Working from home has become both more popular and more ideal within the past year. Who doesn’t want to roll out of bed and immediately start their job in their pajamas without even having to get dressed? Whether you work for somebody else or you are your own boss, we can all agree that being able to work from the comfort of your home is a pretty sweet gig.
As if working from home wasn’t awesome enough, you also get the privilege of designing your own workspace or home office. You don’t have to look at boring, typical office decor. Instead, you get to choose your desk, furnishings, and artwork to design a workspace that is uniquely you. You can even have all the cute office supplies you want.
Let’s say you have a work from home job, you have your office furniture all picked out, and you have your cute office supplies ready to go, but you don’t have an office space. Ideally, we would all have enough rooms in our home to create our own home office. However, the reality is that most of us are stuck sitting on our bed or sofa (or worse: the floor) with our laptop in our lap and our coffee cup on the side table because we think we don’t have room for an office space.
We’re here to tell you that with some strategic planning, you can create a home office in your bedroom, complete with a desk, chair, lamp, or whatever else you desire. Here are our 11 bedroom office ideas, complete with suggestions on how you can achieve them yourself.
1. Double Duty Desk
If you don’t have room for both a nightstand and a desk, consider purchasing a small desk that can pull double duty. Choose a thinner desk with storage drawers to hide your office supplies when not in use. Add an adjustable lamp for working at night or reading in bed after work hours.
This desk for small spaces has two drawers; use them for storing pencils, pens, sticky notes, or chargers. Click here to see it on Amazon.
This desk chair can easily slide under the desk when not in use. Customization is available so that you can choose a style that matches your bedroom decor. Click here to see it on Amazon.
This stylish desk lamp comes in two finishes and has a USB port so that you can charge your phone at night. Click here to see it on Amazon.
2. Separate Spaces
If you have enough space in your bedroom, creating a separate work area can help you balance between work and leisure. Adding artwork to the desk gives it visual appeal when not being used for work. A smaller table placed on the side gives you more room to store books or materials for easy access.
This wooden desk with metal legs adds texture to your bedroom. It comes in different sizes and colors, so choose the size and color that best fits your space. Storage on the side keeps things neatly tucked away. Click here to see it on Amazon.
This black and white artwork comes in different designs, sizes, and frame colors. Prop it against the wall for adding visual appeal to your desk. Click here to see it on Amazon.
3. Nifty Nook
If you have an unused nook or corner in your bedroom and aren’t sure what to do with it, try adding a desk. Placing a bookshelf nearby gives you additional space for storage and decor.
This white desk comes in two sizes. Gold legs make it more elegant. See it on Amazon by clicking here.
This thin bookshelf from Amazon matches the desk and attaches to the wall like a ladder. It won’t take up much additional space while still providing much-needed storage. Click here to see it on Amazon.
4. Bring the Outside In
There’s nothing like nature to get your creative juices flowing. If you can’t go outside during your workday, bring the outdoors in by adding plants. Plants will help you feel relaxed and also purify the air so that you can think clear thoughts. No green thumb? Add fake plants or nature-inspired artwork.
This green chair plays off the colors found in plants, creating a cohesive and natural look. Click here to see it on Amazon.
Botanical prints can inspire creativity (and you don’t have to take care of them). See it on Amazon by clicking here.
5. Natural Light
Putting a small desk between two windows is a great way to use the space. Sunlight can make you feel more energetic and acts as a natural clock. When the sun goes down, it’s time to stop working for the day. Adding a chalkboard can help you keep track of your schedule or to-do list.
Stand this chalkboard on the desk or hang it on the wall. Simply erase a task once you’ve completed it. Click here to see it on Amazon.
6. Hang a Desk
It sounds crazy but, hear us out. If you don’t have the floor space, create a hanging desk similar to the picture. Use the bottom shelf for a computer and pencil cup and add another shelf for storing books or extra supplies.
This hanging shelf creates a unique and space-saving bedroom office space. See it on Amazon by clicking here.
7. Private Time
If your bedroom is large enough to have a separate entryway, consider placing a desk against the wall in the entryway. This will help separate the working area from the sleeping area and give you space to privately participate in video conferences without everyone seeing your whole bedroom. Hang similar artwork above the bed and desk to visually join the two areas together.
Hang this three-panel canvas above the bed to fill an empty wall. Click here to see it on Amazon.
By hanging this smaller canvas, that’s similar in color and design above the desk, you can join together two separate spaces for a cohesive look. See it on Amazon by clicking here.
8. Footboard Desk
If you’re short on space, turn your bed’s footboard into a desk. Build a shelf over the existing footboard to create a space to put a laptop. Use a convertible storage ottoman as a chair.
This storage ottoman converts into a seat and gives you somewhere to put your work materials when not being used. Click here to see it on Amazon.
9. Floating Shelf
If you don’t have enough room for a desk, hang a floating shelf or two on the wall to put your laptop, files, and office supplies. Install them around a corner for a bigger workspace. If you prefer to stand while you work, then do so; otherwise simply pull up a chair.
These floating shelves have brackets on the edges to keep your things in place. See it on Amazon by clicking here.
10. Walk-In Office
If you have a large walk-in closet, use any unused shelf or wall space as an office space, or buy a foldable desk to set up in the middle of the floor. Fold it away when not in use.
This two-tiered desk folds away for easy storage. Click here to see it on Amazon.
11. Room Divider
Set up a desk and use one or several divider screens to create a separate office space in your bedroom. This may not work if your bedroom is small. For larger bedrooms, however, it can be a great way to give you some privacy to complete your work.
This 8-panel privacy screen is large enough to fit a small desk behind it. Click here to see on Amazon.
Create A Workable Space
We hope that this guide has given you some helpful ideas to create a workable home office space. For more bedroom office ideas, check out “7 Best Small Computer Desks for the Bedroom Office“ and “10 Best Office Chair Brands For Your Home Office.”