Published on October 27, 2016

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Photography by HEATHER TELFORD, DESIGN BY ALICE LANE HOME COLLECTION

Small-space living and working a non-traditional job, most likely out of your own home, are becoming just as common as owning a traditional home and clocking in at your average nine-to-five job. Which is why we’re not surprised that the “cloffice” is gaining popularity. A mix between a home office and walk-in closet, the cloffice uses a spare room in your home (if you’re lucky enough to have one) to create the best of both worlds—a space to store and display your clothing and a place to work. And though sometimes, the word “cloffice” can refer to a desk arranged in a teeny, tiny hall or bedroom closet, we prefer to dream of spare rooms used as both. Keep reading for a few examples of our new favorite multipurpose space.

See more of Rach Parcell of Pink Peonies’ cloffice at pinkpeonies.com.

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Photography by GLAMOUR

Aimee Song of Song of Style has the perfect cloffice set up. Organized, colorful clothing and accessories line the crisp, white walls, while her desk faces a window. It’s the ideal balance of color, storage, and work space.

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Photography by LINDSAY SALAZAR, DESIGN BY ALICE LANE, VIA THE GLITTER GUIDE

This cloffice is so spacious that it has a separate work nook and many built-in units for clothing. It’s a great example of what you can accomplish with a larger space!

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Photography by POPSUGAR

A rolling rack of clothing and bookcase of shoes are all you need to expand your closet into your home office—no built-in construction work necessary.

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Photography by SEA OF SHOES VIA SCOUT DESIGN STUDIO

Don’t shy away from bold colors, even if you’re dealing with a smaller space. We’re positive the rich, green hue of the walls and the pops of red in the wardrobe and print promote even more creativity in this cloffice.

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Photography by CARALOREN.COM, DESIGN BY ALICE LANE HOME

Though this is a smaller space, it is still Cara Loren’s dream closet… and office. Positioning your desk in front of a window will help create a clear space for your work, but the beauty of a cloffice is that you can turn around and get inspired by your surroundings—without ever leaving your chair.