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Five ways to create a stylish home office in a small space


Remote work offers many great benefits, but it also presents a few challenges such as a cluttered home and blurred boundaries.

The pandemic popularised the idea of working from home, making more businesses aware of the ease and convenience the remote work model offers. As vaccination numbers increase and COVID-19 numbers drop, some people are returning to the office while others continue working from their home office. 

A recent survey conducted in the UK by Storage World revealed that the greatest frustration of working from home was not having a dedicated office space. Yet with a little bit of creativity and clever design, you can create a stylish home office even in the smallest of spaces. Here are five easy and affordable ideas to get you started. 

Zone an area with paint

Not everyone has a spare room that they can transform into a home office. Instead, you can create a productive space in the bedroom, the hallway, or even the living room. One of the first steps to take is to demarcate your workspace and this can be done in a number of creative ways. For example, you can paint a section of the wall or add a strip of wallpaper. Visually marking off an area will help with the mental shift and kick you into work mode. 

Store supplies strategically

While some people work with just a laptop, others have notebooks, second screens, stationery, and the list goes on. It doesn’t take long for the workspace to become cluttered and messy. Invest in neat, stylish storage compartments to keep all of your work belongings and make a habit of packing everything away at the end of the day. 

Declutter the space

Whether you’re setting up your home office in the spare room or carving out some space in the bedroom, it’s important to remove all unnecessary clutter. A clean and productive space is stylish in its own way and will help you focus on the task at hand. 

Use the walls to create space

It’s amazing how valuable wall space can be. If space is limited and you don’t have room for a desk, then you can put up a single shelf with space for a laptop and notebook. Additional shelves can be added to the wall to keep printers, books, and maybe even a plant to brighten up the space. You can even transform a narrow dividing wall into a smart desk area with a computer station.

Hide your desk inside a cupboard

If your floor space is limited, then decluttering an unused cupboard and using it as a workstation will do the trick! Add a pull out drawer for a keyboard and tuck your computer inside the cupboard doors. This solution will also help you shut down at the end of the workday and strike a better work-life balance. 

If you have limited space, then decluttering may present more of a problem than a solution. While some items can be donated, sold, or thrown out, others are sentimental or seasonal. At Storage World, we offer a variety of different size storage units at an affordable rate. 

Our flexible lease agreements and convenient locations in Manchester Central, Hale & Wilmslow and Middleton make us the perfect solution for extending the home. Transform your space into a stylish home office, and let us handle the rest! Get a quote today to find out more.  


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