Making it Work: 13 Examples of Successfully Squeezing a Home Office into a Small Space

published May 4, 2016
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Not everybody has an entire room (or even an entire wall) to set aside as a workspace. But living in a small space doesn’t mean you can’t carve out a spot to do a little work or let your creative juices flow. For inspiration, look no further than these examples of inspiring workspaces that fit quite nicely into not very much space at all.

Above: A sunny small workspace in a San Francisco home from Cup of Jo.

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Jessica and Milo use a school desk as a laptop table in their 325 square foot Brooklyn studio.

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A desk with a slim profile integrates neatly into a living room from Design Sponge.

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This wall mounted workspace (in a space from SF Girl by Bay) takes up hardly any room at all.

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A colorful closet turned office in Laura & Ray’s Austin Home.

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A tiny built-in office from House & Garden, with folding doors to conceal the office when you’re not working.

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A little workspace from Lovely Life.

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The classic wall-mounted string system makes for a great small desk/storage combo, as seen on Hitta Hem.

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A small workspot from Emma Hos.

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This desk and shelving combo fits nicely into a plant-filled living room from Design Sponge.

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A tiny workspace tucked into a corner, from AD España.