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How to create a home office in a small space

How to create a home office in a small space.

Smart solutions to make small scale workspaces...work

When space is at a premium, the idea of a home office may seem like a luxury - but it is possible. The secret is seeing spaces differently. With a bit of planning, that unloved under-the-stairs alcove or dark and dingy bedroom corner can become your new working-from-home workaround. We'll show you how...

The sideboard to study switch

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The sideboard to study switch.
The sideboard to study switch.

Double up what you use your desk for

Multifunctional furniture should be your go to - something that works as a desk but doubles as a stylish piece of storage when you've clocked off. In this pintsized pad, our Scandi-inspired Copenhagen desk can moonlight as a dressing table - smart eh?

Make use of vertical space

Add open shelving above the desk space so your notebooks and stationary are in easyreach - it helps keep your worktop clutter-free.

Dining-to-desk chair

It's not just the desk that doubles here - this cushy-number is actually part of a dining set. Folding chairs are also a good shout if you've not got the space for a permanent office chair.

The 'under the stairs' study

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The 'under the stairs' study.
The 'under the stairs' study.

Make awkward spaces amazing

That sloped ceiling is perfect for slotting in a slimline desk and some staggered storage. We've popped a small two-draw unit on one side of our lovely leggy workstation, and a larger shelving unit on the other. You can use the lower ceiling as extra wall space for tacking up important to-dos.

Illuminate the space

Adding lots of lighting is especially important if you're making use of a tucked-away nook. A desk lamp lets you direct the light exactly where you need it. 

Keep organised

When your study space is on show in your home, it's even more important to keep that clutter from taking over. Invest in storage baskets and notice boards to keep things neat.

The reading corner

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The reading corner.
The reading corner.

For when you don't need a desk

Some times working from home doesn't require a desk - perhaps you just need a quiet space to read, take a call or collect your thoughts. A comfy chair is priority here - we've popped ours next to a handy cube storage unit.

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