I often end up on the sofa in a nest of throw pillows and blankets when I work from home. While comfortable, this arrangement doesn't really provide focus to the tasks at hand. It's why experts recommend carving out a nook where you can have an established space to buckle down and work. You don't need much to get started, just a desk, a lamp and a chair. I built a few home office setups using secondhand and vintage finds from Marketplace. Borrow a dining table chair, buy a used desk and repurpose an old lamp if you need to—but get that work space you need on a budget.
from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/build-it-on-a-budget-home-office-essentials-from-20-to-299-246634