As more people make the transition to working at home these days, having a home office that prioritizes comfort becomes vital to improving your productivity. Even if you live in a cozy apartment, working from home doesn't mean you have to settle for inferior office space. 

Here are some simple design ideas for small home office organization so you can do more and be more comfortable! 

1. Try a floating desk

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Source: Jenna Kate at Home

A "floating" table mounted on the wall is a great way to maximize space, both visually and physically. If you’re sure you won’t want to move your desk around, you can fix it on the wall and save space below. 

Also, bet on wall-mounted shelves above the desk, they can store your books and other important items, as well as make the space bigger and more comfortable. This combination is a very popular home office setup.

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You can also bet on smaller but comfortable chairs instead of those bulky executive types. There are plenty of ergonomic options to choose from nowadays. If you’re on a budget, the wooden ones you have stored can be comfortable if you add a fluffy seat and a thin cushion on the back, leaving your space cozy, even though it's small.

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Source: Ideal Home

If you don’t have the space for a desk, you can use a cabinet or closet as your home office corner. Just make sure you have the leg space and a comfy chair!

2. Add a bulletin board

Bulletin boards help reduce desk clutter and provide an accessible place for important documents. Gluing cork squares to the walls is a good option; half-inch thick pieces can be found online for low prices. 

"Photo" grids can also be used to hang notices with pegs instead of pins and can either be nailed to the wall or glued with double-sided tape. This may not leave much space for home office shelving, but it does help a lot for those who need a visual reminder of things. 


You can put some photos of family and friends on the message board, so whenever you don't have the patience for work, relax a little thinking about who you love.

3. Place plants 

Adding plants and other green areas will help bring the outdoors in and create a sense of space, hiding the corners of a small office. Besides, houseplants are known to filter the air and help with productivity and concentration. 

4. Take advantage of the wall

As well as the bulletin board and shelves, you can put a calendar on the wall, as well as small niches to have your supplies more at hand. Bet on wooden shelves, as they are easy to install and create a lot of storage space on a minimalist home office space.

Using wall-mounted lamps instead of table lamps is another way to optimize surface area and keep your home office organized

5. Custom shelving can save you space 

If your home office doesn’t have a cabinet nearby to store your documents, then you should consider custom shelving. 

Carpenters can make choices for you based on your available space, taking advantage of every nook and cranny and building proper office cabinetry for you, even if your space is tiny.  

Contact a local carpenter and request a free quote for your project, whether it’s for a custom desk, shelving, or cabinet to store your documents and supplies! 


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