Written by Becca Green

Home office ideas for small spaces

Whatever space you’re working with there is always a solution to incorporating a home office into your home. Take a look at our top tips below.

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Be creative with your small space and think outside the box when designing a home office. There are plenty of ways you can incorporate a successful working space into your home without compromising on square footage. We spoke to Dulux who gave their top tips on navigating this popular dilemma.

Don’t look down

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The only way is up in a small space, so consider vertical shelves and wall mounted cupboards. Choose furniture with slim legs and sleek lines to save space. Ladder desks are a great space-saving idea, especially if you’re a fan of industrial-style interiors.

Floating furniture

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For those odd nooks in living rooms, converted cupboards or lofts, consider a custom-built floating desk, shaped to fit the space. This means you won’t be taking up any floor space and it creates the illusion of lots more room.

Paint a feature wall

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One of the easiest ways to create a work zone in an open-plan living area is to paint a feature wall to go with your desk. Add a few display items so it blends seamlessly with your living room décor. We’re huge fans of this modern geometric scheme by Dulux.

Room divider

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For extra privacy without limiting space, hang a wall divider curtain in a shade that ties in with your colour scheme. Need to make more space for guests? Choose a folding, portable desk to whisk away when you need to. Or, take inspiration from this Ikea scheme and use your sofa or bed as a divider to seperate your living space from your work area.

 

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