Friday Fun: Work is Fun

I think I am trying to convince myself with this title, as I would much rather be on holiday in Yorkshire still. But it certainly would feel a lot more fun if you had one of these home offices – not all of them are ideal and fanciful, but they seem to solve a problem.

Tiny space, no room for a proper desk? Try this creative wavy one on a sort of closed balcony. With the radiator right by your legs, you won’t be as freezing as I get in my study! From Home Adore.
No space and no windows? This is typical of Japanese apartments, but author (and manga/anime artist) Tsukasa Kobayashi has found a great nook to aid his productivity.
Your study has to double as a guestroom/spare bedroom? No problem with this stylish sofa bed, which also makes for really comfy reading. From
Under the eaves? This attic office is more of a hobby room, and could benefit from a few more bookshelves, but it’s a start. From
Under the eaves and you have to share with others? This long, narrow office sitting on top of an entire house might the solution, from
Under the eaves and you’ve got some historical beams to contend with? This pretty combination of old and new could be the solution, from Anna Wilson Interior Design.
More money than need for a home library or study? Then this dual-aspect corner office might tempt you. From

10 thoughts on “Friday Fun: Work is Fun”

  1. I’m fortunate enough to have a home office, a basement conversion done a few years after we both started working from home. My heart goes out to those working from their kitchen table sharing it with partner and/or kids.

  2. I’m lucky enough to have a garage converted into a playing room by the previous owners and into a library for me.

    I love the “under the eaves” ones but I wouls suffocate in this Japanese cave.

  3. I’m trying to convince myself of the same Marina Sofia!

    I do like the eaves ones but I’d still rather work less 🙂

  4. I do like the look of that under-the-eaves home office/sofa bed, Marina Sofia. I especially like the way it makes the most use possible of the light and the available space. It just goes to show that, with a little ingenuity, you can make almost any workspace…work.

  5. The previous owners converted the garage into a bedroom, and it’s now my study, although I’m in dire need of several bookshelves – a plan for next year. I would feel claustrophobic in the Japanese one!

  6. Hmm, my study doubles as a guestroom but tragically it never looks as stylish and organised as that one! Guests have to be willing to negotiate the piles of unshelved books for a start… 😉

  7. I actually like the first one, though it would be better with some sort of larger table so it could handle at least a comfortable laptop 🙂

  8. My new place has a spare room that is pretty big, which I turned into my office with a fold out couch, but it isn’t totally stylish like some of these. I mean, I have to keep my freezer in there, and I’ve hidden my pantry/extra storage inside a nook with a curtain. But it works for me. That second one, though… totally YUCK, I’m afraid – way too dark!

  9. The under-the-eaves study reminds me of the attic of a former Welsh farmhouse we had where I built rough shelves for all (or almost all) my books, as illustrated here:

    Like a couple of other commenters here I couldn’t stand a windowless room to study in, at least our attic had skylights and a window in the opposite gable end.

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