Working-from-home corner

Step-by-step instructions

Warm colours and geometric shapes – surely the very best way to feel really comfortable when working from home.

You can be as flexible as you want to be with this ultra-simple design idea for your working-from-home desk area: simply match the height and width of the corner area to the dimensions of your furniture and adapt your choice of colour to your furnishings. This design idea is also ideal for demarcating your working-from-home corner from the rest of the room. The perfect solution for anyone who does not have a separate study.

1. First, prime the wall white and allow it to dry.

2. Now you can start masking the area. The best way to do this is to position the masking tape at the tip and then stick it straight and flush at an angle downwards.

3. It is critical to press down the edge of the masking tape as closely as possible to the wall to ensure that you end up with a clean edge. This will create the desired triangle. You can unstick the masking tape as often as required to check the width and height until you are happy with the result.

4. Now mix up your paint or – depending on the colour you are using – give the ready-mixed colour a good stir.

5. Use a tin or tube of touch-up paint to paint along the inner edge. That way, you will end up with a really clean edge. Pay particular attention to the points of the triangle. The corner is especially fiddly, as the masking tape is harder to stick flush against the wall in the corner.

6. Get your stirred paint and rollers ready. Dip the roller in the paint and wipe off any excess paint on the edge of the mixing tray.

7. You can now start painting the masked corner area.  Use a small paintbrush to paint the edges and corners precisely.

8. This is what your interim result should look like. Allow the paint to dry a little. Then carefully peel back the masking tape.

9. Finally, allow the paint to dry completely before furnishing and decorating your WFH corner.

List of tools for this creative technique

  • Pasting table
  • Masking tape
  • Paintbrush 
  • Paint roller 

List of materials

  • Wallcovering of your choice (we opted for woodchip)
  • Paste 
  • Plastic dust sheet and masking tape
  • White and terracotta paint
  • A tin or tube of touch-up paint

Working-from-home corner