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85 Home Office Ideas to Create Your Dream Workspace


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Are you searching for ways to liven up your home office? Look no further!

When working from home, creating your ideal workspace is essential for boosting your productivity. Not only can a great home office design keep you focused, but it can also provide you with daily inspiration.

We have curated this catalog of 85 home office ideas to help you craft the perfect space for enhancing your work ethic and crushing your to-do list.

From minimalism to bold colors and accents, we cover a variety of aesthetics for all tastes!

1. Raised Platforms on a Simple White Desk

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The simplicity of this white desk is beautifully paired with walnut-style wooden platforms. When used to raise the laptop and desktop computers, these platforms make the most of the desk’s wide surface. This design style is topped off with color-matched wooden accessories – even the succulent pots in the background!

2. Metallic and Bright Color Scheme

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Give your office a modern makeover with bright metallic silvers and grays. The dark gray rolling chair is complemented by the satin finish of the desk’s tabletop. For a touch of contrast, this home office utilizes bright white desk legs against the shiny silver base of the chair.

3. Naturally Carved Wooden Desk

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Looking for a more nature-themed aesthetic? Consider investing in an organically shaped desk carved from natural wood. This slab desk features intricate and stunning grain patterns, with the contemporary flair of an industrial-style lamp. With this hand-crafted beauty, you can transform your workspace into a woodland wonderland.

4. Sleek Minimalism

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Minimalism is always a favorite for home offices, as it is thought to promote happiness and internal peace. In this example, we can see how the clean white design of the desk is paired with a beige chair for a small bit of contrast. The simple bar legs of both the desk and chair jut outwards at similar angles, creating a sense of unity. For added visual appeal, add bronze-colored accessories with small plants!

5. A Pop of Yellow

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The desk chair you choose for your home office can be a real statement piece. In this workstation, the vibrant yellow fabric pops out against the gray carpet and beige walls. Yellow is a fantastic color for office spaces, as it symbolizes positivity, energy, and creativity. This chair also features wooden legs, which tie into the wooden style of the desk nicely.

6. Kvlatresna Themed Workstation

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This brilliant and airy space is inspired by Indonesia’s Kvlatresna villas. Crafted from matching white oak, the chair and desk share the same connected leg design. With long legs and a low back, this seat is designed in the style of a high chair. The simple black knobs on the drawers of the desk offer just a slight touch of contrast and guide the visual flow of this office set-up.  

7. Leather Accented Photographer’s Nook

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Picture this: a nook with design elements chosen specifically to match the aesthetic of photography gear. This wonderfully crafted leather rolling chair offers exactly that, mimicking the style of a traditional camera case. The rounded edges of the chair and deep chestnut color look idealistic against the softer yellow wood of the desk.

8. A-Frame Desk and Chair Legs

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In this stunning home office, colors and furniture designs are used to create unity and visual flow – despite each detail being fairly different from the next! The white surface of the desk draws the eye to the curved seat of the same color. From here, the eye is guided downwards by the matching A-frame legs of the desk and chair. The chair’s simple wooden legs tie it all together by connecting down to the beautiful wooden floor of the same color.

9. Vintage Aesthetic

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Travel back to the decades of the past with this awesome vintage aesthetic. Featuring two matching rolling chairs made from soft brown leather, this office has a unique retro flair. The desk is made from a lovely medium-dark wood with a pop of brightness thanks to the white-colored drawers. Plus, the color of the desk matches that of the shelving units on the opposite and adjacent walls – a great detail that guides the eye around the entire room!

10. Industrial-Styled Desk and Chair

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Industrial furniture is designed with open space and functionality in mind. Combining glossy wood with sturdy metal, this desk offers a unique appearance that is sure to inspire awe. The chair in this home office shares the same industrial metal framing, with its light gray seat complementing the darker grays of the legs. Choosing an industrial aesthetic is not only visually stunning, but also provides long-lasting durability.

