Home Office Ideas and Designs

Rex Place
Rex Place
Carta Nova
Design ideas for a classic home office in London with a reading nook, light hardwood flooring, no fireplace and a freestanding desk.
Period Property Surrey
Period Property Surrey
Home Interior Design
Photo of a traditional home office in Surrey with a reading nook, blue walls, medium hardwood flooring, a built-in desk and brown floors.
Loft Decoration
Loft Decoration
JNJ Building Services Ltd
This is an example of a traditional home office in London with green walls, carpet, a freestanding desk, grey floors and a vaulted ceiling.
The Hexagon.
The Hexagon.
Veronica Rodriguez Interior Photography
Contemporary study in London with beige walls, medium hardwood flooring, a freestanding desk and brown floors.
Mill Hill East
Mill Hill East
Otto & Mensah Build
This is an example of a medium sized industrial home office in London.
Edis Street
Edis Street
Zulufish
A Victorian terraced townhouse set over five storeys, with five bedrooms and four bathrooms on the upper two floors; a double drawing room, family room, snug, study and hall on the first and ground levels, and a utility room, nanny suite and kitchen-dining room leading to a garden on the lower level. Settling here from overseas, the owners of this house in Primrose Hill chose the area for its quintessentially English architecture and bohemian feel. They loved the property’s original features and wanted their new home to be light and spacious, with plenty of storage and an eclectic British feel. As self-confessed ‘culture vultures’, the couple’s art collection formed the basis of their home’s colour palette.
Hampstead Renovation
Hampstead Renovation
WEBB MIEHE ARCHITECTS
Inspiration for a traditional home office in London with white walls, medium hardwood flooring, a freestanding desk and brown floors.
Chelsea Townhouse
Chelsea Townhouse
Studioloop Ltd.
Medium sized classic study in London with white walls, dark hardwood flooring, a freestanding desk and brown floors.
Contemporary Home Office
Contemporary Home Office
Contemporary study in Surrey with beige walls, light hardwood flooring, a freestanding desk and brown floors.
Kensington, W8
Kensington, W8
Huntsmore
Large traditional study in London with white walls, light hardwood flooring, a freestanding desk and beige floors.
Mone
Mone
Olga Ashby Interiors
Photo of a contemporary home office in Other.
Rachel Winham Interiors / Telford Homes
Rachel Winham Interiors / Telford Homes
Lucy Ray
Medium sized contemporary study in London with beige walls, light hardwood flooring, a freestanding desk and beige floors.
Dedham Vale Cottage
Dedham Vale Cottage
Interior Photography by Boz
Design ideas for a bohemian home office in London with white walls and a freestanding desk.
MODERN BARN CONVERSION - PONTELAND
MODERN BARN CONVERSION - PONTELAND
Cathy Dean Interior Design
This home office is a sanctuary of calm, its dark and inviting, its eclectic but not over the top and its the perfect spot to create in! The views beyond are complemented by the dark walls drawing your eye to the delicious arched window and the countryside beyond.
Katie Alice Summerhouse
Katie Alice Summerhouse
Scotts of Thrapston Limited
Photo of a large shabby-chic style home office in Other.
Buckhurst Hill Family Home
Buckhurst Hill Family Home
Space Shack
Design ideas for a contemporary study in Essex with multi-coloured walls, carpet, a freestanding desk and white floors.
Wimbledon Townhouse
Wimbledon Townhouse
Kia Designs
Design ideas for a medium sized contemporary study in London with light hardwood flooring, a freestanding desk, white walls and beige floors.
Gillespie Park
Gillespie Park
Cairn
Peter Landers
Medium sized traditional home office in London with pink walls, medium hardwood flooring, a freestanding desk and brown floors.
Family Home Renovation
Family Home Renovation
Gayfield Design
Design ideas for a traditional study in Edinburgh with white walls, carpet, a built-in desk and white floors.
Little House on the Quarry
Little House on the Quarry
Norman-Prahm architects
Small scandi study in London with white walls, light hardwood flooring, no fireplace, a built-in desk, brown floors and exposed beams.
Whether you work from home or need a study space to get things done out of hours, finding room in the house for a home office makes for a valuable addition to many homes. Having a home office can seem like the best of both worlds, but it’s important to keep in mind that this should be a productive space that keeps out the many distractions of home. You may not have the luxury of a dedicated room to turn into your office room or home library, so choose your space wisely to ensure privacy and adequate storage. A carefully designed corner in your living room or an alcove can be made into a productive and stylish study space. Your home office furniture with the desk in the centre of your design, needs to include both work surface space and storage ideas – never underestimate how quickly a computer desk can become cluttered with stationery and box files.

