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!
Home Office Design Ideas to Inspire
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.
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.
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.
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This Ellwood-Lomax drop front desk is genius in its ability to disappear when the work day is over.
Consider the View
Situating your work area near a window may do wonders for your mood and productivity if you enjoy the view.
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?
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.
I love how this home office nook is just wide enough to accommodate the desk. The monochromatic blue is also so calm and comforting.
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!
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.
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.
This beautifully designed study below does not feel ‘office-y’ at all, and the work area blends seamlessly.
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.
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.
You can see my new desk chair on this mood board, and it is even better in person and only looks expensive:
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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