Home Office Design Ideas to Inspire & Silly WFH Tweets Now!

Work from a home office? Home offices are in high demand these days so they may as well be beautiful. My own home office is essentially a very thin, featherlight laptop which allows me to work just about anywhere. I now work in a cozy pocket of our bedroom because I am inspired by the nature and light from floor to ceiling windows there. Folks are getting so creative with “cloffices” and niches and laundry room flex spaces. Home Office Design Ideas to Inspire spotlights a variety of designs to consider plus offers comic relief with funny work-from-home tweets!

Iron Mountain (Benjamin Moore) paint color on walls in a lovely laundry room office with open shelving and white cabinets - Sherry Hart. #ironmountain #benjaminmooreironmountain #office
Sherry Hart’s genius and lovely home office space in a laundry room. Paint color is BM Iron Mountain.

Home Office Design Ideas to Inspire

Architectural Digest and Country Living shared amazing inspiration and wisdom for 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 have worked from home for years as I have, you may already be clear about what you require to stay focused and productive.

Funny tweets, WFH humor and silly office related giggles on Hello Lovely. #funnytweets #workfromhome #humor #officehumor
@sarahcpr

However, if working from home is brand new, it may take you a few tries to clarify your needs.

Let’s explore examples of beautiful home offices and maybe get inspired to improve our own.

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

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
AD; 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
AD; 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
AD; 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, do 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! Read this helpful piece to uncover your idiosyncratic organizational style.

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 – still loving my light as a feather, HP Elitebook

I enjoy changing it up and working wherever the view is inspiring.

Chic grey upholstered desk chair with antique desk in our French country bedroom - Hello Lovely.

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

You can see my new desk chair on this mood board, and it is even better in person and only looks expensive:

Inspiring quote from Anne Lamott on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #annelamott

If you’re fond of Old World and European inspired style, you might enjoy these resources (please pin the goodness to help this blog!) for an elegant, tonal office that feels anything but office-y:

Ideas for a French Inspired Home Office

Tour Sarah Richardson Designed Home Offices

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Country Wicker Trunk Storage
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcoverd Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
Chevron White Quilt Set
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Vintage Collapsible French Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
French Country Mirror
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
White Artichoke Lamp
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Rustic French Confit Pot
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing