Creating Study Nooks At Home

Creating Study Nooks At Home

We've all heard that working from home is on the rise, which means we've all spent our fair share of days at the dining room table. While many of us don't have the luxury of designating a spare room for this purpose, creating a functional and study nook is easier than you think with a little creativity and the help of a handyman. Slim desks are a great way to turn a low-traffic hallway into a dedicated study zone, while custom joinery and floating shelves are the easiest way to make the most of spare space. Look for furniture that isn't too heavy or bulky if you want to keep your study nook small. Choose a chair that can support you for several hours while also taking up little space on the floor. You'll also want to think vertically when it comes to storage to make sure you don't take up too much space in the house. We've come up with some inventive ways to make a study nook that will inspire you to try it out in your own home. Combination of a Bench Top and a Floating Shelf A basic configuration for any home study nook is a bench top with one or two floating shelves above. The bench top serves as a work surface, while the shelving can be used for storage or display. Make sure you have enough task lighting and that power outlets are located high enough beneath the bench top so that cords are hidden. The bench top can be fitted with a cable hole and a cover to allow cords to be fed through. In this case, a small portion of the adjacent room has been taken to accommodate this arrangement. The Study Nook in the Bedroom A desk-top and shelving design is a smart addition to a bedroom if you have the space. The adjacent wardrobe doors have been beautifully balanced with this nook, using the same palette of finishes to create an elegant and seamless design. A slimline chest drawer integrated beneath the bench top is a great way to add hidden storage space for all those small items. When not in use, this nook can be used as a display and storage area for other personal items. The Kitchen Technology Center Because the dining room is the heart of any home and where most people congregate, you could incorporate a bench top and some shelving into a nook from which you can coordinate the social calendar, plug in household devices to charge and play music, and so on. Maintaining the same finishes and colors as the kitchen will create a more seamless connection. When not in use, a stool or compact seat that can be tucked away is a great option. Study Nook Tucked Away Study nooks are typically placed near high-traffic areas of the home, such as the kitchen, dining, and living areas, so they can be easily accessed and utilized. The obvious disadvantage is that at the end of the day, it frequently becomes a dumping ground for everyday items. Consider installing pocket sliding doors that retract back into the walls when open to avoid having a mess on display. This will free up surrounding circulation space and allow you to close it off when the chaos becomes too much. Below the Stairs You can create a room of your own by utilizing space under a set of stairs instead of the usual storage room that may be present. If a study nook is more important to you than a console or a statement armchair, consider adding an integrated bench top, shelving, and hidden storage. When natural light is limited, make sure to include adequate task lighting. Storage Integration This study requires a little more wall space but is still a compact option with great integrated storage to hide files and stationery; a great design for a home office and those who work from home. Because a home can never have enough storage, the storage could also be used for linens, board games, and other miscellaneous items. This lovely color combination creates a neat, smart, and inspiring workspace.