I don’t know about you, but I always found it easier to concentrate when I’m in a pleasant environment. In fact, being comfortable, and having an organized and personalized space around me seems to help me keep my mind focused and get much more done. With that in mind, you may be considering creating a space dedicated to study and work in your home, but before you do check out the advice below for some help.
Choose A Location
Before you can put in a study space, you need to pick where it will go. You have to be pretty smart about this as well because you don’t want to be stuck somewhere you are going get distracted all of the time. To this end, an area such as the attic or basement can be the perfect spot, as people will have to go out of their way to find you. Something that means you will get left alone most of the time to concentrate.
However, before you go ahead with installing you study space in the basement or attic, you need to ensure that the area is suitable to be inhabited for long periods of time. That can mean installing basement waterproofing, heat, and light into a subterranean space, or cleaning out an attic room. Also, remember to make your that the floor is sturdy enough to hold the furniture you need.
The next step on most folks’ lists when creating a study space is to pick out the furniture that the will need to get work done. Usually, this is a desk and chair and sometimes some books shelves and draws to keep things organized as well. Find your space becomes cluttered fast? Check out these tips.
Make sure that the items you pick are not only attractive and fit in with the decor you want, but are also comfortable and sturdy. After all, if you are studying for a particular qualification, you will spend quite a bit of time in that space, and so the furniture you pick needs to be able to stand up to this.
Otherwise, you could end up with a painful back for being in a chair that isn’t supportive of your posture, or even developing RSI if you don’t have your desk at the right height for your computer keyboard.
Add Personal Touches
To finish off your study areas and make it your own it’s nice to include some decorations and personalized touches. What you pick is entirely up to you of course, and many folks are happy enough with a few photos of their family and pets on the desk.
However, if you want the space to have a more cohesive look, you could choose colors that fit in with the broader scheme, plants in metallic pots which are very in this season or even hanging decorations like the paper pom poms that you can make yourself in the video below.
Then you will have the perfect space to encourage you to hit the books on a regular basis and make it a little more bearable while you do.
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