11. Tucked Away Mini-Desk

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When you’re working with limited space, creating a tucked-away mini-office is a great way to utilize every square inch of your home. This compact desk and simple chair fit neatly beneath the stairway, resulting in a cozy office cove designed with space-saving in mind. The light-colored wood of the desk contrasts nicely with the charcoal gray of the chair, contributing to the overall modern minimalism of the room.

12. Terrace Picnic Table

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If you have a small porch or patio, creating an outdoor home office is a fantastic way to get some Vitamin D while you work. The outside setting is a fantastic opportunity to utilize distinctive furniture, such as the picnic-table-turned-desk pictured here. Combining this table with a unique overhead light fixture makes this space useable at any time of the day!

13. Modern Simplicity

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Modern office spaces emphasize simple shapes and neutral colors, such as the matte black desk surface and lampshade. In this home office, thin surfaces with sharp edges are combined with the rounded curves of the chair to create a subtle contrast. Low and orange-tinted lighting complements the hue of the wooden floor to tie in the visual story of this space.

14. Cozy Patterns

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How do you dress up a plain white desk? With patterns of course! The use of repetition and bold black and white patterns give this office nook a cozy ambiance perfect for chipping away at a daily to-do list. A clear desk chair is accented with a patterned blanket, providing a unique and sleek twist to this lovely workspace.

15. Lounge Chairs with Portable Desk

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The beauty of working from home is that your office is wherever you want it to be! With this innovative and collapsible desk, you can migrate around your home to your heart’s content. This portable desk is paired with chairs that combine the styles of a classic rolling chair with lounge seats for maximum comfort.

16. Neon Under-Lights

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Do you love to work at night? With the help of a desk equipped with neon under-lights, you can achieve the ideal low-lit vibe perfect for a late-night work session. The wide design of the desk allows for multiple computer monitors and equipment to be placed atop its surface. Combine this with a high-back classic rolling chair for maximum mobility around your nighttime-themed space.

17. Botanical Hideaway

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Minimalism mixed with botanicals – what could be better?! The desk in this home office serves as a visual focal point. It establishes a sense of symmetry, with matching shelving units on either side. The accessories and plants on either side of the desk are thoughtfully placed to create visual balance. Comparatively, the chair is crafted with a bold pattern and paired with fuzzy pillows, gifting this serene space with a touch of comfort.

18. Large Communal Table

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For many of us, working in an environment around other people helps us to feel motivated and inspired. If you live with a partner or roommate who also works from home, creating a communal home office is a great way to feel connected while you work. In this example, a large and wide tabletop is used to create a shared desk perfect for getting through the workday together.

19. White-Framed Desk Chair

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An interesting chair design can add a lot of detail and elegance to a home office. This armless office chair takes the classic rolling chair style to the next level by adding a white frame around the outer perimeter. The frame offers both a minimalist and retro aesthetic that compliments the plain wooden slab desk.

20. The Filmmaker’s Study

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Here we have another great example of a naturally carved wooden slab desk. This desk features curved legs that are reminiscent of more traditional and lavish Victorian furniture, while contrasting the modern curved monitor setup. The classic style rolling chair is embellished with dark leather that complements the deeper tones of the wood.

21. Antique Desk with Modern Legs

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For a more rustic feel, antique wooden desks are a wonderful choice for quaint home offices. The old-timey aesthetic of the desk paired with the modern Apple computer monitor is offset by the blue-green accent wall. The carved and inlaid details of the desk offer a lot of visual interest, while also offering functionality thanks to the built-in drawers.

22. Bar-Style Desk Overlooking Cityscape

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If you live in a penthouse or other high-up apartment, taking advantage of your view of the city is the way to go. The long and narrow bar pictured here is glossy and smooth, offering tons of space to spread out and relax while you work. The scooped seats of the stools provide curves that contrast against the straight edges of the bar, while also creating unity with their eggshell white color.

23. Woodland Delight

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The comfort and beauty of deep earth tones stand out in this home office. Shaped into a rectangle with smooth and rounded edges, this dark walnut desk maintains its natural grains with a subtle satin finish. It is balanced with a stool topped with similarly smooth and rounded wood, though the coloring is brighter with more gold and red undertones.  

