More flexible working options have led to a growing popularity of the home office. Unfortunately, not all of us have the extra room for a dedicated office. If you live in a very small apartment or condo and are struggling to fit a home office, follow these tips.
Find an Underused Space
No matter how small your dwelling is, there is most certainly an unused nook that you can convert into a mini office. Whether it be an area under the stairs, in front of the window, or a forgotten alcove, there’s that one special spot you can retreat to away from all the household chaos.
It’s best to start with small and simple stuff when outfitting your office, such as this short and narrow desk, which would fit most tiny spaces! Place it beside the bed or push it against a corner for an instant laptop workstation!
Keep Everything Small
It’s hard to go full office when you have limited square footage, so you need to stay away from bulky, obtrusive furniture. There are tons of small desks and chairs you can use that are both stylish and functional.
These chairs are super slim and are perfect for a small office tucked away in a closet or a corner.
Stool vs. Chair
There’s no rule that says you need a traditional office chair in your workstation. Office chairs can look and feel bulky, and in some cases, are not practical for a tiny space. Bar stools, on the other hand, are a lot smaller and can be tucked neatly under your desk so it doesn’t get in the way.
These bar stools are the perfect size and would fit under any desk. Even better, they’ll help improve your posture and core strength since there are no backrests and armrests to rely on.
Use Vibrant Colors
Try to spice up your small space. When you have a tiny workstation, it is encouraged to use a different colored paint or rug to showcase the area.
You can also utilize the surrounding wall to hang vibrant paintings. Brighter colors are naturally stimulating, which help improve mood and boost productivity.
Check out Ava’s extensive collection of artwork pieces to liven up your office space and get those creative juices flowing!
Desk Behind the Sofa
For small condos, the living room is often the most sensible area of the home to use as an office. However, if you’re not careful, it’s easy to create a mess in what is supposed to be your sanctuary.
To incorporate your office into the living room without it seeming out of place, try setting up your desk behind the sofa.
Because it’s basically hidden from plain sight, you can use a longer desk that otherwise would not fit into a small nook, such as this beautiful desk chalk-painted in Ava’s cotton.
You may be short on space, but not on creativity! Just follow all those tips above and you’ll be surprised how easy it is to squeeze in a small but stylish home office in your tiny condo.