Whether you want to hide that desk you have in your living room, create a little privacy area or make an office for your kids to study, you can easily do it even if you don’t have an extra room available. You don’t really need much space or a lot of furniture and supplies. With the range of home office furniture available, it’s easy to make use of a small space. Generally, a small desk, comfortable chair and of course, a gorgeous lamp to spice up the area is about all you need. Small cubicles are so easy to create anywhere in the house that if you have several people in your home, everyone can have their own private getaway to do homework, read, study, pay bills or simply escape!
The easiest way to create an office is with a walk-in closet. Yes, closet space can be hard to give up but if everyone can move their coats out of the hallway closet then you’re all set. Paint the area white or another light color and make sure there’s proper lighting. Closets offer a great deal of privacy. There are plenty of small desks available and you can even hang a cork board, calender or whatever else you want on the walls. The best part is, any mess is hidden with the door!
Under the Stairs
Many homes with multiple levels, have a cubbyhole under the stairs that is the perfect private area to turn into an office. Treat it the same way you would a closet and if you want a little extra privacy, buy a nice screen or hang a tension rod and a curtain to make yourself a door.
Corner of the Room
If the other two ideas just aren’t an option, section off a corner of a room and create a desk area. You can either make yourself a fabric room divider and hang it kiddie-corner or use two so your office area is square. Alternatively, you can use a room screen here as well. This is really ideal in kids rooms or dorms, especially if two people are sharing a space. A little privacy goes a long way.
Everyone needs their own personal space, a place to put their belongings that they know will be safe and things won’t get moved around. Of course, this can often turn into a mess so hiding these areas is always a great idea!
If you’re low on space but need a home office, there are several ways to make it fit into your home without sacrificing style. You can create a hidden home office with a few simple tricks and a bit of creativity.
For starters, the desk. This is often the largest part of a home office, which is great if you’ve got room to spare. But for those of us who need to save space, a large executive desk is a pain. So how do you fit the desk into a small home office?
You can try affixing a board with two fold out legs to your wall. Using hinges, you will be able to fold up the desk when not in use to give the appearance of more space.
Or, you can use a small student desk on wheels. This will allow you to push it against the wall when you’re not using it, and pull it out in front of a window when you need to work.
Painting your office white will also give the illusion of space. White reflects light, so light from a window or lamp will seem all the more bright and fill the room.
And instead of buying that bulky, thick shelving unit, you might want to consider affixing shelves to the wall. This way you can go floor to ceiling – increasing your storage capacity, always a good thing in a small space – and you won’t have an overly large back or side to deal with, only the shelves.
When creating space within your home office, also look into wireless internet to help with the tackiness of cluttered cords or wires.
An office desk for the modern-inclined. Desks are apt to become a bit boring if you don’t push the envelope in terms of style. Four legs, a desktop, maybe a modesty panel… it takes daring to spice up this often overlooked piece of furniture. The Luna Modern Designer Office Desk is on the cutting-edge of office fashion, and it is a truly unmatched piece. It has a dynamic, active energy that will no doubt inspire productivity. The curved form is unhurried, yet powerful, and the red modesty panel is the perfect contrast to its ultra-modern metallic painted aluminum. You’ll find theÂ Luna Modern Designer Office Desk by Uffix at eRoomService.com for $13,295.00.
Simple stylish seating. Many designers get their inspiration from looking back onto their past experiences, and the Perch Lounge’s inspiration is one that we can all remember: the functional “school chair”. Taking this concept from bland to bold, the updated look has a minimalistic modern appeal that combines the usefulness of under-seat storage with simple lines and stylish angles. The chrome frame is a sturdy support for the soft, upholstered plywood frame. Available in alcazar on walnut veneer or charcoal on birch veneer, you can purchase two chairs to compliment each other, or use a single chair as an accent piece in any living room or home office that is both modern and functional. The Perch Lounge can be found at DesignPublic.com for $699 – $799.
Work becomes smooth. The trig desk does what every desk hopes to do: it makes your work day a little bit sweeter, a little bit smoother. With a glassy finish and a minimalistic perspective, the trig desk allows you to focus on your work with no distractions. It beautifies your office by adding a touch of icy calm which will be reflected in your work. Constructed from glass and titanium finished steel, there is no other desk that is more delicate yet sturdy. The tempered glass surface sits atop a white backdrop that will purify both your office and your mind. You can purchase the trig desk at CB2.com for $149.00.
Swing low and stylish. A combination of statuesque art form and functional chair, this Littlebig Modern Office Chair is the epitome of modern fusion style. A smooth, minimalist line goes from base to back in a fluid motion. This can be used as a primary office chair, or as a simple but effective accent piece in any room of your house. Constructed from aluminum, oak veneer or leather, you can customize this chair in a variety of styles. The Italian craftsmanship can be seen in the quality of the materials and the intricacy of such a simple design. You can purchase the Littlebig Modern Office Chair by Baleri Italia from eRoomService.com starting at $1,195.00.
Transform your office into a sophisticated conference center. The Massimo Boat shape Conference Table is a modern, professional conference table that can be used for a variety of functions. For your next meeting, conference, seminar or other business event, inspire your guests’ confidence with the design of this table, which is complementary to much of the modern architecture in today’s office buildings. The 10-inch privacy panel between the two thick support beams is a functional touch, and the imperial cherry veneer will make this table an inviting location for any business meeting. The Massimo Boat shape Conference Table can be purchased for $1,855.00 from Spacify.com.
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Sleek seating. The wide, embracing arms of this Avenue Six Yield Black Chair are so inviting that you’d better be careful where you place it, lest your guests get so comfortable they never leave. The low profile of this chair is enhanced by its stark black leather-like upholstery. It offers 360-degrees of rotation and a sturdy base for easy entry and comfortable seating. This chair will raise the sophistication of any room, whether it is use as an accent chair in your office or as seating in your living room, and it will ensure that your guests are as comfortable as possible. The Avenue Six Yield Black 40″ Wide Chair can be yours for $329.00 from ModernCollections.com.
The bare bones of office space. The skeletal structure that makes up this minimalist office desk ensures that what you see is what you get. No frills adorn this simple desk, except for the two wood drawers that are nestled comfortable under the left and right sides. These drawers are available in either wenge, cherry or maple, and come with lock and key to keep your private documents private. The surface and side panels of this desk are made of tempered glass, and the supports are made from stainless steel. Your office will appear more open and chic with the addition of this modern workspace. The Vitra Modern Glass Office Desk can be found at LAFlat.com for $968.00.