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How to style a small home office

Published 10 months ago. Estimated reading time: 3 minutes.

Aug 23

Over the last few years, plenty of us have sought out a space within our homes to create a small home office. Whether your home office is in the corner of your living room, or tucked away in a spare bedroom, we believe it’s not about the amount of space you have, but what you decide to do with it that makes all the difference.  If you’re looking for tips on how to style a small home office and are wanting to create an inviting and inspiring space, read on…

How to style a small home office

Use light coloured paint

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Starting with a lick of paint can change the mood of any small home office. Using lighter shades, such as cream, white, pastel green or soft blue create not only a sense of calmness and positivity, but also helps to open the space up and make it feel larger than it actually is. Having lighter walls also save a bit of electricity, lending itself more to natural light than darker shades…ka-ching! Our favourite paint brand, Lick, has some sensational shades under ‘light & airy’ so you can discover colours depending on the mood of the room.

Add greenery to increase productivity

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Plants are pretty powerful when we come to think of it. They have the power to boost your productivity, increase creativity, create a sense of calm and purify the air…it’s a no brainer! Adding some greenery to your workspace will have amazing effects on your physical and mental wellbeing, and look great next to any desk to add a little character to your small home office. Don’t forget to water!

Be savvy with storage

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Using your space sensibly is super important if you’re working from a small home office. We love these colourful lockers from Mustard. The Lowdown is a great size to fit next to a desk and can store your stationery stash and anything else you like to keep out of sight! Mustard’s range of lockers means you can find a pretty locker for any nook or cranny you want to brighten up with a stylish storage solution.

Make use of wall space

Another tip for styling a small home office is by making good use of your wall space. Use wall space to mount bookshelves to keep the bulkier items off of your desk…tidy desk, tidy mind! Walls are also great to hang art prints, picture frames and novelty items that inspire you. If your workspace is an inviting space, you’re more likely to be more productive and creative in it!

Make it comfortable

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Adding a lovely rug under your chair, a comfy cushion on your chair and candles, this will make your small home office feel even more like home. These lovely little touches will make you feel relaxed and ready for whatever the day will bring, and will bring you comfort throughout your workday.


We hope you’ve found these tips for how to style a small home office useful! If you have any other tips and tricks, please do let us know in the comments.

P.S. Want to check out Martha’s home office makeover? Head over to the blog article here where Martha shows how she transformed her small home office into a stylish workspace.

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Kate Frances
9 months ago

What a beautiful office space. I’m feeling so inspired to redecorate now! It’s long overdue

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