With 1 in 5 Americans now working from home, having a functional and attractive home office has never been more essential. Even so, for many homeowners, a home office is a drab space where you sit down to do tedious tasks. Design-wise, this space is often an afterthought. However, with a few creature comforts and some thoughtful design elements, your home office can truly be a place to enjoy. Take a look at some of the beautiful ideas we’ve put together for modern home offices:
One of the first words that comes to mind when looking at this office is probably “plush.” The cushy, scoop-like swivel chair, the faux fur rug — all of this softness takes the dull formality out of a home office environment. We’ve been seeing people adorning stiff, formal office chairs with textured throws and incorporating a few eclectic knickknacks here and there to add a touch of whimsy to their home office. Here, the use of pink accomplishes the same purpose, ushering in a sense of lightheartedness.
Well-Designed Office Furniture
Aside from having a sleek natural wood structure that would easily fit in with any modern office space, this swivel chair is engineered to automatically face your desk when you leave your workstation. This contributes to a feeling of tidiness in your home office. The particular chair is offered in seven different wood varieties as well as a curved, leather-backed version to suit any taste.
For homeowners who don’t require a full-scale home office, a multi-functional yet unassuming shelving unit could be all that is needed. The piece above not only displays a sparse collection of books and collectibles, but it also includes a cleverly hidden desk cabinet that opens up to a miniature writing nook or laptop space in a pinch.
In a modern, open-concept home, your home office doesn’t have to be boxed in by four walls. In this EVOKE space, an office workspace naturally flows out of an adjoining living space. A see-through fireplace adds coziness and makes the workspace feel more inviting and less like a cramped cubicle.
For small office spaces, natural light is imperative. The spacious window in this EVOKE office breathes a breath of fresh air into this space. A plush chair placed near the window becomes an ideal break spot when you need to step away from your work for a while and reflect.