24. Contrasting Chairs

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How do you mix things up in a predominantly white and plain space? With contrasting chairs, of course! In this home office, the chairs are focal points against minimalist white desks and tables. The chair to the right has an industrial aesthetic, while the chair to the left offers a more stable design with compelling lines and curves to draw in the eye.

25. Gray L-Shaped Desk

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There are many advantages to utilizing an L-shaped desk in a home office. This ashen gray desk provides ample space while maintaining a simple design that does not appear visually cluttered or cramped. The armchair-style seat is upholstered with a lovely light gray fabric that matches well with the color of the desk.

26. Rolling Inspiration Station

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This awesome yet simple white desk comes with one key advantage – wheels! With this lightweight desk, you can easily rearrange your home office and set up your inspiration station wherever you please. The simple white chair is equally transportable, with thin wooden legs that visually connect the chair to the wooden planked floor.  

27. Modern Ergonomic Vibe

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Achieve maximum comfort in your home office with this elegant L-shaped desk and a big and tall office chair. The chair features matte black and grays that contrast well with the light wood and white legs of the desk. This combination is enhanced by a unique shelving unit that attaches directly to the wall.

28. Editorial Sleekness

Office, Home, House, Desk, Chair, Lamp, Contemporary

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With this reflective and dark desk, your home office is fit for a magazine. The sleek black tabletop combined with the cream-colored chair with a silver base gives off editorial professionalism at its finest. The corner of the room features a bold and nature-inspired statement piece that gives this workspace the perfect finishing touch.

29. Dark Academia

Antique, Dark, Desk, Floral, Globe, Historic Center

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Simplicity, who? Transport yourself back in time to the age of intricate medieval designs and Renaissance-themed décor with this dark academia inspired home office. The desk featured in the office is crafted from a deep brown wood with red undertones. Its thick and blocky shape gives it a sense of visual sturdiness and authority.

30. Simple Shared Workspace

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The communal home office comes in many forms. In this example, industrial-style furniture is used to create a simple and straightforward shared workspace. Thanks to the matching chairs and computers, this set-up easily achieves symmetry against the backdrop of a dark cement wall. Pair this with bright lighting to show off the yellow and gold undertones of the wood.

31. Light Colors with a Teal Accent wall

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In small office spaces, an accent wall can make all the difference when trying to liven up the room. The desk chair combines elements of both industrial and Bauhaus styles, complemented perfectly by the deep teal of the background wall.

32. Bold Wooden Bookshelves

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Did someone say storage space? These beautifully and symmetrically designed wooden bookshelves provide all the shelf space you could ever need in a home office. With the same wood color and finishing of the desk, these bookshelves frame the edges of the room while simultaneously guiding the eye back to the desk in the center.

33. All-in-One Corner Alcove

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Who needs tons of furniture when you can have everything you need all in one desk? This hutch style L-shaped desk offers you tons of surface area, storage, and shelving to optimize your home office. Combined with the classic high-back rolling chair, this home office design is timeless and highly functional.

34. Traditional Handmade Furniture

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For a craftier aesthetic, opt for traditional handmade furniture in your home office. Whether purchased from a custom woodworker or built by your own two hands, this style of furniture gives your workstation a refreshing and clean appearance. The light-colored wood helps to open up and brighten the space, leaving you with the ideal airy office.

35. Broad Table Space

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Create a home office fit for a start-up with this classic broad desk. With both width and length, this desk is perfect for spreading out schedules, laptops, and anything else you need to achieve a productive workday. Add miniature country flags as décor for some international inspiration!

36. Spanish Vista

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Help your home office stand out by creating a Spanish vista-inspired wall and space. The antique wooden desk has a stunning red oak finish and is complemented by traditional chairs with intricately carved backs. Adding stained glass windows or art pieces is a great way to really round out the style and aesthetic in this home office.

37. Soft Color Palette

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Laminated desks, such as the one pictured here, make fantastic bases for soft color palettes. The sturdy structure of the desk offers optimal space for both work equipment and décor. Choose simple decorations, such as the jar with roses that feature soft pinks and translucent materials.

