Friday, July 29, 2011

Working from home: desk and sofa combinations

Better Homes and Gardens

Working as the web admin for Sophie's World isn't all glamour, all the time. There's lots of typing. And clicking. And scrolling. And more clicking. And more typing.

But I do have the advantage of being able to work from home once in a while. I can't tell you how much I love not having to commute (or even brush my hair), but I lack a dedicated home office. When you're in a tiny-ass apartment, the space you have has to be multi-function, and your living space often doubles as your work space.

Dividing your living room by putting your desk against the back of your sofa is an idea that I love. It visually separates the two areas in such a way that if you're sitting down at your desk, it still feels like work time. And, if you're lounging on your couch, you can lazily put a drink on your new de facto sofa table without even getting up.

Check out some of the fab examples I've found online (yay Pinterest!).

Caymanian Compass Observer



Kimberly Seldon via Domestic Bliss

Room and Board via Apartment Therapy

Also from Room and Board


  1. I LOVE the couch desk combinations! :)

  2. Great combo! I work from home, but hate working at my desk bc it is in our bedroom w/has no windows (we have an old loft)

  3. totally wonderful!
    thank you for sharing :)

  4. there are good and all of them work well with the colours of the rooms.

    Thanks for posting these!

  5. I love these!! I have always loved the look of a desk behind a sofa. So cute!!

  6. The space saving combination is becoming more and more influential in overall interior design. You can see elements filtering down to even the most widely available mass produced furnishings. None are executed as well as the pictures here though. Love the desk in the last pic.

  7. hey! I really love the idea. Placing the desk behind the sofa is good. Now, it is easier for me to watch tv while working in my laptop.


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