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Work from Home? How to Make the Most of a Small Office Space

Home office design is something to think about as a remote worker. Appearance will matter because you will spend most of your time in your workstation. Finding work space can be challenging if your household is busy or don’t have enough space. Small spaces may be the only option for some people. To help you out, here are some methods to create a spacious work environment within space constraints:

Allow Work Zone Flexibility

Analyze the space that you have. Are there any unoccupied rooms or rooms where you can use for multiple purposes? A single room should be seen as a complete office space, not just a computer station. Common areas like a dining or living room could be used if no such space is available. Meeting in a common area would also be appropriate if you need to invite clients. After all, you don’t want to make it awkward by inviting them into your bedroom where you also keep your workstation (another reason why having a den would probably be more preferable). To avoid distractions from traffic in your household, a change in work zone might be necessary, and so make sure that you have multiple options for you to choose from. To help with that, having a laptop that you can move around with instead of a laptop would be ideal.

Invest in Space-Saving Furniture

Many offices are exchanging heavy furniture for light-furniture that is cost-effective. This trend can apply to your home as well. Multi-purpose furniture, folding chairs, and tables are good alternatives for you to consider. Instead of using bookshelves, wall-mounted shelves can be used as they do not take up much space. Printers and other such office supplies can be stored on these shelves. Another space-saver for you to consider would be to get a wall-mounted desk.

Practice Minimalism

Minimalism is an inexpensive method for making offices seem larger. If you’re a person who doesn’t like to feel confined, then applying this technique to your home office could be very useful. To help with this, start removing any clutter that you may have. Clutter is more than just garbage, though. It can be trinkets and meaningless things that seem to just pile up. Whatever decoration that you have should be inspirational and have a purpose. If decorations are excessive, your office space will be cramped.

Just keep what is necessary and take the rest of your stuff away from your work area. One thing that you can do to keep to a minimalistic way would be to avoid allowing paper to pile up. Either go completely digital or use a paper shredder to help you get rid of old papers.

Opt for Traditional Design Styles

As you plan out your work area, make sure to consider various small space interior design ideas that can breed productivity. Using mirrors on a wall is a simple way of making a room feel bigger. They would best be places across from a window. They can also be positioned behind a candle or lamp. This way, you can maximize the amount of light that you have.

When exposed-leg furniture is used, more space in a room is visually created. Exposed-leg furniture is open on the bottom so chairs can be accommodated. A small office can appear bigger when the walls are painted in a neutral or light color. Neutral colors push back the walls in a room. Light colors provide a calming effect. Darker colors make offices feel smaller than they really are. Posters and colorful prints can be used if painting is not feasible.

Optimizing a small working place is possible if you follow the four tips above. Hopefully, they will help you to feel comfortable and productive in your small space. Just make sure to always consider your needs first.