When it comes to creating a viable study area in your home, sometimes you just have to improvise. One of the best ways to do so is to create a study space in your living room. The living room is generally the most spacious room in the home, making it relatively easy to transform it into a little study space!
The challenging part of this venture is getting the study to seamlessly fit in with — and even contribute to — the overall design scheme of the room. After all, you don't want your living room study to be an eyesore that detracts from the aesthetic you've worked so hard to create in the space. But with the right decor, this is no problem at all. In fact, when executed well, a small study in the living room can be an amazing addition to the space both visually and functionally.
To make the process easier for you, we created an inspirational photo list of living room study areas to give you some ideas. Are you ready to transform your living room into your own personalized study space? Without further ado, let's get into it!
1. Study With A Minimalist Footprint
This living room study space has a particularly minimal footprint due to the small white desk. The desk is not only small, but it has no clutter on it. The desk also seamlessly fits in with the room's overall color palette, supporting the decorative vision.
2. Corner Study Nook
This homeowner has decided to insert the study space in the corner of the room so that it's completely out of the way. But the design elements of the study — namely the classic wooden accents — fit in perfectly with the rest of the room's aesthetic.
3. Modern Study
The L-shaped desk in the corner of the living room functions as a subtle barrier between the study and the rest of the living space. Its dark tones also fit in almost seamlessly with the room's color palette, so it's the farthest thing from an eyesore. Decor like the desk lamp also helps the space fit in with the room's modern aesthetic.
Modern Desk Lamp
4. Seamless Living Room Addition
This concept shows a great example of a study that is a natural extension of the living room. Here, the white desk matches the color and style of the entertainment center perfectly. Guests won't even notice the study at all!
5. Hidden Chic Study Space
Can you find the study space? It probably took you a few seconds, didn't it? This study space has been perfectly interwoven into the chic decorative scheme of the living room. The study consists of a stylish minimalist desk, cool chic leather chair, and a free-standing lamp for some added light. A study space like this is sure to inspire.
6. Cute Foliage Accents
There's no better way to liven up a study space than by adding some greenery. Even a simple hanging wall planter goes a long way toward creating an all-encompassing vibrance. And when it comes to a study area, what more could you want?
7. Sleek And Modern Attic Study
This study has all the hallmarks of a sleek and modern study space — neutral tones, white furniture, lots of natural light, and an assortment of smaller pieces that complete the look. A space like this is cozy and quaint.
Mid-Century Modern Chair
Matte Finish Bronze Desk Lamp
8. Modern With A Hint Of Retro
This study makes use of the landing space at the top of the stairs. A small and simple desk is tucked neatly underneath the television. When you're done studying, simply push in the chair, sit back on the couch, and relax!
9. Rustic-Chic Concept
This is one cozy study setup. It features a rustic-chic array of warm furniture with a neat and simple desk overlooking a foggy forest. It would be impossible to work in a space like this and not get inspired.
Chic Leather Chair
10. Light-Colored Wood
Light-colored wood is the primary accent in this sleek and modern study. The goal here is minimalism; minimize clutter to stimulate the mind. The gray tones and bright yellow and green function cohesively to create a visually appealing study area.
11. Hideaway Study
If you're looking to create a study setup with a truly small footprint, this is the perfect concept to mimic. The small desk and chair are tucked neatly away behind the wall.
12. Corner Study
This is another study that makes good use of the corner of a room that would otherwise go unused. Simply put a desk and a chair out of the way in the corner, and you're ready to get some work done!
13. Focal Point Study
In this living space, the study is the bold focal point. The large desk spans half the length of the room; it's even big enough to accommodate two additional chairs. It doesn't ruin the aesthetic, however, as the desk matches the couch and other decorative pieces perfectly.
14. Floating Corner Desk
This is truly a one of a kind design. The study consists of a floating table placed neatly in the corner of the room. In this space, there's no shortage of natural light flooding in through the large window.
15. Slightly Hidden Study Space
If you want to keep your study space mostly out of sight, this is another concept to mimic. Here, the desk and chair sit right behind the half-wall that divides the living space. The idea here is to create a study area that's still cozy without compromising space in the living room.
16. Subtle Study
This small study setup sits apart from the rest of the living room, but it ties in with the overall decorative scheme perfectly. The light tones coupled with the dark couch create a trendy modern vibe everyone is sure to appreciate.
Diamond Pattern Decorative Vase
17. Bright And Vibrant Space
This living room study space is everything vibrant and lively. From the bold yellow accents to the abundant natural light streaming in through the windows, this space is chock-full of energy that's sure to get your creative wheels turning.
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