38. Rustic Explorer

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Live your best mapmaking explorer fantasy with this antique desk and rural vibe. The surface of the desk is intentionally worn to give the piece a rustic appearance, while still being smooth enough to be a functional work surface. To top off the antique style, grab a traditional inkpot and quill to practice your penmanship!

39. Clean Symmetry

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Who doesn’t love perfect symmetry? For home office spaces that are square or rounded, this symmetrical white desk creates clean visual lines. The chair included with this desk is organic in shape, with the lines of the arms falling parallel directly beneath the bottom of the tabletop.

40. Glossy and Reflective Whites

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This glossy white desk provides a reflective surface that mimics more expensive materials, such as glass or marble. The desk has an asymmetric design, featuring black drawers on one side and curved, twisting legs on the other. For décor, organic items such as flowers will reflect beautifully against the desk, sending shards of color across your workspace.

41. Fresh and Rounded Designs

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Curved furniture gives your home office the visual effect of movement and continuity. When these curves are crafted from white materials, it furthers this effect by providing a fresh and clean aesthetic. This style can help you to feel more clear-minded and motivated! To add a bit of pizazz, choose a brightly colored lamp such as the blue table light pictured here.

42. Dual Lounge and Office Space

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When you work from home, sometimes you need space for clients and colleagues to join you. With this large L-shaped desk and cabinet combo, you can create a dual office and lounge that is welcoming to any company you may have. The elegant cream-colored seats all tie in nicely to the larger desk chair, giving it a greater sense of authority within the room.

43. Centered Focal Points

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When working on a large desk surface, such as the one pictured here, you have a great opportunity to create interesting centered focal points. This desk features a raised central platform where a computer monitor and speakers can be placed, leaving extra storage room beneath the platform.

44. Hybrid Minimalism

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Who said you have to stick to one aesthetic or furniture style? When you match colors, such as the cream-colored desks in this home office, you can mix and match styles according to your tastes. In this example, the main desk on the right is modern and minimalist, while the desk to the left is smaller and antique.

45. Vintage Desk and Decor

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Nothing makes a better statement piece in a home office than a vintage desk crafted from lustrous redwood. To help the desk stand out even more, pair it with antique décor such as a traditional typewriter, or perhaps a typewriter keyboard, and brass piano desk lamp as pictured here.

46. Contrasting and Organized Colors

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Visual organization can be easily achieved in a home office by properly utilizing contrasting colors. In this space, we see a glossy wooden desk with bronze undertones. This is paired with the complementary blues and greens of the books in the background. The chair is simple and traditional, with ample cushioning for a comfortable work seat.

47. Shades of Onyx

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For lovers of the color black and mystery, a monochromatic onyx color palette can enhance the dark ambiance of a home office. The matte black desk is coupled with a rounded chair and lamp, creating soft edges in this shadowy space. If you want to add a pop of color, red and white both go well with these shades of black.

48. Bedside Work Station

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If you live in a studio or lack extra rooms to transform into an office, a bedside workstation may be the way to go. In this example, the softwood desk is placed against a strip of brick, helping the entire set-up to stand out from the rest of the room. The desk chair offers clean white angles and lines that go well with the other white details within the room.

49. Fantasy Lover’s Haven

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Have you ever dreamed of having a home office that is equivalent to the magical studies featured in fantasy stories? With intricately carved and structured furniture, you can achieve a workspace that is straight out of a fantasy novel! From the desk and stool to the 18th century-style escritoire in the background, each of these antique pieces provides novelty and uniqueness to your home office.

50. Curved Desk Enclosure

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Surround yourself with your work with this enclosed desk. The curvature of this piece is complemented by the deep brown lines that mimic natural grains of wood. This style of desk is one of your best options for tighter rooms where you need to make the most of the space you have.

