Having a welcoming home office can be the difference in having a productive day or an unproductive day. Your desk, office chair, and even wall color can greatly influence how you feel while working at home.
Taking the time to consider some home office design ideas from the pros will help you keep a smile while handling your business! Below are some of the most inspiring home office ideas from some of our most inspiring house tours. Pay attention to the office furniture, wall colors, and even flooring to find the inspiration for transforming your home office.
This contemporary home office decor was put together by Christina Kairis in a very inspiring home design. The dark, neutral tones are well-balanced by the soft natural lighting. The bold red leather office chair makes quite the statement—but refrains from being over the top. The natural cowhide throw rug makes this home office even more inviting.
Rustic Transitional Sutton Place by Magnussen
The Sutton Place Collection by Magnussen Home showcases a rustic finish, dark pewter hardware, and timeless design. The simplified lines of this home office collection keep this design perfect for more contemporary spaces, such as the naturally-lit, painted brick room in which it’s showcased here.
Japandi Small Home Office
Japandi is a fusion of Japanese and Scandinavian design that is truly breathtaking. This design by Rachael Miklas showcases the light neutral colors, natural woods, and natural lighting characteristic of Scandinavia homes and also the efficient use of space that defines many Japanese residences. The paneled windows, built-in desk surface, and softly-spoken desk chair showcase an expression of feng shui to inspire all.
Traditional Room With Modern Furniture
Nothing says traditional like floral wallpaper and crown molding! This home office design comes from a colonial home that was renovated and redecorated by Ricco Style. The existing space was left mostly untouched while a custom-built modern desk + filing cabinet combination piece was put in. The mid-century leather chairs add a fun flavor of eccentricity to space without taking away too much of the focus. The large workspace and natural lighting make this a truly inspiring home office.
Rustic Industrial Home Office
The Arlington Home Office collection by Liberty Furniture showcases an industrial look that breaks the mold of what one expects to find in most homes. This affordable collection features a faux wrought iron base writing desk, a credenza on rolling casters, and a short bookcase to handle all the storage. The rustic pine finish stages this furniture as rustic-yet-refined. The natural lighting, rustic wooden walls, and rough rattan area rug tie everything together.
Traditional Home Office
Source: Wyrick Residential Design
Wyrick Residential Designers managed to curate a welcoming, pleasant traditional style home in this Houston residence. Traditional interior designs incorporate a dedicated work/ study area that can deliver privacy, comfort required in a distraction-free zone. By choosing the blue greyed wooden study furniture & the standalone ample desk as the focal elements, work can be approached therapeutically. The desk spaciousness guarantees versatility while the color palette stimulates the user’s concentration, discipline, and creativity for intense intellectual work.
These home office ideas showcase a wide range of styles, designs, and use of decor. No two are alike—yet all are very inspiring. Creating a welcoming home office involves making several careful considerations. Furniture is essential and serves a more functional role than in most rooms. Other decors, such as cork boards, area rugs, and even lighting can all have a tremendous influence on your work. Check out some of the best home decor websites to find deals on what you need to have your home office dressed for success!
A furniture designer with a passion for design and architecture. Mildly obsessed with mid-century modern furniture, finding new room ideas, and discovering new color combinations.