Lockdown living has changed the way we use our space. The bedrooms have become our office, the office has turned into a playroom and the kitchen is certainly not Pret a Manger. Whether you’re in a one bed apartment or a 3-bed house, we have got lots of tips on how to define each space in your home to create the right look for lockdown.
Looking at the same four walls for months on end is challenging. Little tweak’s can make a big difference to your productivity.
Working from a table is a must. Whether it’s a dining room table or a small pop up desk, the benefits of sitting correctly is of paramount importance when it comes to warding off spine issues or fighting fatigue. Stay off those sofas and beds.
Room with a view
Looking at the wall for hours on end will seriously impact your mood and cognition. If you have the space, try placing your desk next to a window. However, if this isn’t possible or your view isn’t exactly the rolling Tuscan hills, try adding a mirror, like this modern round mirror, to your workspace. It will remind you that the world still exists outside of your computer and increases the amount of natural light, enhancing your concentration.
The Office Is Closed
Pack away at the end of the day. Put all stationary and supplies into a drawer or cupboard or box, this will help keep your documents away from other people working in the same space and help you switch off at the end of the day. If you need extra help reminding yourself of the time without having your mobile as a distraction, hanging this metal wall clock, can help keep you stylish and on time.
Regardless if the room behind you is a bedroom, kitchen or office, a space that reflects order, simplicity and a touch of flare will make a great impression. Display one or two pieces of art or photos to show off your personality. The use of a bold black frame will make a big impact, whilst providing a professional vibe.
Dedicate a room or even a small comfy corner in your home, that is solely for the purpose of relaxing. This is your retreat.
Bringing The Outdoors In
With only one outdoor exercise permitted per day, introducing more plants into your home can give you that breath of fresh air you need after a long day. Plants are proven to reduce stress, clean the air and reduce noise level. Use taller plants to help divide up your rooms with more than one function e.g. your office come bedroom.
A Bright Space
Contrary to popular belief, calming spaces do not need to be dimly lit. In fact fresh bright spaces which allow for more natural light can make a huge impact on your mental health and well being. Place mirrors like this Gold Leaf Round Effect mirror, opposite or beside a window to create more natural light in the home.
Throws and pillows of different colours and texture can help you feel like your home has been completely renewed, and after the amount of time we have spent indoors this year, you and your home deserves this slight indulgence. Check out our ‘5 top tips on how to create a cozy home for winter’ for more inspiration.
For most, being safe at home, means not having to commute long hours. Use those precious minutes to remind yourself to read that novel you’ve not had time for or perhaps delve in and out of a travel book to make plans for the future. Minimalist shelves make selecting books much easier without becoming too overwhelmed by choice.
Disguise the TV
Sometimes sitting in front of the telly is just what we need. But when it isn’t in use, turn that black screen into a cosy fire for some extra chilled vibes and ambient glow. Thanks youtube!
Full length mirror
Being able to see your whole body will improve posture, technique and motivation. This is really important as we don’t have our class instructors or gym buddies to keep us in check. You are your own personal trainer now, which means you get to stand in front of beautiful rose gold mirrors like this. Now that’s motivation!
Help create a dedicated exercise space for your yoga, HIIT or weights workout, whilst not scuffing your wooden floors. Mats are also easily rolled away when you have finished, so your gym isn’t taking up space.
If planning a high intensity workout, place your gym station by the window or an open door. That winter chill is actually nature’s very own air con!
Boxes for toys
Pack all toys away when creating the school environment. Even if it’s just for an hour or two, this will hopefully help concentration.
Help your children to reclaim this space as their own and feel proud of it. Displaying their work or artwork in frames like these 7 wall mountable white frames, they can make their own mini museum to remind themselves of how special their creations are. We hope it will keep them motivated.
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