Working from home has become more than a trend. Hard-working people the world over try to find the best way to accommodate a creative and inspiring working environment in their homes. We’ve gathered 30 creative home office ideas to help inspire yours.
Home offices with an elegant atmosphere are a sum of all their functional and decorative elements. Stylish solutions for a productive home working environment can be found in creative details such as custom-built shelves, a comfortable chair or potted plants.
Whether you will be working from a spacious home office or a desk nook, the essence of your work remains the same. So why not indulge in a sleek home office design that will not only tell your personal story, but help you add more to it?
Here are 30 creative home office ideas to inspire you.
When you live in a small apartment and need to use all the space you can, a niche can become the place that showcases both a loft bed and a compact office space underneath. Even when the room lacks storage space, a vintage wooden box or two can be used to store your magazines and paperwork.
Even without a large niche to fit all your home office stuff in, a few shelves and drawers could help you organize your paperwork. In a small niche office like the one shown above, organization is key to maintaining a good working environment.
A small home office does not require much space, but it does require a large amount of creativity. Showcasing books on a vertical shelf next to an elegant desk while magazines decoratively hang on a wooden ladder makes a fantastic home office.
A corner of the living room can become the place you use to get work done. Carefully chosen decor helps this space become part of the overall design. A comfortable office chair is of utmost importance for those spending a lot of time at a desk, so make sure you choose one that is both supporting and aesthetically pleasing.
Transforming a nook in your home into a home office is both challenging and rewarding. Custom-built furniture helps define a space where everything is in its place.
A home office can showcase not only necessary things like the computer, good lighting and an outlet to plug in your gadgets, but also colors that keep you balanced, textures that make you comfortable and furniture items that support your workload and decorate the overused space. Found on and photographed by , the home office (above) of Liz Bachman of is exemplary in its attractive simplicity.
If space is not an issue and your home office occupies an entire room, the possibilities are practically endless. Flooded by natural light bouncing off cream-colored furniture, the home office above was decorated with gray walls balancing the overflowing lightness, resulting in a calming environment.
Choosing a lighter gray tone and adding feminine elements like the sparkling pillow on the chair hints at the attention to detail that creates a cozy working environment. A touch of glamour was thrown into this mix with the help of a faceted mirror side table, while the orchid and leaf-patterned rug grounds the design.
Another way to add a feminine touch to your working space is to combine soothing nuances with natural light. This long, narrow office accommodating two working spaces was large enough for two more armchairs — a nice way to add comfort and style to a space you use so often.
Corner home offices display customized ways to organize and store your office necessities. Good lighting keeps everything in sight while maintaining a cheery atmosphere even in the darkest corners.
Casual elegance is what makes a home office cozy. It’s not about pretending you’re in an office, but rather creating a pleasant and inspiring working environment. Personalize your home office space to your liking, but don’t forget to keep a laid-back atmosphere.
Organization is key to starting every work day fresh and also helps you manage your time. Using baskets, boxes and colorful organizers for files and documents could not only save you valuable time, but create the order you need (and tempt you to maintain it).
Bold colors within a simple space add character and define a playful atmosphere. Creative people work well in spaces that are not crowded with unnecessary details. The example above shows just how pretty an office can be if color replaces clutter.
Books, family photos and storage space can be combined to shape a home office that creates a balance between homey and professional.
Spaces filled with light help reduce stress by reminding us of the world outside. An office flooded by natural light and constructed from carefully chosen details and natural colors will reset your minds every time you look up from the computer screen.
Pristine spaces decorated with bright colors make for intriguing home work spaces. Above, the white desk next to a window seat would be a great place for creative writers and thinkers, for those who find inspiration in books and nature.
When simplicity and productivity collide in interior design, inspiring home offices are born. In a modern residence, the office space has become more and more important as technology has evolved. We have learned to see our homes as living and working spaces; the two worlds are delineated only in our minds.
Art is a major influence in our daily lives. Showcasing a colorful painting in an otherwise plain home office can completely change the aesthetic appeal. Set between a bookshelf and a window, this space guides your concentration toward work yet leaves room for inspiration.
Moving on to a more robust home office design, the space pictured above has the power of transposing us into a world of details. Bold colors contrast with a brick wall and soothing wooden floors. Natural light bounces off the metal desk, adding an extra dimension to this eclectic work space.
Decorating your home office with personal items, cheery colors and flowers brings a feeling of comfort that you rarely get outside the home. Natural light bouncing off white walls was softened by using color, and multiple storage spaces create the organization that every office needs.
If your home isn’t big enough to use an entire room for a home office, try to find a space you don’t use and create a working environment. Above, a simple desk was matched with a chest of drawers in a part of the mezzanine. Now that’s creative home office design within a given space.
A room dedicated to a home office can easily become a polished, sophisticated space for work and meetings. One of the walls in this office space is used to store books, decor and personal items, leaving the modern glass-topped desk clutter-free. A colorful geometric rug breaks the monotony of white and gray, adding an extra dimension to this inspiring work space.
Attics are a great home office idea. Naturally lit attics usually offer the best views; privacy is rarely an issue, since your family is less likely to bother you while you’re working; and there is usually enough space for storage. In this attic office, Scandinavian simplicity was combined with carefully chosen furniture that conveys modernity and functionality.
Home offices that boast access to the outdoors tend to break the monotony by offering you an easily accessible moment of pause during your busy working schedule. And since color and light go successfully hand in hand, an office space that has a playful color palette holds the key to an inspiring home office design.
Bright and tall, the home office seen above was designed to be used by two people working side by side. The rest of this office, imagined by , offers plenty of storage and work space customized to the needs of its owners.
Inspiration comes in all shapes, sizes and colors, as in this pristine home office. Inspired by Scandinavian freshness, the long desk flaunts a Jacobsen chair dressed in a fluffy cover, and the space offers plenty of storage space.
This home office showcasing decorative greenery exudes a sense of pure joy, surrounding you with a stylish and practical environment in which work seems easier. It’s so liberating to know that you make your own work schedule from the comfort of your own home.
Feminine and playful, the home office pictured above showcases a small office desk matched with an Eames molded plastic armchair and decorated with a (an African symbol of prosperity displaying the elegance, beauty and fragility of birds). Simple, small and inspiring, this beautifully decorated work space is feminine to the core through the use of joyful colors alongside floral and geometric patterns.
Who wouldn’t love an animal print accent? Combining an elegant white desk with flower-patterned wallpaper supporting transparent shelves and adding exotic details could be your answer for the ideal home office space.
The bright, cheery office above was designed by creative director and graphic designer for herself. It’s an intimate space where she can work on her creative designs from the comfort of her home in San Francisco.
Whatever type of work you do, it’s easy to combine professionalism and stylish details in your home office design. We hope these home office ideas have given you some inspiration to get you started!