9 Home Office Ideas for Small Spaces and High Productivity

Check out our favorite home office ideas for small spaces sure to inspire your next project!

Written by:Cambria USA
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Cambria design shown: Rose Bay™

Working remotely is here to stay, and many of us have adjusted our interiors to accommodate a home office for work-from-home days. With that in mind, it’s essential to have a work area that is inspiring, functional, and durable enough to withstand an eight-hour workday.

Cambria’s maintenance-free and scratch- and stain-resistant quartz surfaces work well in any and all types of office environments, whether it is a dedicated home office or just a corner of the kitchen island.

Made from pure, natural quartz and featuring unparalleled strength and durability, Cambria surfaces are the perfect fit for working from home. They’re nonporous and nonabsorbent, meaning they’re stain resistant and easy to clean and maintain—so you can safely enjoy lunch (or a post-work glass of wine) at your desk.

Cambria also offers a revolutionary matte finish, which is anti-glare and easier on tired eyes that have been staring at screens all day.

Here, we’re sharing nine of our favorite work-from-home spaces for inspiration in your next home office design.

1. A Cozy Nook

We love this happy home office design. With a soothing blue hue on the cabinetry (extra storage for desk supplies!), a bright floral wall covering, an impressionist piece of artwork, and a Cambria Delgatie™ quartz countertop that’s just as hardworking as you are, this office is one you won’t mind coming to every day.

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Errant pen marks are no match for the scratch-resistant Cambria Delgatie quartz surface, which pairs perfectly in this cozy office design.

2. The Corner Office

Cambria's marble-alternative quartz designs give you the look of marble without all the maintenance. Home builder John Kraemer & Sons created a corner office in this nook with a Cambria Bellingham™ quartz desk top that’s as beautiful as it is functional.

A stylish corner office concept with L-shaped Cambria Bellingham quartz desktop

An L-shaped desk top with Cambria Bellingham quartz leaves ample space for work.

3. Double Duty

Minnesota-based remodeler Mom’s Design Build created a dual-function vanity in this home—with a versatile Cambria Berwyn™ quartz countertop—that doubles as both a spot for getting ready and a desk for work tasks.

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The swirls of whites, ivories, and creams in Cambria Berwyn lend subtle dimension to this work-from-home space.

4. Showy Station

The Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club expanded its celebrated Show House to Dallas, Texas, in fall 2020 with honorary chairs Jamie Drake and Bunny Williams; co-chairs Steele Marcoux, Christopher Peacock, and Jan Showers; and vice chairs Chad Dorsey and Jean Liu.

This moody home office features a Cambria Blackbrook Matte™ built-in desk that’s both easy on the eyes and easy to maintain.

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The high-contrast Cambria Blackbrook Matte creates a striking design moment in this home office.

5. Two of a Kind

Having multiple people working from home in one household can be a challenge unless you have a gorgeous workstation like this one, featuring side-by-side desks and a Cambria Cashel™ quartz countertop.

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The warmth of Cambria Cashel makes this home office feel inviting, even on the craziest of workdays.

6. Think Small

You don’t need a full home office to create an effective work-from-home space. Take cues from blogger Maria Vizuete, who reconfigured ancillary space in her kitchen to create an office nook with a Cambria Brittanicca Warm™ quartz countertop and backsplash.

A white kitchen featuring a white chair at a counter with a Cambria Brittanicca Warm quartz countertop and backsplash.

This light and bright workstation with Cambria Brittanicca Warm blends seamlessly into the rest of the kitchen design.

7. Let There Be Light

Who wouldn’t love a home office with an abundance of natural light? Find inspiration in this design from the Edina Parade of Homes, which features warm white walls and cabinetry, gold accents, and Cambria Rose Bay quartz countertops, all of which reflect sunlight streaming in through the nearby windows.

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We’d love to sit at this extra-long desk with a showstopping Rose Bay quartz top that adds depth to this neutral design.

8. Side By Side

Working from home never looked so chic as in this stylish office nook, featuring Cambria Swanbridge™ quartz countertops, warm white cabinetry, and walls, richly hued hardwood flooring, and rose gold hardware and fixtures.

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This work-from-home space with Cambria Swanbridge is beautiful enough to inspire without being a distraction from the task at hand.

9. Color Pop

In this home, builder John Kraemer & Sons created an all-white office space with Cambria White Cliff™ quartz countertops but added a pop of orange on the ceiling to keep the effect from leaning too neutral.

Of Cambria’s many designs, White Cliff is the purest white surface. It helps brighten the pops of color throughout the home.

“We were all attracted to White Cliff,” says Kristine Anderson of PKA Architecture. “It’s super bright, and it’s got this great vibrant punch to it.”

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Hardworking Cambria White Cliff quartz countertops serve as a calming presence in this work-from-home space.

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