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The New Normal Home: Home Ideas for an Inspired Year

The past year — and transitioning into 2021 — has been nothing but changes. You may have experienced how it is to work remotely from home. For the first time in their life, other people may have experienced what it’s like to stay at home for weeks on end. Perhaps some unfortunate persons have experienced changes in the form of being, let go from work.

With the pandemic not dying down any time sooner, you might have plans to redesign your home to accommodate your home office. This means that you’re also going to have to train your puppy to follow your commands when working. Most importantly, everything will have to be placed properly when you redesign your home.

From simple to total, from a more pet-friendly home to a home office utopia, here are a few tips on how to pull off that redesign perfectly.

The Importance of a Designated Workspace

Many of you working from home may not have that set workspace just yet. Lockdowns have happened so soon and unpredictably that many homes haven’t prepared for the sudden change at work. If you’re lucky, you have your own room or own space in your bed where you can work unhindered and undisturbed.

If you’re not that lucky, maybe you can set space in your home to become your new office. Set a clock here and some materials to boost your productivity. Making it feel like an office without making you think you’re away from home is key to giving your creativity a push.

Redesign the Outdoors

The pandemic may have led to us staying more indoors, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect the areas outside your home. It’s the only area where you can stay that’s not restricted; it’s where you can play with your kids, bond with your pet, or even work on some days.

It’s cold outside right now, but in the summer, when everything thaws, it would be cool to work at a designated space in the garden or backyard. Transform your garden into a green workspace or an area where you can relax and workout at the same time. It’s one of the projects you should pay more attention to, especially now that you’ve got a lot of time at home.

A Simple Redesign of Color

This is as far as it can get from the current situation concerning the pandemic, but a splash of color never hurt everybody. If you want a new look for your home, why not just try with some new colors? The colors for the year had just been released, and clean and bright interiors are in.

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The trend is more of a nature vibe, with burnt umber and sandy hues dominating furniture. Remember to coordinate the colors with already existing hues of paint in your home. You don’t want to end up having a home that looks like a mishmash of uncoordinated appearances.

More Books You Can Read

The work-from-home workforce is already familiar with the different telecommuting tools their offices have asked them to download. One of these is the teleconferencing apps that make it feel like you’re still in the meeting room at your office, only that you’re wearing shorts from the waist down when you’re in a meeting.

Some good backgrounds are bookcases, and these shouldn’t be just for show. Buy books that you will read when you’re not in the meeting room. It’s another way of relaxing while waiting for everything to go back to ‘normal.’

Small Additions for the Home Vacation

If you feel like taking a vacation, why not do it at home? There are a lot of things you can do at home that will make it feel so. Buy an inflatable pool that both adults and kids can use, or host a backyard barbecue while you’re at it.

It’s also a way of making working from home fun. Workout while you’re waiting for your meeting or take a break from work by bonding with your pet. Many activities can be done at home, and the best part of it is that you’re the boss of what you want to do.

The pandemic is scary. You never know whether your neighbor or the person you meet down the street is carrying the virus. However, it’s all up to you to overcome your fear of the virus. Take a cue from these simple home redesigning ideas. Don’t let the anxiety and feat of the pandemic make your year, and instead, make your vacation from life — while staying at home — worth it.

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