If you live in a small home or apartment you may find yourself limited as to where and how to accommodate a functional office area. While it may be challenging to eke out sufficient space for a desk and sufficient storage, it isn’t impossible. In addition, the result can be quite satisfying as it can be helpful to have one localized area to store office supplies, paperwork and bills. Thankfully, our gallery below is designed to give your the inspiration you need to turn your tiny room or niche into a functional, and beautiful, office space.
The corner office in this home office is ideal for the space because it provides a place for two to work separately or together. The design of the desk includes plenty of hidden and open storage to make organizing a breeze.
When you don’t have enough space to dedicate an entire room to your home office there are other ways to make things work. The office has been designed to fit conveniently into a small nook, along one wall, in the home. The use of lower cabinetry and upper storage provides ample space for office supplies and decor.
This office contains a custom bookcase features open shelving, closed storage and a large desk. The positioning of the desk in front of the window provides a convenient place to sit and attend to household or office work.
The uncomplicated color palette of this office is designed to reflect a measure of simplicity and calm. A decorative rack, hung above the desk, provides a unique element for displaying papers and important pictures.
The cohesive design of this office features Shaker-style cabinetry, black countertops and decorative crown moulding. The installation of two desks on opposite provides space for two people to work at once if needed.
A combination of floating shelves, metal trolley and a desk top with attached trestle legs makes a cozy office in this space. By installing the floating shelves in a vertical fashion full advantage is taken of the wall space rather than taking up valuable floor space.
The custom cabinetry in this space doubles as a home office and tv viewing area. By keeping the entire unit, chair included, the same color it helps the space feel unified and intentional.
Sometimes the only place to install an office is in the corner of a living room. This space incorporates the addition of a desk well by using the same type of cabinetry, in both color and wood, as the remainder of the room.
This office incorporates a unique desk and shelving unit that can be rearranged to open up the space. By placing a desk chair that faces outward those working at the desk can feel open to the rest of the room. A row of windows allows natural light to fill the space making it feel more spacious.
This space is designed around a soothing palette of gray and white with a few pops of a citrine yellow. The solid wood desk and iconic Eames lounge chair in the corner of the room take the space from ordinary to luxurious.
The classic color scheme of black and white works perfectly in this modern office space. The simplicity of the design also makes the space ideal for office work because it is does not distract or complicate the process.
This office is another example of how one can accommodate both a tv viewing and office area in one room. The upper shelving provides an unexpected pop of color, as well as offering additional space for storage and decorative items.
The layout of this office is an unusual one but also one that has been managed in an effective way. The custom desk accommodates the v-shaped space and offers both closed and open storage. The wrap-around countertop continues into the living room and creates a flow from one space to the next.
This eclectic living space features a desk that is almost goes unnoticed against the backdrop of a large bookcase and impressive gallery wall of photos. In a room like this, this is a great way to incorporate multiple work areas in one without having one dominate the other.
A great way to accommodate an office in a room that doesn’t offer adequate square footage is to hide desk behind closet doors. This provides the user with the opportunity to use the office space when needed but also to effectively hide it when not in use.
This tiny loft spaces features a large working office area that has been comprised of a combination of open and closed shelving. The “collected” feel of the items in the office area correspond perfectly with the design aesthetic in the rest of the space.
It isn’t unusual for a bedroom to also have an office area as well. This room accommodates both sleeping and working areas well by using an all-in-one cabinetry design that spans the length of the room.
With the invention of compact laptops and tablets, desks have in turn been reduced in size. This is ideal for many people who live in homes that can’t afford to allocate an entire room for a home office. This space does that well by using a desk that utilizes available vertical space to house books and office supplies.
An ideal location for an office chair is in the vicinity of a large window that provides a view of the outdoors. The custom cabinetry in this office space does just thought while providing lots of closed and open storage options.
This office features cabinetry installed on 3 walls to form a large U shape. The crisp, white cabinetry set against light wood counters creates a light and airy atmosphere that is ideal for any home office. In addition, the large window fills the space with lots of natural light that bounces off the tile flooring and white cabinetry.
This tiny office is designed to reflect nature by incorporating a few unique decorating details. The large, tree decal in the corner of the space creates the illusion of additional space by drawing the eye upward. The green color palette also references the outdoors and adds a pop of color in this small, white office.
