Don’t have a separate room for a home office? Do the kids need more space for homework? Don’t forget about the closet! You can turn any closet into an office nook.

Let’s face it… we all run out of space here and there. It’s especially easy to run out of room in a nook style work space. At first, you may think the closet may not be an ideal amount of room for an office area, but you can get way more use out of it than you think. It can also be just as inspiring, and if not more, than a regular office. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your closet office or any office space.

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Tip #1: Use a desk that you can fit things underneath and use it for a small cabinet, baskets, boxes, or any other type of storage.

I used to have a desk with drawers but all that got me was as big mess and less leg room. I found this wooden desk at HomeGoods and instantly fell in love! I love it because I can fit items underneath and having more leg room is more comfortable for long hours. You can find mid-century style desks at HomeGoods for half the price as online or in other big name stores.


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Tip #2: Since only a certain height will be visible to the eye in a closet office, hang shelves higher for even MORE storage.

I have one main shelf in my office space. If you need more storage you can hang multiple shelves. If you haven’t noticed already, HomeGoods has great options for shelves.

You can use shelves to the ceiling even if your office space isn’t in a closet and make a #shelfie wall. There are no rules when it comes to decorating your space. That’s why we say “Make Home Yours” over here!


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Tip #3: You can also add magazine racks to the walls for more organization and storage. It another fun way to add texture, color, and easy access to inspiration.

You can keep paperwork or inspirational magazines… or BOTH!


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Tip #4: Don’t have any favorite art to hang? No worries! You can use magazine clippings from your favorite magazines to sass up your walls.

There are a ton of ways to display and hold your magazines.

Another tip: Leave some room for a peg board, dry erase, or letter board. There are a ton of options for that at your local HomeGoods store.


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Tip # 5. You can use everyday objects for hanging you items an art.

Don’t worry about breaking out the hammer and nails. Below I used clothes hangers, binder clips, tape, and push pins to hang every piece of art. You can also use pom pom and tassel garland that can double to hang pictures from. You can find really fun garlands around the holidays. You can save money by getting creative with everyday items you already have.


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Note the use of clothes hangers to hand a magazine on the wall – super easy, right?


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Photo by Goldalamode

Tip # 6: Another option for making smaller work areas appear less cluttered is to use acrylic accessories. 

Below, you can see that I used an acrylic tape dispenser and acrylic stapler. It helps keep a smaller desk look less cluttered (and acrylic is very trendy right now). I also was SO excited to find an acrylic box for under the desk. Let’s talk about buyers regret for a second, or should I say the lack of buying. I was in my local HomeGoods and I happened to walk by THREE different size acrylic boxes… and kept walking. I obviously went home and was SO sad I did not buy them. I went back the next day and only the large one was still there. My advice to you: just buy it, you won’t regret it!


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Tip #7: One more tip to add a ton of character to a small closet office is add some bold wallpaper!

Pick something that all of your awesome HomeGoods’ finds will pop off!


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Favorite HomeGoods items highlights:
Goal Digger plaque
White & Wood desk lamp
Dark wood desk
Acrylic Box
Gold desk chair
Burl wood boxes
Pink vase
Opalescent desk accessories
Design books galore! (HomeGoods always has a great selection of design books)


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Photo by Goldalamode

I hope everyone is super inspired to go make your small spaces and closets into your own inspiring office space, especially just in time for Back-to-School! Check your local HomeGoods every week for new and amazing office decor to make a space that will inspire you to do your best work!

Cara
@goldalamode

Cara is an influencer, content creator and blogger specializing in interior, DIY, and lifestyle. To her, a happy home is an integral part of having a happy life–and nothing is more rewarding than being able to push that happiness within reach for her readers. 


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