How to Set Up Your Home Office in a Small Space
Remote work not only tests our creativity—staying motivated, setting boundaries, finding quiet time—it also reshapes expectations of our home office designs. We know the pieces of a traditional office setup. But how do you bring those principles into your small home office? Whether you’re carving out a workspace at your dining table, repurposing an overlooked nook, or even setting up shop in a hallway, we asked our pros for ideas about how to maximize your home office.
“It’s all about creating a little magical corner for yourself. It’s a place where you want to be productive but also feels like a special spot. Not only are you creating a space where you feel comfortable, but then that space in turn can give comfort, productivity, or a break from the outside world to you when you need it.” — Cecilia Elguero
Storage Ideas for Small Spaces
Small home offices often need to pull double duty, so the flexibility to bring out or put away your work essentials is key. There are three ways to make the transition as seamless as possible:
“You have to arrange the space to suit not only your needs but your way of working. Do you have certain routines that need to be translated to the space? It’s OK for the process to be messy when you’re exploring. Don’t be afraid!” — Cecilia Elguero
How to Light Up Your Small Office Space
What’s the easiest way to transform your home office? The right lighting. Here’s how to add subtle brilliance to your small space.