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Lately I have been obsessing over small office interior design ideas like hiding an office in a closet space or creating a nook in a wide hallway design or simply having a small office design in the guest bedroom. This new inspiration probably comes from the idea that one day I might have to give up my office and therefor I am already looking ahead for inspiration for how to best utilize a small office design. Also a blog posts from Italianbark and MyParadissi inspired me to put together a curated post of some of my favorite small office designs.

*Without jumping too fast into the inspiration we have around small office designs – having an office like this is of course on our top of the want list (house dreaming).*

Back on track with today’s topic on 10 small office interior design ideas, there are so many creative interior design ideas out there to get inspired by. I am seriously amazed at people’s creativity. Living in a small space is charming and can if planned out properly still work so you still have your dedicated work place – the images below are proof of some creative designers and bloggers showing us just this. Whether you are planning to do some late night work from home, or write (or start your design blog) or maybe just doing some random online browsing – a small office interior design could be just what you need. It might be exactly what I need especially if I will start using more of the co-working spaces out there, like the Toffee Factory.

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In this small office interior design they have combined a guest room with a small office nooks. A good way to save space. I like how the book case is built in and acts like the backdrop of the desk. The built in shelving units takes off the focus of the desk area and creates a very sophisticated minimalist feel.

Credit: Fantastic Frank

Small office interior design

This desk area in the bedroom or guest bedroom gives me that grown-up hotel look feel. Adding elements like flowers, a mirror and a beautiful lamp gives the desk a soft feel and works good if the desk is used once in a while. It also takes away from the “busy” look of a desk area and instead gives it a harmonious feel. What do you think, would this desk size be enough for a small office design?

Credit: Alvhem

Interior design is about making the best possible use of the available space

10 Small Office Interior Design Essentials or Tips

  1. Inspiring area: An area to showcase things that inspires me to write
  2. Enough desk area for my laptop and extra screen
  3. A vase of fresh flowers
  4. A place to lean art or a mood board for the imperfection makes perfect kinda look
  5. Make a statement with your work lamp. Functionality meets design…
  6. Use a decorative chair especially if the office nook is in a bedroom (of course comfort should be taken into account here – so make sure you protect your back too)
  7. Neutral color palette is an idea when you are trying to hide away an office
  8. Warning contradiction time…invest in an ergonomic nice looking designed office chair
  9. Dress the wall with nice art
  10. Emphasize your small office interior design by painting it in a fun color
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If you are into simple lines and functional spaces like some of these office spaces then you might like our Scandinavian interior design full post. 


Small office interior design

This small office idea is capturing the “imperfection makes perfect kind of look”. The minimalistic yet relaxed feel gives this space a creative feel.

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Small office interior design

This idea I think works wonder in a small office that potentially is used as a guest bedroom as well. A desk that is small enough to hold the essentials and can work when you bring your laptop home for some weekend work.

Small Office Interior Design

The sophisticated color palette combined with the use of rattan and art works gives me a sense of balance. I could easily see this work in a guest bedroom where focus is on the bed area or even in the bedroom (even though I am not a big fan of a work area in the bedroom sometimes due to space it is needed and can still work out).

Credit: Stadshem

Small office interior design

Combining functionality with an ergonomic chair together with sophisticated materials and textures…love it!

Credit: Photography / Home-owner My Scandinavian Home, Styling Genevieve Jorn

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Add a fun corner office by adding a two colored wall together with shelving

Credit: Hittahem Via ItalianBark

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Credit: Västanhem Via MyParadissi and Food52

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In this small office interior design they have focused on a classic yet minimalism feel. I especially adore the office chair.

Credit: Sylizimo Via Style & Minimalism

Have you found any home office ideas that have interior designs that inspire? I would love some ideas especially around squeezing some office nooks in closet areas or even designed well in a hallway nook. Also if you have some extra time and would like to find some more office inspiration make sure to check out all our lovely blog friends listed in our Scandinavian interior design blog list post.

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