Do you need a desk in your home? But you don’t know where to put it?
Since my husband started to work from home, I don’t have an office in our house anymore because he occupied my space. I can’t really complain, because he makes all the money.
I had no choice but move out of the office. to give him peace and quietness.
But where to go, if you don’t have the room for two separate offices? I need a desk where I can work and store my files.
It is always a good idea before you start re-decorating to go through your house and declutter.
Often, without annoying clutter around your house, you can see more options for space. Check out my ‘declutter challenge’, so easy to do.
Where to find space for a desk in your home
If you feel the same way and you don’t have a separate office, here are some smart ideas where to find a space in your home:
Check out your bedroom
Is your bedroom rather large and you only use it for sleeping? Waste of space.
Look around and try to find a nice corner for a desk, move a dresser somewhere else, or open up a closet which you don’t really need.
This is what I did, I moved a dresser into the closet which gave me some wall space for the desk and my files. You don’t actually need to put the desk against the wall. If you have enough space you can put it also sideways into the room.
If the room is big, you have different options:
The desk is very light and airy and it fits into this room. The colors of the desk and the chair have to compliment the rest of the bedroom, so it fits to the overall impression.
Don’t use a heavy mahogany desk if you only have limited space.
I moved the dresser, which you can see in this picture, away from the left wall and into the closet. Not perfect but it works. I hung up curtains because doors would have been unpractical when accessing the closet. Plus I like the airy feeling of curtains much better and I can re-decorate easier whenever I feel like it.
Another option could have been to move the desk on the wall. This option wouldn’t use so much space.
2. Hallway space
If there is no space in a room, look into your hallway. Maybe you can fit a little desk underneath the stairs or into a corner?
This desk is small, but sufficient for an iPad and some notebooks. In the wooden cube right next to the desk is enough space to store files.
Of course the desk has to be tidy all the time, because it is right at the entrance and your first view when you enter the house.
That means, this is only an option if you don’t need to work on this desk, but need some space to store your files.
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3. Guest room space
If you don’t have a lot of guests staying with you, a couch is a better option.
It is always a more space saving idea to use a sleeping couch instead of a queen size bed. Your guest room will free enough space for an additional desk and storage for your files.
In this guest room I opened up the closet to make the room look bigger. I wallpapered the inside of the closet to add some color. The sleeping couch folds out, but sleeps only one. All the files are stored in the closet, so it is out of the way and out of sight.
Closed storage is always a much tidier look than shelves.
The overall color scheme is in pastels and lightens up the room, as it is very small.
Final thoughts of ‘Where to find space for a desk in your home’
Look around your home, I am sure you will find a niche or a corner to set up a little space for your computer or iPad.
Integrate it into the room by choosing the same design elements and the same colors so it looks as it was always there and belongs into this room.
Have questions or need a tip? There are so many more ideas on Pinterest if you need more inspiration. Or send me an e-mail, I will definitely answer your questions.
See you next week on the blog,