don't have separate home office? move a living room couch away from the wall with enough space for a console table and chair that creates a desk/workstation

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don't have separate home office? move a living room couch away from the wall with enough space for a console table and chair that creates a desk/workstation

Desk behind the couch, could work if we don't want to keep the office upstairs.

Desk behind the couch, could work if we don't want to keep the office upstairs.

Ideas for using a writing desk as a sofa table to maximize space and function while maintaining a decorative look.

The Writing Desk - A Stylish Solution

Ideas for using a writing desk as a sofa table to maximize space and function while maintaining a decorative look.

Living room and office, with the couch as the room divider. Still feels inviting to me!

Ludlow Trunk with Stand Side Table, Black

Living room and office, with the couch as the room divider. Still feels inviting to me!

Back family room with work desk behind the couch and all the electronics for the TV hidden behind the center panel/door under the TV.

Back family room with work desk behind the couch and all the electronics for the TV hidden behind the center panel/door under the TV.

I really love the idea of a desk behind the couch—I'm always working while we watching tv, why not make it more comfortable?

I really love the idea of a desk behind the couch—I'm always working while we watching tv, why not make it more comfortable?

Mistake: The Bowling Alley Effect Long, narrow rooms are the bane of furniture arranging. But there is a way to play up this awkward space to your advantage: divide the room into zones. Arrange the conversation area in one zone and place a desk along the back of the sofa to create a work zone, or place a small table and chairs in the area behind the sofa for homework or playing games.

Are You Arranging Your Furniture Wrong?

Mistake: The Bowling Alley Effect Long, narrow rooms are the bane of furniture arranging. But there is a way to play up this awkward space to your advantage: divide the room into zones. Arrange the conversation area in one zone and place a desk along the back of the sofa to create a work zone, or place a small table and chairs in the area behind the sofa for homework or playing games.

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