Small Office Furniture

There are a lot of reasons why you might not have tons of office space to work with when decorating. Perhaps you live in a chic downtown apartment – with an amazing view – where every square foot counts. Maybe you like the uncomplicated feel of a smaller space, or have a knack for making the most out of existing rooms, turning a spare bedroom into something that fits your work-at-home lifestyle better. The why isn’t important. What matters is that you feel comfortable and happy in your office. At west elm, we understand that small spaces don’t limit your creativity or style at all. Our small office furniture provides bold accents that let you express yourself to the max in cozy spaces. Looking for ideas? Here are some layout tips for designing a custom office anywhere.


Should you start by measuring your space or looking at decor first? That’s totally up to you. Since you want your office to reflect your personality, feel free to improvise and innovate. Sometimes a picture inspires you, and sometimes great ideas come from just walking around your home and asking yourself what layout would make your daily routine as easy as possible. Jot down any thoughts on your tablet or notebook, even ones that seem somewhat crazy at the time. They can turn into awesome decor that really sets your space apart.


Another helpful thing to remember is that you don’t need a specific room to create an office. Anywhere can be your office. Feel like marrying work and play in your living room? Go for it. An accent wall makes a great space for a desk, even if it’s not far from your main furniture arrangement. With a couple of rugs, it’s easy to create a sensation of two separate areas in the same space. An office nook in your bedroom is another possibility. It’s intimate, organized and definitely makes staying in touch with friends or shopping online a lot more comfortable too. Bottom line: design spaces the way you want them, without limits.


Using the same piece of furniture for several purposes saves you space and brightens up a room. Your desk gives you a place to work or study, for example, but can easily double as a modern vanity complete with mirror, overhead chandelier and jewelry box. In the living room, use your desk as a console table when not in use to display fresh flowers, photos and anything else that gets your day off to a great start.


Thinking vertically saves you lots of floor space. Plus, it looks artistic and elegant. A narrow and tall bookcase can usually hold everything that a wide table would – like books, decorative objects, electronic devices and practical items – but leaving you a lot more room to move around. The same thing goes for shelves and other wall storage pieces: they’re functional and stylish and fit anywhere.

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