20 Home Office Design Ideas to Boost Your Productivity

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It’s time to redesign your home office. Here are 20 home office design ideas that will make you want to work all day!

Let’s all admit it, some days, it can be difficult to sit down and complete your to-do list. It’s like playing hide-and-seek with your motivation. However, what if you have an amazing and chic home office like residences from Beverly Hills? We bet you will quickly and definitely find your inspiration to wear your pants and work.

Today, we collected 20 aesthetically gorgeous and unique home office design ideas that will boost your productivity. It doesn’t matter if you have an entire room or just a tiny corner, you’ll surely be hanging your employee of the month frame by the end of this article (even though you’re the only employee). So, roll up your sleeves, and let’s get started!

Be a Minimalist

To be honest, I’m not a fan of the minimalist interior. However, if you’re going to redesign your home with this interior style, then choose your home office. Yes, nothing beats a clean and organized workspace. It will definitely increase your productivity. Plus, you’ll be able to easily find your files and office equipment.

To achieve a minimalist style to your home office, use simple furniture like wood desks and white chairs. Stick to a neutral palette, and add plants to make the space look fresh and lively.

Or Be a Maximalist

Embrace maximalism and decorate your workspace with no rules and no limits. Go for a bold floral wallpaper that will make your clients go wow. Interior designer Marilynn Taylor used Vase of Flowers, the Baroque artwork by Jan Davidsz. de Heem to decorate her home office. Add vibrant colored chairs, an animal printed area rug, and a unique pendant light to complete the look.

Black and White

Karl Lagerfeld was right when he said, “black and white always look modern; whatever that word means!” It’s undeniable that a black and white home office interior will always be hip and trendy. It’s a perfect combination of classy and cozy, depends on how you use it. One example of how to use this design idea is to hang your black and white artwork, photos, or use a chic wallpaper.

Bring the Outdoors in

Go for nature-inspired home office design to stay connected with Mother Earth by using a wood chair and desk, sheer curtains to let the natural light in, and turning your space into a mini secret garden. This style is a great way to inspire and motivate yourself at work because it creates a workspace where you can feel relaxed, focused, and connected to the world. Add in plants like Monstera, snake plant, or a fiddle leaf fig. These plants will bring life and fresh air to your workspace.

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Chic Scandinavian Style

Chic, modern, and definitely easy to pull. This home office design idea is the perfect style to choose if you are looking for a light color scheme and minimalist design on the budget.

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Conceal It

OK, if your clutter feeds your creativity and productivity, you don’t have to get rid of it. We understand. Some people have this definition of organized wherein it’s really not by the book organized, but they know where everything is and they work well in that kind of environment. Conceal your stacked up papers and books on the shelves in a stylish way with a curtain. This will make the room look clean without throwing out your clutter.

Stylish Tiny Office

Calling all small dwellers! You can still have a stylish home office even though you live in a teeny, tiny apartment. Use small furniture for your workspace like interior design firm A. Jennison Interiors did, and position your desk up against a window or wall in your room.

Drenched With Color

Say hello to productivity by painting your home office vibrant colors like raspberry red or dark green. Moll Anderson explained, “The color you choose will affect your mood and influence how you feel. Choose colors that make you happy, keep you positive, and motivated.”

Dual Functionality

What IF you really don’t have any space in your apartment to set up an office? Well, you can turn a cluttered closet into your tiny home office. Country Living suggested choosing a chair with an adjustable seat so that it can slide under the desk. Here’s a guide on how you can transform an overlooked storage spot into a creative home office.

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Gallery Office

Transform the bare wall in your home office into a gallery of your favorite paintings or photos. This makes the space look elegant and homey. You can hang an oversized artwork or several small artworks or photos.

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Go Bohemian

A bohemian styled home office, when done right, oozes creativity and productivity. So, embrace your inner free spirit and design your home office with anything that tells your personality and story. Use a vibrant, patterned rug and add plants to your space. There are no rules in going boho.

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Go Industrial

An industrial home office creates a strong and motivational space where things on your to-do list actually get crossed out. Plus, it’s practical, smart, durable, and stylish. If you’re aiming for a feminine industrial style, try Scandinavian black and white palette.

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Use Open Shelving

One of the first issue to solve when designing your home office is the storage as a home office often require much storage space. Open shelves make your workspace organized and chic. You can also display other home decor, books, photos, or small plants.

Make It Blue

We’re obsessed with the Pantone Color of the Year because it’s perfect for every area of your home, especially for your home office. It creates that relaxing workspace atmosphere when you’re literally drowning and stressed with work.

Mix Old and New

According to First Cry Parenting, it’s always best to blend modern and vintage styles so that you feel warm and happy and not like you are sitting in a showroom. 

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Think Modern

Boost your productivity by creating a modern home office. You can keep the aesthetic simple yet functional. A simple wood desk positioned by a window with a view of the lake and beautiful forest can make you calm and focus on your work.

Take It Black

Personally, I think a black home office is elegant and sexy. Black furniture combined with white office decors looks super sleek. Let the natural light in, so it doesn’t feel too dark.

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Hints of Colors

Be more productive and less stressed by adding colors to your home office like orange and blue. Add vibrant, playful, and punchy colors to your wall, furniture, and office decor to make the space lively and fun.

The Perfect Scent

OK, this is not an interior style but just like the design and color of your home office, scents matter too! According to Entrepreneur, there are six scents that can help boost your productivity:

  • Lemon: promotes concentration and has a calming and clarifying effect. Plus, it has antiviral and antibacterial properties and can help fight sore throats and colds.
  • Lavender: has calming properties that help control emotional stress. It can also relieve nervous tension and depression as well as treat headaches and migraines.
  • Jasmine: commonly used as an anti-depressant because of its uplifting capabilities that produce a feeling of confidence.
  • Rosemary: the perfect Monday morning pick-me-up. Also, it has stimulating properties that fight physical exhaustion, headaches, and mental fatigue.
  • Cinnamon: can help fight mental fatigue and improve concentration and focus.
  • Peppermint: perfect when brainstorming as it promotes concentration and stimulates clear thinking.
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Think About What You Drink

This is also not a design idea, but we all know that our brain needs nourishment to function and to keep going on a tiring day. It’s important to stay hydrated and to keep some water in your workspace. If you’re a coffee or tea lover, you can save time by setting up a small coffee maker or teapot and stocks of coffee or tea at your space. This will help you be more productive since you won’t be wasting time and effort time going to the kitchen.

We know that there are a LOT of design ideas to keep you inspired and motivated to work. However, sometimes what you need is a place to start. Oberlo created a guide on how to set up a home office:

  1. Pick a desk that fits everything you need
  2. Choose an adjustable, supportive, and comfy chair
  3. Organize your office to make the most of light and space
  4. If possible, have your home office in a quiet area of the house
  5. Use whiteboards to keep track of tasks
  6. Have a home office for everything you might need like tools, files, appliances, etc.
  7. Always keep your home office clean and organized

We hope that you’ll be excited and inspired to work with these home office ideas. Learn more about interior design tips and trends at Omysa’s blog. Happy decorating!

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