September has come and gone and the crisp fall air is moving in. Time for pumpkins, flannel, hot chocolate … and the holidays! This year, more than ever, the importance of starting to prepare for the holidays is essential.
As the industry struggles to catch up from COVID, we are seeing the lead times for furniture, case goods, and even accessories at an all time high, on how long it will take the items to be delivered. Something that typically would take 4 weeks, now takes 12. And the items that are imported from other countries are equally at a halt. As frustrating as this can be, we can all plan ahead to create a beautiful fall refresh to our houses. And if you work with a designer, they can help navigate you through everything and find alternatives to finish your space in time.
However your holidays are going to look this year, don’t get caught off guard! Start now to guarantee your house is ready.
September is here and so is the official start of the ‘new normal’ of fall. Whether you find yourself working in your home office, spread out at the kitchen table or sharing a space with your children, now is the perfect time to create an oasis for this new way of life. Here are a few easy ideas to make the most of your new work environment.
1. Create an enjoyable atmosphere – First and foremost you want to create an enjoyable atmosphere for yourself. Things are still turned upside down and having items that bring you joy are very important. It could be something as simple as a family photo, a soothing candle or a plant in a fun planter.
2. Choose your background wisely – We have gotten to know the famous ‘Zoom’ calls, all too well. Regardless of where you choose to work during the day, having a background that is comfortable yet aesthetically pleasing is essential. Seeing that these calls are not going away anytime soon, take the time to do a little redesigning. You could add in some new wall art or decorative shelving with accessories to warm up the space.
3. Stay organized – This is crucial when working from home. It is so easy to let things pile up but having an excess of clutter in your home and your work environment is crippling. We need to keep things organized to help keep our mind at rest. You can add in many different types of organizers, from fancy to plain, wall calendars/planers to help keep you on track or even a small traveling cart/piece of furniture with wheels that can be pulled out as needed.