It can sometimes be a challenge to create a comfortable, visually-appealing feel in a small or multi-purpose space. With a little creativity, however, it's not impossible. Here we show you how even a dressing room and home office can coexist in the same space.
Drapery is a good solution but for a cleaner, more modern look we suggest curtain panels, like the ones we used from IKEA, below. They look like grass cloth so they have an interesting texture. hey also slide easily on tracks making access to clothing a breeze. When the panels are shut they look like a wall treatment, not like cabinets or drapery. These panels are also customizable — you cut to size!
To transform a small space into a home office we suggest adding the following items:
Rug: A rug will warms up the room and helps transform it into a space you want to spend time in!
Storage ottoman: A storage ottoman separates the two zones. It offers a place to sit while dressing and more storage for office supplies. This storage ottoman is from West Elm.
Pretty chair: A stylish chair will add some visual interest to your office area. Keep the chair light and not too boxy or large.
Glamorous desk: A modern desk with chrome legs adds sparkle to the room and can also double as a vanity!
Desktop office items and accessories: Have fun with desktop office accessories. It's an opportunity to add personality to your office area.
Wall mounted shelving: Choose wall mounted shelving to get storage off the floor, freeing up your precious floor space.
Pendant lighting: A great light fixture makes the room feel more like a room, less like a closet space. It adds an exta layer of pretty you are sure to appreciate when you are working long hours at your desk.
Temporary wallpaper: This easy to install "Tempaper" requires no special tools to install and peels right off! It's the perfect wall treatment solution for rental properties.
Sources: desk, chair, cabinet, Structube; ottoman, desk lamp, throw, glass paper weight, yellow vase, yellow cup, cushion, West Elm; wall storage, CB2; art, Art Interiors; rug, Hellenic Canada; pendant lamp, Morba; wallpaper, Tempaper Designs; woven bowl, black pencil holder, HomeSense; drapery panels, IKEA