Creating an Apartment Home Office in Malaysia

Like many people, you likely work from home sometimes or often. And if you’re like most people, you don’t have a lot of extra space in your apartment to designate as a home office. 

But that doesn’t mean you can’t have an organized, functional home office space! So here are some tips from Desky for creating a productive home office in a small apartment.

Evaluate Your Needs

The first step is to evaluate your needs. For example, how much storage do you need? What kind of work surface do you need? Do you need space for more than one person to work at a time?

Then, take a look at the space you have to work with. For example, is there an unused corner that could be turned into a small office? Could you create a workstation in your bedroom or living room?

Choose the Right Furniture

Once you have a general idea of what you need and where you can put it, it’s time to start shopping for furniture. 

If you’re working with minimal space, look for compact furniture that serves more than one purpose. For example, a small desk with built-in shelves or drawers can create extra storage space.

A sit-stand desk can offer a standing desk space as well as sitting, to save on space. They also come in many sizes, so pick the best size to fit your apartment space. Or, consider a rolling cart that can be used as a work surface and then rolled away when you’re not using it.

Another way to save space is to choose furniture that can be mounted on the wall, such as floating shelves or a wall-mounted desk.

Maximize Storage Space

If you’re working with a small space, it’s essential to make the most of your storage space. For example, use vertical space to store items by mounting wall shelves or a tall bookshelf.

To organize items, you can also create additional storage space using baskets, bins, and other containers. For example, use baskets to store office supplies or create a “catch-all” bin for items that don’t have a specific home.

And if you’re short on space, consider using a small filing cabinet or hanging file folders to keep important documents organized.

Create a Comfortable Work Environment

Once the furniture and storage are sorted out, it’s time to create a comfortable work environment. 

Start by adding you have all the office supplies and computer accessories you need within easy reach because this will help you stay productive.

And last but not least, don’t forget to add some light! If possible, position your desk near a window to take advantage of natural light. You can also use a desk lamp or other task lighting to create a well-lit workspace.

Add Decor that Inspires You

Your home office should be a space that inspires you to be your best self. 

To create an inspiring work environment, start by adding some motivational decor. For example, hang a chalkboard or whiteboard where you can jot down positive affirmations or goals.

You can also create a vision board or add other visual elements representing your goals and dreams.

And last but not least, ensure your office is a space that makes you happy! Add fun and colourful decor, play your favourite music or diffuse some essential oils to create a relaxing atmosphere.


Creating a home office in a small apartment in Malaysia can be challenging, but it’s possible with a bit of creativity and effort. 

By evaluating your needs, choosing the right furniture, maximizing storage space, and creating a comfortable and inspiring work environment, you’ll be well on your way to success. 

So, what are you waiting for? Get started today and create the home office of your dreams!

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