Are you struggling to make working from home work for you? You’re not the only one. With people all over the world suddenly working from their living rooms or trying to transform spare areas into offices, it can be a challenge to get yourself in ‘work mode’. With many of us not having the luxury of a separate office, making the most of the space we have available is a must – and your dining table might be the ideal workspace for you.
Want to know how to transform your dining space into a multi-functional office environment? Here’s what you can do to make your workday that little bit easier:
Invest in a quality table if you don’t already have one
If you’re currently using a cheap folding table or something that requires replacement, now is a better time than ever to invest in quality dining furniture. If possible, opt for a rectangular table to get the most use out of the space, especially if you need a monitor or larger laptop to do your job correctly. If you have room, you could even invest in a smaller two or one-person dining table to make your own personal ‘desk’ space.
Purchase office equipment to enhance comfort
Working from a dining chair day-in-day-out can quickly cause problems with your back, neck, and posture. That’s why, even if you’re working from a dining space, investing in an ergonomic office chair is always a good move. If you’re likely to be working from home in the long term, this worthwhile investment can ensure you’re working in comfort every hour of the day.
Put divisions in your space to separate your work time
It can be challenging to balance your work-home life when they both happen to be in the same space. One of the ways to improve separation between the two is changing where you sit for work versus where you eat. Just moving one chair along can help break you out of work mode while also ensuring your everyday life doesn’t interfere with ‘work time’ too much.
Move your dining space to work better for meetings
One of the most significant issues people who are short on space have had is having the right environment for video conferences and online meetings. If your webcam currently reveals a cluttered background or other people making use of the space, moving around can help the situation. Pushing a dining table against the wall and clearing the space behind it can provide a clear, functional backdrop for that next important Zoom meeting.
Looking for the perfect way to bring the office home? With a wide selection of different furniture items available online, Dreamo has the ideal items to make work from home more straightforward for you. From office pieces to suitable dining tables, our online range includes all you need to work from your dining room table successfully.