When you need a central office solution but don’t have the space or budget, maximize your options with these great small home office decorating ideas.
Not everyone has the space or budget to spare when it comes to setting up a home office. So how do you find the perfect balance to get down and dirty with the task of tackling bills or even your own personal business?
The answer may surprise you. Oftentimes, there are hidden gems found throughout our homes without us even knowing about it. For example, nooks and wall space not currently being used, along with alcoves and back entry areas that for all intensive purposes are useless for anything large and clunky.
Consider, too, an underused closet or laundry area. All of these can and should be considered as a possible home office space–if you’re willing to think outside the box.
Think it’s still out of your reach?
Take a look at these amazing modern but small home offices ideas that do the trick beautifully:
1. Tall Ladder Desk
What I love about this desk is it’s use of vertical space. Bridged between the rungs is the “desk.” It gives enough space to run a whole small business at home, with space a plenty for a laptop or even a desktop computer and also utilizes the side rungs with storage baskets.
2. Small Nook Office
We all have some nook or cranny not being used. That’s why I love this desk for a small office space. Its perfectly orchestrated, again, using vertical shelving for handing the must-have supplies and such. Check out the clean lines and the way that every level is maximized. That’s what I call using every bit of space.
3. Small File Cabinet Desk
Nowadays, you can get a hold of small file cabinets for a song (think cheap). Check your local thrift store or even a garage or tag sale. With a little bit of paint, you can instantly transform these utilitarian must-haves from drab to fab. And, don’t think that you have to put just files into the drawers. Because most of the time the drawers pull out fully, you can place paper, pens, whatever, just as if you had a fully functional desk. Sweet!
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4. Space-Saving Sawhorse Desk
Scandinavian design is all about minimalistic and clean lines, like this sawhorse desk. Perched across the top bar is a plank of wood that is used for hosting your computer equipment. Sure you could slip a couple of lined wicker baskets under the legs for storage if you wanted to. But if you were really short on space, you could store your extra supplies elsewhere.
5. Wall-Hugging Pegboard Storage
If you ever thought pegboard is just for garages, think again. Here’s a snappy idea that can be a saving grace when you really need to get your stuff up and out of the way. For me, I’d put a spacer (1″x1″x1″) attached at the four corners or even use shirring strips, (1″x2″) to give support to the pegboard. Either way, it’s lovely in a bohemian sort of way and knowing that you can use so many different configurations with pegboards (thanks to the handymen and women), you’ll find a pegboard hanger for anything and everything.
6. Tubular Steel Desk
For just minimal bucks, you can make a tubular steel desk for a fraction of what it might cost you at a high end dealer. Also, take look at another pegboard idea. You can see how you can manage crafts supplies without a hitch. Also, the pouf seat can double for extra seating elsewhere.
Remember, the best small home office decorating ideas starts with a plan. So use these smart ideas for small office spaces as a starter to create a work center you’ll love.
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