The workplace is evolving fast so much so that traditional work spaces like cubicles and conference rooms are quickly getting expensive, not to mention boring and unproductive.
In fact, some offices have altogether become obsolete as location-independent work options are fully embraced by digital nomads and remote workers.
As a result, home offices of today are no longer just functional as they were in the past. They need to be pretty too if any work gets to be done efficiently!
But they have to be more homey and less of an office to make less of work and more of play. (You know what I’m saying right!)
One of the richest sources of home office designs (or any project that has anything to do with home or garden architecture) online is Houzz.com where literally an ocean of ideas are presented in easy-to-follow templates.
That means the average homemaker won’t have any trouble designing interior and exterior spaces that address their needs and appeal to aesthetics!
There are plenty to choose from, but some elements are combined in a more standout manner that make for an ergonomic space big on coziness and high on functionality.
12 (very cool) home office designs
Below are 12 home office designs that will blow your mind but not bust your budget since they could fit almost anywhere, no matter how limited your space.
If you are savvy enough to rummage through yard sales, flea markets and thrift shops, you could furnish your home office like a pro.
Of course, it wouldn’t hurt to invest well in your home office space especially that you will be spending a good portion of your day (or night) here, thinking of or completing more projects that bring in more income.
Corner Home Offices
1. Painted maple contemporary home office
If all you have is a tiny corner of a space, then that’s what you have to work with. A nook for an office is not an excuse to be slovenly. This contemporary corner office boasts of plenty of storage space built-in above the desk area and pull-out drawers below.
Even without a window in sight, lighting is not a problem with this design. LED lighting installed under the cabinets should do the trick. The space is big enough for an office chair to comfortably fit in, but small enough to regularly maintain.
Painted in neutral colors (or candy hues for a more amped up vibe), this tiny corner looks big and inviting enough to make work a lot less like it.
2. Residence traditional home office
Or, if you have a window with a view, make the most of it by building a home office around it. Wood and white make this office space homey.
3. Organized work space home office
Beige and white will also do. It may look uncluttered for some, but too drab for others. This can be remedied in an instant! You can liven up this space by throwing colorful accents: printed throw pillows, colorful window garlands, an artsy desk lamp.
4. Basement work space and home office
For most households, the space under the stairs is often used for storage or simply left vacant. To utilize every square inch of your household space, this area can be converted into a full-time workstation complete with cabinets and shelves (and the odd plain old telephone).
Closet Home Office
5. Traditional home office
The dining table is often the default work area when there is nary a home office in sight. But work and meals need not happen on the same surface at home.
Instead, convert that slim ribbon of space on the side of the dining area into a high-powered workspace that you can tuck in when not needed.
If this is already an unused closet, you are one step ahead. Install a long worktable and shelves above and below for instant home office and storage space. Sliding doors should allow you to close off this space when you want to focus on your lunch break.
6. Mercedes Corbell contemporary home office
White may be too clinical a space for home office, but if accented with candy-colored file boxes and desk accessories, it is transformed into a heavy-duty work station.
7. Amaya contemporary home office
To give an illusion of space, you can close off your workstation using double panel glass doors. Add a printed ergonomic chair, and you have classy and chic in an instant!
Home Office With a View
8. Custom home office contemporary home
Do you have access to plenty of light and/or breathtaking views? Consider installing a glass window for your home office. An added bonus if this vantage point overlooks an inspiring view – a lake, a forest, a beach or simply a branch of a tree that poetically spreads out.
You can have your cabinets on the side and have your desk right smack in the middle of natural light. Close off this space with vertical blinds or curtains.
9. Abelow Sherman Architects modern home office
This home office sure has a view! Plenty of natural light makes a room airy and spacious, so even if you only have a tiny square footage for a work space, weave this element into your design and you’ll get a world of difference.
A single glass pane provides an unobstructed view, not to mention a modern appeal. For a softer look, close off the window with colored fabric.
10. Baltis Architects modern home office
A wood cabinet filled to the brim and chocolate-colored couch and office furniture make work space less industrial and more homey. An early morning coffee or an afternoon perk-me-up completes the vibe.
Home Office cum Living Space
11. New York traditional home office
No space at all for your laptop? Then transform your sitting room into a part time home office. Choose a wide center table so you can have plenty of desk space at the same time. Throw in cushions for your seating comfort and you’re done.
Home Office in a Bed Space
12. Finished home office with Murphy bed
If all you have for a work space is your bedroom, then bedroom is it. Install a corner desk with upper and lower shelves for plenty of storage, and put up a bed frame to create a dividing line between work and sleep.
Did you like these custom home office designs? – More coming soon!