Let’s face it. Creating a home office can be a challenge, especially if you’re starting from scratch and you’re on a budget. Where is the best place to put the desk? How should you decorate? What should you do about storage? All great questions and we’ve got answers, regardless of your budget, style, and the size of your space.
1. Coastal and Compact
If you have a small space and big style, the Nantucket desk is a great option. It’s super affordable so you can stay on budget, has enough space to work, and looks cute while you’re at it. The compact design is great for shared spaces, like an office in a bedroom or living room, with two drawers to hold all those pens, notepads, and mail.
Pro tip: We love the crisp white finish and clean lines for coastal homes (or anyone who loves the beach).
2. Sleek and Versatile
The Skyline desk is another affordable find that also happens to be versatile. We love that it can be multi-purpose, and serve two functions at the same time. For example, if you don’t have any room for a dedicated desk, Skyline works great as a dining table AND a space to work. It can also be used as a console table when you place it behind your sofa. Remember that clear glass tabletops give that barely-there illusion, and always appear to take up less space that they really do.
Pro tip: Never underestimate the power of greenery. Both real and faux plants are mood boosting and decorative, so you can’t go wrong.
3. Contemporary and Coordinated
Let’s talk accessories. Home accents like rugs, mirrors, chairs, and bookcases can make a huge impact on the look of your home office without costing a lot. So, you can always invest in the desk you really want, and use home décor to complete the look so you don’t break the bank. Here, the refined and natural Madden desk is complemented by the warm hues of the wall mirror and the neutral tones in the rug and accent chair.
Pro tip: Add a fresh pop of color each season, even if it’s just a new vase, which will add new energy to keep you motivated.
4. Modern Corner Office
If you need to get creative with the placement of your desk, a corner office is often a great solution. It can be neatly tucked into an unused space, and offers enough room to work on projects, hobbies, or simply pay the bills. The Highline corner desk has tons of storage for organizing files, easily accessing a printer, and even décor. There’s room to spread out and get into your groove, so everything flows naturally.
Pro tip: A wheeled desk chair helps you zip around with ease, and be sure to make it comfy since you’ll be going from 9 to 5.
5. Casual and Customizable
Where there’s a wall, there’s a way to make an office. An empty wall is all you need for the Newport wall desk. This also happens to be a modular collection, meaning you can customize it piece by piece. And what makes Newport priceless is that everything can be repurposed. The wall desk pictured can be used as a vanity should you decide you want a different desk. You can even use the bookcases as storage in the living room or a curio in the dining room.
Pro tip: To create your Newport office space, pick from two finishes that go with every style, your ideal storage, as well as peninsula, corner, and writing desk options.