Even if you’re not working from home full time, having a stylish and functional home office has become so important – no matter how small that space may be. If you’re struggling to decorate your small home office, fear not – we’ve got you covered with these tips and tricks.

Wall-mounted wonder

Embrace the vertical dimension by installing wall-mounted shelves and storage units. This not only adds a touch of modernity to your space but also frees up valuable floor space. Get creative with your arrangements, incorporating decorative elements alongside functional items to create a visually appealing and efficient workspace.

Furniture with a dual-purpose

Invest in furniture that does double duty. Consider a fold-out desk that can be neatly tucked away when not in use or opt for a stylish storage ottoman that moonlights as both a seating option and a discreet filing cabinet. This way, every piece serves a purpose without overwhelming your compact space.

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Lighting is key

Lighting can work wonders in making a small space feel larger. Opt for strategic placement of task lighting to illuminate your work area without cluttering the space. Consider stylish pendant lights or wall sconces to add a touch of personality while maintaining a bright and airy ambience.

Mirror illusion

Mirrors are the magicians of interior design, creating the illusion of more space. Hang a large mirror strategically to reflect natural light and make your home office feel open and inviting. Bonus points if the mirror has a stylish frame that complements your decor.


Clever cable management

The bane of a tidy small office space? Tangled cables. Invest in cable organisers or clips to keep cords under control. You can also incorporate cable management solutions into your furniture, such as desks with built-in cable trays or hidden compartments.

Personalised productivity

Make your small home office uniquely yours by incorporating personal touches. Frame inspiring quotes, display cherished photos, or bring in small plants for a touch of greenery. Personalising your space not only adds character but can also boost your motivation and productivity.

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Organised chaos

Embrace the chaos but keep it organised. Utilise stylish baskets, bins, and trays to corral office supplies, paperwork, and other essentials. A clutter-free workspace, no matter how small, can help maintain a sense of order and clarity.

Choose the right colour palette

Choose a light and cohesive colour palette to create the illusion of a larger space. Soft, neutral tones can open up the room, while pops of colour through decor accents can add vibrancy without overwhelming the eye.


All you need is a little space – here’s how to create the illusion

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This article was originally written and published by Jade McGee for Woman&Home.