How do I find home office ideas?


For any basic home office or study set up there are just two essential office furniture items: desks and seating. If you will be a frequent home worker then you will also want to invest in nice desk lighting, filing cabinets or bookcases. Desks need to be large enough to accommodate all the tools of your trade. The material your desk is made from will set the tone for your home office design, whether you opt for glass, traditional teak, luxurious mahogany or affordable pine. Investing in a good quality task chair is imperative for the office – there are some great ergonomic chairs at every price level that will help to compensate for our modern, computer-bound lifestyles. If you have room for an office chair other than your computer chair, choose something comfortable but still supportive for when you need a break from your desk. Ideas that include a nice bookcase design and wall shelves mean your study can double as a home library. For a truly luxurious home office you could consider fitted office furniture which will maximise the space you have and create a permanent space in your home dedicated to work.

How to find ideas for my home office decor?


The right ambience will make your home office a place you enjoy spending time without taking away your focus. Choose a colour scheme that encourages productivity for you – that may be a palette that is calming and restful, or you might feel more inspired by bright invigorating colours and graphic prints. When decorating the walls, look out for items that create the right studious vibe for the room. Wall maps, pinboards that can serve as mood or inspiration boards, and world clocks can all be great options when considering office design ideas. Practical necessities like desk lamps needn’t be unattractive – there a range of stunning designer lamps available. After all your hard work to make this a productive space, clutter can be very distracting so limit the items on your home office desk to a couple of your favourite photographs and perhaps a trinket or two to stimulate the mind. Papers and office supplies should be tucked away, so keep the space tidy and maintain your office as a calm work space that promotes focus – all the better to see your lovely decor with.

How do I setup a home office in a small room?


A home office doesn’t have to mean a separate room – the nature of working from home involves compartmentalisation, so apply this concept practically to your space. Even a small space, if sectioned off properly, can be transformed into a great workstation or study area. Unused nooks are the perfect places to fit your study in a small room – place a desk and chair under some floating shelves. Even under-utilised fitted wardrobes can make an innovative makeshift home office desk space with built-in storage. If the room you have can’t accommodate a full set of office furniture, opt for versatile options such as home office desks with built-in drawers or storage benches. If you use a laptop instead of a desktop PC, you may even consider a folding table that can be simply tidied away when you’re done working or studying. Alternatively, you may want to leave the house altogether – garden offices, either purpose-built or converted from sheds, are increasingly popular as a tranquil space away from the chaos of home life. If it was good enough for Roald Dahl, it’s certainly good enough for us.

How do I create a home library?


If the stuffiness of home office desks, swivel chairs and filing cabinets is too much for you, a library space may be more your thing when it comes to study, work or even relaxation. Libraries are peaceful and quiet places, and with careful consideration you can recreate this in an area of your home. Books are obviously going to feature heavily in your home library design, and you’ll need a place to store them. A bookcase or nice shelving can create room dividers if you don’t have a whole room to dedicate to a home library, and the benefit of bookcases is that they are movable – you don’t have to stick with one layout it it’s not working. If you don’t want to take up space, shelves hung on the walls will work just as well, and if you really want that authentic library feel then you’ll have to go with built in bookshelves that stretch from floor to ceiling. Next all you need is a comfy chair in amongst the books or a desk if you plan to do work or study from your library. Remember that library areas can be slotted in all around the home – under the stairs, in a corner of your living room or kitchen, as a mezzanine or in a small spare room.

Whether you want inspiration for planning a home office renovation or are building a designer home office from scratch, Houzz has 265,560 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Cathy Dean Interior Design and Cairn. Look through home office photos in different colours and styles and when you find a home office design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful home office ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.
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