How to furnish a study room – relax

The desire to have available and to be able to furnish a study-relaxation room tops the list of many. Not just for those who want to have one at home space all to yourselfintimate and quiet, where you can work with the necessary concentration or be able to rest and have fun, perhaps reading a good book or watching a film without intrusions.

The recent pandemic has made it smartworking a habit that few are willing to give up, even if only for a few days a week. Furthermore, the increasingly widespread use of digital media for leisure or for the home economy and the need to archive documents and organize the house makes the desire to create a study or even just an equipped corner inside your home transversal. .

Cozy and comfortable, with functional furnishings and guiding colors that favor both productivity and moments of relaxation, the study-relaxation room can also be obtained from a portion of the living room or an equipped niche: just follow a few small functional measures and let yourself be inspired by architects’ projects.

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To furnish a home study they are needed few pieces, but to be chosen with care. Primary focus on ready, which must allow you to sit even for a long time without overloading the spine. You can opt for an ergonomic office model, with adjustable height and inclination, or for a model that still allows you to keep the knee angle between 90 ° and 110 ° degrees, the forearms comfortably resting on the surface and which, if possible, have good lumbar support. Second fundamental element is the writing desk, with shape and size to choose according to the space and your habits, but avoiding to go below 40-45 cm in depth and 70-80 cm in width to be comfortable enough. The desk can be positioned in the center of the room as in theclassic-contemporary interior designed by Dainelli Studio or against a wall, but it can also be a flap top like this one Madrid house designed during lockdown. It is best to place it next to or in front of a window, avoiding having the light source behind you. In order not to tire the eyes, one is needed table lamppreferably to be chosen with an adjustable arm and dimmable source.

How to furnish a relaxation study room
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To make the study environment more suitable for relaxation, there is nothing better than adding a sofa, an armchair or a chaise longue. The model must be chosen based on the available surface and the style of the environment.

You can take inspiration from the classic rocking chair in the center of the room obtained by Atelierzero in a Milanese apartment or dare, as the owner of this one did roman housewith twentieth-century cinema seats in red velvet.

A study room with bookcase it is immediately warmer and more comfortable, as well as being excellent for tidying up all the volumes avoiding scattering them around the house. The double-faced models are perfect for dividing rooms, while the modular ones adapt perfectly to the walls.

The suspended solution of this is interesting colorful house in Milan: the white metal shelves, combined with polished marble and decorative stucco painted in purple, give life to a hyper-contemporary version of the Renaissance study.

How to furnish a relaxation study room
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Not always there square footage allows you to have a room dedicated to work and rest, but this does not mean you have to give up your home-office station: just sharpen your wits and take a cue from solutions from architects.

A micro-study can be made under the ladder like in this one studio flat in Taiwanin a niche in the hallway as in this one townhouse a Brooklyn o in a custom-made piece of furniture as in this one modernist house in Valencia with pixel effect floors.

And corner to work it also looks good in the living room behind the sofa or in the bedroom, like the workstation that Nomade has designed for a panoramic apartmentor in the Torre Solaria in Milan.

I know if there is one guest room, the desk can stay there, making the room useful 365 days a year. Finally, if you look at decompression rather than productivity, you can also think of creating small rooms where you can lie down (why not, even to study), such as the blue room of a canal house completely refurbished in Amsterdam.


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