You can use an end table as your home office. How? By organizing your office supplies into decorative boxes and then placing them on a shelving unit that you use as a side table. Make sure to leave some space on the top so you can work on it! Another option is to place your workspace on in a bookcase unit with adjustable shelves. You can even use curtains or a panel on rails to hide your office when it's not in use.
Another option for your living room office is a table located behind your couch. This is a great place to keep your laptop and pay bills. Using a chair or stool that can tuck completely under the desk will maximize your available space. Want to have your home office "out of sight, out of mind"? Place a partition such as a screen, shutters or a curtain in front of your desk area.
If you live in a two-story townhome or loft, the area under an open staircase is a perfect spot to tuck a diminutive workspace and some shelves. Armoires, hutches or secretary desks are perfect for housing a home office that you can close up when it's quitting time. Lastly, if you have a closet that isn't needed, this can be a great place to tuck a workspace.