How To Create the Perfect Study Space

Follow these expert tips to make the most of your study space. 

The average size of student accommodation in Australia is 22-25 square metres, leaving not much room beyond a workspace and bed!

Officeworks furniture expert Dean Burford, and Officeworks fashion stationery expert Leah Coleman, together provide their top tips for creating the perfect work space to help students achieve their best year yet in 2014.

Multi-purpose furniture is on the rise so encourage students to get creative with their spaces.

Here are Dean's helpful hints for making the most of your work space:

•        Invest in high storage furniture to maximise unused vertical space and free up floor space - this makes a room seem larger. Try the tall and narrow, Soho High Bookcase $79.

•        Utilise folding chairs that can be stowed under the bed for easy storage. When friends drop by, inviting seating is a must. Alternatively opt for a stylish desk chair that doubles as a seating centre piece.

•        Select a desk that can also be multi-purpose, doubling as a dining table. Officeworks offer a sleek range of options including the Ryder Mobile Glass Desk $99 or Lachlan Desk $78.

In terms of aesthetics, Leah suggests: 

•        Inspiration boards! They don’t take up any floor space, they look beautiful as a centrepiece and encourage you to aim high, set goals and achieve them. Look at adding a range of photos, clippings and quotes that inspire and motivate you to keep on keeping on with study.

•        Surround yourself with the things you love, this includes sentimental knick-knacks and stationery that is reflective of your individual style and personality. For a fun and vibrant space, try a Logitech Wireless mouse $32 in bright pink, blue or orange. If you’re a minimalist, then Officeworks new X-range will be right up your alley and won’t break the student budget!

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