Many of us now work from home, opting to save time and money by cutting out the daily commute. But only some people have the perfect work-from-home setup, with many opting to work out of a spare room, dining room or living room.
In this article, we’ll talk you through some of our top small home office ideas to show you how simple it is to create the perfect work-from-home space in any property.
A minimal space fits in with the interior decor of many homes, and it’s surprisingly easy to create. Opt for neutral colours for a pared-back look. Read our guide on interior design for minimal living.
2. Bold and bright
If you favour colour, you can be as bold as you like with your small home office space. Choose bright, contrasting shades for maximum effect.
Collect prints that make you smile, then use them to adorn the walls of your home office. Before long, you’ll love being in your study space.
4. Cupboard office
If your property doesn’t have a room ready to be turned into a home office, you can simply set up a cupboard office. Hide your workspace behind cupboard doors and open it up when you’re ready to start work.
5. Loft space
Loft spaces make great small home offices. Such areas benefit from bountiful natural lighting, and they’re usually far enough away from the main house to be quiet and tranquil too.
6. Bright and light
A light, bright working space will help to focus the mind. Position your home office near windows that get a lot of natural daylight, and set up a good
If your office is in a small space, it’s important to keep it clutter-free. Clear paperwork from your desk regularly, and use storage furniture to keep office supplies and other items well organised. Read our article on decluttering your workspace.
There are some ingenious ideas out there for the smallest home offices. Choose a wall-mounted desk to maximise space. That way, you can turn any room into an office whenever you need to.
9. Vanity office
Vanity tables can easily be repurposed into workspaces. This idea works particularly well for flexible staff who might work from home one or two days a week.
10. Garden office
If you’re lucky enough to have a large garden, why not create your own small home office out there? You’ll benefit from amazing natural light and plenty of peace and quiet – even when the whole family is home.
11. Repurposed garage
Few of us use our garages for anything other than storage, but if you’re working from home regularly, you could make your garage into the perfect office space.
12. Boho office
Use floating shelves, botanical prints and natural fibres to create a serene, boho office space in any room.
13. Library inspired
Nothing gets us in the mood for work quite like a traditional old library, so why not use this as the inspiration for your home office design? Line the walls with books and unleash your creativity.
14. Optical illusions
One of our favourite home office ideas has got to be optical illusions. Many of us battle with small office spaces at home, but you can use wall-mounted illusions to create the feeling of space in any property.
15. Neutral decor
Small home offices lend themselves perfectly to neutral decor. If this fits with the style of your home, create a seamless office space with understated colours and complementary decor.
16. Green and leafy
If you don’t have a garden, you can always create one inside. We love garden-inspired home offices, where green, leafy house plants create an exotic atmosphere that’ll have you dreaming of holidays.
17. Accent walls
An accent wall works well in any space. It also happens to be one of our top small home office decor ideas. Position the desk on your accent wall to direct the eye to a bold focal point.
18. Personal WFH space
Working from home gives us the opportunity to create a workspace that’s truly tailored to us. Don’t be afraid to personalise your space as much as you like, adding prints and pictures that make you smile even on the busiest work days.
19. Chic and sleek
If you prefer minimalism over maximalism, opt for chic, sleek office decor that fits your personal style. Choose transparent glass desks, understated lighting and minimal prints to complete the look.
20. Dark and moody
Atmospheric office spaces tend to come with a dark, moody colour scheme. Look to dark forest greens and navy blues to create an entirely different feel in your workspace.
21. Meeting ready
If you tend to host meetings from your small home office, you’ll need to create a space that’s always meeting-ready. Choose furniture that can easily be set up for meetings and quickly packed away when not in use.
22. Zoom call setup
Set up your desk space with a background that’s always zoom call ready. We often see professionals using bookcases as their backdrop for important calls, but you could use any decor you choose. Avoid bright windows, as these might interfere with your lighting on video calls.
23. Corner tables
Maximise space by using corner tables that fit perfectly where you need them to go. Many of our favourite small office ideas for homes see workspaces positioned in the cosiest corners of a room.
24. L-shaped space
If you’ve got an L-shaped space in your property, this could lend itself perfectly to a small home office. Use the space to create a division between work and home and make your workspace your own.
25. Landing office
You don’t have to have a specific room to set up your own home office. We’ve seen some brilliantly effective offices set up on landings. Just position your desk beneath a window to make sure you have enough natural light during the day.
26. Outdoor workspace
One of the key benefits of working from home in the summer months is the ability to work outside. Create a pop-up home office space on your patio or balcony and soak up the rays as you tick off your to-do list.
27. Office with a view
If your home benefits from beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, make the most of it. Create a small home office in one of the rooms with the best views, and you’ll be able to gaze out over it all day long.
28. Gallery space
Home offices lend themselves perfectly to gallery spaces. Display your favourite artwork and brighten up the room with mismatched prints and paintings.
29. Family workspace
If your partner or any other family members also work from home, it’s worth setting up a workspace that meets everyone’s needs. Create a space with room for several desks and office chairs so the whole family can work from home whenever they choose.
30. Hybrid spare room
Spare rooms tend to be used rarely, so they make great spaces for home office setups. Create a hybrid spare room that also works as an office by separating areas for work and sleep using contrasting colour schemes, curtains and rugs.
If In Doubt, Call In The Professionals
If you need help storing away belongings to make space for a home office or if you’ll soon be moving to a property with your perfect home office, we’d love to help you.
At Removals and Storage Experts, we are specialists in office removals. We can assist with everything you might need for the big move, from packing and moving to storing and unpacking when you arrive. Get in touch today for a free quote.