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Work anywhere with these hallway desk ideas

In Sara’s busy home, all the bedrooms are spoken for – so she's created a family office space in the hallway. ‘It’s open for anyone to use, doesn’t take up valuable sleeping space, and means you’re still part of the family action while you’re working,’ she says. Read Sara's story in full and start planning your own hallway workspace.

Monochrome desk set up in the hallway landing
Monochrome desk set up in the hallway landing

Add an eclectic display

Family keepsakes, artwork and messages add soul to a simple workspace – making it easy for everyone to contribute. “As this space is also used as a hallway, people use the wire storage to keep their favorite accessories to hand,” says Sara.

Set a creative mood

Use light, color, texture and scent to stimulate your flow of thoughts and help pull a multi-use space together. “Small rituals like lighting a candle or tending to a plant are nice ways to mark the beginning of ‘work’ time,” says Sara.

Frame your inspiration

A mood board can help you keep your ideas, deadlines or to-do list in focus. “Instead of a pin board I like to use the plain wall,” says Sara. “I took a vintage frame from my grandmother, removed the glass and backing board, and painted the frame black to match the rest of the color scheme.”

By introducing a desk, some practical organization and a few cozy details, we were able to turn an unused part of the hallway into a creative work space the whole family can use.

Sara, Accountant, Sweden

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Photography: Polly Wreford
Styling: Åsa Dyberg

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