32 Home Office Designs That Will Change the Way You View Your Desk


Your workspace can be full of style, but your style doesn’t have to be full of work. Get inspired by these design trends – from industrial details to outdoor scenery – for a functional, chic and totally refreshed home office.

home office industrial bookcase

1. Industrial Style Bookcases

If the industrial style was meant for any room, it’s the home office. No-nonsense materials, functional designs and an open-concept floor plan create a relaxed yet focused environment ideal for every type of work or study project – from solitary research to collaborative presentations. Not sure where to start? Try an industrial-style distressed metal bookcase; the minimalistic silhouette will make for crisp organization while the weathered finish adds a rustic and effortless charm. 

home office desk

2. Space-Saving Silhouettes

Just because your space is small, doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style. Look for contemporary designs that maximize function – think drawer, shelf and surface space – while maintaining slender silhouettes. 

office decor

3. Visual Inspiration

Letting your unique style shine through your home office space isn’t just good for aesthetics – it can also help to fuel your creative thinking, and there’s no better way to get that inspirational feeling than with decorative office accents that reflect your personality. To keep the creative flow going without distracting you from the work at hand (or cluttering your workspace), keep the colors bold and the designs clean and minimalistic.

architects desk

4. The Architectural Study

You don’t have to be an architect to benefit from the focused designs of architectural furniture; the no-fuss, all-function craftsmanship inspired by the industrial style will help to diminish distractions, keep up productivity and get you ‘back to the drawing board’ – literally!

leather office chair

5. Functional Elegance

Who says a home office has to resemble a home office – or even be in one? The colors, shapes and sizes of home desks and chairs are now virtually unlimited, and so are your options for styling them. A rich wood desk and luxurious faux-leather chair, for example, will not only blend seamlessly in the corner of a traditional-style bedroom – but also bring it to life. Working never felt so elegant!

black lamps

6. A Statement Lamp

Late-night projects don’t just happen: they take passion, dedication, and a lot of lighting! A necessary fixture in every type of home office, a strong table lamp is also one of the most effortless ways to balance out – or embolden! – a room’s style.

glass desk

7. The Open Air Workspace

You don’t have to leave your indoor office to get the rejuvenating benefits of a cool breeze on a warm day – simply position your desk and chair so they face a door or window that opens to a backyard or patio space. To keep your workstation in line with the breezy feel and natural scenery, opt for see-through materials, minimalistic textures and organic colors; an iron table lamp paired with a glass-and-wood desk offers just enough understated boldness to complement an open-air view while keeping you focused on the task at hand.

home office

8. Traditional Leather Chair

Want to lose yourself in your work? You’ll need a chair that’s supportive and comfortable. The stamp of a classic home office, an adjustable chair made of luxury leather is the way to go!

wall hutch

9. A Giant Wall Hutch

In this small home office, a giant hutch transforms an entire wall into hardworking storage.

office sofa

10. Recreational Lounging

Sometimes, the comfier the home office, the more creative the workflow. Create a space that’s both studious and relaxed; place an executive desk in one corner, and lounge seating in another!

desk decorations

11. Mixed Materials

Whoever designed this modern workspace wasn’t afraid to mix materials – and we’re loving it. Metal, wood, leather, glass – even a crystal figurine – fuse together to create a bedroom office workspace with personality.

floating chair-and-desk

12. Floating the Chair-and-Desk

If you have the space for it, ‘float’ your home workstation (i.e., don’t place it up against a wall). The further out you push your desk into the room’s center, the more *important* it will feel!

indoor trees

13. Indoor Trees

Plants, even of the indoor varieties, emit natural detoxifiers to help purify the air. If you need to ‘clear your head,’ do it with nature (no matter your office location)!

warm colors

14. Warm Colors

Depending on the type of work you’ll be doing, you might want to consider soft, warmer neutrals over bright colors. While the former can help to focus and relax, the latter can help energize and inspire. Think about the purpose you want your workspace to serve, and decorate accordingly!

nook study

15. Nook Study

This charming workstation is actually inside of a nook inside of a living room – and it’s the perfect amount of “tucked away.” (We’re also loving the country/Western theme!)

secretary desk

16. Secretary Desk

A vintage secretary desk complete with a drop-down writing surface (like the one pictured above) is for anyone who’s ever wished they could just dive into the pages of Pride and Prejudice and all of its Victorian Romantic decor!

mod glam

17. Mod Glam

Home office in master bedroom: a dark accent wall, black-and-white furniture and bold abstract art. A dream space for the work-from-home trendsetter.

window arrangement

18. Window Arrangement

Without a doubt, natural light is the most refreshing style accessory. Position your home office furniture under a window, and incorporate light-reflective elements like glass and bright white to truly maximize its brightening potential!

rustic wood

19. Rustic Wood

A warm pine finish is always a classic and adds just the right amount of cozy character to a home study, workspace or home office in a bedroom.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *