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With so many of us working from home now I thought it was a good time to do a post on how to create the perfect home office setup. If you're working from home now or just want to fix up your home office, then this is the post for you. In this post I'll show you ways to instantly improve your home office design, so it works for you.
This includes ideas to increase both style and function like the best desks, office chairs and even fun signs that every home office needs. I'll also show you 27 amazing home offices to get you inspired for your mini makeover.
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Here are some of things to consider when setting up your home office.
Now let's explore all of these home office setup ideas.
When setting up an office space the first thing to consider is how many workspaces you want to have. Do the kids, your spouse or roommate need to work in there too? In my house we have myself and at times 3 students working on homework.
If you also need to accommodate multiple workspaces check out the ideas below to do it in style whether you have a lot or a little space to work with.
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Below are some of my favorite finds for setting up an office with multiple workspaces.
HOME OFFICE FURNITURE & ACCESSORIES | WHERE TO FIND
ONE | OFFICE SIGN
TWO | SMALL GLASS DESK
THREE | SET OF 2 WHITE MODERN CHAIRS
FOUR | SET OF 2 FAUX LEATHER CHAIRS
FIVE | MODERN DESK
Now, that you've figured out how many desks you need you want to consider how much workspace you'll need. Do you need a huge desk to spread out all of your papers or will a small desk with a small computer work just fine?
Check out the home office setups below to get ideas of what desk and workspace setup will work for you.
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Check out the best desks in every style below
HOME OFFICE DESKS | WHERE TO FIND
ONE | LARGE SAWHORSE DESK
TWO | RUSTIC 4 DRAWER DESK
THREE | WHITE MODERN DESK
FIVE | MODERN EXPRESSO DESK
If your office has a gorgeous view like the one below then where to place your desk is a no-brainer. But for the rest of us think about whether you want to face a wall with shelves or art, or if you want your desk in the center of the room facing the door?
Let's check out these ideas in more detail.
One important thing the work from home people need consider is Zoom calls. If you're going to be on Zoom calls test out the light in different areas and in different times during the day when deciding the best spot for your desk.
Also consider the background that everyone on the call will see.
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Color choice is an important part of your home office that many don’t think about. Your home office color choice is a very personal decision and it depend on how you want to feel in your office.
If you have a stressful job, go for calming colors like neutrals, and light blues and greens. Colors found in nature work great to create calm vibes.
If you want to feel energized and inspired add your favorite bright pops of color to the room. Check out some gorgeous home office below to see how they added color to make their office their own.
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When you're planning your home office design you have to think about storage. Luckily there are tons of beautiful storage solutions that can either conceal or display all of your stuff.
You could go all out like the office below with gorgeous built-in bookshelves or a simpler solution like adding floating shelves, or baskets to add extra storage.
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Storage can be beautiful and functional. Below are my favorite home office storage solutions that will provide beauty & function to your home office.
ONE | WOODEN FLOATING SHELVES
TWO | WHITE 5 DRAWER STORAGE
THREE | SEAGRASS ROLLING FILE CABINET
FOUR | BLACK OFFICE STORAGE UNIT
FIVE | GREY 2 PACK STORAGE BIN
SEVEN | 4 TIER BOOKSHELF
Lighting is very important in your home office design especially if you're working from home and spending a lot of time in that space. Bright overhead lights often are not the best for your eyes especially when staring at a computer screen.
Try a desk lamp or softer overhead lighting or both to find what works best for you. Check out some of the home office lighting choices below.
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Check out stylish desk lamps for your home office below.
HOME OFFICE DESK LAMPS | WHERE TO FIND
TWO | ARCHITECT TABLE LAMP
THREE | BLACK MODERN DESK LAMP
FOUR | BLACK ANTIQUE STYLE LAMP
FIVE | SPIRAL LAMP
SIX | EDISON TABLE LAMP
SEVEN | WHITE TOUCH CONTROL LAMP
EIGHT | FABRIC SHADE LAMP WITH CHARGER
NINE | LED LAMP WITH USB PORT
You'll be spending a lot of time in your home office chair so make sure you find one with the right support and comfort. A little style won’t hurt either.
