It may seem impossible to create a full working office in a small apartment. Unfortunately if you don’t have that much space you’ll need to get creative and work with what you have. In this post we’re going to take a look at some creative uses of space to give you some ideas of how to set up the perfect home office, even if you’re in a small apartment.
Tuck a Desk Under a Bed
Do you absolutely not have enough space to put a desk? Then an under-the-bed solution may be perfect for you. All you need is a loft or bunkbed to replace your regular sleeping space. Then simply fit a desk in underneath!
Go For Compact Design (and Maybe some Dark Wood)
A working area like this really is unmatched! A few pots with plants, personal belongings, several frames with paintings or photographs and much more can be worked into a compact shelving/desk unit like what you see here. Despite its unusual shape you can successfully create a fully functioning office area within a small space. Plus that dark wood looks fantastic too!
Incorporate Shelves into Your Desk
One of the simplest and often overlooked solutions for your home offices is a multifunctional table. You can use this for regular work, to hold your computer but also store stationary, books, accessories or pretty much anything you need.
Just Use a Tiny Table
If you think about it you might actually not need that much space for a desk. If all you need is room for a computer a small table can make a super efficient use of space. Depending on the size of the table though you won’t have room for too much decor items so you’ll need to keep to the absolute essentials. That being said you can pretty much find space for a small table like this anywhere.
Turn Your Wardrobe into Your Workplace
One unexpected idea you probably haven’t thought of is to turn your closet or wardrobe into a home workspace. Work is a lot more interesting if you’re doing it in “Narnia” after all. Another added bonus of tucking your office into a closet is that you don’t need to clean when guests come over. Simply close the closet door and no one will know how messily you work!
The Double Desk Option
Sometimes you may need two desks, perhaps one for you and one for your spouse. In this case a double desk is exactly what you need. This setup has two desks separated by a shelf. It’s ingenious and simple and both of you can decorate your side of the shelf with whatever items you want for your own personal touch.
A portable work area will work as a convenient option for those who have an empty space in their apartment that is constantly switching places.
Fit a Table Into Your Wall
Any fan of minimalism will appreciate this option. Not only does it look modern but it won’t affect your previous free space at all!
Work in the Hallway?
You probably don’t think of your hallway as the first option of a place to work but you’d be surprised at what you can do here. This is similar to the office in a closet idea however the space is much smaller. You need a decently sized wall but if you have one you can easily fit a small working surface and chair like you see here. Very economical!
The Classic Corner Desk
Corners are notoriously difficult for placing furniture and are often unused. However if you’re trying to extract as much space out of a small apartment you can’t go wrong with a corner desk. You’ll have more than enough room to work while leaving room against the walls for other furniture.
A Hidden, Folding Desk
This little piece of furniture can fit into any type of interior and will take up very little space. Simply unfold it open, pull up a chair and get to work. When you’re done fold everything back up.
What did you think about these home office ideas for small spaces? Let us know which one is your favourite in the comments!