Work from home? Since home offices are in high demand these days, they may as well be smartly designed and beautiful. My current home office? Essentially an ultra-thin, light laptop which allows me to work anywhere. I typically move around. We have a cozy sitting area streaming with sunlight in our bedroom which works well for inspiration from nature. I also have a cloffice which works well when I don’t want to disturb my husband. Folks are getting so creative with “cloffices,” niches and laundry room flex spaces. Home Office Design Inspiration: How to Elevate Your Workspace spotlights a variety of designs plus offers comic relief with funny work-from-home tweets!
Home Office Design Inspiration: How to Elevate Your Workspace!
I’m a big fan of everything designer Sherry Hart dreams up, and I always know I’m going to love her color choices.
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.
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.
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I tend to move around and am comfy working just about anywhere since my work doesn’t require file cabinets or office supplies. I decided I’m going to get one of those standing desks so stay tuned to see what I choose!
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 good looking desk chair on this mood board, and it is even better in person and only appears 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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I love this post. I especially loved the space with the steeply pitched wood ceiling and the Gothic style window. I loved it’s serenity, and the best part was – there was no work in sight! Thanks Michelle.
Oh that space – yes – it whispers anything but “work.” Thanks so much for reading and visiting here. 🙂
It’s so inspiring, thanks for the ideas!
Unfortunately, some people don’t have enough space in a house for a designated workplace. In this case, a garage or metric conversion can be a great way to gain that much-needed workspace. Since the office will be separated from the living area in the house, it will be easy to maintain a work-life balance. Additional perk: it can increase your property value by up to 10 percent.
While we could never do without our garage (we rely on it to protect the car from snow and cold!), I can imagine the convenience in warm climates!