Building a Small Home Office

December 1, 2023

Creating a home office is possible in any small space — you can designate a nook under your stairs, a shed, a closet, or even a corner in your living room for getting work done. With many people working from home and some companies adopting remote or hybrid work environments, a home office you love can be critical to enjoying your workday.

So, how do you set up a home office if you only have a little room to spare?

This is where our curated collection of small office furniture and supplies comes to the rescue.

Using a few pieces of compact furniture and clever storage solutions, you can turn a small area into an efficient home office. For example, if you don’t need a large work surface, a small writing desk can provide just enough space to comfortably surf the web, review documents, and complete day-to-day tasks.

Office furniture essentials like bookcases and filing cabinets can also help keep your things neat and organized around your workstation. With a little creativity for your space, you can build an efficient and productive home office you look forward to working in.

Space-Saving Desk Designs

A small office calls for a compact desk that won’t make the room feel cramped. Consider an L-shaped desk that fits snugly in an unused corner or a small writing desk that rests against the wall. A secretary desk can even hide your workspace when not in use.

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Comfortably Compact Chairs

A good office chair is the key to comfort in a cramped office space. Choose a cushioned, compact mid-back office chair if only in your office for short periods.

For longer hours at your desk, find an ergonomic office chair with customizable back and arm height to personalize your chair for optimal comfort.

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Designate a Space

A chair mat can be essential for easy movement if your room is carpeted. Hard floor chair mats can help protect flooring from damage caused by chair wheels. Area rugs are also a great way to designate an area of your room as your personal workspace.

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Straight-Up Storage Space

You may have limited floor space, but you can double your small office storage area using vertical space. Think floor-to-ceiling shelving units, vertical filing cabinets, and trendy ladder bookshelves.

Hang shelves at your eye level when at your desk; this can help keep all your supplies within arm’s reach.

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Work-From-Home Tech Essentials

Staying connected is especially important when working from home. Make sure you have a good webcam for video calls and Zoom meetings.

Consider a ring light, so you’re well-lit on camera. You can also get work done more efficiently with dual monitors to switch between while working.

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Home Office Accessories To Help You Focus

Your home office desk is essential to your productivity. To do your best work at home, a few accessories can help you stay focused. For example, noise-canceling headphones can block out roommates, family members, or other background noise.

A room divider can help create a more secluded workspace. Back support and chair accessories can also keep you comfortable and focused for a longer period of time.

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