51. Galactic Lighting

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The perfect way to dress up a common slab desk is with awesome galactic lighting. These bright lights can be bought in strips and attached to the edges of your desk, bouncing their colorful light off the wall and back onto the desk’s surface. This style of home office is ideal for creative studios and streaming set-ups!

52. Contrasting Colors in a French Style

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Bonjour! Welcome to this French-inspired workspace. This antique chair is upholstered with a deep red fabric that is classic to the French country style. It is paired with a beautiful vintage desk and complemented by flowy white curtains that match the colors of the small details in the fabric of the chair. Bonus points if you have a French-style window to pair with this design!

53. Window Seats with Bookshelves

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If your home has window seats, these built-in features can double as excellent spots for working from home. Add a small desk or side table, such as the cube pictured here, for holding books and schedules you need during your workday. With the addition of bookshelves on the adjacent wall, this space can easily be transformed into a unique home office.

54. Parallel and Perpendicular Lines

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The furniture you choose to place in your home office can work a lot of magic when it comes to visual direction and appeal. In this example, we see a simple antique desk paired with a modern ergonomic chair. The lines of this desk are emphasized by the wall décor and furniture on the opposite side that feature parallel and perpendicular lines, creating many implied points of intersection around the room.

55. Nights at the Round Table

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Here we have another example of bedside workspace. The round wooden table is transformed into a functional desk, with its color and finish matching the woodwork along the walls. With this style and placement of the desk and chair, you can easily slide out of bed and into your office – work attire not required!

56. Kitchen Island Workspace

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If you have ever wanted a reason to invest in a kitchen island, a home office might actually be the perfect excuse! The kitchen island seen here provides ample space for working during the day and preparing meals during the night. Plus, you won’t have to go far for a midday snack!

57. Old Chicago

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Take the industrial style to the max by crafting an awesome Old Chicago-inspired workspace. This floating desk is built-in to the surrounding elements, using the black support beams as a point of attachment. The highlights and shadows of the glossy wood are complemented by the similar colors of the brick in the background.

58. Thin and Wide Desk Surface

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When working with lots of tools and resources, having a wide desk surface is key. This desk offers a smooth laminated tabletop with ample legroom beneath. It is placed next to a large window, providing the space with natural light that reflects brilliantly off the satin surface of the desk.

59. Soft Wood with Heavenly Drape Accents

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The desk pictured here is made from softwood with a light color – likely cherry or pine. It has a good amount of depth, allowing for a computer monitor to be placed behind a laptop. The light colors of the wood are emphasized using heavenly drapery with pure white details.

60. Square Desk with A-Frame Shelving

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The best desks are the ones that come with built-in shelves. In this home office, we see a perfectly square desk surface attached to the bottom of an A-frame shelving unit. The structure of the piece is similar to a ladder, with the lower parts guiding the eye upwards. Additionally, this desk-shelf combo is relatively compact, making it easy to fit in even the tightest of spaces.

61. Complementary Color Scheme

Brown Wooden Desk With Rolling Chair and Shelves Near Window

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It’s hard to beat a strong orange-blue contrast. In this home office, the wood of the desk is a vibrant orange hue, perfectly matched with the legs of the chair and shelving unit in the background. The bright blue of the wall helps the furniture to pop in the natural light of the large adjacent window. Each chair pictured is a different color and design, giving the room some added variance.

62. Retro Farmhouse

Beige Table Lamp on Table With Chair in Room

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Rural meets retro in this farmhouse-style workspace. The beautiful wood top of the desk is complemented by light teal-painted legs. This teal color is mirrored in many other elements in the room, including within the stripes of the cushioned traditional chair. Warm yellows are another prominent color in this office, bringing out the warm undertones of the desk’s surface as well.

63. Industrial Wooden Aesthetic

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Wooden features are an inherent element within the industrial style of furniture. In this home office, the emphasis is greatly placed on the wood rather than the metal. The desk is a simple, one-tone wood that looks fantastic against the more colorful flooring and bookshelves. For the chairs, the main desk chair is crafted with a shiny metal frame and dark leather fabric. Comparatively, those in the back are reclining office chairs intended for more relaxed lounging and feature subtle timber tones.

