Working from home with multi-functional furniture

By Tara Lindsay, Decorium

 

As a result of the unpredicted COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have found ourselves working from home alongside our children. As a full-time working mother of two, I understand the pressure to be constantly “on.” It is no small feat to finish the day knowing that you have accomplished all that needs to be done from a work and family perspective. While I can’t help your kids with their homework or extra curriculars, I do know something about the importance of good interior design, and there are many ways to help yourself and your family feel more comfortable at home by simply incorporating a few keys elements into your space.

In order to be productive you need to feel comfortable in your surroundings, and your mind needs to be at peace with your living and workspace. While we don’t all have the luxury of having a home office, with comfortable and functional furniture, a home office is not necessarily required. If you’re like me, you’re sitting back on your sofa, feet up on the ottoman, drink table next to you, surrounded by a pile of papers. Others are hunched over laptops, perched on a kitchen barstool or in the dining room. Regardless of the approach, we’ve begun treating our homes like an office, and many are now considering how to make our homes feel more comfortable and functional.

When creating a more efficient, comfortable, and multi-functional home, there are many factors we need to consider. We need to be able to hop on a call when the phone rings, communicate with clients and co-workers, review and edit reports, and manage the paperwork, all while cooking meals and ensuring our children are spending time in a space conducive to their emotional, social and educational needs. With that in mind, here are some products to help make your home the comfortable oasis you have always dreamed of.

 

The secret to working from home in a small space is creating a designated workspace. Make it cozy, functional and try to keep a routine. The Aaron bed is perfect for smaller spaces like condo living, and allows you to add a desk in the room. It’s always best to face your desk towards a window. Not only will it give proper lighting, it will also create a more calm living/workspace.

The Stressless Emily sectional features contemporary design with soft enveloping seating that invites you to sit back and relax. If you’re a hard-working couch potato, this sectional allows you to adjust the headrest, raise your legs and really find that comfortable position. This sectional allows you to relax, while being productive.

One of my favourite work-from-home desks is our Rana Lift Desk. The Ergonomic height adjustable, sit or stand desk, allows you to naturally move your body while working. Our bodies are our temples and a body in motion equals a healthy body. With the Rana Lift Desk, you can easily go from sitting to standing which allows you to work at your own personal comfort level. Perfect for kids, teens and professionals!

Remember, there are a few important elements to maintaining a successful work from home/life balance. Reward yourself for a productive day, maintain a routine, get some fresh air, and set up a comfortable working space…you’ll be using it.

Tara Lindsay is the Vice President Advertising/Buyer for Decorium. For more information, visit www.decorium.com

 

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