At Inspired Home+Life, we designed our offices to be functional, comfortable and utilitarian. We love spaces that please both the need to focus on work but do so in an aesthetically pleasing way. This gallery of home office ideas has a variety of designs and styles to suit every taste and work style. Are you an ultra-organized tech-saavy website designer or are you the laid-back, laptop on the lap type of programmer? Regardless of the type of work you do, this gallery has a number of great ideas for designing your workspace.
The navy blue and white look of this office is chic and classic. The free-floating shelves can be used for personal mementos and photos or for files and books. It’s always important to have desk lamp to light your workspace and this stylish option is a good choice. The navy blue and tan floral rugs ties in the whole color scheme nicely.
This classic and formal design is a perfect workspace for the banker or engineer who needs to spread out and have space to see what’s in front of him. We love the wall of bookshelves with some personal items in front of the books. The coordinating dark leather couch works perfectly to complete the look of the room.
This bright, wide-open room has elements of formal design as well as chic modern touches. We love the stone fireplace behind the desk and can imagine a really lovely working environment with a blazing fire. The oval shaped desk adds an interesting style element in addition to its classic design.
The white workspace is becoming more and more popular these days and we think adding a natural element like a live plant is a nice way to warm up the stark white.
The bright red accent wall really brings this room to life. The white tall bookshelves and the white comfy sofa look great against the bright red. The light coordinating wood furniture compliment the color scheme well too.
We can imagine someone in the creative services field finding a nice spot in a workspace like this. The beautiful wall of windows lets in the light and offers a tableau to use as inspiration for a beautiful piece of art.
Your home may not have a whole room for you to claim as your office so look for an out-of-the-way nook or corner to make work for you. This small desk and chair fit well in this section of a room. Set up desk lamp and your computer and you are all set to go.
This office is so modern and fabulous. The overhead light is stylish and works great with the design of the room. We love the interesting and stand-out accent wall. Using the silver foil leave wall paper, along with light and darker tan colors is terrific for this look.
This U-shaped desk, in light tan wood and stainless steel legs looks terrific in this big space. The hardwood floors work great and the room is ready for use!
This modern space looks like a great place to get some work done! We love the metal and leather chair as an accessories to the dark wood desk. The bookshelves can house personal items or books and manuals.
We think every office should have a quiet corner with a comfy chair for reading. Even if you are reading a new book, current system training manual or just your email on your laptop, this padded spot is a great place to spend an hour learning.
This is our kind of space! We always love lots of drawers and spaces to categorize and label the contents of each space. We also think the bright blue looks terrific with the stainless steel file cabinets and dark black desk. The variety of containers, in the matching color schemes completes this great look.
Oh, what would you do with a view like this? We included this next photo to remind you to pick the best view you can when setting up your workspace. Inspiration is all around you; you just have to look!
The minimalist workspace is hard to do for certain professions, but this rendering of a clean and simplistic design is perfect, if you can swing it.
Another minimalist rendering that shows how a dark wood and steel desk with black accent pieces really pops against a stark white masonry wall. The small shag rug adds a touch of warmth to the work area.
This look is our favorite because is combines natural and classically designed furnishing with interesting eye-catching details. From the “Do what you Love” poster to the live plants on the desk, this look works for us.
This last image reminds us to find the place that works for the project you are working on. Writing blog posts and selecting photographs can happen on the comfy sofa while working on finances or doing the taxes probably needs a proper desk to get the job done!