Maximizing Space with a Small Corner Desk Maximizing Space with a Small Corner Desk

Using a small corner desk for your at-home work area doesn’t mean you have to give up on space. Corner desks allow for great use of the space without taking up tons of room. By choosing the right desk, you can maximize the your room space and create a work area that fits all of your needs.

Space Savers

By their very design, small corner desks are space savers. Because they fit snugly into a corner, they make efficient use of the space available to them, and with a few simple steps can increase the space available for use as a workspace. Try these:

Think Vertical

If you are working with a small area but want to get the most out of the space, think vertical rather than horizontal. Using the vertical space in the room has the double advantage of allowing you to not only get the most out of the space, but it will also make the room seem bigger and more spacious.

Bookshelves that rise to the ceiling are a good use of the vertical space above your small corner desk. This gives you great storage space not only for books and reference material, but all of your other supplies such as pens, notepads, envelops, etc.

Organize With Wicker

If you are going to store pens and other supplies on your book shelves, you will need something to put them in to keep them organized.  Using wicker baskets for organizing supplies will eliminate the need for a lot of drawers in your desk. Wicker baskets come in a variety of colors and sizes, so you can mix and match, depending on your needs. Wicker also gives your office space a more personalized touch, which is great if the desk is on a living room or bedroom.

Under-Desk Storage

People hardly ever use all of the space underneath their desk. This lost space is an excellent place to put either an extra bookshelf or a filing cabinet. You can even set up a little stand for your CPU and your printer for when it is not in use. Add wheels to the stand and you can slide your printer in and out for easy use.

Who Says it Has to be a Desk?

Small corner tables can also work effectively as a desk. In fact, depending on the size of the room, a small corner table may be a better option, as it allows you to really personalize your work area. Small corner tables may work into your existing décor better than a traditional corner desk, and by adding shelving and other organization components you can create the perfect desk for your space.

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