7 Essentials to set up your workspace in a small place


You fell asleep again trying to study in bed!

Will it ever be possible to have your own room to study?

You can either look for a bigger place with an office or go for the smart and money-saving option of adapting the space you already have to your needs.

Here I’ll show you great ideas to turn any corner of your small place a workspace.


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1. The Desk

This is the piece of furniture that takes most of the space at the office, not only because of the size but because you need space around to sit! 

Whoever came up with the idea of a folding desk is a genius, you can easily transform any corner of your home in a study space by installing one of these amazing desks.

It also comes with storage space, so you can organize all your stationery in one place, once you’re done studying you can shut it closed and the beautiful design can fit any decoration.

If you don’t feel like using a drill to install the previous one on the wall, here is an amazing option, it doesn’t have to be installed on a wall and you can move it around your department, wherever you feel like working.

Home office could be out in the balcony if you wanted to, keep the iced coffee and avocado toasts rolling! Work or study doesn’t have to feel like a routine at all even if you’re stuck at home!


2. The Chair

What if you have guests over at your tiny place? You’d immediately hide away the desk and… the chair just seems out of place. That dull cubicle-ish chair just doesn’t fit with your decor.

The best option for a small home office is to have an ergonomic yet cute chair that can easily be placed and used in the common areas of your department, more seats for the guests, please!

A great choice would be this beautiful modern, ergonomic chair, that could suit many decor styles. You fold your desk in and pull the chair in front of it, that’s all you need to transform the space again back into a living or bedroom.

If it feels comfortable and you can spend hours sitting it will work.


3. The Lamp

I can’t stress enough about how important is the right lighting when you’re studying! 

Has this ever happened to you, after a night study session, it’s 4 am and you’re so tired but you can’t get into a deep resting sleep? It’s the blue light! 

Nowadays there are lamps designed to be gentle with your eyes, so you can work for hours without hurting them, this is possible by making the light soft and stable.

The best lighting for night sessions of work is warm, and with this lamp, you can change the intensity and warmth of the light which suits all the moments of the day. Also, it has a USB port to charge your cellphone and saves space on the socket for your laptop.

4. Hanging Shelves

I don’t know about you, but I never have enough space for my books, plus they are so heavy (Hello, Guyton’s Physiology) that I wouldn’t even try hanging shelves.

But these are sturdy, they’re made of metal, and yet so simple that you barely see them there, it’s like the books are floating!  The only recommendation with these is to get your own screws and anchors from Home Depot because the ones included could be better quality.


5. Wall Cabinets

Living in a small space for example a studio as I have, is hard especially when you want to make a space your own and have all your study stuff out of reach of toddlers’ hands.

You can take the time to install one of these super functional wall cabinets and have your mind at ease, you won’t see kids running around with those flashcards you made last night.


6. Desk Organizer 

It’s amazing how much workspace you can save when you have it all organized in one place, this desk organizer has a home for everything you use.

Besides, it wouldn’t be your workspace without a little touch of shine, would it? I love the rose gold tone and the functionality this desk organizer has.


7. Drawers

It never seems to be enough storage space when it comes to notes, whether it is for school or work, paper and office supplies are always around, and it’s like they multiply!

With a set of drawers to combine with your small workspace, you’ll have everything organized always, you can label the drawers to easily find your stuff. Also, it has wheels so you can simply move it around to your comfort, or hide it away and have more space when the guests come.

And you can childproof it, by adding these straps, there’s no need to fancy assembly, no drill or screws needed. I’m always looking for functionality and safety, both for them, I don’t want my toddlers running around with a stapler or something worse; and for me, it’s not fun when some of your important papers mysteriously disappear.

No excuses

There are ways to set up your workspace, even if you live in a tiny place, I’ve lived in a studio with twins and daddy, while studying! I know it can be overwhelming at times, but you can always make a little corner all yours.

Take a greater look, having a small place will be temporary, and it’s not a valid excuse to not have your work done. You can be productive, you can find the time, space, and energy to make it happen.