Lacking the extra square footage for a home office? You can still create a fun and functional work area by carving out space in a seldom-used corner, closet, or nook. Rustic barn boards—in this case, Timberchic’s peel-and- stick reclaimed wood wallcovering—have instant impact, while wall-mounted sconces free up surface space. Centered above the desk, a gallery wall adds both visual interest and inspiration. (Try lining up the bottoms of a few pieces to help the composition feel coherent rather than chaotic.) For the final touches, accessories such as a decorative planter, colorful pencils, and a chevron-patterned wastebasket help boost productivity while also adding personality. After all, what’s work without a little play?