10 Perfect Living Room Home Office Nooks: Short on Space but Not Style

10 Perfect Living Room Home Office Nooks: Short on Space but Not Style

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Taryn Williford
May 18, 2016
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In the absence of a dedicated home office, the next best option is to carve out some space out of another room. The most popular target? The living room, since it's a centrally located "daytime" space that keeps work from bleeding into the bedroom.

To create a living room office area, here's your plan of attack: First find a corner, nook or bare wall, then outfit it with the comforts of a well-styled workspace. Here's some inspiration for you.

Above: A desk fills the space on one side of the fireplace in this London home from Rebecca Hayes on Houzz.

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In Doris and Jon's Vintage-Contemporary Victorian, they tucked a round table into an alcove to create a living room office with plenty of style and interest.

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There's a desk built into the cabinets in this NYC living room from West Elm's Front + Main blog; the apartment belongs to Anthony, the founder of Zio and Sons.

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This Brooklyn home on Design Sponge has a desk tucked into one corner.

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Another corner desk in Joanna Goddard's apartment on A Cup of Jo.

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In Sam & Linsey's Thoughtful Chicago Home, they painted the office corner of the living room black to help separate the space.

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This room in Duncan & Tanya's Textural Kensington Cottage is part game room and part study.

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Another office tucked into a fireside alcove. Myka and George's Modern Abode made their space work with a small bookcase being used as a desk.

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If you can afford to float the sofa from the wall, it could create the perfect spot for an office by outfitting the area with a slim desk, like here in Erin Hiemstra's apartment on HGTV.

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Finally, in Anna's Warm & Sweet Chicago Studio Apartment, she used artwork to visually separate the office from the rest of the living room.

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