19HR Contemporary Home Office & Library
Contemporary home office and library in Other with a built-in desk. — Houzz
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Rachel Christie added this to
Energise with a single itemA classic metal work lamp in a vibrant pink hue ups the style factor in this minimalist office, injecting a tiny touch of zing into the working day.
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Pick multifunctional pieces Desks can eat up space, so opting for a built-in solution can be a simple way of creating the surface space you need in the most minimal way possible. This desk extends seamlessly from the shelving unit to the wall with no legs required. Discover more ways to make the most of a small office by browsing these photos.
Joanna Thornhill Interiors added this to
Shoehorn in a work space A functioning desk space can be crammed into the slimmest of gaps – even an alcove on a landing. Building a custom desk to fit such a space certainly isn’t unattainable for renters: most of the big DIY shops usually stock lengths of worktop that can be cut to size (see whether they will do this for you in-store), then secured to the wall with brackets (or even by fixing legs into mounting brackets on the underside of the worktop, if you’re unable to fix directly to the walls). The end result can cost a lot less than a purpose-built desk might and will fit the space like a glove.10 tricks for creating a home office in a compact space
Lara Sargent added this to
Be light and bright Good lighting is key for homework, making office notes and time spent staring at a computer screen – especially once the clocks go back. If you are working in the smallest room in the house, you probably won’t have the biggest window, but you can always beef up the natural light with an adjustable, Anglepoise-style desk lamp and a peppering of spotlights too, built into the ceiling if you’re starting from scratch.An effective mix of focused task lights and all-round general lighting will make sure you get on with the job in hand (just make sure you take regular screen breaks to minimise eye strain and headaches!).
Victoria Harrison added this to
Create a micro officeThis small nook on a landing could easily have been overlooked, but the designers of this home got creative with the space instead and slotted in a mini office. By placing a sturdy shelf in front of the window, they created a desk with a view without blocking the light coming into the space. Shelving along the wall is practical for storing books and a printer, while a bright desk lamp adds a shot of colour.