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It might seem like a good use of space but Amanda says set­ting up a desk in your bed­room may not be the best idea.

“Don’t just make it a corner of the bed­room, make it a proper ded­i­cated workspace you can go into and leave, so there is a sep­a­ra­tion — but it’s still con­ducive to work,” she says.

“Give it some bright colour and put some thought into dec­o­rat­ing it as well, so it’s com­fort­able to be in.”

In­vest in the workspace you’re cre­at­ing, with a good chair, desk and fil­ing cab­i­net, plus a few key ac­ces­sories.

“It’s very easy to do that load of wash­ing or have an­other cup of cof­fee or even turn on the TV,” Amanda says.

“Have a clock in there and work to the clock as if you were at an of­fice, be­cause this is your work time.” You should also dress the part. “It’s use­ful to get dressed as if you are go­ing to work,” she says. “When you’re dressed you’re ready for work.”

But also re­mem­ber to take breaks from your of­fice rather than feel­ing tied to the desk all day.

“Don’t take your lunch and your cof­fee in there,” Amanda says. “Go out and have a break, the way you would at work.”

Nat­u­ral light and a com­fort­able chair from West Elm pro­vide the beau­ti­ful basics for work­ing from home.

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