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How to Make the Most of Your Small Work Space

Unfortuantely, we don’t all get to have large, private offices with amazing city views - but wouldn't that be nice? Actually, the majority of working people have small workspaces and cubicles. But small office spaces do not have to feel closed in and uninviting. With a little office interior design inspiration, you can make your small workspace or cubicle feel welcoming. Here are some tips to make the most of your small work space.

Less Is More
For small workspaces, less is definitely more. Focus on the necessities: a desk, chair, and a few design accents can go a long way. If you’d like a modern, yet minimal color palette, try using black and white or beige and grey.

Maximize Every Inch of the Office Possible
Every inch of a small workspace must be maximized to provide the best design possible. Storage, more often than not, can be challenging in smaller working environments. If there is a door to your small office, hang supplies and equipment in bags with the simple integration of a hook. If desk space is limited, you can always hang calendars on the back of the door as well. Having supplies away from the desk can sometimes be helpful in keeping you more organized.

Smart Furniture Choices
Remember that in a smaller working space, the furniture you choose must fit, with extra room to move. Measure the dimensions of your space before equipping it with furnishings. Choose a desk that provides as much surface space as possible. The one thing you should not compromise on is your office chair, even when dealing with smaller spaces. The chair should be ergonomic, with adjustable tilt, backing, and come with a swivel. Choosing the right office chair is critical in maintain productivity. If you need storage cabinets, choose ones that are taller, instead of wider, to maximize the office space.

Choose the Right Lighting
Sometimes smaller office spaces lack the desired natural light. Make your cubicle feel like home with soft, LED ambient lighting.  Desk lamps that are adjustable and feature LED bulbs are both modern and eco-friendly. Incorporating softer lighting can help warm the space and make it feel more inviting.

Add Dark Wood Photo Frames with Family & Friends
Bring the love and care of family and friends to the office. Take advantage of your wall space or cubicle tack board by hanging photos of your loved ones. The dark wood photo frames provide a simple, yet rich aesthetic that brings a sense of calmness into the workplace.

Bring the Outdoors Inside
It has been said that bringing nature indoors, can make the workspace feel more inviting, relaxing, and calm. Having plants can help improve the indoor air quality around you. The best plants for smaller offices, without natural light, include spider and cactus plants.

Make it Your Own
Consider choosing warm and rich colors, textures, and materials for your small office space. If you’re looking to make the space feel more personal, this is definitely the way to go. Pick a consistent theme and color scheme throughout. For example, if your preference leans toward a brighter and bolder color scheme, choose a chair that comes with bold stitch accents, hang modern and vivid paintings on the walls, and have shelves in bright and bold colors. 

Yuletide Office Solutions provides office supplies, office furniture, space planning, office interior design services, and much more for its customers and is based in Memphis, Tennessee. Visit for more information. You can also follow Yuletide Office Solutions on Twitter (@YuletideOffice) and Facebook (

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