Building & Renovating

4 Beautiful Work Spaces that You Can Recreate at Home

You would definitely love working in any of these nooks

Photography: Dairy Darilag (Main Photo)

Let's be honest, there are days when we simply prefer to work or study at home. While the bed and the TV can be huge distractions, many of us feel extra productive and creative in a functional and well-lit corner—surrounded by things we love and are familiar with.

If you are a home-based worker or if you've always wanted a workspace that's organized and lovely, you can take inspiration from these four exceptional spaces found in homes that we've featured. Take note of what makes each special and use these as pegs:

Pick a well-lit space

How can you read and work properly if your corner is found in a dingy part of the house? While you can invest in a quality lamp (this is a must in every home), you may want to set up your work area in a well-lit space—preferably by the window, where you can make the most of natural light.

Since you will be working with a view of the outdoors, this can help you feel more inspired and excited to finish your tasks for the day. 

Photo by Dairy Darilag.

Work with pieces that you already have

Creating a work area doesn't have to be expensive! If you have an old desk at home, you can have this painted or revarnished so you can use it as a work desk. You can also schedule a trip to secondhand shops and thrift stores to look for stylish yet affordable pieces.

Photo by Dairy Darilag.

Allocate enough space for storage

Before you finalize the layout and look of your work corner, think about the items that you will be storing in the area. Do you have books, pens, papers, and the like? The key to an organized space that's perfect for working is having enough storage area that can help avoid clutter.

A wall-mounted shelf is ideal for books, lightweight boxes, and a few decor pieces. Drawers would come in handy for your office supplies and other essentials. A neat desk is possible as long as you have enough organizers and trays. List these down and check if you already have these must-haves at home.

Photo by Marc Jao.

Maximize your space

You don’t need an entire room for your home office! If you have a small unit, check if there are awkward corners or areas that you can transform into a work zone. The space under the stairs is perfect for this purpose as well as an unused corner in the bedroom.

Keep the space simple and work with a few well-selected pieces to keep it functional. 

Photo by Paolo Feliciano.

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