The multi-functional bedroom

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During the Covid-19 pandemic, the government encouraged as many people as possible to work from home. Now that lockdown restrictions are gradually easing, this is a trend that seems set to continue.
Whilst some companies are encouraging staff back into the office, there are many others that are incorporating home working into the new normal.

Noel Quinn, the boss of HSBC, recently announced the scrapping of the executive floor of the bank’s Canary Wharf premises. The overall office space is being reduced by 40% because HSBC believes that most jobs could be done in a hybrid way, with staff working for at least part of the time from home.

Meanwhile Facebook have announced that remote work is “the future”, and are encouraging people in eligible roles to apply for permanent remote working.

Which all means that now more than ever you may be looking into installing a permanent home office in your home. 

The problem is, where?

If you want to dedicate a whole room to a home office, it then means that whatever used to happen in that room will now need to be relocated elsewhere. There must be many people in the UK who are desperately trying to reconfigure their homes at the moment!


Your bedroom as a home office

Many trends originate out of necessity then become popular in themselves. One of these trends is to use your bedroom as a home office.

On the one hand, this seems like a terrible idea. Bedrooms are for relaxing in, and we don’t want work life intruding thank you very much. But on the other hand, it may be a practical solution to working from home. And by planning it carefully it may be more workable than you first think.

Here are five tips for setting up a home office in your bedroom:

1. Separate areas

  • Rearrange the layout of the room as far as possible so that your office area is separate from your relaxing and sleeping area. 



2. Outward facing desk

  • Make sure that you face your desk away from the bed so that you do not see the bed every time you look up. This will help to create a psychological distance even if the bed is close by.

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3. Clever storage solutions

  • Conceal as much office stuff as possible so that you can switch off and get away from it. Custom fitted wardrobes can really help here, as they make the most of every inch of space.

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4. Double up furniture

  • If you are really short on space, consider whether any furniture can be used for both purposes. For example, could a desk also serve as a bedside cabinet or dressing table? Not ideal, but needs must.



5. Don’t scrimp on your chair

  • A comfortable chair is a must for an effective home office. The specific design may depend on how much you are using the chair for work, and whether you also need to use it as a bedroom chair, but do get the best chair that you can to ensure that you are comfortable when you are working.



Other multi-functional bedrooms

Whilst we have focused above on using your bedroom as a home office, the same principles apply to any other additional use you may need to make of your bedroom. This may be even more relevant if you have now dedicated another room to a home office. You may need to use your bedroom for activities like:

  • Hobbies
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Music
  • Home gym
  • Fitness workouts
  • Storage

For any of the above, it is important to try and break up the room into different areas. You also need to organise as much concealed storage space as possible – for example custom fitted wardrobes – so that the different uses of the room don’t overlap too much.


So if you are in the process of reconfiguring your home to make your bedroom more multifunctional, why not take a browse through our gallery of bedroom pictures? Then check out our custom fitted wardrobes to see how DIY Homefit can help you to create your perfect multifunctional bedroom.

Remember to check back here soon for more lifestyle tips from DIY Homefit.