The Way We Work

Creating a functional office space can be tough when you work from home, especially if can’t find the room for it. Have no fear! We have scoured the web for the coolest, cutest, and most functional small home office ideas and found an inspiring solution for just about every space.

1. Put it in a closet

Tiny condos often come with an abundance of closet space that can be transformed into a very functional work space. Lifehacker explains how…

"How Can I Turn My Closet into an Office?" from Lifehacker

source: Lifehacker

2. Put it in a trunk

The Blackhawk Secretary is a giant trunk that has space for everything you need. When you’ve finished for the day, simply close your office and roll it away.

3. Attach it to the wall

With a surface that folds away as well as a hidden cupboard, the Flatmate Desk Top takes up as little space as a home office possibly can.

4. Put it in an armoire

You can repurpose an armoire with a few adjustments, or purchase one that’s ready to use, like the Seymour Home Office Armoire.

Freshome: Seymour Home Office Armoire, by Pottery Barn

Source: Freshome

5. Find a nook or a cranny

When looking for an unused area to claim for your workspace, there are a lot of possibilities, including the space above radiators, under stairwells, around windows, or in the corner.

HGTV: "Small Home Office Ideas"

source: HGTV

6. Use it as a room divider

The Cabinet Chair was designed for hotel lobbies, but it would also work as a compact office in a small space.

7. Have it double as an art installation

The K Workstation is both functional and easy on the eyes.

8. Put it under your bed

The Workbed Desk from BLESS is both a bed and a desk so you only need room for one piece of furniture.

For more space saving home office ideas, follow oDesk on Pinterest.

Which idea is your favorite? How have you arranged your own small space? Tell us in the comments!

Melanie Feltham

Contributing Author

As the Social Media Community Manager at Upwork, Melanie Feltham works closely with the social team to engage Upwork's active social audience. Her spare time is spent walking the lakeshore near her home office in Toronto, drawing and painting wildlife, and working on passion projects–the latest, a book about misconceptions spread by popular media. Connect with her on Twitter @MelanieFeltham to find out more about… read more