Raise your hand if your five-year plan is to make it through this year… You too? Good, welcome to the club! Now that we are all on the same page, we can agree that one of the key lessons we have learned over the past few months is the importance of having a home that is highly functional. If you’re going to be spending all your time inside the four walls of your home, might as well make it a space that sparks joy instead of one that make you feel stuck in a rut. We don’t need another problem to talk to our therapist about, right? So whether your school is re-opening for the Fall semester or you’re doing classes online, or whether you are going back to the office or are going to keep working remotely, one thing is guaranteed: you ~need~ a great spot at home where you can get some work done… productively. That’s why we’re here to provide some tips and tricks to help you become the boss of this new normal!
With more free time on our hands than ever, it’s time to make decisions that will elevate our lives, and our homes. In other words, get (and stay) organized! Just think of it this way: for every minute spent organizing your new home office, an hour is earned in efficient work. Here are a few small space storage solutions to help you get the most out of your space.
The Shadwick Metal Locker Collection makes you jump back in time, circa 2008, when you were walking down the hallway rocking the ~immaculate~ combination all-fringed everything and the biggest waist-cinching belt you could get your hands on. We all thought that growing up would take longer, which is why the Shadwick is the perfect collection to add a fun reminder of your childhood to any room in your home. Please don’t leave dirty Tupperware in these though – it’s not socially acceptable anymore now that you’ve become an adult. The Shadwick Collection includes storage cabinets, accent cabinets and end tables, in multiple, fun color options!
The Alden Platform Bed with Storage Drawers was created because we understand that, in small and big spaces alike, no one ever seems to have enough storage space, no matter how much spring cleaning you plan on doing! The solution: extra under-bed storage drawers that can be used to store seasonal clothing, books, or any extra bedding and pillows. You’ll thank us later.
We know, working (or studying) from home has its perks: you get along with everyone in the office, you can show up in pajamas, and the fridge is only a few steps away. But, when your home becomes your office, it can be hard to establish when your work hours start and when they end. Which is why it is important to create work-free spaces in your home where you can relax.
After a long day working or studying, coming back to a bedroom that brings you comfort is essential. But how do you achieve that? First, you’ll need the perfect bed. Second, you need to decorate your space in a way that feels uniquely you. Which is why we suggest the Mason Upholstered Bed: it has a durable construction and its simple modern design is basically a blank canvas. You want to fill your wall with souvenirs from your travels? Go for it! You want to add a colorful wallpaper to create a unique accent wall? Scour the internet to find the best one! The Mason can complement and enhance your personal style and help bring your bedroom décor to the next level.
For a quick break during the day, we suggest getting a futon like the Tyler Velvet Futon. Why? Because it is the perfect spot to take a few minutes to scroll through your socials and disconnect from work. But that’s not the best part; it can also convert into a sleeping position and double as a bed. That makes the Tyler the perfect option for your quick daily nap. Yes, you could go to your bedroom, but during the day, that’s dangerous territory. You don’t want to turn your 20-minute power nap into a 3-hour slobber fest that you wake up from barely remembering where you are – even though you never leave your home.
Now time to go organize your home and share your new efficient work spaces with us by tagging @realrooms.