35 Classic Home Office Ideas and Designs

chic home office

The current trend of home office ideas and designs are going minimalist, smaller and simpler. But, when you need the privacy of a home office in a room and have the room for one too, then don’t settle for the hip shelf-on-the-wall workstation we now call the office. Here are some timeless and classic home office ideas and designs to inspire your next proper home office;

1.       Elegant Neutrals

Bright, pleasant and efficient. This snug and comfortable home office doesn’t need a lot of colour to impress. Its grey ash desk, square steel-steel framed chandelier and beautiful grey rug all contribute to the room’s subtle and timeless elegance.

modern home office

2.       Graceful Glass

This graceful home office speaks of sophistication, confidence and ingenuity. Ample lighting from the tall windows framed with classic curtains, retro black and white flooring, graceful French chairs and the stunning glass desk. Classically beautiful!

elegant home office

3.       Compact Home Office

When space is premium, but you also need the privacy of an office in a room, this compact home office design is perfect. Built-in desks against the wall, shelves and storage on both sides and ample lighting to keep the room bright and expansive.

small home office

4.       Room with a View

Enjoy the outdoors while at work. This spacious home office with a full glass wall lets you commune with nature while inside. The huge glass wall lets the light in and makes the room appear bigger.

home office with glass wall

5.       Exceptional Fixtures

Sombre, business-like, dignified. Perfect for individuals who mean business and are serious of their business or professional persona. The dark walls and fixtures bring in solemnity, while the exceptional fixtures provide a distinguished ambience.

edgy modern home office

6.       Stately Blues

Bright, positive and stately. The light neutral tones are complemented by beautiful blues – deep blue desk, navy blue check curtain and a smattering of blue accents. Unfussy rug, built-in shelves and a striking round chandelier complete the look.

blue home office

7.       Golden Accents

This is another classic home office – well-appointed, neutral tones and bright. Subtle gold accents were added for that refined luxurious look. The gold-framed seats matched with the solid gold chandelier give just the right amount of shine in the grey and tan room.

stylish home office

8.       Minimalist Efficiency

Clean walls and counters, minimal décors and fixtures and muted colours. This modern minimalist home office is the epitome of modern work setting – paperless, cool and comfortable. A wall feature adds in a pop of colour while the solid wood stool injects a hint of rustic charm.

classy modern home office

9.       Dignified Wood

Wood panelling has long been favoured by libraries and offices. Its warm tones and classic elegance evoke a dignified air of wisdom and knowledge. To modernise the look, remove all the fuss, change to a more neutral-colour scheme and add in a minimalist rug in lieu of the carpet.

wood panelled home office

10.   White and Bright

White and bright offices are preferred by many because of its positive energy and efficiency. This all-white home office is also cool and comfortable. To cut off the glare, include off-white accents like the white-grey rug, wood tones and warm yellow lighting.

white home office

11.   Muted Lighting

Keep your home office well-lighted but without the glare. This warm and cosy office is cool, work-inducive and calming. The light brown interiors is well-lit by the ample yet discreet undershelf lighting.

stately home office

12.   Glamorous Yellow

Bright and charming yellow accents dominate this glamorous home office. Bright lemon-yellow curtains set the mood, while the more sedate mustard upholstered French chairs provide a more sophisticated look. Tone down the yellow glare with a glass desk and tan walls.

charming yellow home office

13.   Oriental Inspirations

Cool, minimalist, efficient. This Japanese-inspired home office features the oriental minimalism in its straight lines and clean surfaces, efficient functionality of its furniture and exquisite design as shown by the wall accents and the featured bonsai plant.

japanese home office

14.   Chic Elements

Add a good dose of trendy and chic accents to the classic home office to this charming updated air. A colourful wall frame, exotic jars and a trendy pouf. While keeping the classic pieces – fashionably distressed Persian rug, a pastel French chair and a table lamp to maintain the timeless look.

trendy home office

15.   Luxurious Modern

Elegant, modern, luxurious. This sleek and shiny home office doesn’t have many items in the room, but each one of the pieces of furniture and décor is top-notch. The sleek chrome stainless steel desk simply takes the breath away! The elegant parquet flooring is matched by the dark grey wall and giant art piece.

