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8 Ways to Fit a Modern Office into a Small Space

Looking for ways to fit a modern workspace into your apartment or small living area? Here are a few ideas to help get you inspired. Hint, it’s all about getting creative and being open to some off-beat modern office furniture solutions. 

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Aspect Compact Computer Desk from BDI

Living in a small space means there’s not a lot of storage space. Why not combine your need for a modern workspace with your need for some extra storage and presto!  You’ve got a storage hutch mini desk combo, much like the Aspect Compact Computer Desk, which is made to serve in more ways than one.

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Catalina Laptop Desk from Copeland Furniture

The Catalina Laptop Desk is another way to utilize a single piece of furniture for multiple purposes. Keep it in the bedroom and use it as a nightstand or a small dresser plus your desk.

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Conrad Desk from Gus* Modern

If you can muster the space, having a small, compact desk is ideal. What space you sacrifice will can certainly be made up for in style. The Conrad Desk from Gus* Modern really hits the nail on the head with it’s narrow midcentury construction. It’ll slip in easily into smaller spaces just fine.

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Minimal Float Wall Desk from Orange22

But if space isn’t on your side, then consider a wall mounted desk, like this Minimal Float Wall Desk. The best part is there’s a slide out shelf for even more workspace.

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Walnut Ledge from Urbancase

Or this piece from Urbancase. You could even mount it in the entryway as a landing place for the mail and your keys. And when you need a place to work, just pull up a chair.

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Spacebox Wall Mounted Storage Table from Calligaris

For really tight spaces, a modern workspace that’s compact and tucks away when not in use is a necessity. The Spacebox Wall Mounted Storage Table has plenty of compartments for storage and display. When you’re not using the table top it neatly folds down to help save on space.

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Parsons Ladder Bookcase With Penninsula Desk from Jesper Office

Consider using a desk system, like this integrated bookcase and desk from Jesper Office, as a shelf space, a desk, and a dining room table. Just throw a couple of bright dining chairs around it and you’ve got an all inclusive set-up that’ll take you from working to dining without taking up the extra space.

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Bivi Rumble Seat from Turnstone

Create an office like space by using your couch as a partition. You can do this with your already existing furniture, or use a system like the Bivi Rumble Seat and Bivi Table For Two.

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Rachel Kemp

Rachel Kemp

Rachel is one of the Merchandise Managers for YLiving with a long career in merchandising and is thrilled to finally be working through a channel that supports her passion for modern design. As a mother of two toddlers, she is practical, design driven in her decisions with furnishing her home and tempted daily with the endless options of home upgrades.

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