10 Home Office Desk Ideas That Will Make Remote Work a Whole Lot Easier

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More of us are working remotely these days. And when it comes to setting up a designated space, home office desk ideas are in high demand. You may not be lucky enough to have a room you can dedicate to your day job, but it's okay to fit a desk into a bedroom or living zone. You may even find that carving out a nook in your apartment is necessary.

Luckily, you've come to the right place. Here are some home office desk ideas to make you rethink what you really need for your 9 to 5.

1. Put your best desk forward.

A wood desk on wood floor with a fur rug and a black-white floor lamp
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Oftentimes if we're short on space, we push our desks against a wall and look out a window or into a screen. This isn't a bad thing, but when you have the option, try a vintage style work table that floats in the middle of the room. A midcentury modern piece like this one will make a beautiful addition and might even encourage you to work.

2. DIY a desk.

A wood desk with a plant and an office chair with a wood framed mirror

More often than not, finding a desk in the right size for the room you have can be a challenge. So consider converting a closet into a minimal remote space like this one. Simply build a worktop into the wall for a seriously stylish solution.

3. Look for a nook.

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Think you have no room to work at home? There's usually a space available where you least expect it. Install a shelf high enough to accomodate a chair. Just make sure it's near outlets and presto — you have an instant home office desk for writing or screen time.

4. Make space for storage.

Open shelving office corner with barn sliding door

Install a wall unit for a smart use of space. Shelves can provide extra storage or an area for decor elements. This is another super chic example of how a small nook can hold an excellent home office desk setup.

5. Carve out a corner.

If you're lucky enough to have a picture or bay window, lean into this and create a home office desk with a simple return. This setup fits seamlessly and still doesn't take up too much square footage.

6. Turn part of your bedroom into a spot for work.

Minimalist bedroom with an office desk and gray-beige accents

If you live in a one-bedroom or studio apartment, consider coopting a corner or wall and making it work for your 9 to 5. And remember, a bigger desk won't always make you better at being productive. Keep things simple with a small table and filing cabinet on wheels that will ensure the space is flexible.

7. Look into a landing.

Gallery wall in home office

Like we said before, take a look around your house for any unused space, and rework it. Sure this may sound easier said than done, but just gaze at this cute and chic desk nestled into the small stair landing near a bedroom. Spruce up your own walls with art for extra inspiration, and you've got a home office that's functional and fun.

8. Keep it comfy.

If you're working remotely, you still have to log long hours in front of your computer. So make things comfy and cozy like this office. We love the sheepskin draped over the desk chair, and the mix of eclectic vintage furniture, plants, and personal pieces makes working from home downright relaxing.

9. Be all for function.

Make your home office work for you in more ways than one. We could all probably stand for extra storage, so consider turning an attic with built-ins into your workspace. This spot has lots of drawers and shelves to store what you need and keep your organizing skills on point.

10. Install a standing desk.

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Whether it's in a bedroom, closet, or attic space, a standing desk can totally elevate your WFH zone. It'll keep your core in good shape while you get things done. Plus, this smart work situation works in smaller spaces and leaves room underfoot for files and more. Just make sure the desk adheres to ergonomic recommendations.


As an Emmy Award winning creative director, writer and producer I have worked on content for brands like Disney, BravoTV, TBS, Universal, E! and MTV. But I mostly love rearranging furniture and repotting plants at home.

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