64. High-Back Rolling Chair

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Ergonomics is the name of the game in this home office. This ergonomic office chair is designed with both posture and comfort in mind, with a plain white desk that fits over the top of the chair’s arms. While sitting in this chair, the owner of this terrific office space can easily swivel back and forth between monitors without fear of discomfort.

65. Modern Black and White

White Floor Rug

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Black and white décor is a staple for any truly modern space. In this example, the desk and leather office chair contrast with one another. The desk features a pure white top with natural wooden legs, while the chair’s elements include a striking black leather seat framed by a metallic base. The other furniture in the room embraces the darkness of the chair, while the centerpiece is a bright white rug that reflects the lightness of the desk.

66. Salt Lamp Sanctuary

Himalayan Salt Lamp Near Laptop On Wooden Table

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Salt lamps and wooden desks practically go hand-in-hand. The warm light of the salt lamp reflects off the wall and onto the desk’s surface, bringing out the reds, yellows, and oranges hiding within the grains. This desk’s simplicity is paired with a traditional chair with a light-colored fabric seat and dark wood legs.  

67. Cream Desk Against Jade Feature Wall

Assorted Wall Decor

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The color jade is thought to symbolize good luck, prosperity, and success – all of which are key to emphasize within a home office. Jade pairs well with white and cream colors, as seen here with the boxy and rectangular desk. The sharp and light edges of the desk contrast with the dark and rounded frame of the chair. This contrast is only further emphasized by the striking jade green of the wall.

68. Ballroom Business Center

Photo Of Woman Sitting Near Wooden Doors

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In this home office, we see that a large ballroom space has been transformed into a workspace. The elegance of the chandelier is emphasized through the simplicity of the large white desk. This wide and open room provides tons of space for creating a sizeable home office.

69. Wooden Block Desk

Brown Wooden Table

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Make a statement with a thick wooden block desk. This desk is wonderfully designed, featuring many different shades of timber and supported by connected black beam legs. The chair paired with this desk is made from matching black leather, allowing the desk to remain the focal point and statement piece within the room.

70. Traditional Skylight Observatory

Silver Laptop Computer on Brown Wooden Desk

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Observe the sky while you work in this skylight home office. The antique desk selected mirrors the beautiful wood on the ceiling, while the more modern metal chair matches the color of the adjacent shelving units. Pair this design with an intricate rug with complementary colors to pull the whole space together.

71. Boxy Asymmetry

White and Black Desk Beside Bed and Window

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Asymmetry works wonders when creating modern bedside workspaces. Utilizing a black and cream color palette, this home office has tons of visual interest and individuality. The desk chair is no exception either – its insanely unique design is simultaneously minimalist and innovative, maintaining the same black and white contrast as the rest of the room.

72. Mirrored Space

Photo of Woman Sitting on Chair While Using Laptop

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When working in a modest space with a large white desk, a mirror can work some serious magic. By strategically placing a large mirror in your home office, you can reflect the interior space and make the room appear larger than it is. In this example, the frame of the mirror shares the same black color as the desk chairs, creating a strong sense of continuity and visual flow.

73. Orange You Glad to Work from Home?

Woman Having a Video Call with a Man

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Orange is one of the most vibrant colors in the rainbow. It represents joy and enthusiasm, two sentiments that make it easier to enjoy your work and stay motivated. In this home office, orange is the primary color and focal point of the room. The desk surface is entirely orange, supported by additional details of the same color such as the computer monitor background and book covers.

74. White Marbled Elegance

Woman in White Shirt Sitting on Chair

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White can be a simple color, but it can also display a high level of elegance and sophistication. In this home office, a white desk with pale a-frame legs serves as the main focal point of the room. However, the actual statement piece is the large slab of white marble in the background, with a black-legged lamp offset against it. This room’s light and breezy aesthetic is perfect for any young professional.  

