11 Stylish Small Home Office Ideas

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Yes, you can create a stylish small home office in your tiny apartment with these big ideas.

Working from home can be fun if you have decent working space in your home. However, some of us can’t really afford an extra room for a chic and grand home office. That’s why we’ve collected stylish small home office ideas for our small space dwellers.

If you think you don’t have the extra space for a home office in your tiny apartment, better think again because with just a bit of creativity, you can create and design a functional yet stylish home office space that will surely increase your productivity and inspire you to work better.

Create an Office Space

No office? No problem! Create your own small home office space in the living room, corner of your kitchen, bedroom, or even hallway by using simple and small space furniture, just like in the photo. It’s best to use leggy furniture without visual heft. Also, consider your home’s interior design style and existing furnishings before buying office furniture. You don’t want your workspace to contradict with the room’s interior.

Create a Cloffice

Got a spare closet space? Transform it into a small home office space or cloffice. All you need is a can of paint and a little creativity. Use a low profile desk to perfectly fit in your cloffice. You can also install floating shelves above for your books and office stuff.

Brilliant Bookcase Office

For bookworms out there, if you’re looking for a stylish small home office idea, then turn your bookcase into an office desk. Smart idea from French interior designer Christophe Vendel. He designed a gallery wall above his bookcase workspace that pulls focus away.

Hallway Office

What to do with a long and empty hallway? Turn that unused space into your own small home office. Interior design firm Callahan Interiors designed this simple but chic workspace by creating a customized L-shaped desk and hanging a pegboard as a gift wrapping station.

DIY Corner Workspace

If you live in a tiny apartment, you need to be a bit more creative in designing your own small home office. So, scan your place, and if you see a vacant corner, transform it into your workspace by installing an inexpensive wood desk, just like this DIY corner workstation by A Beautiful Mess. They decided to make it a sit or stand workstation for the client’s health since it’s not healthy to sit on your bum all day. You can also use a sleek and simple ergonomic home office chair for your back and neck.

Tiny House Office

This small home office was designed by Sol Haus Design. They were able to maximize every precious inch of this tiny house with built-in storage. A simple yet functional workspace.

Bedroom Office

If you have a small home, it’s important to keep things clean and simple. The same goes for your workspace. Create an organized, simple, yet functional small home office space in your bedroom. Install shelves on your walls, use an area rug to define the space and bring in a houseplant to enliven the space.


Entryway Office

You can create a small home office in your entryway, that is if you have a spacious entryway. Interior design firm Alvhem created this entryway workstation with a sleek desk and a simple drawer unit for office supplies.

Rearrange Your Living Room

Rearranging your living room furniture can surprisingly create a space for your small home office, just like what interior design Emily Henderson did to this living room. Plus, the natural light flowing inside the living room made the space look brighter and more spacious.


Make It Float

What if you live in a tiny studio apartment? How will you squeeze in a decent workstation? Opt for a floating shelf style small home office, just like this New York City studio apartment. You can also create your gallery wall to distract your guest’s eyes from your workspace.

Ghost Chair

Use a ghost chair in your small home office to create an illusion of a bigger space. Plus, it’s cheap yet stylish. However, if you’re not a fan of ghost chairs, you can opt for a sleek home office chair like Herman Miller Setu Multi-Purpose Chair, but it’s quite expensive compared to using a ghost chair.

Interior experts created a list of what to shop when you’re creating your small home office space.

  • Look for a desk with a sleek silhouette.
  • Organize your papers with a sleek file holder.
  • Shop for practical and fashionable office desk accessories.
  • Use a small drawer unit to keep office stuff from your desk and to eliminate clutter.

That’s a wrap for our small home office ideas. Learn more interior design trends and tips at Omysa’s blog. Happy decorating!

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