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Declutter and organise: Working from home in style

BA (Hons) Interior Design student Jemma Barnard shares her home-working moodboard, with tips and tricks for making your workspace inspiring and productive.

Now more than ever, we appreciate the importance of establishing a routine and finding a perfect workspace within your home where you can focus on your university work.

From decluttering your desk to using a day planner and writing to-do lists, there are many processes you can use to make your home-working productive and your workspace inspiring.

We asked student Jemma Barnard, who is currently in the final year of our BA (Hons) Interior Decoration, Design and Styling degree, to create a moodboard with a few tips and tricks for creating a relaxing and organised workspace at home.

Working From Home Moodboard created by Jemma Barnard BA (Hons) Interior Decoration, Design and Styling

Working from home moodboard created by Jemma Barnard, BA (Hons) Interior Decoration, Design and Styling

We asked Jemma to tell us a bit about why making a decluttered workspace was important to her.

"Having an organised and relaxing workspace is incredibly important to me. Not only does it help with productivity and keeping a clear mind, but it makes work more enjoyable. Give yourself enough space, with a few personal items that bring you joy. This is proven to improve wellness and allows you to maintain focus for a longer period of time. I hope you enjoy creating a little oasis of calm in your own home."

Another top tip for organising your day is to use a planner - you can download our printable home planner below. This is a great way of identifying and setting tasks for yourself throughout the day. By setting a clear outline of your tasks it will help you to prioritise your actions, feel organised, and stay mentally focused.