75. Traveler’s Corner

Laptop Computer on Desk

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Tucked into a corner, this home workspace has an emphasis on travel and organization. The glossy desk surface features a black rectangular mat for a no-slip grip under the mouse and keyboard. It also provides a raised platform for a computer monitor and laptop. On the adjacent wall, this home office has convenient hooks for storing travel bags and backpacks – this makes it easy to grab what you need on a moment’s notice!

76. Breakfast Bar Deluxe

Woman in White Long Sleeve Shirt Sitting on Chair

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Breakfast bars make for great morning workstations. This expertly crafted wooden bar provides enormous amounts of space, with room for your laptop and coffee! When you work from a breakfast bar, you save space by combining your home office into your kitchen. Plus, your coffee maker is there whenever you need it.

77. Pretty in Pink

turned-on laptop on desk near open door

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Give your home office a soft feminine touch with a pink desk chair and décor. This workspace features several different shades of pink, all of which help to emphasize the pure whiteness of the desk. Pink is an uplifting and joyous color, making it ideal for the optimistic home worker.

78. Lowlit Techno

macbook pro on brown wooden desk

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For the tech-savvy, creating a space that emphasizes your love for and interest in all things digital is essential. Although the desk is not quite clear enough for a traditional multi-monitor setup, a vertical monitor could fit perfectly into this aesthetic. In this example, the semi-glossy finish of the desk surface serves as the motherboard for detailed and fancy electronics. The desk is lined with orange lights, giving the entire station a low-lit warm glow.

79. Wide and Bright

black flat screen computer monitor on brown wooden desk

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Here we see the placement of a broad mixed-wood slab desk between a wall and a matching shelving unit. The dark-colored electronics and desk legs contrast nicely against these lighter colors, while the pictures above the computer monitor provide a source of inspiration and interest.

80. Architect’s Emphasis

MacBook Pro on brown wooden table beside white mug

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In this home office example, the simple desk is used to help emphasize the décor and background. The background is not just a plain white wall – it is, in fact, a whiteboard perfect for drawing architectural sketches, solving mathematical problems, and taking notes. With the help of the large surface area provided by the desk, this office space has plenty of visually interesting details that tie into a central theme – in this case, architecture and inventions.

81. NYC Creative Studio

black rolling chair near white wooden desk

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NYC is home to all sorts of interesting home office spaces, but especially creative studios. The style of this workspace rests somewhere between techno modernity and retro remembrance. Bright colors are offset against a white frame with the desk, and the chair features a highly supportive and ergonomic design framed by a black base.

82. Modern Red Retro

red and black office rolling chair

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In this retro-style office space, red is used as an accent color to complement a white and gray color scheme. This office does not rely on any insanely intricate or large pieces to create visual appeal. Instead, it uses the color of its accessories to move your eye around the room.

83. Silver Retro Diner

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Using a tall table and retro diner stools, this small workspace makes the most of its tight quarters. The stools are reflective, bringing plenty of brightness and a metallic look into the space, while the tall table serves as a pseudo-desk fit for small laptops or tablets.

84. Quaint Antiquity

silver iMac on wooden desk

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Small antique desks are wonderful options when you have limited space but still want to achieve a quaint and visually appealing home office. The desk pictured here is just wide enough to hold a computer monitor, mouse, and small storage box. However, the desk also offers more storage, with a built-in drawer for safe-keeping work supplies and tools.

85. Stylized Monochromatics

table lamp on desk inside room

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Who said black walls couldn’t be open and airy? This home office proves that dark colors aren’t always used for creating a sense of compactness. Utilizing natural light and white statement pieces, this workspace has an open feel and monochromatic color scheme. The broad rectangular desk works a lot of magic for bringing more light into this space with its very light-colored wood.

Final Thoughts

There you have it – 85 awesome ideas to help you create your ideal home office.

Try one, try several – try them all! The great thing about designing your own workspace is that you can mix and match ideas to your heart’s content.

When creating your office, keep in mind how different colors and styles affect your mood and outlook on work. The right color combination and design can make a huge difference when it comes to your productivity and success.

Now it’s your turn – with all these new ideas in your toolbelt, there’s no stopping you from achieving the home office of your dreams!

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