Organizing Small Spaces: Office Inspiration

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I complain about my lack of horizontal space in my apartment all the time. Living in a big city on a tiny budget, usually ends in this type of scenario. I have more than some, but less than I'd like. Notice I said "like" instead of "need." I don't need all the shit I have, I just happen to want it all. My apartment is under 800 square feet (I'd guess closer to 700 sq ft). It is an older building with rounded ceilings and weird doorways. My husband and I, just have too many things in our little apartment. It is NEVER organized. I try to keep the clutter confined to a couple corners here and there, but stuff accumulates everywhere, all. the. time.

My husband and I never planned on being in this apartment longer than a year, but it's been 2.5. We like the neighborhood and we're not willing to sacrifice moving to a slightly bigger place and trading our commute times or our safety. So, I am trying to work with what I have. The first project on my list is an office space. We have a desk in our bedroom, but my husband recently moved his computer into the kitchen (because our kitchen table is really just a decoration). Now that he has vacated the bedroom, I want to create a home office space. I want to have an organized space were I can file important documents, sort mail and blog. I am thinking mass shelving is the way to go, since I lack floor space, I will need to build up.

I am planning on using my three day weekend to sort this all out, so I have turned to Pinterest for inspiration! If you have any tips on organizing small spaces, I am all ears!

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Unknown said...

Organizing a small office can be tough but it is TOTALLY doable! Best of luck :)

Unknown said...

Love all the different ideas!!!

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Sarah @ To Be Mrs. Collier said...

I love how vertical each of these spaces are! The shelving makes a huge difference!

Anonymous said...

I like them all, I had a office in a closet for years and it was the best office I ever had! Well almost the one I have now is pretty fantastic.


Paula said...

Hi there! Just found you via the Lovely Blog Hop and am your newest GFC follower :)

I like all the small space home office ideas you posted, and I can't wait to see how yours turns out!

Have a great weekend,

Chelsea Oliver said...

I have been loving the desk in the closet options for small spaces, like the last picture. It just makes it seem like a little oasis and also a place to leave your work - bloggers tend to work all over their homes and I think that makes it all too overwhelming! I'm a small space - big city dweller as well so one tip: if you go for the shelves above the desk area look, make sure to start your shelving as high up as possible. It's hard to want to stay at a desk for long if you feel squished under a shelf.


BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I can't wait to have a dedicated home office! Love that first space!

Anonymous said...

These photos remind me of all the ones I pin on Pinterest! I love the way people put together items to make an area of the home look so sleek. These are great ideas! I love little nooks and it's always hard to figure out how to decorate it. I think I love that first one best! <3


Unknown said...

Lovely pictures, I have a dream to have an officespace like first one.