If your home doesn’t have the required space for a separate study room, or if you like having your bed close to your workspace, then the idea of an adjoined study area is going to attract you a lot. It’s a fast trending concept – especially complementing the small style Singaporean living, and here are 5 great tips for designing a good one:
1. Facing away from distractions
Adjoined study areas work best when they are oriented away from any and all distractions. If you constantly have a view of your bed, you’ll start feeling lethargic. Similarly, if you have a static view like a window, you’ll feel obliged to look outside. Therefore, orienting the whole set-up towards a plain wall is the best way to keep all distractions out from your work zone.
2. Comfy add-ons and accessories
The desk is not the end of your adjoined study area – it’s only the beginning. You need several other add-ons and accessories to make the space fully functional. These include a comfortable chair – plush, but not soft enough to make you feel drowsy. Similarly, you also need a wastepaper bin and stationary holders to make the set-up feet truly complete.
3. Be compact with your shelf-space
Since adjoined study areas take up only a fraction of the amount of space that is usually required by a full on study or home office, the shelf space here is also very limited. It has to complement the rest of the surroundings and has to be designed in a way the promotes minimal clutter. Therefore, you must make the shelf design as compact as possible.
4. Designed around functionality
The best way to avoid any frou-frou detailing in your adjoined study spaces is by sticking to the functional elements. Make a list of everything that you need from this particular space and stick to it. Try to incorporate a sense of minimalism in this particular space. It’s best to even avoid any unnecessary décor.
5. An overall compact vibe
Since adjoined study areas are a part of a bigger space, they have to be designed in a way that takes as little space as possible. This is why they’re usually very compact and pragmatic. Try not to spread them out too much, or you’ll end up with space shortage for the other parts of the room.