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New Consturction | Summit, NJ
New Consturction | Summit, NJ
Rosen Kelly Conway Architecture & Design
Home office - traditional built-in desk dark wood floor and brown floor home office idea in New York with gray walls
Custom Storage Solutions
Custom Storage Solutions
California Closets Studio City, California
Example of a mid-sized classic built-in desk medium tone wood floor study room design in Los Angeles with gray walls and no fireplace
2019 Parade Home
2019 Parade Home
Green Tech Construction
Example of a mid-sized arts and crafts freestanding desk medium tone wood floor and brown floor home office design in Salt Lake City with beige walls and no fireplace
CONCH REDEFINED
CONCH REDEFINED
Harrell & Co Architects
PHOTOS BY CJ WALKER PHOTOGRAPHY
Study room - coastal freestanding desk medium tone wood floor, brown floor, coffered ceiling, exposed beam, wall paneling and wood wall study room idea in Miami with brown walls and no fireplace
The Travers at McIntosh
The Travers at McIntosh
Stanley Martin Homes
Transitional freestanding desk medium tone wood floor and brown floor study room photo in DC Metro with black walls
Offices
Offices
Michael Alan Kaskel
Home office - transitional built-in desk carpeted and blue floor home office idea in Chicago with white walls
Upper West Side Duplex Combination - home office
Upper West Side Duplex Combination - home office
Ben Herzog
Inspiration for a small transitional built-in desk light wood floor, brown floor and shiplap wall study room remodel in New York with blue walls
Home Offices & Libraries
Home Offices & Libraries
Gabellini Sheppard Associates
Paul Warchol
Inspiration for a contemporary built-in desk dark wood floor home office library remodel in New York with white walls
Recent Project
Recent Project
Mina Kim
Marvelous Desk
Inspiration for a mid-sized modern freestanding desk light wood floor and beige floor study room remodel in New York with white walls
Bernal Bonus
Bernal Bonus
VIF Studio
A custom built-in wood desk and shelves create an efficient home office. photo by Cindy Loughridge
Study room - contemporary built-in desk dark wood floor and brown floor study room idea in San Francisco with white walls
Lombard
Lombard
SVK Interior Design
Trendy built-in desk dark wood floor study room photo in San Francisco with white walls
Modern Farmhouse Project
Modern Farmhouse Project
House of Jade Interiors
House of Jade Interiors. Modern farmhouse office.
Inspiration for a farmhouse freestanding desk dark wood floor study room remodel in Salt Lake City with white walls
Arden
Arden
Daniel Jason Cordova, LLC
Dominique Vorillon
Study room - transitional freestanding desk cork floor study room idea in Los Angeles with gray walls
North Shore Mediterranean
North Shore Mediterranean
Morgante Wilson Architects
Michael Robinson Photography
Example of a classic freestanding desk dark wood floor and brown floor study room design in Chicago with blue walls
Desco
Desco
Barrow Builders Group
Inspiration for a transitional freestanding desk medium tone wood floor and brown floor home office remodel in Dallas with gray walls
Upstate Farmhouse
Upstate Farmhouse
Chango & Co.
Architectural advisement, Interior Design, Custom Furniture Design & Art Curation by Chango & Co. Architecture by Crisp Architects Construction by Structure Works Inc. Photography by Sarah Elliott See the feature in Domino Magazine
Miles Glass Table by Tonelli Design
Miles Glass Table by Tonelli Design
RoomService 360
Home office - modern home office idea in Philadelphia
'18 New Home Wayzata, MN
'18 New Home Wayzata, MN
Lecy Bros Homes & Remodeling
Spacecrafting
Large trendy freestanding desk medium tone wood floor and brown floor home office photo in Minneapolis with white walls
Frost Built-In Desk
Frost Built-In Desk
Kitchen Intuitions
Built-in desk is perfect for filing paperwork and household items. The floating shelves and glass cabinets compliment the bar that sits on the other end of the wall.
Crescent H Residence
Crescent H Residence
CLB Architects
Gibeon Photography
Study room - modern built-in desk medium tone wood floor study room idea in Other with white walls

