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How to Create an Office Space in your Home

Updated: Mar 13, 2023

Now, more than ever, people are working remotely, and having a designated office space in your home has become common. If you don't have the luxury of a dedicated room for that, you may find yourself having to create an office that is truly multipurpose. To help you create a designated area for your living room home office, we put together a few ideas for working an office space into your home below!

Convert a Closet

If you don't have an extra room to convert into a dedicated office there's plenty of other ideas. An underused closet is a great place to convert into your new office! The entire office can be hidden simply by closing the doors, or you can remove the doors completely for an entirely new look!

Hide it Away on Display

If you can’t hide the office, you can at least hide the work! Not every room has a spare closet in which to hide an office. However, if you can fit everything you need into a secretary desk, then you can close up the desk itself and still hide the office. The best part is that this can office set up can work in any type of room design!

Turn Your Existing Bookshelf Into a Desk

While having a desk and chair can make your office feel more official, it’s not a necessity. If you have a short bookcase with a flat shelf on top, you can turn that into your instant office space. Utilizing a built in bookcase with an integrated desk area is a super convenient way to create an office space since it can be in almost any area of your home such as the basement, attic, bonus room, hallway, family room or den. Pull up a chair, place your laptop, and you’ll have an instant desk! BONUS: it won’t cost you any money, cause you to build new furniture, or rearrange your existing furniture.

Soak in the Sun

Choosing to have a sunroom office in your home is one of the best decisions you’ll make. Simply add a desk to your sunroom in order to create a separate working environment from the rest of your home while taking advantage of all of the benefits of the bright, natural light. Turning your sunroom into an office will promote alertness, decrease your stress levels, and help you have a higher satisfaction at work.

No matter how you decide to incorporate an office space into your home, it’s important to be able to turn off at the end of the day and make sure that you get to enjoy your living room to rest and relax. You know what suits you and your lifestyle best, so make sure to keep these things in mind while making your decision.

~This blog was brought to you by S. Donnelly Interiors. Learn more about the interior design project process by following Stephanie Donnelly and her interior design services in Glen Ellyn, Illinois and the surrounding areas!


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