Below are three beautiful home offices that incorporate stylish and supportive office chairs.
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When you are picking an office chair you will want to consider both style and comfort. Check out my favorite office chairs that have both below.
HOME OFFICE CHAIRS | WHERE TO FIND
TWO | GREY ARMLESS CHAIR
THREE | MID CENTURY MODERN LEATHER CHAIR
FIVE | AQUA OFFICE CHAIR
If you have a small space to work with you can still, make a beautiful home office. The key is to use every inch of that space. Above the wall where you place your desk put a bulletin board or shelves to hold papers and supplies.
A desk with drawers is a must to hide the office supplies and give you as much work space as possible. Check out below this stylish home corner office to get some inspiration.
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Plants add life and energy to your home office and make the perfect accessory. If you are starting from scratch just pick up one new succulent for your desk and you will be surprised how much it will lighten up your workspace.
Below check out how these homeowners have incorporated beautiful plants into their home office design.
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I have picked out some of my favorite fake and real plants. Depending on your green thumb skills choose your favorite for your home office below.
HOME OFFICE PLANTS | WHERE TO FIND
THREE | PLANTER BULB
FOUR | CERAMIC SUCCULENT PLANTERS
FIVE | 3 PACK HOUSE PLANTS
SEVEN | 5 PACK SUCCULENT PLANTS
EIGHT | REAL 12 INCH PLANT
NINE | 16 INCH MONEY TREE
Your home office should be a place of inspiration but not only for those of us in creative fields. Inspiration will light up your mind no matter what your career is. Creating an inspirational office area may be easier than you think.
Start gathering pictures of what you love this could be as easy as downloading them online. Next pick out an assortment of frames and then map out how you want to place them over your desk.
You could also start off with a bulletin board and display your favorite photos and art. Check out these gorgeous inspirational office spaces below to get some more ideas to get you started.
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I have picked out my favorite frames so you can create your own office gallery wall as well as some beautiful art to inspire you in your space. Check it out below.
HOME OFFICE FRAMES & ART | WHERE TO FIND
THREE | MINIMALIST ART PRINTS
FOUR | 9 PIECE BLACK FRAMES
FIVE | SET OF 3 TREE RING PRINTS
SIX | MOUNTAINS ON CANVAS ART
SEVEN | PRETTY BULLETIN BOARD
The last step I recommend in your home office makeover is actually the most fun, adding your style and personality to your space.
Do you love boho, modern, traditional or farmhouse style? Are there certain colors that you are instantly drawn too?
If so, then add this to your space. This is a place where you could be spending a lot of time so make it a spot that you love. If you don’t have time or money for a whole office rehaul just start small with some accessories that you love.
Check out below how these homeowners have let their style and personality shine through their office.
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I love how in this office they added tons of personality with signs all around the work area. If you want to steal this style, check out my favorite home office signs below.
HOME OFFICE STORAGE SIGNS | WHERE TO FIND
ONE | BLACK METAL OFFICE SIGN
SEVEN | OFFICE WALL DECAL
NINE | CUSTOM OFFICE DOOR SIGN
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If you want to add a little style with office accessories my favorites are below.
PRETTY OFFICE ACCESSORIES | WHERE TO FIND
THREE | MARBLE HANGING FILE FOLDERS
FOUR | TROPICAL FILE FOLDERS
FIVE | LIGHT GREEN PAPER TRAY
SEVEN | ROSE GOLD 5 IN IN DESK ORGANIZER
Hopefully you've gained some home office design inspiration from this post. I've shown you 27 amazing home office setup ideas to get you inspired to create the office of your dreams. You now have the steps that you can follow to create the perfect office just for you.
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