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How to Convert a Bedroom Into a Home Office


How to Convert a Bedroom Into a Home Office

These days, working from home has become a new normal. And many of us without a designated home office have found ourselves taking Zoom calls from the dining room table, and writing emails at the kitchen counter. It’s certainly less than ideal. We all deserve a designated workspace to keep us motivated and sane. The space should allow us to be productive during work hours, and separate us from work in our off hours. Luckily, it’s easier than you might think to carve out a functional home office from an existing bedroom. We’ll show you how…

Simplify Your Space

Whether the bedroom is currently used as a guest room, or houses your collection of workout equipment — it’s important to streamline, and clear out any excess clutter. The less clutter, the fewer distractions you’ll have when working. Repurpose a guest bed into a day bed, and create extra space by ditching the nightstands. Use a room divider to establish designated areas, and purge as much as you can from available closets.

Go Vertical

If you don’t have the closet space to store electronics or office supplies, shelving will provide an inexpensive solution that will look tidy, and keep everything organized. Utilize decorative storage baskets to keep small items in place, and style with small potted plants, books, and family photos to keep things cozy. A wall of shelves also makes for a sophisticated and interesting Zoom background!

Invest In Comfort

A makeshift office chair might cause pain in your back, arms, hands or wrists. You might also find yourself fidgeting, making more mistakes, or taking more breaks than normal — all because you're uncomfortable. It’s time to retire the folding chair and invest in a supportive office chair that will keep you comfortable. Consider the seat height, back support, and overall adjustability to get the most from your desk chair. You deserve it!

Consider Your Floors

Now that we’ve established that a good desk chair is an absolute necessity, it’s time to think about your floors. A rolling chair will struggle on high pile carpet, so it’s best to add a chair mat to keep things running smoothly. A mat will also come in handy if you’re concerned about scratching hardwoods.

If you’re looking to spruce up your space with new flooring, luxury vinyl might be your best bet. This maintenance-free, waterproof product is hard wearing, durable, and extremely easy to care for. An invisible scratch, stain, and abrasion-resistant wear layer will protect the beauty of your floor against your home office shenanigans for years to come.

If it’s carpet you desire, stick to something low-pile. A short pile provides easier movement for a rolling office chair, and stands up better to heavy desks and equipment. 

You work hard! Create the home-office you deserve. Stop by one of our showrooms or schedule an In-Home Shopping appointment today, and we’ll help you bring your vision to life.