5 Ways how WFH has changed our home décor during the pandemic

Throughout the pandemic, we have been working from home since 2020 which has affected our home décor as well. People have been able to separate their workspace in the abode. So, here are 5 ways shared by Aatika Manzar, Founder-Director at Aatika Manzar Designs, how WFH has changed our home décor.

Updated on Jun 10, 2021 01:23 PM IST  |  351K
Pandemic WFH and home decor style
Pandemic WFH and home decor style
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Since March 2020, India has been acquainted with a new concept of work from home. Every full-time employee in the country has been restricted to their homes from where they work, sleep, eat, and play too. While it took most of us to get used to the change, we seem to have fit in well through the year.

It’s said that your workspace should be different from your home, but with the indefinite lockdown, we were forced to bring work home, quite literally. And while our lives changed from waking up and getting ready for the office, to waking up and sitting in front of the laptops for team meetings, our houses changed too.

To feel comfortable and attentive at the same time, most of us made a few changes to our rooms and converted work corners, but for those who’re still struggling to define that line between their work and personal space at home, here are some tips given by Aatika Manzar, Founder-Director at Aatika Manzar Designs, to change your home décor perfect for both professional and personal life.

Multiple Usage of The Same Space

You can start by accommodating some gym equipment or adding desks to create workspaces within the existing room. Try to create partitioned areas to create individual spaces. This can be useful to create different zones like a play zone for the kids, office space for zoom meetings, etc.


Prioritizing Outdoor Space or Balcony

Since we cannot go out in the pandemic, it is important to maximise your outdoor spaces with plants, colourful rugs, fairy lights, lamps, hammocks, etc. to bring the joy of an outside zone indoors. Let the fresh air take away all your day’s stress and enjoy watching your kids enjoy the rains.

Lighting Plays a Crucial Role

Working from home in dim lights can cause strain to the eyes. You should invest in good lighting fixtures with more wattage in terms of ceiling lights and lamps. Plus, professionals who need to create videos have started using ring lights in their homes to have better lighting in their rooms in the absence of studios.

Change of Furniture

A lot of people like to sit on the floor while working from their comfort zone. So, investing in a nice colourful rug not only adds a pop of color but also creates a fun workspace. Sofas, couches, dining chairs don’t really help in creating a comfortable atmosphere for a work-from-home situation. A lot of people are therefore investing in comfortable furniture, especially chairs.


Don’t Leave the Kitchen Behind

Even the kitchens went through some restocking. Like in the office, we all had coffee and snack breaks, a lot of us stocked up our kitchens with nibbles and munchies to feast on while working on our assignments.

Work from Home seemed tough initially, but with a few changes here and there, most of us were able to separate our workspace from our homes and you can too. Just give it a try and experience an increase in your productivity both on the personal and professional front.

Also Read: 7 Home decor Ideas that can give your abode a new and refreshed look

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