FINDING PRIME OFFICE SPACE
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.