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Elevate your WFH space, in style

Someone wise, at some point must have pondered about how a person’s work-desk defines their personality at work, or otherwise. Be it cluttered, clean or dressed up in themes, everyone loves to add a little bit of themselves to their space. While this has its feelings in the right place, sprucing a workspace up does indeed require a tactical approach to ensure the right amount of formal decor alongside the fun bits. We assure you that this is not The Great Interior Design Challenge and hence, we bring you a couple of quick fixes to ramp up your space.

As another year of WFH approaches, it is only right that you pack up the old and bring out the new! At Thoppia, our collection of fabrics and range of products are just about enough to make your WFH station, a place you’d love to hang around. With our style guide, you can now seek inspiration and add your own elements, skipping a strain on the pocket 😉

Step 1:

Pick a space that inspires you. This is important because you will be spending most of your day indoors throughout the week. Perching on a dingy corner of the room might turn out to be a lot more unmotivating than a mundane weekday. Pick up the table and set it close to a window for a good view.

If not a window, we suggest a good part of the wall, just for you to deck it up with accessories to look at, and feel good about. The point is to let your eyes know that they have more to see than the screen.

Step 2:

Know the importance of colours and use it smartly in your decor. Reach out to your fun side and try to match the colour of the elements you see. Take a look at bright, sheer curtains that welcome enough light into the room. What’s great about curtains is that it can instantly make your space look a lot more comfy. If you like simplicity, we think you’d love some light, linen curtains.

Patterns on sheer curtains, or solid curtains can help balance the rest of the room as well!

Step 3:

Move on to where you sit. The chair might look sturdy now but a few hours in, maybe not. Investing in a good cotton chair pad is a good idea. These fluffy little pillows are perfect to support your posture and keep you up straight. Patterned chair pads work well for that ‘burst’ of colour amongst your furniture while solitary, muted shades complement them. 

Step 4:

We swear by soft, handwoven rugs! Work from home doesn’t have to be uncomfortable; Treat yourself to simple rugs that you can place underneath your desk, on the floor. These are subtle ways that elevate home decor up by a few notches if done right. We suggest striped rugs for some texture on the floor. 

Step 5:

You see the desktop, the coffee mug and the files – what’s missing? A good, warm source of light. Lampshades are the best decorative items for any room, in the evenings. Unlike glaring bare bulbs, lampshades are friendly, they don’t hurt your eyes and can instantly make your workspace look sophisticated!

A small lamp, with good shade fits perfectly on the work-table with considerable functionality. Big lampshades on the other hand, are for those who love a good statement piece of decor. Experimentation is fun with these as you can hardly get it wrong with dreamy lights.

Step 6:

And the most important, is to customize your decor to the best of your imagination. There are no right or wrong rules: just guidelines to help the designer in you. We love a pretty Thoppia-themed WFH station and would love for you to handpick the right product and fabric from our range, for your space!

Make your living room feel more relaxing

Make your living room Zen

Today, our lives have become fast paced and frenzied. We hence crave a calm and peaceful space to come home to. Usually, the first space we enter as soon as we set foot into our homes is the living room. That’s why, it’s recommended that you make it look and feel Zen.

Here are a few simple yet useful tips on how you can pervade peace into your living room, sitting room, lounge – or whatever you call it.

De-clutter to de-stress

Whether in your life or in your living room, clearing clutter is essential. Clutter is of two types- the one that gets accumulated and the one that our eyes interpret as visual clutter.

Think of the places in your living room that end up accumulating the most amount of clutter. The coffee table is usually one – what with all the newspapers and magazines. And also those corners where you hide the stuff you no longer use or rarely need. Clearing out such clutter can make a huge difference in your living room.

Thoppia Living Room Styling

Then you could also minimise the visual clutter. By that we mean the things you added on purpose, and went a little too overboard – perhaps with use of color or pattern, collections or attempts at styling.

Opt for natural, comfortable fabrics

Cotton curtain for your living room

Stick to natural, light and comfortable fabrics for your living room. It is best to use the ones that are 100% Cotton.

The curtains should provide a sense of intimacy, while reducing noise. Go for natural textiles like linen or cotton. Soft, flowing curtains are your best bet. Moreover, floor-to-ceiling curtains look elegant and add a touch of warmth.

Associate them with customized blinds that modulate light, to obtain a different atmosphere. And pay attention to the fixation systems too. You wouldn’t want to fix beautiful curtains on poor or non-matching rods.

Throw a throw

Handwoven Cotton Throw
Kaithari Handwoven Cotton Throw Red/White

A throw is something that adds texture and warmth to any space. It can also make your guests feel more at home. And you’ll love to curl up with it when it’s a little chilly. According to the color of your sofa/couch, enhance it with a throw that is light colored but has a beautiful texture and patterns. Cotton ones are great.

Go for neutral and tranquil colors

The colors you choose can have an impact on your mood. For your living room, embrace neutrals like white, grey or cream. Or go for light, tranquil shades of blue, green or beige. This holds good for the color of your walls as well as furniture and fabrics.

Because bright and jarring colors like red, yellow or purple actually compete for your attention. They energise, instead of giving a calm and relaxing feel.

Layer with comfy cushions

If you’d like to add warmth and calm to a leather sofa, pick minimalistic cushions. Keep their colors neutral and their covers of a natural fabric, like cotton. Cotton will keep them soft. Make sure they’re super plush as well.

Comfy Cushion Covers
Handwoven Cotton Cushion cover – Golden Yellow, Star Triangle Cotton Cushion cover Grey/Yellow and more

You can also keep peaceful-looking floor cushions in corners or wherever you want to. They can be great to relax. Get them customised if you’d like. And keep their colors tranquil.

Add natural scents that calm you

Some scents and fragrances just soothe your soul, and can do wonders to create a peaceful aura. Linen sprays, beeswax candles, rosemary or lavender essential oils – are all natural ways to enhance your living room with fresh scents. Or if you know of a natural scent that can calm you on a personal note, bring that scent in.

Your peace is in your hands. Although it’s an inner thing, outer atmosphere can also have a huge impact. As your life is busier than ever, implementing the above tips in your living room can help to calm you. Pick your colors and fabrics wisely, organise your home, and see what that does to you.