7 Office Ideas for Any Space
Turn your WFH routine into a stylish one.
If you work remotely, an inspiring home office can make all the difference for your creativity and productivity levels. Plus, it can save you from countless days working at your local cafe. At HGTV Smart Home 2017, a small space is designated as a workspace and also houses the brains of the home. I like to call it the tech closet.
Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography
Although it’s a small space off the hallway that leads to the guest bedrooms, it’s big on storage and style.
Having a designated workspace is not only smart for tax purposes (hello, deductions!), it also helps you to mentally shift gears so you’re in work mode as soon as you step into the space. You don’t even need to have an entire room designated as your home office.
Check out these genius layouts that you can use to create an office in your home.
Black-and-white wall art above the desk area depicting a vintage rotary phone and vintage camera offer whimsical contrast for the latest technology included in this home office. The black-and-white art pops against serene green walls that are reminiscent of accent colors used on the home's covered patio.
Smart Climate Control
The climate-control system features five separate zones, so the home's temperature can be set precisely to ensure comfort throughout the home, eliminate hot and cold spots, and make the home more energy-efficient. Sensors live inside the return air grills in many rooms to report an accurate sense of temperature throughout the house to these navigation remote controllers (thermostats) in the home office.
HGTV Smart Home 2017 has a bright small space and tons of storage. It’s a multifunctional room that also houses the home's tech closet, but the all-in-one computer with a super-wide, curved display means business.
Need a lot of space to spread things out while you work? Choose a room in your house that’s not used during the day and make it easily convertible to office mode. Put a printer and other supplies in a cabinet or console so you can access them easily and get to work.
Home Office for Two
A cowhide chase, industrial light and antlers are just a few details that make this home office feel masculine. A stunning wood desk for two, paired with leather armchairs and metal frames. The cool gray wall paint finishes off the design.
Stacy Zarin Goldberg
If you do have an extra room that can be used as a home office, try making it a warm, livable workspace with comfy seating. Bonus: If you’re feeling stressed, you can just kick your feet up for a quick snooze.
Orange Home Office With Custom Display Area
Multiple tables create a one-of-a-kind display area in this eclectic orange home office. The desk and tables are painted the same orange as the walls, creating a seamless look, while blue chairs provide nice contrast.
It’s no secret that color affects our mood. Bright hues like this one are great for keeping you creative, alert and visually designate the space for work.
You may be thinking you have absolutely no space for a home office, but imagine your house layout for a second — is there any small closet or bookshelf you wouldn’t miss? If so, reimagine it as a work nook. Take out the bottom shelves to make a desk, stock the upper shelves with your work supplies, add some simple lighting and pull up a chair.
If you’re lucky enough to have a killer view, let it inspire you while you work. A desk next to a window is as good as filling your walls with inspiring quotes and photos.
Get creative with your space. Designer Brian Patrick Flynn finds space under the stairs to house a multipurpose workstation in this 700-square-foot Brooklyn loft.
Harry Potter references aside, the amount of space you have doesn’t matter as long as you’re willing to get creative — and that includes the wall under the stairs. Installing a sturdy shelf desk and custom, oversized corkboard adds instant value to a space that would otherwise go unused.