5 Home Office Design Ideas to Suit Your Personality

Posted on: April 23, 2015

Kids going away to college? Looking for a new use for a spare bedroom? Time to revamp your study? Remodeling your home office is a small investment in your house with great returns for both your lifestyle and property value.

Use our design ideas whether remodeling your home or just looking to give a spare bedroom new life. Upgrade your workspace with these 5 home office design ideas meant to inspire your inner work personality.

Based on your work-style we have shown custom built-in desks, unique artwork, funky chairs, and a farm-inspired lantern light fixture!

The Achiever: Neutral and Light Filled

This home office design features a classic,, calming, and neutral palate.

The bright white of the walls and bookshelf reflect the ample natural light pouring in through large picture windows, bringing the outside in and energizing the room.

A custom built-in desk and bookshelf unit maximize usable space by creating a multi-use area with plenty of room for both storage and getting work done. Sectioned shelving units give family photos and other knick knacks a place while adding a personal touch to the room.

A large, dark wooden desk becomes the focal point of the room, adding contrast with it’s size and color. The style of the desk compliments the rest of the space, fitting seamlessly within the room while contributing an expansive work surface.

The Creative: Fresh and Colorful

Fun patterns and bright colors collide in this playful home office design.

Drapery in a bright blue chevron pattern balance out the otherwise white walls and cabinetry, and a lime green patterned ceiling adds a unique punch.

Funky blue plastic chairs in place of traditional office chairs make for a lively addition to the space. In the corner, the same curtain pattern is repeated in the comfy chair upholstery, inviting one to sit down with a good book.

This design is a perfect usable room for the entire family. With a built in double desk, parents have room to work alongside the kids while they finish their homework.

The Intellectual: Industrial and Eclectic

Contrasting materials of exposed brick, wood, and metal work together to bring a sense of eclectic professionalism to an industrial-style design.

Metal shelving units dotted with baskets keeps everything in its place. Art pieces such as a graphic print, large clock, and simple sculptural pieces add spunk and personality.

You can’t go wrong with a large wooden desk. Wood compliments pretty much every style of home office, regardless of the other materials used.

The Entrepreneur: Modern and Airy

Multiple work surfaces and an inspiring view of the California coastline make this the ultimate entrepreneur home office design.

Built as an extension of the master bedroom, this custom home office remodel was carefully crafted to improve workflow and productivity while maximizing space.

As part of a whole home remodeling in San Diego this office features a custom built, marble-topped wooden desk to encourage a smooth and productive workflow. Multiple work surfaces mean you can bring in your entire business team for brainstorming sessions. Stretch out your legs while you work at a standing counter desk, or collaborate during meetings around the table.

Cabinets galore give everything a place for pristine organization and section off each of the workspaces from one another. A patterned rug and geometric light fixture add an element of creativity.

The Dreamer: Rustic and Nostalgic

Reclaimed wood gets a new life in this rustic home office design. Built in shelving and cabinets become art by showing off your collection of photographs, best sellers, and antiques.

A desk of reclaimed wood and metal give you a comfortable place to work while a farm-inspired lantern light fixture dangles overhead for light. A neutral rug underfoot ties the space together while softening the look.

Reupholster chairs in a Native American-style print, or toss Navajo wool blankets over an old, cracked leather armchair for a reading corner to compliment the nostalgic look of the office.

Home Office Design Ideas to Inspire

If you work from home or just need a space to slip away from the noise, handle some business, read and relax, a well-designed home office should not be overlooked as an essential part of your residence.

Pro tip: A home office design should be both inspiring and conducive to a productive work flow, while reflecting your personality and style in the space to make you feel comfortable.

Natural light, space for organization, a good work surface, and comfortable seating for reading and relaxing are other home office necessities to bring in to your design.

Instead of leaving a spare bedroom untouched or leaving the door closed on an uninspired home office, let’s transform it into something beautiful.

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