So you might be a person who loves your private space. You even love the fact that you don’t have to venture out of your home to go to work, so you stay in your pj’s all day and make magic. And then one day poof!!! You now have to share your work space with your spouse. No worries here are 3 design tips to help you accomplish that.
Sharing A Home Office Space With Your Spouse Tip #1. Space, Space, Space
Yes I know I repeated it three times, it’s because it’s that important!! If you’re like most of us you are using a small 10 x 10 ( or there about) room as your shared office. Therefore using overly huge pieces, you might just wanna re-think that. In order to plan your space efficiently think about the things you both need to share and the items that are specific to you and your spouse’s need. For instance, my husband and I are in the process of creating our home office. His field is photography and cinematography, mine as you may have already guessed is interior design. (Go figure!!) There’s not too much we need to share therefore we are planning to be on opposite sides of the room. Knowing the specifics would definitely help you make an informed decision on just how to layout your space.
Sharing A Home Office Space With Your Spouse Tip #2. Agree on color choices.
This is especially important if you are painting walls, or having larger items that are being shared in the space. There’s nothing worse than having that horrid color on the wall that your spouse loves and you hate. It completely takes away from your focus and makes you wanna hurl every time you see it. So please for your sanity and theirs don’t do anything until you agree.
Sharing A Home Office Space With Your Spouse Tip #3. Agree on the decor.
Once you’ve got the first two tips squared away, you can then move on to bringing your personality to the space. Once again agree on the larger decor items, however have a field day with your decor. Create a gallery wall together, get his and hers coffee mugs. Agree on a rug, curtains, maybe you might want to change the lighting. Whatever you decide to do make sure you have fun with it and most importantly, agree!!
Creating a workable shared office can be exhilarating. At the end of the day ensure that you’ve made the right decisions on items you need vs. thing that can be stored away, due to the scarcity of use. Remember the overall design should be functional as to create an environment for maximum productivity and an enjoyable work space for both partners.