A Guide To Study Room Interior Design
You may be a part of the ever-growing gig economy which allows you the comfort of working from your home. Or you are someone who works from home occasionally to avoid the never-ending traffic snarls. You may be a writer looking to set your study up or an accountant wanting someplace quiet to do the books. Or you may need a private space to catch up on emails and essential paperwork.
Whatever your need may be, a study room can be an excellent investment for you. With some thought through interior design choices, you can easily create a nook in the house, which gives you privacy and peace to get all your work done. Check out our guide on study room interior design to get started.
It’s All About Space
Choose Furniture That Keeps You Organised
With the principle pieces of desk and chair sorted, let’s discuss the other furniture you will need in the study room. You will have relevant documents and files that you will need to store, or reference material or other books that you want handy. The amount and kind of storage you need will help you narrow down your options. Many desks are designed with inbuilt shelves and drawers in a way such that they double up as storage solutions. A larger amount of paperwork and books may need more dedicated space such as bookshelves or filing cabinets. Be creative with your storage to create a cosy and welcoming effect. You can have your pick of open book racks or bookcases with glass doors (such as barristers) that come in various sizes and styles. Or install bookshelves on the walls to show off your prized collection. Book tree bookshelves, industrial and metal shelves, leaning ladder shelves, your choices are many and varied. A corner bookshelf can utilise awkward corners while the symmetrical elegance of a cubic bookshelf sits well in any space. As with all storage, bookshelves serve more than just a practical need and are an essential component of your design aesthetic.
Desks and Chairs for Every Need
The primary purpose of your study room and space available will also dictate the choice of your desk. If you are looking for something simple, where you can get some writing and paperwork done, the no-frills flat surface top of a writing desk will meet your requirements. For something that is still quite minimalist, opt for a laptop table that often comes with a sliding drawer for your keyboard. A wall-mounted floating desk will bring elegance and leave your floor space free from clutter. If you have a corner you want to use, a corner desk can be the right solution. An L-shaped desk is another option. Still, unlike the corner desk, you will work on either arm of the L. Standing and adjustable desks that give additional benefits of burning calories as you work are quite the rage nowadays. An armoire desk which its compact design of holding in the workspace within the storage area can be excellent if a small unobtrusive working area is what you are after or can afford.
While you are selecting a desk for your study room, choose a chair that matches the desk and the aesthetic of your room. Ensure that the chair is a comfortable one and designed with ergonomics in mind. It needs to be such that it allows you proper posture while working.
Pick A Productive Colour
The colours you choose for the study room will have a significant effect on your work productivity and creativity, so select with care. You can never go wrong with neutral shades such as whites and pastels which make the room look airy and spacious while lending themselves to be a backdrop for other colours you may want to mix and match in. Colours such as greys, lighter browns and blues bring calm and soothing energy. If you are looking for positivity and vibrancy, opt for shades such as yellow and orange. Red may not be to everybody’s taste, but there is something to be said for the dynamism and excitement that it brings. Lastly, green is an excellent colour for a study room as its natural tones create a serene space where you can focus. Whatever your selection may be, make sure it aids the goals of your study room and matches your personality.
Accessories, Lighting And Other Design Considerations
If the dimensions of your study allow you to explore the idea of a sofa. A well-placed stylish sofa can add oodles of style to your room while making it cosy and warm. You can put your feet up here with a book or catch a snooze if you are tired from toiling at the desk. A sofa can create that perfect corner in your study room that can also welcome family members to give you company while you work. With all furniture pieces picked out, do spend some time experimenting with different placements. Install the pieces in such a manner that you have a smooth flow of movement across the room – no one likes to bump into furniture or navigate awkward corners. Work out a layout that is practical and makes the room look spacious and beautiful.
Lighting your study room is an important design decision. While you don’t want the sickly glare of an office light, you do want a lighting solution that allows you to read, write and type with ease. Working under poor lighting conditions causes eye strain, headaches and makes one irritable – troubles that you would like to avoid. In addition to an overhead or wall lighting, a desk lamp, therefore, becomes a must. With all furniture and lighting taken care of, turn now to accessory choices. Put up your favourite art on the wall, or a wall clock that reminds you of important appointments. Bring those family photographs in to add a personal touch. Style your desk with handsome and nifty organising accessories and unique office supplies. Houseplants are another great way to accessorise the room, adding calming green to help with those frayed work nerves.
Furniture, colour palettes, layout, lights and accessories, you now have the entire study room set up to your liking. Now all you need to do is to grab a chair, sit yourself down and get to work.