In most families, home offices play a wide variety of roles. If you work from home then it’s your 9-to-5 place of business; for others, it's simply a place to pay bills or sort mail. For kids, it's a homework spot or a place to play. Home office ideas are easy to come by — think library, sitting room or a place to nap. Whatever your preference, read these tips before you browse through home office design ideas to ensure you’re making the most of yours:

Storage should be top priority in all home office designs. With so many papers, books and supplies to store, be sure to accommodate it all with shelves, drawers and cabinets. A smart office wall design or storage system can also do wonders in keeping you organized. Once you've got all of that figured out, find a desk that's stocked with everything you need: plenty of surface space, deep drawers and a high-quality material. Finally, take the time to personalize your workspace with plenty of photographs and interesting knickknacks; check out lots of home office decorating ideas to help inspire your overall look or theme.

What’s the best layout for my home office design?

Your home office layout should serve your workflow and overall creative process. Ideally, this means home offices get their own dedicated room, but if space is limited they can be paired with a guest room or added into the nook of any bedroom, living room or kitchen. There are many options, so determine what's best for you and your family. Regardless of where you set up shop, place crucial electronics and equipment within easy reach; computer monitors should be positioned so there is no glare, and lamps should be placed strategically around the entire room so there is as much light as possible.

Your work area should also be ergonomically sound. Given that you may spend countless hours in your desk chair, it should have a comfortable cushion, lumbar support and the ability to swivel and roll so you can easily reach items instead of straining for them. Your chair should also have adjustable arm rests that allow for your shoulders to stay relaxed and elbows bent at 90 degrees. As for your keyboard, you want the “B” key be directly centered in front of you. Don’t worry about having to go with a frumpy, commercial-looking office chair either; plenty of great home office ideas use unique dining or accent chairs for an updated look.

Make sure to give yourself a view. If you have a window in your space, set up your desk so you can look out of it. If not, put up an inspiring gallery wall or a unique wall hanging to set your gaze on when taking breaks. If you’ll be having clients in your home office, make sure there are ample (and comfortable!) seating options that are conducive to productive meetings.

How do I add storage to my home office?

Home office organization is key, especially with all the bills, mail and statements you receive and keep throughout the year. The best way to store your papers is by investing in a filing cabinet. A rolling cabinet can help with convenience, or splurge on a more permanent, lockable one if you have a lot of sensitive documents. Be sure to label and color code so that everything is easy to find. With shelves and cabinets, built-ins are your best options. Built-in shelves are an elegant way to store your book collection while drawers with tray organizers keep track of staples like pens, pencils, highlighters, tape and calculators.

How do I choose the right desk for my home office design?

When picking out your desk (or desks, for a large family space), be sure to consider its overall function. If this is your only office, it’s important to select a sturdy desk that can contain all your work documents in one place; it should look professional and be double-sided so you can hold meetings. To prevent any work/home mix-ups, have a separate desk for the rest of the family to use, and ensure your workspace is off limits. If your kids use the room as a homework spot, try a two-person desk or even an extended built-in counter where several can sit at one time. If you primarily use the space for odds and ends, a smaller, fashionable secretary desk might do the trick, as long as you have additional storage options.

How do I decorate my home office?

When looking for home office decorating ideas, always think in terms of inspiration; your work area should be functional but also reflective of the things that motivate you. While home offices are conventionally formal spaces, you can definitely branch out with your decor. If you're looking for office wall colors, find a paint that energizes you or go with patterns or stripes for variation. Globes, maps and clocks are always go-to pieces, as are table lamps and vases.

To give your work area a personalized touch, bring in framed family photographs and travel souvenirs you've picked up along the way. For those must-have accessories, like pencil cups, paper trays and magazine holders, try using bright, vibrant patterns to add a pop of color or even novelty pieces that will make you smile every time you look at them. Bulletin boards, chalkboards or whiteboards are also great home office ideas; they're perfect for reminders and can also be used to hold pictures or artwork.


Whether you want inspiration for planning a home office renovation or are building a designer home office from scratch, Houzz has 263,916 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Mina Kim and Harrell & Co Architects. Look through home office pictures in different colors 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 photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.