Tips for Designing a StudyPosted 04/13/2018
Designing a study can be particularly challenging, as comfort and efficiency are forced to cohabitate in the same space. Many Maracay home owners create a customized study in their floorplans using the FlexDesign program, which enables them to make design decisions based on their individual needs. Others may rely on inspirational boards like Houzz to help create useful studies. Thinking about designing a study, and need some creative ideas? Follow these useful tips from HGTV to put together your perfect space:
Don’t sacrifice form for function
Consider your workflow and what items you need at your fingertips before buying furniture and designing your study. You may want to invest in items that are both beautiful, functional and comfortable. Home office furniture should complement other rooms in your house and continue the overall design aesthetic. While some design a study room or office room strictly for that purpose, others may create a study out of a nook in a general living area. The key to creating a functional office or study room is resourcefully utilizing whatever square footage you have.
Organize vertically and horizontally
From floating shelves on the walls to vertical file folders for important documents, organization is imperative for designing a practical study. If you tend to create a large amount of clutter, consider using baskets or file organizers to corral loose papers. When it comes to shelving, consider how much wall space is available. Do you have enough space for cabinetry and wall units or would open shelving be more sufficient? Wooden and metal cube storage is a fun modern alternative to bookshelves because they are versatile and take up less space.
Let there be light
Create a space with ample light to cut down on eye strain and headaches. If you have a computer screen or two, place it in a position where there will be no glare from the windows and lights. Ideally, you would want as much natural daylight as possible because it can help you focus and brighten up the room. If that’s not an option, lamps and other forms of lighting can help brighten up the area for studying or work.
The colors used to adorn the study and lighting used can also make or break a well-designed study. It’s also a great way to personalize this space to your liking and add an extra flair to the room – which can also help make work time more enjoyable.
If you’d like to learn more about Maracay’s home design options and how you can design a study or office in your Maracay home, please visit www.maracayhomes.com or call us at (480) 418-0873.
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