DIY Home Office – Small Spaces

More people than ever are working at home, whether they start their own business, or telecommute… And that can be pretty tough if you live in a small space. You can always carve out practical spaces in small home, and make them look great with some decorating tricks. Keeping organized, reducing clutter to a minimum and using double duty furniture and spaces are the key to finding you home office space in a small home. Check out these inspirational ideas for decorating a home office, or simply creating one! (Looks like mine needs some touches!)

Create a dual home office space with this great budget friendly idea… using a standard bookcase, a table top and two sets of legs, an office space for two is created!





Apartment Therapy has this great solution for space impaired home offices…go up! Vertical solutions always save space. This is simply shelving and a chair…



Chez Larsson has a step by step tutorial for building up this great organized home office space here.



This portable balcony office desk is pure genius! Sold in Germany we believe but was so cool that we had to include it!



Re-puposed materials make this terrific office desk space by BHG…



One of our fav ideas is adding a home office into a closet space…


So whether you are resolving to start a business and need space, are studying for a degree, or just need a spot to do the bills, these great home office solutions for small spaces make sure there are no more excuses!

Image Credits: Homesick Designs, BHG, Apartment Therapy, Chez Larsson, balkonzept, BHG, Country Living

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  1. Siti
    January 17, 2016 / 6:13 am

    its a great ideas. It so inspiring. And i love it.
    But i have question to you.
    How to decorate a small room with a two beds. ??
    This room has only 7.5 meters extensive by 3 meters long and 2.5 meters wide

    i hope you have some tips for me..
    thank you

    • Kathy Woodard
      June 23, 2016 / 9:10 am

      Any one have ideas?

  2. Emily
    October 1, 2014 / 7:54 am

    Hi, I’m looking for a small, simple desk to go under an open staircase. Any idea where the desk in your first photo is from? Or suggestions to find similar options?

  3. Jenny DeSandro
    June 24, 2014 / 9:44 am

    Where did you find the precious desk in your kids’ desk/closet space? I am looking for cool ways to convert an extra closet space into an art/homework/creative space:) Thank you!!!

    • Kathy Woodard
      June 26, 2014 / 4:47 pm

      Hi Jenny! Its not out photo so Im afraid I don’t have any idea… we can ask our readers though? Anyone?

  4. Shelby Days
    April 26, 2014 / 7:50 pm

    I currently live between my parents house and my boyfriend parent’s house, spending more time at his house because it is a shorter commute to work. Living between homes and in a small room these ideas are perfect inspiration to provide myself with a small work area, especially since I am still in school and recently beginning a crafting hobby. Thanks for posting!

  5. Amy Bascom
    January 25, 2014 / 1:08 pm

    I want more info about some of the items in the pics. For instance, where can I get the hanging wicker baskets in pic 2? Also in Pic 6, I’d love to know how they made (or where they got) the cool pencil holder with metal kitchen utensils? Any idea the sources?
    Such beautiful ideas!

    • Kathy Woodard
      February 8, 2014 / 5:06 pm

      Sorry, not sure. That photo is from if that helps! The cool pencil holder was probably a DIY project that somebody made by mounting graters to maybe a repurposed top of fence post?

  6. Sam Jay Heaton
    January 22, 2014 / 8:03 am

    Great ideas, will defiantly use them for decorating my house.

  7. Mel
    January 17, 2014 / 8:25 pm

    sorry, forgot designer’s name, Michael Hilgers

    • Kathy Woodard
      January 20, 2014 / 4:12 pm

      Thank you! We will update the post!

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