Creating the perfect home workspace

How to create your perfect home workspace

Working from home has created a dramatic change in our office landscapes — desks are exchanged for coffee tables, and the couch has replaced office chairs. Meetings are conducted in virtual conference rooms, and Casual Friday has become pajama day, every day.

Office stationery set

 Despite all these changes, or perhaps because of them, it’s time to take back your workplace. Find a nook to make your own, and personalize your space with ways to keep it creative and fun. If you’re struggling for inspiration, there are lots of simple things you can do, like find elegant storage and office stationery sets to create a space that encourages and motivates. To get started, have a look at some of our top tips:

Take a break from screens

We live in a digital world and working or studying from home probably means that you’re spending even more time than before staring at your computer screen. To counter the effects of increased screen time, consider going old-school with your office stationery sets. Opt for beautiful notebooks and fountain pens for taking notes, analog journals and diaries to make planning your time more fun, and gorgeous coloured pens for ordering your work. Taking a break from the screen will help your mind stay sharp and break up the monotony of the days’ digital tasks. It’s also a great way to improve inspiration and help you problem-solve.

Create a dedicated space

We live in a digital world and working or studying from home probably means that you’re spending even more time than before staring at your computer screen. To counter the effects of increased screen time, consider going old-school with your office stationery sets. Opt for beautiful notebooks and fountain pens for taking notes, analog journals and diaries to make planning your time more fun, and gorgeous coloured pens for ordering your work. Taking a break from the screen will help your mind stay sharp and break up the monotony of the days’ digital tasks. It’s also a great way to improve inspiration and help you problem-solve.

Tidy up with fun storage

Clutter is a big disrupter of concentration, especially at home, where you’re already more likely to be distracted. If your workspace could use some tidying, consider fun and stylish storage solutions like leather pencil cases or document bags for keeping papers organized. It also means that if your kitchen table is your temporary desk, it easy to clear things away and keep it orderly when you check out for the day.

Add some green

Real live green plants can help keep the air clean and you calm; in fact, studies show that plants can reduce stress levels in the workplace. Plants are also a wonderful break for your eyes from screens. Not a green thumb? Consider choosing a plant that will look lovely even without a lot of love; think succulents, spider plants, or snake plants.

Creative downtime

If you’ve been spending all that time working or studying, why not give yourself relaxation time that doesn’t revolve around yet another screen? Now is a great time to let your creativity flow and have a go at drawing or perhaps even painting with watercolors. It doesn’t matter if it’s not gallery-level art; it’s about the soothing process. And if you like what you produce you can even use it to add colour and decorate your workspace.

Navigating the new normal

As you get to grips with the new normal and working from home, you have the chance to create a beautiful area where you feel inspired to work or study. So why not get creative and check out our beautifully designed stationery and accessories?