Living in a small space, doesn’t mean you have to lose or compromise your workspace. For me personally, I do not work well, just waking up and working in bed. I have to have an area designated for work and an area designated for lounging / sleep.
I created my workspace by using compact shelving, a small desk and a little restyling.
You have to use different items to personalize your workspace and really make it comfortable for yourself since you already don’t have a lot of room to move around and play with.
I started by purchasing a cute, compact shelf from Ikea ( Dragnet Shelf Unit )for organization and it was less than $50! I spruced up the shelf by adding a bit of greenery and a small lamp that I found at Ikea ( Fado Table Lamp ) as well. I can use the shelf to store my printer, books, pens and anything else that I need to work efficiently and this keeps clutter and such off of my desk.
My mom actually purchased my desk for me a year ago and originally it was black and silver. However, that really didn’t flow well, so I recovered and refinished my desk using marble contact paper that I found on Amazon and gold spray paint 🙂
I finished my workspace by adding a small side table for ambiance, where I keep my magazines and candles. I enjoy having plants in my area as well because it just gives me a warm fuzzy feeling 🙂 I feel that plants are a cost efficient way to add a little life to any space!
Please feel free to leave comments, questions or ask for tips on how to make your small home office work for you!