Where there’s a need for workspace, there’s a way! Look no further than a closet — any closet. Welcome to the latest design trend, The Cloffice, a mini home office neatly tucked into an under-utilized closet. It’s an ingenious, multitasking solution you can style just the way you like. Here are a few tips to help get you started.
1. STRATEGIZE YOUR SPACE
Start by removing current shelves or rods inside your closet so you’ve got a blank canvas to begin. Then set up a desk so you get a sense of how high your new shelves should be.
Add as many as you like! With some for storage and some to showcase your favorite things, you’ll have a space both functional and inspirational.
2. COLOR YOUR WORLD
Make the area inside your closet feel special by painting it a fun color, or by using wallpaper (note our current preference for pinks!). Find desk accessories that work with your color scheme. From notebooks to push pins to signs with meaningful sayings — this is your space. Go all out!
3. CHOOSE YOUR CHAIR
Find a chair on the same scale as your cloffice. Something big and oversized won’t look or feel right in a teeny office space. It goes without saying that your chair should fit your personal style, too. (We’re loving white with hints of glam right now!)
4. STORE SMARTER
Overhead spaces are key storage solutions in the cloffice. Keep items you use every day on lower shelves, and store less-frequently used things on the top. This also creates a sense of height. Decorative boxes are perfect for hiding loose items. If space allows, add a cubby beneath your desk, or utilize a stand-up storage rack nearby. It’s all about getting the most from your nook!
5. NOW, GET TO WORK (DECORATING)!
You’ve laid the groundwork. Now for some finishing touches to bring it to life! A vibrant throw rug pulls the look together and keeps things cozy. Don’t forget a desk lamp for those late-night sessions. Try something decorative (like this one in the shape of a pineapple!) for a cheerful wink. Choose things that make you happy.
With this strategic use of space and just the right pieces, you can turn your cluttered closet into a creative workspace or fabulous, functional mini-office. Head to HomeGoods (of course!) to find all the perfect pieces at just the right price.
See you there!