35 Functional Small Home Office Ideas & Examples

March 23, 2022 by Nigel Tsopo in Home Decor


In a post-pandemic world, nearly everyone has embraced the hybrid work philosophy, which means, if most of our jobs can be done at home, most people prefer to have a few days in the week where they can work from a home office.

To fully embrace this new reality, we’re all shopping for a desk, home supplies and perhaps a storage unit to create the ultimate small home office space. Why small? you might ask. Well, the reality for most people is that if you’re living in a studio apartment or a home with limited space to dedicate a full room to your home office, it’s always a great alternative to dedicate a small corner of your home to getting work done.

Now, it may not be realistic for everyone to have natural light, big desk space and modular shelving, but, as you’ll see in the example below, with enough creativity you can work with what you’ve got effectively without compromising on ergonomics.

So without further ado, let’s dive into some key ideas of ways to create a stylish tiny home office, that you can work in.

Small Home Office Decor

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Furniture

Small home office ideas for important furniture to have

Dedicated Office Section

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One of the most important things to consider when setting up a home office is how you’ll use the space. If you need to be able to move around freely, make sure to choose a layout that allows for plenty of room to work. No home workspace can come to life without the space it’ll be. Could be in a closet, dining room or empty hallway. Anything goes.

Small Desk / Floating Desk

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To avoid wasted space, know how much office equipment you’ll work with and get a desk that suits that. You’ll also need to consider if you’re going for a standing or sitting desk and how that’ll fit into your small space.

Desk Lamp

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Desk lamps are a perfect way to light up your work area while you’re working on a project. They provide direct light to the area where you’re working, which can help you be more productive.

  • You don’t want a lamp that’s too large or too small, because it will be uncomfortable to use.
  • Choose a lamp with an adjustable neck to direct the light where you need it most.
  • Choose a lamp with a good shade to block out the light from other sources, such as windows.
  • Choose a lamp with a good light output to help you see what you’re working on.
  • Choose a lamp with a good design that matches the style of your office.

Shelves / Drawers for Office Supplies / Wall Mounted Storage Unit

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One of the main challenges of working from home is finding a way to efficiently store all of your materials. When it comes to storage, think vertical. Shelves and cabinets can go a long way in maximizing the space in your office. Look for furniture that has built-in storage, or consider adding a shelf to an unused corner.

If you’re short on space, try using baskets and crates to store supplies. Not only do they provide storage, but they can also add a touch of personality to your office.

Chair

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Ergonomic office chairs are designed to reduce fatigue and improve posture. They typically have adjustable backrests, armrests, and headrests to allow you to customize your support.

A good chair should support your back and neck, which is important when you’re working long hours in a cramped space.

Whiteboard or Calendar

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If you’re looking for ways to make your small home office even more efficient, consider using a whiteboard or calendar to help you stay organized. A whiteboard can be used to write down ideas, to-do lists, or any other information that you need to keep track of. A calendar can be used to track appointments, deadlines, or anything else that you need to remember. By using these tools, you can make sure that you’re always on top of your work so that you can get the most out of your home office.

Small Home Office Ideas Gallery

Functional Workspace

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Small Bedroom Office

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Small Hallway Office

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Perfect Place Next To Patio

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Creative Walk In Closet Conversion

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Small Vertical Space

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Full Wall Office with Storage Wall

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Home Office Library Mashup

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Small Office with Outdoor Light

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Living Space Office Section

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Interior designer Home Office

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Modern Living Room Small home office Idea

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Mid Century Work Area

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New York City apartment Style Home Office

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Minimalist Home Office

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Bohemian Style Home Office

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Chic Artsy Home Office

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White Toned Home Office

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Stunning Soft Toned Work Space

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Attic Clutter Free Office

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Cozy Secluded Space

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Fun Pantry Office for Him & Her

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Home Office with Sofa

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Green Thumb Space

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Living Room Office Corner

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Closet Office Conversion

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Eclectic Office Space

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Conclusion

Now that you’ve seen one or two great concepts for your next home office conversion, it’s time to start creating some extra space, in your spare room, bedroom, dining room or anywhere suitable to have your next workspace. The ideal home working area can be a multi-functional space, your work surface can double down as a dressing table. Anything goes, Have fun and happy home working!

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