Anyone who works from home (even just a little) knows a dedicated office space — with a door — is #goals. Unfortunately, not every home has an entire room to spare. If setting up shop at the dining room table is too distracting or won't cut it for your conference calls, the next best bet is to put a desk in a comfortable, quiet space with a door (aka the bedroom). Here are nine bedroom office ideas to inspire productivity (and maybe a little procrastination while you redesign).
1. Desk as a Nightstand
Whether you're short on space or you just don't want to have to look directly at your work area from bed, consider using a desk in place of a nightstand, like designer Kate Lester did for a recent client project. And hey, if you wake up with a brilliant idea at 2 a.m. you don't even have to get out of bed to jot it down.
2. A Work Wall
3. In Front of the Window
If your productivity is dependent on a steady stream of natural light, position your desk in front of a window like Alina Pál did in her beautiful Berlin bedroom. In addition to the extra vitamin D that you'll be absorbing, you'll also have a nice view that might inspire your next great work of art. Or email. Or something.
4. Modern Minimalist
5. Midcentury Minimalist
6. Dorm Room Style
7. Headboard as a Room Divider
Here's a bedroom office idea we hadn't thought of: Put your desk behind your headboard like this creatively styled studio apartment. An upholstered headboard will keep your workspace out of sight while you sleep.
8. A Chic Creative Space
If you want your bedroom office idea to really work for you, incorporate stylish versions of elements that you'd find in a "real" office. Virtual design team Topology Interiors created a custom chalkboard wall calendar that totally works in this chic bedroom workspace.
9. A Beautiful Built-In
Emily Farris lives in a century-old Arts & Crafts bungalow in Kansas City, MO with her burly husband, toddler son, and two rowdy rescue mutts. She's written for Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, and The Cut. When not busy cleaning up after somebody, she's posting about drinks and decor on Instagram @theboozybungalow.