A few months ago I read a post that said “It’s not working from home, it’s living at work” and that felt so accurate for my husband and I. When we were planning to move to LA from NYC last winter, we had actually planned on setting up a home office. In New York, we both worked from home some but spent most of our time at co-working spaces plus we were both taking meetings around the city often so our time actually working from home was limited.
Flash forward 10 months and we, of course, had no idea how much time we would be spending in our new home this year. Nevertheless, I am SO grateful that we prioritized this room. It was actually furnished before we had a dining table or bed frame (because well, priorities)!. When your office doubles as a guest room or if it’s simply a corner in your bedroom, it can feel like you never leave the office which is why it’s important to create a space that feels welcoming no matter what time of day.
When I was designing the room at the start of this year, I tried to focus on including elements that were both functional and beautiful. After all, we spend as much time here as nearly any other room in our apartment! While the space still isn’t 100% finished, it is one that I honestly enjoy being in and I’m constantly thinking of ways to make it cozier. I’ve compiled some key items below that I’ve either incorporated or saved to will help make your WFH space a little more welcoming. Enjoy!