This sleek office space features full-height cabinetry, a large L-shaped desk and hardwood floors. The choice of flooring is a great option for this space not only because it is classic and durable but because it allows a rolling desk chair to move smoothly throughout the space.
This intimate space features rich, hardwood floors that contrast beautifully against the creamy, white furniture. The combination of gray and white furniture, as well as rustic wood elements creates a touch of French country design.
Carving out a designated area for a functional office can be difficult. However, this small space does just that by making room for a desk, chair and additional shelving. The location of this impromptu office, in front of a large set of windows, makes it a great place to work from home or pay the bills in the evening.
This second storey office features Shaker-style cabinetry and a solid wood workspace. Open shelving provides the opportunity to display a combination of books and decorative items. The avocado green wall color plays well against the crisp white trim and cabinetry.
What was once a blank wall is now a workspace with the placement of two tall bookcases with a small desk in between. The dark blue wall creates a depth of color and a natural focal point for the space. As well, the white furniture contrasts perfectly against the wall color behind.
This contemporary office space features a neutral color palette and light wood furniture. The floating work area provides a clear view of the floor beneath and therefore makes the room feel larger. The large, horizontal window located just below the ceiling provides access to natural light without sacrificing valuable wall space.
A desk made primarily of glass is ideal for a small office because it takes up minimal visual space. The simple design of the desk and neutral wall color create a cool place to work from. A desk located at the corner of the desk provides additional task lighting for late night assignments.
This bedroom/office features a Murphy bed that can be discretely recessed inside the wall when not in use. A large, linear desk area, designed to match the cabinetry in the room, provides a spacious work area with access to the view outside. A unique wallpaper treatment on the opposite wall creates the effect of a large library.
The combination of wood elements and white furniture are features of modern design and they play well in spaces that have limited room. The effect is a crisp, clean aesthetic that is conducive to an effective working environment. A floating workspace, located in front of the window, provides a beautiful view of the outdoors.
This room features a color palette of burnt orange, chocolate brown, soft gray and crisp white. The combination creates an inviting atmosphere ideal for work and relaxation. Carrying the color of the ceiling onto the walls below creates the illusion of a greater ceiling height and therefore a larger room.
The work space in this tiny room is deigned to resemble a traditional secretary desk. When the space isn’t being used the work area can be folded up to appear as though there isn’t a desk at all. This is a great, space-saving option in a room with limited square footage.
This office is designed with a sleek, modern aesthetic. The minimal ornamentation and simplicity of the furnishings make the space feel open and airy while the hardwood floors provide a depth of texture and color. The long, narrow workspace also allows two people to work together at once.
This office features a lofty view of the city below. The floating work area in front of the window takes advantage of the amazing view without limiting available work space or blocking access to natural light. The vibrant, ornamental rug provides a soft place to step and a valuable pop of color.
This room doubles as a place to sleep and a place to work. The installation of a desk area in the alcove of the existing closet is a great way to make the most of the available square footage in the room. The continuity between the color and design of the furniture in the space is another decorating trip to make the space feel more spacious.
This design of this second storey office is meant to work around the peaked ceilings. Details like the crown molding on the cabinetry and decorative side panels display the attention to detail that went into the design of the room. The sepia-toned map wallpaper adds a touch of personality as well.
This room serves a multitude of functions from an office to a tv watching area and a place to eat dinner. Due to the multi-tasking that must take place here it is important to keep much of the furniture the same color to avoid making those in the space feel overwhelmed. A few pops of color in the soft furnishings of the space make it feel welcoming and family-friendly.
This cozy nook features an office outfitted with custom paneling crafted with a traditional style. In addition to the custom cabinetry, the solid stone countertop and hardwood flooring take this office to the next level. This space can make regular office work feel beautiful.
This modular office space is designed to provide three separate working areas which is ideal if the space is intended for more than one user. A combination of open shelving, woven baskets and wall space provides multiple options for storing office and craft supplies.
The foundation of this inviting office space is its graphic gray-and-white wallpaper. The use of white furniture and open shelving, in addition to the large window, makes the space feel light and airy. The couch provides a comfortable place to read or to meet with a client.
This office features a variety of modern and mid-century modern furniture set against dark gray walls. An interesting decorating trick in this space is that the books are made to act as decoration, as well as providing insight and inspiration for those working in the office. And the dog is pretty cute too…