If your living room is large enough, and you have no room in your house for an office, creating a small workspace in your hang-out room is a great solution. This space, either behind the sofa or in a small area of the room, is ideal to accommodate a writing desk — perfect for laptop use. It’s a great design solution to keep you included in the livelihood that is the main area of the house while still having a designated spot to work. Use it for homework, sorting mail, internet use (like blogging!), and at the same time add another layer of color, pattern, and style in your home by extending the design. For lamps, run cords underneath a large area rug that grounds the entire space, or use floor outlets, if possible!