Just because your home lacks a dedicated home office doesn’t mean you can’t create a comfortable and functional workstation! Whether you work from home full time or simply need a spot to sit down and pay the bills, effective use of space (and a little bit of organization!) makes it possible to work in a workspace, even in the smallest home or apartment! Almost any room can accommodate a workspace, from a nook in your finished basement to the corner of your bedroom. When you’re conceptualizing your workspace, consider the tasks you want to accomplish there.
In your finished basement or any other room in your home, an unused nook, corner or wall can become the baseline for a perfectly appointed workspace. This arrangement is most like a "standard" home office and is especially helpful when you work from home. And if you can't fit a full-size desk, a setup featuring a writing desk with a hutch
, file cabinet
and matching bookcase
is a great compromise. It'll provide plenty of storage and room enough for a practical desk lamp
, while a nearby bookcase gives you easy access to reference materials as well as space to display accents. Speaking of which, since your workspace is going to be open and on display, you'll want the design to look cohesive with the rest of your room. So, choosing wood tones, wall art and an area rug
with similar hues as the rest of the room will help tie everything together.
The leather-look insert on the desktop serves as a protective writing surface and adds a professional, luxe feel to your workstation.
A file cabinet will keep your important or confidential documents organized and out of eyeshot when not in use.