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20 Home Office Design Ideas for Small Spaces

The number of home office units that are cropping up these days is a testimony not just to the way in which technology has allowed people to work from home, but also most likely the amount of work that some of us tend to take home whenever possible. Working at home is obviously rather different from working in your office cubicle and it tends to give you far more flexibility and at times allows you to get a lot more comfortable. While many new home owners are planning for a dedicated home office room, there are others that are turning the available little corner or space into a work station.

Compact home office that still sports plenty of visual appeal

Here are 20 Small Home Office Ideas ideal for those who are challenged for room and wish to have a decently organized work space that combines form with function. You will be surprised at the number of uncanny pots and multitasking décor that make this a possibility-

Cozy office space nestled between large red oak showplace cabinets

by Showplace Wood Products

Home office design utilizes the place underneath the stairs

by Sage Design Studio Inc/ Photograph by Leslie Goodwin

Minimalist work station in beautiful and sleek black next to a fireplace

by Rebekkah Davies Interiors + Design

Modern home office with a compact frame and refreshing hues of green
Savvy home office with a wooden bench that disappears into the unit

by Minday

Classic and simple home office design for small corners

Smart décor that can save up on space

One of the most essential things to remember while planning for small home office designs is to employ décor, furnishings, desks and cabinets that do not occupy too much of leg space. Remember that the space that you have at hand is already limited and the best way to maximize it is by using it as smartly as possible. Desks that can simply fold away towards the wall when not needed, floating shelves and wall-mounted cabinets away from the ground and proper organization help immensely.

Cute little office space design is all about keeping it simple!
Efficient modern work space with gorgeous open wooden shelves on top

by Feldman Architecture, Inc.

Small home workstation perfect for teen bedroom
Classy laundry room that also houses a daft work station to kill time productively!

by Case Design/Remodeling

Contemporary home office unit hidden behind the couch
Traditional home work space for those cramped for room
Tiny eclectic home office with loads of color

by Lisa Borgnes Giramonti

Turning the forgotten corner!

Small home office units and work stations can be easily accommodated anywhere and while there is no one-fit-for-all solution, one can make things work by using a bit of creativity and daft design. Do not neglect any corner or substantial space that you have left underutilized as room under the stairs, stairway landing space, a small attic and at times even a large empty wardrobe can be turned into home offices. Check out the ideas here and improvise to make it work at your own residence-

Staircase landing transformed into an inviting home office

by CWB Architects/ Photograph by Hulya Kolabas & Catherine Tighe

Simple Home Office next to a window with a view

by Polsky Perlstein Architects/ Photograph by Mark Schwartz

Entire home work station housed in a pretty pink closet

by Ed Ritger Photography

Custom crafted wooden home office area with glass shelves

by Transform

Organized home office space with plenty of storage options around

by LiLu Interiors

Awkward nook transformed into stylish work space

by Maria Killam


Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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