If you’re looking to get some serious work done at home, you should know how important it is to have a good workspace. This is why styling your study can be so important sometimes – while it helps to make it look presentable – and often sophisticated – having a well cultivated study can also help with your focus.
With this in mind, here are four design tips for a better study space.
Effectively use colour
Just because your study is a place of work and quiet, doesn’t mean you can’t have a little bit of fun with it. Colours are the perfect way to accentuate certain aspects of your space and bring out a little bit of your personality at the same time. You can even use some colours to your advantage – cool colours like blue and green can create a sense of calm, while more intense warmer colours like yellow and red can be invigorating and energising
Organisation is key to productivity
If you’re looking to be productive in your study, you’re going to need to stay organised. Drawers are your friend here – keep any folders or files you don’t immediately need neatly filed away close by, but also make sure to get a simple storage solution for stationery you regularly need to ensure you don’t have to dig too deeply through drawers to get any bits you need. If you do make a mess sorting through your work, clean up clutter as you go – you’d be surprised how little time it takes to turn a pristine study into a mess.
Make use of good lighting
Light is important when you need to work or read, so ensuring you have effective lighting in your space is crucial. This will take the form of both natural light (which will often require clever desk placement) and use of artificial light, such as standing lamps and desk lamps to ensure you’ll always have ample illumination whenever you need it.
Give your space some life
You’d be surprised how quickly a few indoor plants can transform an otherwise drab study space into one that feels fresh and alive. Strategically placing small and larger plants in spaces that might otherwise be bare does a lot more than pretty up the space – doing so can actually go a long way to improving your mental health and indoor plants can even lend a hand in cleaning up the air around you!