Whether you work from home or take work home sometimes, everyone can benefit from a few small home office ideas. Even those with larger spaces! In this blog post we will offer up ways to use home office furniture that won’t overwhelm your space. Our Hampshire pieces featured here are shown in walnut, but some also come in a white finish to match your existing decor. All are constructed of durable wood composites and the pieces can be grouped together or used separately depending on your office storage needs. Use your imagination to create the best configuration for your small home office!
Small Home Office Ideas: The Mobile Desk
Unlike a traditional office desk, this one rolls! It’s compact design is perfect for small offices and its wheels let you move it when you need to, perhaps to do some work in front of the TV in the living room. Or is that just wishful thinking? Either way, busy bees will love our mobile office desk‘s extending shelf that holds a laptop or can function as a writing surface for addressing mail or writing a letter. The middle open storage area offers room for a printer or a few books (a back rail keeps whatever you put here in place) and the bottom file cabinet sorts letter- and legal-size files so you can always find what you need when you need it. The 5th wheel in the front extends with the drawer to keep the office storage furniture piece from tipping over.
Small Home Office Ideas: The Wrap Hutch
Originally designed to hold wrapping paper and other gift giving accessories, a wrap hutch can double as a smart home office furniture piece. Use it to hold tape or crafting twine and yarn on the top rods. This function lets you easily pull and cut the exact about you need without having to hold the roll in your hand. The adjacent double cabinet is perfect for storing your envelopes and other small paper goods and the bottom rods let you hang magazines, newspapers, and small books. After all, everyone deserves a break during the work day to do some light reading…even if you do work from home. And don’t worry about sacrificing precious floor space in your small home office. This piece is easily mounted to the wall.
Small Home Office Ideas: The 3-Drawer & File Cart
This rolling file cart is a great piece to add to your current home office furniture configuration. Just pull it up on the end of your desk or use it under our project desk (shown below). Three top drawers (2 smaller, and 1 larger) store pens, pencils, highlighters, tape, your stapler, and other office essentials. The handy file cabinet on the bottom keeps bills, contracts, and other important documents organized and within reach. This cabinet also features a front wheel to prevent tipping when file drawer is open.
More Small Home Office Ideas:
The Project Desk
Our project desk works wonders in a small office since you can easily fit a smaller file cabinet just below and next to your office chair. It features a generously sized work surface that is deeper than most, providing plenty of room to spread out all of your work documents. You can even work on an art project, keeping all your tools close at hand. If you use the it against a wall, the wrap hutch works flawlessly when hung above it, providing vertical storage.
The Tall Pantry & The Corner Cabinet
Our Hampshire collection expands beyond what you see above. All you need is 2-1/2 ft. of extra space in front of of one of your walls to use our tall pantry cabinet (shown at left). This storage superstore is loaded with cubbies and cabinets for all your office supplies, large and small. On the bottom, double doors have an adjustable shelf for hidden storage to hold extra computer paper and more. The top adjustable shelf has glass doors for showcasing a plant, framed photos, your college diploma and other certifications and notable achievements.Use the open storage compartment for a printer or coffee maker. Two 3-prong outlets 2 USB ports are built right into the unit so you don’t have to worry about blocking an outlet.
A corner cabinet (shown at right) puts previously unused space in your home office to work. The unit features a top drawer and double doors that open to a spacious storage area that has an adjustable shelf.
The Trash Cabinet & The File Ottoman
If you don’t like the look of an exposed trash can, why not hide one in a fully finished cabinet? Maybe you go through a lot of paper and even use it as a recycling bin? The mobile trash cabinet‘s top shelf is the perfect place to store extra trash bags.
And talk about multi-use! An ottoman that stores files just might be the best small home office furniture piece ever created. Organize important files on the interior and smaller paper documents in the bottom drawer or side compartment. When you need a little break, lay back and kick your feet up its cozy tufted ottoman cushion (sold separately). Four wheels lets you move it around the room–and even room to room–as you please.