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Creating Space for an Office in a Small Living Space

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Written by Katie Conroy 

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If you’re working from home, it’s best to have a dedicated space to do that work. However, if you’re living in a small home, that may seem next to impossible. Offices and small apartments don’t seem to go together. Thankfully, there are ways to create space for the perfect home office, no matter what size your home is. Are you in need of an office in your home? We’ve got you covered. Learn how to create space for your office below, courtesy of Lake Homes Realty.

Creating the Best Space for a Home Office

If you’re looking to make a home office, but you’re worried you don’t have enough space to do so, you’re not alone. Thankfully, a home office doesn’t need a lot of space. Most of the time, you can create enough space for a workspace no matter what size your home is. Here’s how.

Declutter Your Home

The first step to creating space is decluttering. You’ll need to minimize your personal items so that work can fit into your home life. When you do this, you’ll start to open up space you may not have realized you had!

Rearrange Furniture

If you want to create more space in your home, the best way to do that is by rearranging what you’ve already got. Often, comfortable office space doesn’t require too much space, so shifting furniture a few feet in one direction should do the trick.

Free Up a Room, If You Can

If you have a guest bedroom that’s not being used, it’s easy to turn that space into your office! Clear it out and set it up, and you’re on your way to doing all of your work at home from here on out.

Setting Up Your Home Office

Now that you’ve created space, you’re ready to set up your home office. Take a look at some of the tips below to get your office ready for work.

Getting the Right Furniture

Pick furniture that’s going to fit your space well. It would be a shame to have a desk that’s too big for your small living room office or too small for your converted bedroom. It’s also important to get the right amount of furniture - if you’re hosting clients you’ll need more than one chair and a desk that doesn’t put you out of sight.

Picking the Best Decor

When you’re setting up an office space at home, you want decor that’s going to match the vibe. Often, the best decor does one of two things. It either has a specific function, or it makes your business look great. Functional decor can be seating that turns into storage or calendars that have gorgeous wall art.

Business decor that looks great helps you impress your clients, and makes your business feel more professional. One of the best decorations you can put in your home office to add a level of sophistication is an amethyst crystal. Amethyst crystals are beautiful varieties of quartz that are purple in color. They get this color due to natural irradiation and iron impurities. An amethyst in your office is sure to catch your client’s eye. They come in all sizes, meaning that you can find one to fit into your small space without an issue.