My dear friend and client "Fifi" asked me to tackle her master bedroom - which also serves as her home office. She and her husband are super-creative, and together they run several businesses, along with the business of taking care of their two sons. She tended to separate projects by making piles on the floor. Sound familiar?
I suggested that our first order of business be making the bedroom a sanctuary.
A room that would feel restful as soon as she walked in. That meant the first view should be a beautiful one. Here's the entryway to the master bedroom:
Next, we tackled making the bedroom a bedroom.
Moving the bed under the window made it the focus of the room. The move also allowed us to highlight some of her favorite pieces of furniture, like the ultra-modern white leather and chrome bench now at the foot of the bed, and the blue velvet and gilt chair we brought in from the living room.
We created a home office zone in a spacious corner of the room - plenty of room to work, plenty of room for vision boards and files. But, it is now located around a corner from the entryway, so you don't see it until you want to use it.
And of course we corralled all those paper piles in vertical action files.
Does your bedroom look like the "before" photos of Fifi's bedroom?
Maybe it's time to create your own sanctuary.