Working from home has lots of advantages but can also present certain challenges. Like “Oh, I should empty the dishwasher.” Or “Wow, look at all of that dust on the ceiling fan.” Or maybe “Hmmmm, when did I last water those plants?” It can be easy for me to get distracted from the work at hand and find myself sorting “just one load” for the laundry.
One thing that may encourage a bit more focus could be an inviting work space. Somewhere that has a special purpose; that’s ready when you are. Setting up the laptop at the table in the morning only having to move it in the evening to make room for dinner is not very satisfying.
I don’t have much room to spare, so whatever I decide to do must be uber-compact, to say the least. Here are some petite work spaces that I find appealing. I love the workspace above since the desk is tucked into a bay window which, although it seems to be in the living room, there is still a sense of “office”. And like the contemporary furniture with the natural woods.
Even though this takes up more space and is probably in a room on its own, there are elements that would help create a small work space. The desk isn’t too large and there are similar ones on the market that are smaller. The ottoman can serve a variety of functions including a seat for a second person, a temporary resting place for some files or (I like this one..) a foot rest!
This space could be tucked away along the side of a wide hall. Bonus that there is a window to let in lots of light and encourage a bit of day dreaming. This one has quite a bit of space on either side but could work in much less space.
I’m going to look around my space with renewed curiosity and see if I can fit a home office space in somewhere.