Do you find yourself constantly moving your desk from one corner of the room to another, trying to find the perfect spot? If yes, then maybe it’s time to take a break and think of what’s important to you when it comes to having a desk in your bedroom.
Are you a content creator who needs lots of natural lighting to make videos and take photos? Are you a student who just needs a really quiet corner to study? Do you work from home? Or do you just need a desk where you can occasionally work on your hobby, not minding a little distraction?
Your reason for wanting a desk in your bedroom would play a huge role in determining the perfect spot for your desk. Whatever your reason for wanting one, there are spots in every bedroom perfect for a desk.
These spots are:
- Opposite your bed
- Just beside your bed
- By the window
- Opposite the door
- Behind a wall
- Hidden away in the closet
- Getting a movable desk
- Getting a wall-mounted unit.
Here are a few pros and cons for all the possible spots where you might decide to place your desk in the bedroom.
Place Your Desk Opposite Your Bed
If you’re lucky enough to have enough space opposite your bed, then it wouldn’t be a bad idea to have your desk pushed up against the wall that’s opposite your bed. You can install some shelves on the wall above your desk and decorate it with plants and flowers or stack up some books. This way, you create a cool workspace right in your bedroom.
- Having your desk opposite your bed helps divide your room into two parts; a bedroom and a workspace
- It gives you a chance to decorate your ‘office’, which makes your bedroom look even nicer.
- Having a desk opposite your bed might take up a considerable amount of space in your bedroom.
- Feng shui experts believe that having a desk opposite the bed messes up the room’s feng shui. Staring at your workstation the last thing at night and first thing in the morning every day might create anxiety in your mind.
Placing Your Desk Just Beside Your Bed
If you do not have a lot of extra room in your bedroom, consider using your desk as a nightstand. Place the desk just beside your bed and place a lamp on it like you will on a nightstand. You can split the drawers, some for storing your work supplies like pencils, staplers, clips, and pens. And use the other half of your drawers to store things you’d usually store on your nightstand, like your remote controls, contacts, glasses, etc.
- You save space by using a desk as a nightstand
- If you needed to pull an all-nighter, it’s easy to move from your bed right to your desk.
- It’s bad feng shui to have a workstation so close to the bed.
Placing Your Desk by the Window
If you need a lot of natural lighting for your work, then consider placing your desk just by the window. You might have to deal with lots of outside noise and visual distractions, and if you find these too distracting, you may finally have to change the position of your desk.
- If you are one of those people who always love to have some background noise, then the window is the perfect place for you.
- Sometimes you have a lovely view outside your window
- Great lighting to make videos and take photos
- It might be hard to focus by the window if a lot is happening outside; this could lead to decreased productivity.
- If you don’t have the right curtains, you would have a lot of disturbance from direct sunlight.
Placing Your Desk Opposite the Door
This means turning your back to your door, alongside all the distractions of the outside world. This means you can focus on work without distractions coming from behind the wall.
- You’ll be backing the door and ignoring all distractions
- You’ll be far away from all the noise behind the walls.
- Many people are uncomfortable having their back to the door. Some people believe it’s a primal trait being uneasy having one’s back exposed to an unlocked door
- Having a desk opposite your door might take up more space than you’re willing to sacrifice.
Placing Your Desk Behind a Wall
When placing a desk behind a wall, consider choosing a wall that’s not directly opposite your door and not directly opposite your bed, unless that’s what you prefer. When you find that perfect wall, consider backing the wall so that you do not feel claustrophobic.
- This is a perfect way to create a mini office space inside your bedroom, as you can decorate the area around the table too. For instance, you can decorate the wall above your desk by installing some nice shelves.
- It’s the perfect way to split your room into two: sleep station and work station.
- Having a mini-office in your bedroom might induce stress and increase anxiety.
Having Your Desk Hidden Away in the Closet
If you have a big closet, you’re in luck. Many people barely have enough closet space for their clothes, talk more of a desk. But if you have enough space in your closet to fit a desk, then use it. It’s the perfect spot to set up a desk inside your room because you won’t have to see it unless you need to.
Aside from setting up your desk, but you can also decorate the space around the desk by placing lots of shelves around the desk and decorating it like every other room. The temptation to gradually turn your closet back into a real closet will be strong but try to resist that. Find another space for your clothes, maybe buy a movable closet and set it up in your bedroom.
When you’re not working, you could just keep your workstation away from view by shutting the closet doors. This way, you don’t ruin the room’s feng shui by having your desk in view all the time.
- You can have your desk totally out of sight when it’s not in use.
- You get to decorate the closet like a real home office.
- It saves a lot of space in the bedroom.
- You’ll have to find a new spot for your clothes and shoes. If you have a lot of these, this might be difficult to achieve.
Get a Movable Workspace
If you do not have adequate space for a desk in your bedroom, consider getting a small movable one, preferably a foldable one. This way, you can set up your workspace whenever you need to use it and then move it out of the way when it’s not in use. When using this option, it’s best to get one with lots of storage options so that there are enough drawers to put away your work supplies when they’re not in use.
- It saves a lot of space as it can be moved out of the way when not in use
- You can easily move your entire desk to a different room when you need to work in a different room. This means you won’t have to work in your bedroom all the time.
- Most movable workstations come in neutral tones, which means they would easily fit into every room.
- The hassle of setting up the desk every time you need to work might be discouraging, lead to procrastination and ultimately low productivity.
Setting Up a Wall-Mounted Desk
If you do not have a lot of space in your bedroom, you can save the little space you have by setting up a nook on the wall of your bedroom with a wall-mounted desk. Even though they take up very little space, these types of desks are extremely functional. You can install one with little cubbies so that there is space to store your work supplies.
Some also come with a roll-out shelf where you can store items as big as your laptop and tuck them safely away. It’s also possible to get one with drawers. Some wall-mounted units are adjustable, so you can adjust them for use by both kids and adults. You can get a foldable chair to go with the desk so that you can fold up your chair and put it away when not in use.
- Wall-mounted desks are extremely functional while not taking up a lot of space.
- Wall-mounted units are temporary and can be dismantled.
- It provides a significantly smaller workspace than a traditional desk.
There are lots of options for where to put your desk in the bedroom, but you should always remember that none of these options are permanent. If you try one spot and it doesn’t feel okay, set up your desk in a different spot until you find the position that feels perfect for you.