Home Office Design Ideas to Inspire

Do you work from a home office? Surely our home offices are getting used more than ever so they may as well be beautiful. My own home office is essentially my little laptop which allows me to work just about anywhere. I also work in a spare bedroom which does not at all feel like an office as much as a cozy quiet space where I can think. Home Office Design Ideas to Inspire spotlights a variety of designs to consider.

Gorgeous home office with built-in shelves painted blue - AD. #homeoffice #interiordesign #builtins #farrowandball #parmagray
Architectural Digest; Design: Brooke Crew/Photo: Beatriz da Costa

Home Office Design Ideas to Inspire

Architectural Digest and Country Living recently shared amazing image collections of thoughtfully designed home offices so do visit those sites to soak up more inspiration.

Home office with black walls in Architectural Digest- Nicole Franzen. #homeoffice #blackwalls
Architectural Digest/Nicole Franzen

If you work from home like I do, you may be clear about what you require to stay focused and productive. However, working from home is brand new for a lot of folks thanks to Le Pause. Let’s explore examples of beautiful home offices and possibly get inspired to improve our own.

Work Table or Desk?

There’s no reason your office furniture must include a desk. Sometimes a work table makes more sense since it can provide more surface area. Work tables can also lend an airier feel to an office than a clunky desk.

Beautiful and modern home office by Charles Gwathmey in Architectural Digest. #homeoffice $openshelving
Architectural Digest; Design: Charles Gwathmey/Photo: William Abranowicz

No Office? No Worries…Transform a Corner

This Ellwood-Lomax drop front desk is genius in its ability to disappear when the work day is over.

Beautiful minimal home office with Ellwood-Lomax drop front desk. #homeoffice #interiordesign #dropfront #desks
Architectural Digest; Photo: Roger Davies

Consider the View

Situating your work area near a window may do wonders for your mood and productivity if you enjoy the view.

Beautiful and serene home office with gray walls and zebra print. #homeoffice #interiordesign
Architectural Digest; Photo: Bjorn Wallander

Modern, Vintage or a Mix?

There’s something so serenely beautiful about this next home office with its custom millwork and pale charm. Need more ideas for light grey paint colors?

Beautiful grey painted custom millwork in the home office of a Toronto home - design by Collective Studio. #homeoffice #builtins #interiordesign #millwork #serenedesign
HGTV Canada/Collective Studio

Connect to Nature

A quiet, minimal, sanctuary of a spot for your desk may be just the ticket when you require calm to get business done.

Lovely and serene home office in an attic - Mark Lohman for Country Living. #homeoffice #serenedecor #attics #interiordesign
Country Living/Photo: Mark Lohman

Office Nook

I love how this home office nook is just wide enough to accommodate the desk. The monochromatic blue is also so calm and comforting.

Monochromatic blue office by Jay McInerney and Anne Hearst. #homeoffice #monochromatic #bluewalls #interiordesign
Architectural Digest; Photo: Joshua McHugh

Colorful or Calm?

We all know how color affects us psychologically, and if you’re the type who needs to feel high energy for work, than go for it!

Breathtaking home office with built-ins and vivid green - Steven Gambrell. #homeoffice #interiordesign #brightgreen #builtins
Architectural Digest; Design: Steven Gambrell/Photo: Eric Piasecki

Where to Hide Clutter?

Depending on your comfort level with clutter and your organization style, it is sometimes beneficial to hide it all away. The storage in this home office (below) is enviable!

Light and airy Swedish style home office. #homeoffice #interiordesign #swedishstyle #oldworldstyle #serenedecor
Architectural Digest/Photo: Luke Smith

Make it Mobile

If you work in a living space rather than a room devoted exclusively for an office, it’s helpful when your work table is mobile.

Beautiful pale color palette in a home office in Country Living. #homeoffice #serene #interiordesign
Country Living/William Waldron

This beautifully designed study below does not feel ‘office-y’ at all, and the work area blends seamlessly.

All white study with home office area with built-in desk. Lee Mindel and Peter Shelton. #homeoffice #interiordesign #whitedecor
Architectural Digest; Lee Mindel and Peter Shelton/Photo: Michael Moran

When You Work in Digital Media

I tend to move around and am comfy working just about anywhere since my work doesn’t require file cabinets or office supplies.

Michele of Hello Lovely using an HP Elitebook.
Hello Lovely Studio

I enjoy changing it up and working wherever the view is inspiring. So sometimes I’ll get cozy in the kitchen and enjoy watching woodland creatures or snow fall outside.

Neutral kitchen by Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio
Hello Lovely Studio

Ideas for a French Inspired Home Office

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