Here are some ideas to help you set up a minimal home office in any corner of your home, no matter how small…

It’s great being able to work from home and miss the rush-hour traffic, but it can be a challenge in a small home.

If you don’t have a dedicated home office, and you’re over having to clear your dining room table daily (or living with the mess), don’t despair. There are ways to add a minimal small home office to your living room, dining area or kitchen and ensure it blends seamlessly with your home décor.

Measure up

The first step is to identify one or two possible locations for a home office and measure each space.

Choose a desk

When looking for a desk, consider options that have space-saving, multipurpose benefits.

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For example, if you’re looking for a desk that will fit into a little nook against a wall while offering extra storage space, this ladder shelf desk (R2 000) from Mr Price Home could be just what you need.

Only 45cm in width, this desk is a multipurpose and space-enhancing piece of furniture because the shelves make use of vertical space for extra storage space and help draw eyes up – a trick that makes ceilings look higher than they are.

Décor tip: Integrate the work station into the rest of the room by decorating the shelves with one or two attractive storage boxes that you can use to keep office supplies in reach but out of sight. Then you can add one or two picture frames, ornaments and books to complement the room décor and colour scheme.

Design dilemma solved: We’re running out of space

No space for a desk? Click page 2 below for two fabulous solutions…