If you watched classic shows or movies, and maybe even noticed in some modern-day shows such as Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, then chances are you’ve seen studies. These study rooms are basically just a glorified home office. They’re sleek, beautiful, have this classic aesthetic, and there’s just lots of brown thanks to all the wooden furniture and darker tones that the room has.
Even though the average home now has a home office thanks to the norms of remote work, they just won’t have that same class and style that a gorgeous study has. So, if you’re wanting to kick it back a notch, gear towards the classics, and maybe even light up some cigars with a glass of whiskey, then here’s everything you need to know about creating a luxurious study space.
Step 1: Choose your desk or table
Choosing a desk or table is one of the most important decisions you will make. Your desk or table will be with you for many years, so it is worth investing time in choosing the right one. Plus, when it comes to any study (same goes for modern office) this is the focal point.
There are many different styles to choose from, and it can be difficult to decide which one suits your needs best. A great way to decide what type of desk or table you need is by asking yourself these questions:
- Do I have enough space for my work?
- What style do I like?
- What material should my desk or table be made out of?
- How much money am I willing to spend on this purchase?
But make sure to be open to searching high and low. Why not push yourself to buy an old desk and go the DIY route to fix it up?
Step 2: Choose your lighting and decoration
Lighting and decoration are the two most important factors of a good home. The first thing to think about is the type of lighting you want in your room. There are many different types of lighting that you can choose from, such as overhead lights, table lamps, and floor lamps. You should also consider the color of your walls and furniture when choosing a light color. For example, if you have dark furniture then it would be best to use warm colored light bulbs. This reflects beautifully on wood.
The second thing to think about is what kind of decorations you want in your room. You can either go with a minimalist decor or a more luxurious one depending on how much time and money you want to spend on this project. You can easily check your local antique stores if you’re going for a more old aesthetic.
Step 3: Choose your workspace organization tools
Choosing the right workspace organization tools for your work style is important. Some people prefer to keep their workspace clean and organized. They use a desk that is clear of clutter and has all the necessary items for their job. These people find it easy to focus when they have an organized space. Other people prefer a cluttered desk with no boundaries between their personal items and work items. They feel more creative when they have access to many different types of media in one place.
The choice is up to you, but it’s important to find a balance between these two styles so that you can be productive in your workspace environment. But for studies, the cleaner, the better. This is a space that’s not only meant for work, and education, but it’s a place where your creativity is supposed to just completely thrive.
Step 4: Choose your furniture for the study room
There are many factors that you have to consider before you decide which furniture to buy for your study room. You have to make sure that the furniture you choose is of high quality and is appropriate for the intended use. It’s the same for living rooms too. It needs to look nice, feel nice, and of course, be completely functional too. So here are some of the factors you need to consider before buying furniture for your study room:
- Size of the room
- Type of furniture
Most studies are going to include bookshelves filled with books, rugs, chairs, and sometimes even an instrument.
Step 5: Add some finishing touches to create the perfect study space
There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to creating the perfect study space because everyone has different needs. But think about what you want. Studies are usually dark, and mystic, but still, bring in some natural lighting. You may also want to think about adding some elements that will signify that this is your space, your comfort space.
You can of course keep up the classy and suave aesthetics. Maybe consider buying a bar cart and filling it with aged whiskey, wine, or bourbon. Why not look into classic paintings, or maybe even consider a bespoke painting that is completely tailored to you. There are plenty of options to choose from.