Once again, Elle Decoration has come to the rescue. This inspirational home-style bible always comes up trumps with inspiring ideas, top tips and handy hacks, and the March 2021 issue is no exception. Always on the hunt for ways to spruce up our homes and maximise the space available, we were excited to read the article Smarter Space Now. It says: Our homes are having to work harder than ever before. Make your space a multitasking success with our ingenious ideas, storage hacks and expert tips on how to utilise every inch.
Work anywhere. Still trying to conduct Zoom calls from your sofa or sharing a dining table with home schooled kids? Here are some unique ideas for carving out your own dedicated workspace, whatever size your home:
• Cabinet office: No extra room for a dedicated study, but still want to be able to lock the door on work at the end of the day? Invest in a cabinet
• First step: When space is at a premium, you sometimes have to think outside of the box. There are creative ways to create a miniature desk space
• Bedroom entrepreneur: For many of us, working in the bedroom is the only option. A floating desk can keep the floor space free and preserve a feeling of spaciousness
• Study in the corner: The simple addition of a shelf with a desk underneath is a functional but minimal option where space is at a premium
Futon Company says: One of the positive things to come out of the past year is the creativity we’re seeing, especially among ‘new’ home workers who are finding ever new and creative ways to carve out a distinctive work space in their homes. As well as being creative with shelving and the space available, there are various furniture options that can really help, for example, a moveable laptop table; a tray office that easily stashes under the bed at the end of the day, and multi-functional furniture, for example a desk that doubles as a dressing table. When space is at a premium the best approach is to get your thinking cap on and embrace creativity!