How to create a home office in a small space

How to create a home office in a small space

When we moved to this house I had my home office in one of the biggest rooms in the house. I had a big round table and so much storage space.  All my files and painting equipment had plenty of space. Last year my daughter decided it was time for her to move out from the room she shared with her brother and have her own bedroom.

My daughter definitely needs all the space she can get. She always has so many games and play set ups going on. So I gave up my big room and moved my office to the smallest bedroom. It isn’t just the smallest bedroom, it is also our guest room! I really didn’t have much space available. Just a little corner behind a door.

How to create a home office in a small space

How to create a home office in a small space How to create a home office in a small space

home office chair from here.

I have also got a small dressing table in my bedroom corner, which really doesn’t take up much space at all. This could easily be used as a home office if I didn’t have the guest room study.

How to create a home office in a small space

How to create a home office in a small space

The most important thing for creating a home office, when space is limited is a slimline, narrow desk that fits the space. I found a small, vintage wooden desk for my study from an antique market where I’ve made lots of good finds before. My dressing table is from Ikea, which has a good selection of furniture for smaller spaces.

Anther important thing is to make sure there is enough storage space.  Otherwise your small desk will end up looking too cluttered. The guest room/study has a built in wardrobe that I’m using to store my stuff in to keep my desk tidy. I also have a little extra shelf on the desk where i put the laptop, otherwise there wouldn’t be much space for anything else.

How to create a home office in a small space

My dressing table has a full length drawer. However the drawer is quite shallow so I’ve ended up storing some stuff in my wardrobe too. It’s not ideal but I should try to reduce the amount of cosmetic products rather than buying more storage solutions for them!