Fall Refresh: WFH Edition
When we first started working from home back in March we never could have imagined we’d still be here as we head into fall. There have been many phases of quarantine - the organizing phase, the bread baking phases, the Zoom happy hour phase, the Tiger King phase - all behind us. Now, we’re settling into a new season...at home…still. To breathe new life into the second half of 2020, we’re talking about how to refresh and cozy-up your work from home set-up.
The Dining Room
Although close proximity to the kitchen can be dangerous (we sometimes find ourselves grabbing a spoonful of ice cream from the freezer in between calls), for those of us without a dedicated work space it’s the next best option. Make sure you are using a chair that is comfortable enough to sit in all day but stylish enough to leave at the table when you “clock out.” We also love our Farmhouse Pottery mugs for a luxurious morning coffee routine. If your space is feeling a little drab add some art to walls. If your space is feeling cluttered - add a tray to corral your odds and end into. Lastly, at the end of each work day, take all of your dishes (ice cream spoons in our case) into the kitchen and leave your dining room tidy for the evening.
The Cozy Corner
Sometimes all you can manage is a spot to curl up with your laptop and tackle emails. We like to move around from time to time to freshen things up and break up the day. If you can, set up your “cozy corner” next to a window for natural light. If natural light isn’t an option a lamp or sconce with a shade is great for warm light that’s bright enough to work. Lastly, we always love to have a candle burning for a homey feel.
When your kids are doing online schooling and use 90% of the available space in the house for their own personal playground, look no further than your bedroom. Behind a closed door is the WFH home bliss (and quiet) you crave. We’d recommend adding a small table and a chair in this space if you can but if not, prop yourself on the bed with a stack of books in your lap to set your computer on. If you’re going to be spending day and night here, you might as well love it. Freshen up with crisp bedding and some decorative pillows. We also love a diffuser in the bedroom to create a zen feel.
In California, we’re lucky to have nice weather year round. Set up a little spot on your patio or balcony to step outside for a bit during the day. It’s a great place to take calls, provided you have a little shade. If you’re not in a place with year-round sun, be sure to head outside for bit to go for a walk or have a cup of coffee. A cozy blanket can make chilly weather totally bearable!