Home Offices are a growing trend. In fact, more and more commercial office furniture manufacturers are introducing lines specifically designed for home office. A couple reasons for the increase in home offices include more telecommuting options, more employers understanding the benefits of telecommuting, and more small businesses started due to lack of jobs in the recent economy.

While some people have an entire room to devote to their home office, others have very little space to work with and therefore have to be very creative to maximize storage while still achieving a comfortable, productive atmosphere.

If you're currently planning a home office, below are some images of great storage space without too much clutter.

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Utilizing clipboards, wall shelves, and matching file storage

Hidden storage in decorative boxes

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In this office, the shelves are full but they don't look cluttered.  This is due to the neutral colors and the matching storage containers.

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I love this eclectic space.  All the drawers below keep this office feeling light & airy.

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If you're on a budget, you can't beat the Ikea EXPEDIT bookshelf.  And I love how Tanya at Dans Le Townhouse personalized the unit (and hid stored items) with 12x12 painted canvases on hooks.

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If you're REALLY tight on space, think outside the box for a non-traditional office location, like a hallway...

.... or the corner of a room (where a shelf serves as a room divider)...

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... or even a closet!

Image Source: Country Living via The Inspired Room

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And just for fun, check out this chalkboard wall paint calendar.

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Nicole Zeigler, CKBR, Allied ASID, is the owner / lead designer at enzy design, specializing in kitchen & bathroom design and residential remodeling. www.enzydesign.com