When you’re designing your own home office, you might be limited when it comes to space. Let’s start by telling you my first condo was 450 square feet, and that is including the balcony.
Yeah, so space was hard to come by and I sure as hell didn’t want to live in my office. I wanted to have an office and a living area where I could relax.
First, I should mention that I got a ton of help from these articles:
Be Creative With Your Space
I think a common misconception about an office is that it has to be a big space. I’m not sure if people connect a big office to success but I can tell you I ran a successful business from a very small place.
One of the first things I learned about being in a space of that size is that you need to get creative with your storage. Of course, you don’t want to end up with piles of papers and accessories on top of your desk. On solutions I found was instead of have table legs I just used cabinets to support my table tops. This allows me to use the space where the table legs would go as storage. You can use these ikea drawers to get started and any of these table tops.
Make It Your Own
Listen, if I can make a home office that small then you should be able to think of all kinds of ways that you can decorate yours. My boogie surfboard spent years behind the cushy office chair. I figured if you’re going to be spending hours upon hours of time in your office you might as well make it feel like your own.
I started by putting up shelves, this instantly made the room feel taller and allowed my to put all this funky knick-knacks that were on my desk up against the wall. I also wanted to give my place a cute and girly feel to the place – I found this cute office supplies blog that has given me a whole bunch of inspiration. Etsy and Amazon are great places to start when it comes to looking for accessories for your office.
Here’s an example of someone who is completely owning their home office. I just love their attitude, they don’t care what anyone else thinks and that’s totally the way it should be!