While a laptop on your dining room table technically counts as a workspace, having a dedicated home office space not only gives you a place to focus on work or school, but when designed thoughtfully, it can also increase your productivity and inspire creativity.
Whether you have a whole room or just a small corner to spare, here are 5 home office design ideas that will inspire you want to sit down and complete your to-do list:
1. Bright and Colorful
If you need a space where your creative juices can flow, look no further. Rachel Mae Smith, (a.k.a. The Crafted Life), created this small, one-of-a-kind space with big style.
Check out her step-by-step DIY mounted wall desk for two and links to all the products on The Crafted Life blog.
If you’re loving the farmhouse trend, this home office from @lovehomemadehome on Instagram is right up your alley!
The custom herringbone desktop, repurposed filing cabinets, and comfortable leather desk chairs all work together to create a warm, welcoming work space brightened by the classic farmhouse-style shiplap walls.
3. Bold Wallpaper
Your home office can be a great place to experiment with textures, colors, and bold designs, like this peony wallpaper from August Abode. There are so many easy-to-apply peel-and-stick wallpapers available these days that you’re sure to find one that matches your personality and design style.
4. Sleek and Stylish with Storage
Love Create Celebrate used IKEA cabinetry to create tons of stylish storage in this home office renovation. Every little detail was thoughtfully designed to provide a large work-surface, a neutral (but pretty) backdrop to film video and stage photos, a cozy chair that didn’t take up too much space, and an inspiration board.
Check out their blog to find the full before-and-after and see where to find all of the furniture, light fixtures, and décor!
5. Space-Saving Closet Office (Cloffice)
If you don’t have a dedicated room or space available for a home office, you can still have a spot that works with your work style and helps you be productive and effective — even if it’s a nook under the stairs or a bedroom closet. Jennifer Gizzi, aka @makingprettyspaces, shows us that closet offices can be pretty and organized with this customizable design.
While she used this as a virtual learning space for her kids, we think this design is so versatile that it could be used for adults and children alike. See the full design and products used on her blog, Making Pretty Spaces.
As you can see, with some imagination and ingenuity, you can create a home office that you want to spend time in, while remaining productive and efficient, whether you have an entire room to work with or just a spare closet.
How do you make your workstation work for you? Tell us in the comments or on Facebook!