I’ve been working from home for quite some time now. My office space is crucial for my productivity. Thankfully my home office is a decent size in that I don’t have to get TOO creative here. However, I’ve always admired homes that make their small and unique space super functional. Whether it’s swapping out a full desk for a slimmer console table as seen above, which can really go just about anywhere in the home, to utilizing bookshelves to create a creative office space. There are lots of new ideas for adding a home office to your space regardless of how many square feet you have. Here are some of my favorite inspirational spaces that you can easily recreate yourself.
Make your nightstand work double duty by working in a slightly larger table that can work also as a desk. This is the perfect solution if you’re in a studio apartment. A few ideas would be some of the smaller mini desks like this one, or even a console table. Keep minimal items on this area so that you’re not feeling like you’re sleeping in your office. Having a drawer is ideal to stash your laptop in, or at least being able to keep pens, paper and so on filed away. Alleviating clutter is key for any double duty piece of furniture.
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Built In Desk
Floating shelves or built-in shelves can easily work as double duty for a little home office nook. Any good alcove is ideal for this. If I didn’t have my office space, I would 100% turn my buffet area nook into a double-duty office space with shelving (you can see the nook here). Just add a slim chair that blends well with everything so it doesn’t stand out like a sore thumb. I think the chair is the most important part here to make it look intentional without it being a mess.
Ladder Bookshelf Desk
Speaking of shelves, a simple ladder shelf with a built-in desk (or just utilize one of the shelves to house your laptop and pull up a seat!) will transform a wall of tchotchkes into a fully functioning office. A few of my favorite tips for keeping a clean and streamlined office and bookshelf combo is to opt for a wireless printer or just keep the ugly eyesore in a closet somewhere. This way your office just has the essentials, computer and a seat. Utilize pretty baskets, containers and such to store pens, note cards and any other little office necessities you may have lying around. You can easily create pretty vignettes using your office essentials.
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