Think you don't have space for a home office? Think again!
With a little ingenuity, even the most unlikely places in the home can become a workable study nook. Wasted space can be transformed into a hub of productivity, helping you to reach your full potential.
Stop working on projects from your sofa – or worse, your bed – and take a look at these seven stunning study nooks. We guarantee you'll find all the inspiration you need to create one of your own…
Are you maximising the potential of your under-stair space? These homeowners certainly are!
Instead of using this nook as a shabby cupboard for old boots and umbrellas, try opening it up by removing the doors and giving it a fresh lick of paint. A few stacked shelves, a filing cabinet and a slim wraparound desk are all you need to transform this staircase hideaway into a sophisticated work space.
It can be hard to know what to do with your windowsills. Using them as makeshift shelves can look cluttered, while leaving them bare looks careless. What's to be done?
Believe it or not, a spare bit of window space makes for an excellent home study. Contour a windowsill desk to the edges of your room, and decorate sparingly with verdant potted plants. A simple desk lamp and shelving unit adds vital illumination and storage space to this tricky corner. Just make sure you invest in a good window blind – nothing kills a productive streak faster than screen-glare from the mid-afternoon sun!
Struggling to find space for your desk in a small or one-room apartment? Why not section off a part of the room as a designated work zone?
Experts advise us to keep technology out of the bedroom, but this isn't always possible when space is lacking. One way to get around this is by clearly marking out the divide between work and play spaces. This stylish room, designed by Equipe Ceramicas, uses fashion-forward geometric wallpaper and tiling to separate the home office nook from the rest of the home – and it's perfect!
Wow, could this space be any more minimal? Tricky alcoves can be hard to fill, but they're an ideal spot for a micro home office.
An uncluttered work space encourages you to sit down and focus, and installing a set of tall, handleless wall cupboards above a desk is the perfect way to achieve this.
Step over to the dark side with a gothic-inspired work nook – you can just imagine a modern-day Edgar Allen Poe bashing out a horror masterpiece in this Victorian-style den with a glass of absinthe in hand.
This style works best when confined to a small space. Not all apartments come with a ready-made desk alcove, so try dividing up a larger room by building a partition wall for maximum privacy.
Rustic chic will never go out of style, and it works so well in a home office context.
This tiny desk is built into a self-contained roadside hut, but would work just as well in a country living room. Just add a wooden desktop, chunky wrought iron accents, and a sprig of freshly cut bluebells.
Creative types who are after visual stimulation should look to patterned wallpaper to jazz up their work space.
Sequestered away in this huge old fireplace, this modern master room mixes elements of classic design with 21st century eclecticism and Bauhaus accents to create an intriguing space that never gets old. It's the perfect way to round up this list of small studies – we're inspired!
For more work space ideas, check out these simple ideas for home office productivity!