellen to plan teaching lessons. Guest Room Space – When guests stay over, this office sometimes needs to serve as a single sleeping area, so it needed room for a futon or pull-out convertible chair. 20 Quick Tips to Create the Best Work From Home Office Setup
Look into desk options with a pull-out tabletop for extra work space whenever needed. Opt for a desk that converts into a standing setup, if you often sit for long periods of time.
Or buy a desk with plenty of drawers for maximum storage room in a small space.
We used this IKEA MALM desk with a pull-out panel for creating an extra work surface whenever needed. And we strategically placed wooden storage boxes and baskets on the shelves to keep other supplies organized and within reach but out of sight. Allowing natural light into an office space is proven to improve productivity, according to Harvard Business Review.
We added these white window shades to keep the sunshine completely accessible. Try a neutral, soft paint color like like a gray/blue to help you feel energized and calm. As a dedicated desk for Ellen to make lesson plans as a teacher and for their kids to do homework, we added this IKEA MICKE corner desk with extra shelving for storing their school books. Opt for a wireless mouse when using a computer or add a monitor stand to reduce the cord tangle.
Then, as books or papers need to be added, decor can be moved to make room for necessary storage. If you have the space, set up a comfortable armchair or sofa to make a cozy reading area or to utilize for meetings, if needed.
Take advantage of windowless walls in a home office by hanging a large piece of art. Create a home office setup that serves as a multi-purpose room for hosting guests to take full advantage of it in various living situations.
If you like to stream podcasts or music while you work, include a bluetooth speaker in the room.
We added this Bluetooth speaker that looks totally convincing as a real vintage radio!
Real ones are best for oxygen production but artificial plants can still do the job to wake up a tired space. We setup a coffee station using this demilune table to take advantage of this small corner.
It’s a great way to add a punch of color and pattern to an office space while creating the feeling of warmth and comfort. Working beside the flicker of a candle flame sets the tone for a stress-free space. Use a combination of lavender and peppermint essential oils in a diffuser to help you feel calm yet clear-headed and energized.
I feel so honored that Dave and Ellen entrusted us with this office space in their home, and we hope it provides so much peace and clarity in their family. We can’t wait to see how God will use this space as a refuge to create a ripple effect throughout our community.