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How to Make a Home Office in a Small Space

Jul 8, 2020

Design Tip Home Office Interior Design

As our country deals with the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people are being granted the freedom to work from home. But if you’re not used to remote working, you may not have a designated workspace in your home. In today’s interior design blog, we cover how to make a home office in a small space using some of our favorite small home office ideas.

Small Home Office Idea #1: Commandeer a Closet

Especially if you live in a small home or apartment, you might not have an extra room to turn into a home office. You can, however, take advantage of existing space like a spare closet. Not only are reach-in closets roughly the same size and depth as small writing desks, but they often come with existing shelves that can be used for storage. Take the doors off for ease of use or leave them so you can easily close up shop at the end of the night, effectively hiding your remote workspace from view.

Small Home Office Idea #2: Find a Clear Corner

If you don’t have an entire room to dedicate to creating a small home office, try fitting an office into the corner of another living space. While living room office combinations are popular, dining rooms, kitchens, and bedrooms might also have free space you can dedicate to your home office needs. While it’s best if you can add a small writing desk and comfortable office chair, you can also transform a dining room table, breakfast nook, kitchen island, or vanity into a functioning workspace.

Small Home Office Idea #3: Lift-Top Coffee Table Desk

While it’s important to have a dedicated home office space when working remotely, you don’t necessarily need to use a traditional desk. In fact, if you enjoy working from the couch, you can easily repurpose a lift-top coffee table to function as your office desk. The best part? When it’s not in use, you can store your computer and other office supplies in the storage portion of the coffee table.

Small Home Office Idea #4: Try an Entryway Office

Looking for entryway decorating ideas and a space for your small home office? Try turning your foyer into a remote workspace. You can either repurpose your existing console table into a makeshift desk or replace it entirely with a small writing desk with drawers. Either way, with a few floating shelves and a push-in chair, you can create a stylish and functional home office for working from home.

Looking for home office inspiration? Visit one of our Star Furniture stores throughout Texas, where we carry a wide range of home office furniture options to fit your unique needs. In the meantime, check out our interior design blog where we cover everything from how to lighten a dark room with no natural light to our complete guide to home office design.