Even if you don’t have a dedicated room for a home office, there are always spaces with plenty of potential. Just look at the corners of your home. There are lots of them – they could be in your bedroom, kitchen, or living room. But they are often neglected and overlooked.
Besides, corners are usually tricky. But you can trick these corners by turning them into an office space. Here are some smart ways to transform a typically boring corner into a functional and stylish home office space.
1) Stretch a panoramic view
Install a corner desk in front of a corner window to enjoy a vast, continuous view. This L-shaped reclaimed wood corner table from Guice Woodworks sounds like a good investment. A sturdy metal base supports the table, making up its overall solid construction. If you’re having a two-monitor setup (and you’re also working with your laptop), this corner table won’t disappoint and can last for years.
2) Work curve
If you have limited space, go for a curved desktop counter. It provides smooth and easy access to the file and office drawers, as well as a decent desktop space within an arm’s reach.
Tucking an office chair into the corner maximizes the space where cabinets would have been colliding and provide you with extra leg room. This approach also works quite well in a tiny area or the corner of another room, such as the kitchen or living room. The cabinets offer ample storage to keep the office clutter out of sight.
3) A swivel chair is a must
Being scrunched in a limited office space doesn’t mean it can’t be comfortable and versatile. It also doesn’t mean you can’t be mobile. So, purchase a good-quality swivel chair. It lets you choose which way to face, especially if you toggle your way between your desktop computer (or your laptop) and your VoIP phone.
This swivel chair from AmazonBasics has the right size for a small corner office. It has a two-inch padded seat for optimum comfort, plus a contoured mesh for support and breathability.
4) Wall shelving
Take the wall corner shelving up to the ceiling. If you are a DIY builder, you can install your own corner shelving. Or hire a professional builder to create the corner shelving for you – but make sure you inform them of your desired design, height, number of shelves, etc. It’s also great to combine corner shelf units and floating shelves to take advantage of the wall space and create additional storage.
You can purchase this basic but nicely rustic three-set corner shelving from Kate and Laurel. They do not require assembly at all and are easy to install.
5) Let the two workspaces meet
Let’s say you are a married couple, siblings, etc., who happen to work at home, and both of you can’t agree on a shared workspace. The solution is to create two workspaces that meet at a corner. This way, you and your partner will be able to segregate your own working spaces while sharing a common room or area at the same time.
6) An angle in a desk
If you wish to look out onto the entire space, place your chair into the corner to sit, with the desk facing out into the room. This approach works best in the bedroom because you don’t feel confined at your own desk when you are able to have a full view of the entire space. This simple but modern weathered oak desk from Ameriwood Home doesn’t take up too much space, so this is perfect for such a setting. It also comes with a drawer.
7) Choose a piece of furniture made for corners
There are desk units that are meant to be placed at corners, whether it’s a desk with built-in shelves above it or a small corner desk. This 360-degree rotatable computer desk from TSSCY allows you to adjust it to the proper angle as you need, whether you’re placing it flat and straight against the wall or putting it to a corner.