Work does not usually end after eight long hours. There will be times when taking work at home can be quite the deal, especially when there is no feasible space to work. With the current setups offered at work, sometimes remote setups are ideal. It saves time to transport from home to work and working in your own comfortable space would be a deal-breaker. Working from home can be enjoyable when the right space is all set up. In times when there is no available room for a desk and chair, setting it up in a bedroom is a perfect option. To build a productive environment for studying, attending meetings, and brainstorming, we have scooped 12 tips in bedroom desk ideas for a remote work setup.
- Invest in a Higher Work Table
It can sometimes be boring to work in tables of the same height. Working on a table with a higher elevation induces healthy movement. Instead of working all day sitting down, an option to work in a standing position is also ideal. This idea prevents the acquisition of bad posture considering that working would require sitting for long hours. In addition, working while standing up allows the blood to flow and circulate throughout the body more freely. Switching positions from sitting to standing will help in retaining the mood and energy during work hours. It would be a great idea to work in a non-conventional way. Working at a high table would give require stretching from time to time.
- Try Space-Saving Desks
For limited bedroom spaces, putting up a huge table would not be suggested. Apart from the fact that the bedroom will look congested, the space would not be maximized accordingly. A space-saving desk would do the trick in creating a remote-friendly workspace in your bedroom. The example above is something that can be put up permanently against the wall. On the bright side, it can also act as storage for books, files, and other items necessary for work. It is something that can be put up in cases when it is getting in the way. This space-saving gem is a must-have for remote work, especially in cases where a laptop is a single thing needed for work. Considering its industrial-like design, it would fit any interior design for a bedroom.
- Keep it Light and Simple
Remote work is not always permanent. There will be times when one is needed to report to work on-site. Thus, opting for light and simple furniture would do the trick. We love the curvature of the office desk above. It is even designed with a storage basket on the side to keep the table free from clutter. We all know how a messy desk can affect one’s performance at work. It gives the idea to have everything you need within the table. Considering its design and construction, it does not consume much space and is easy to carry in cases when the pieces of furniture are moved around.
- Invest in Multi-Purpose Furniture
To save space and money, pick a piece of furniture that will provide more than one purpose. Another space-saving gem is this floating desk. The design and composition do not only serve as a bedroom desk for work but also a designated space for books, papers, and other items necessary for work. Paired with a beautiful and comfortable armchair would create the ideal work-from-home station within the bedroom space. What we love about floating desks is how they can be put up when not in use. Not everyone is given a generous space for a bedroom. Always remember to pick the type of desk that would suffice the existing bedroom design.
- Pick Versatile Material Composition
Pick a material that would suit the bedroom design. As much as possible, the workstation must blend in with the design of the bedroom. Mix and match of materials will help in retaining its existing character. In the example above, we love the industrial rustic vibe it brings to the bedroom. The remote workstation should give the same environment seen in a physical office. Pick materials that would highlight the office environment. There will be cases when the vibe may seem too cozy inducing a sleeping atmosphere. Thus, turn the tables by picking a work table that would suffice the needs of your work.
- Invest in Floating Tables
Picking a non-traditional design for a bedroom desk, there would be plenty of work tables sold online. They often come in sleek and impactful finishes that introduce the modern side of design. A smart way of setting up a workstation at home is by investing in semi-permanent furniture with the absence of interfering with the common activities in the bedroom. The floating desk as seen in the image above is designed with additional shelves and purposes. It will not consume much space but can maximize its use. Apart from being a workstation, it can also act as a vanity table when installed with the right lighting and surrounded by interesting decorations.
- Hang Uniform or Variating Wall Art
Wall art often defines the character of the user. At the same time, they tend to be a mediator in times of stress. By looking at them, it is similar to taking a break from work or school. Add a series of frames with paintings. Most workspaces come with a series of framed paintings and canvases. It gives the walls something to look at indicating a refreshing and relaxing vibe for a workspace. There will be times when the eyes become too strained by the screen. Having a few pieces of painting will serve as a resting phase during the hours of work.
- Create a Comfortable Workspace
Work in the most comfortable environment in the bedroom. Position and layout are important in setting up the workstation. Always remember to pick the pieces of furniture and material that would give the work environment within the vicinity of the bedroom. The image above is an amazing example of how a workstation should be. Allow it to adjust to the pressing needs of what you do for a living. What we love about the setup above is how the table is adjustable according to the inclination of preference. It is a must-have for those who are drawing, reading, or even working on their laptop the entire day. The table induces a good posture during work preventing cases of strained neck and back.
- Pick an Area with the Most Natural Light
Apart from the furniture, the ambiance is very important in creating a workstation inducing productivity and top performance. The best way to do it is by locating the workstation next to a window. The natural source of lighting will allow light to diffuse throughout the room defining a refreshing and enlightening character. This idea will require little artificial lighting making it a sustainable option. Besides, it can be demotivating to work in a dark space with all the lights from the screen beaming towards your eyes. A well-lit environment will help in enhancing work performance even within the vicinity of the bedroom.
- Work with a Comfortable Ergonomic Chair
Apart from the table, an ergonomic chair is also one of the key things required in creating a productive yet comfortable workspace within the bedroom. It can be straining to work long hours with eyes on the screen. Practice working while in a good posture to prevent the sore feeling on the back and the neck. These feelings highly affect the performance during work hours considering that the body feels tired. It affects the productivity of the person. Considering that the workstation is within the proximity of the bedroom, seeking comfort from the bed will be the next big thing to do. To prevent this situation from happening, it would be best to mimic the environment found in an office.
- Add Indoor Botanical Plants
To add a refreshing statement to the bedroom desk, a touch of the outdoor environment would do the trick. Plants and flowers introduce an aesthetic impact to the interior space. It adds color and character. The cool and refreshing vibe it provides enables a productive space to work in. More than its aesthetic features, indoor botanical plants and flowers help in allowing fresh air to circulate within a space. They help in alleviating the toxins through air purification inducing a happy and relaxed environment for you to work on as it enhances creativity and productivity. A few pieces of indoor botanical plants will do the trick. There is no need to fill the entire space with plants to make it feel more like home.
- Work in Mobile Furniture
There would be times when you want to relocate your workspace to the other spaces at home and it may be a challenge to move them one by one. A piece of furniture that might tap your interest is a mobile office desk. They come in wheels where you can move them around the room. When you have chosen your spot, there is a stopper that keeps the table steady and free from movement. If you have been working from home for quite a while, it can be a challenge to retain the mood in a remote setup. It would be great to have your workstation in different environments to see which one best suit your activities at work.