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Enviable work from home spots – from Scandi-style homes to stunning views
As the coronavirus outbreak continues to worsen, many of us have begun working from home.
Yesterday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that workers should stay in their homes where possible.
This means that employers across the country are dialling up their precautions against COVID-19.
Now, more of the UK’s workforce are working in pyjama bottoms and a nice shirt than ever.
Not everyone seems to be upset by the change.
Social media users have taken to Instagram to share snaps of their work-from-home stations.
Judging from their enviable work spaces, views and companions… we’re not surprised why.
Some of those who shared their photos made followers jealous with their stunning decor.
Veronica Nora posted a photo of her home office to the photo-sharing app.
She captioned the gorgeous shot of a wicker chair by a minimalist peach-toned desk area: “I have been spending 90% percent of my time at my desk lately.
“I’m trying to turn these difficult times into a change to learn new things and improve my professional skills and all I hope is that Coronavirus emergency will be over very soon.”
Fans called it a “beautiful space” and loved her “phases of the moon” wall decoration.
Translator Isla Carich uploaded her living room which featured a yellow, velvet arm chair, mirrored tables, chandelier and hundreds of books.
She wrote: “Working from home and around the world at the same time.”
Scandi interiors account Inside Our Hygge Home posted a snap of their stylish grey-toned office.
They wrote: “Study vibes… so pleased with this room, it never normally gets used as much as we intended when we decorated it.
“However, we are both having to use this room today due to working from home.
“Still could use some finishing touches and faffs but definitely giving me the motivation needed today. “
If you want to pep up your work space in a similar style, try adding a eucalyptus plant like the account or this £14 faux potted boxwood from Nordic House. Adorable.
American Cynthia Ruff shared a photo of her work station having worked from home for three years.
The wide open space with stylish artwork may not be possible if you live in a flat, but we can dream.
She said: “Hi there newly working from home neighbour.
“There are a lot of opportunities and distractions with working from home.
“As someone who’s worked from home for the last 3 years and came out of a corporate setting, I can tell you the transition was a confusing one – what do I do with my hands?? Are yoga pants acceptable conference call attire?”
She shared her top tips for being productive at home on her blog.
It wasn’t just the decorations that had our mouths agape as we scrolled.
Some accounts shared the green-monster inducing views they enjoyed at home.
A Welsh woman living in Switzerland, rmvenus, said: “Working from home does have its perks…
“Lunch on the balcony with the husband.”
In the photo were rolling green hills and mountains of a sunny Switzerland and a tasty salad dish.
Streetwear lover Reggie Casagrande’s view was rather… higher up.
The Influencer’s MacBook was set up in front of a sunset view of the Los Angeles skyline.
Alongside an obligatory glade of wine, of course.
One person commented: “So envious, I would never leave my home if I had this view.”
Traveller Danna enjoyed her work day at the Al Maha luxury resort in Dubai.
She was photographed sitting by the pool where an intrepid deer was lapping at the water.
Danna said: “Perfect place for social distancing and working with a view.”
And finally, and perhaps the most important, are those Instagrammer’s who have some new colleagues.
While you may have to video chat your colleagues, many workers are enjoying spending more time with their furry friends.
Alicia Healy posted a cheeky snap of her adorable pug sat my her laptop.
She said: “My biggest challenge when working from home is @pugmoiselle.
“She always wants to sit on my lap –although right now she doesn’t look so happy at the idea of being in quarantine with me.”
Another social media poster Ziggy the Jackshund photographed his little dog sitting on his desk.
The sun was shining through his stylish plantation shutters on his second day working from home.
These are trying times… but pets make everything better!
So, if you're now working from home, why not add some new touches to your work space?
It could raise your mood and improve your productivity.
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We love the stylish, and crazily cheap, homeware at Neon Sheep.
Or, spend a little extra on an investment with artwork from Studio 73.