luxurious modern home office

16.   Dark Mode

Mysterious and compelling. Elegant and beautiful. Black brick walls, shiny hardwood floor, modern desks, glass elements. The vintage metal dome chandelier completes the edgy industrial interiors of the modish home office.

dark industrial home office

17.   Smooth Surfaces

Uncomplicated lines, neat, efficient. This modern home office features clean surfaces, minimal décor and gorgeous dark oak cabinetry. The glass table topper adds an elegant sheen, while the comfy seat provides the welcoming aspect of the room.

classic dark home office

18.   Rustic Minimalist

The traditional rustic interiors gets a modern minimalist makeover! This more classical look features a lot of wood surfaces – walls, table and floor. The solid wood beams and vintage square lamp retained the nostalgic aura, while the white walls and floating shelves give the room its modern touch.

rustic mininalist home office

19.   Whites and Greys

The contemporary pairing of white and grey is fast becoming a classic. Cool, clean and pleasing to the eye, the colour combi fits both the modern trends and the classic interiors. This bright and cheerful home office perfectly combined the two colours to an elegant and beautiful room.

beautiful home office

20.   Power Aesthetics

Make an impression with a commanding home office. Adding powerful and striking elements to the interiors will ensure to make your home office unforgettable. This very impressive office includes a black and gold chandelier, patterned area rug, glossy oak desk and a classic high-backed chair.

luxurious home office

21.   Balcony Office

The balcony or a room next to the outer walls of the building are the best locations for city apartments to set up a home office. This balcony office is sensibly designed and enjoys all the natural lighting it needs during the day, offers amazing views and is out of heavy foot traffic.

modern balcony home office

22.   Softer Interiors

This lovely and elegant office is the softer version of the strong dark and masculine interiors of home offices. The usual dark brown interiors of a traditional home office is replaced with pale peach, the massive oak desk is replaced with a smaller and leaner one and more contemporary seats replaced the usual heavy leather seats.

elegant home office

23.   Farmhouse Office

Classic dark blue panelling and shelving, wide windows, huge leather-topped desk with wooden legs and a very striking chevron patterned area rug. Complete the look with white vintage Roman window shades and a cosy window seat.

dignified home office

24.   Modern Industrial

Raw and edgy, unpolished and unpredictable. This very modern and non-conforming home office design includes a wall of exposed red brick, a glass-topped trestle table for a desk, Scandinavian bucket chairs and a striking gold wire chandelier.

modern home office

25.   The Brown Office

The classic brown office – dignified, impressive, commanding. This streamlined version of the traditional brown office features floating shelves, a minimalist desk, strategic lighting and a modern drum chandelier.

impressive home office

26.   White Elegance

Bright, clean and stylish. This all-white home office is made to look larger by its ample lighting, white interiors and by the trim and minimalist furnishing. The off-white walls diffuse some of the glare, while the gold trimmings add in a good dose of luxurious vibe.

small white home office

27.   Tropical Accents

An explorer’s dream home office! This rainforest-inspired home office feature potted plants, a glass-encased butterfly accent and exotic figurines. Its dark grey wispy curtains remind of smoky trails, while the patterned area rug is fabulous and striking.

tropical inspired home office

28.   Posh Traditionalist

This cool and collected home office doesn’t stray far from the traditional home office designs. Panelled walls, coffered ceiling, arched glass windows and a vintage lamp lighting. Modern elements of the design include the cool grey walls, the minimalist desk and area rug.

traditional home office

29.   Snug Workstation

Your home office can also be your cocoon, your private room. Making your home office as comfortable as can be should also be a priority, most especially if you’re going to be spending a lot of time in it. This cosy home office includes a day bed, a wide desk, blackout window shades and lighting.

cosy home office

30.   Black on White

This black on white home office design is striking and stylish. The overall white interiors is balanced by the charcoal black furnishing, gold accents and touches of bright colours. Impeccable design, fierce styling.

chic home office

31.   Extreme Minimalist

Beauty in simplicity, efficiency in sparsity. This extremely minimalist home office only contains a few items – a desk, a chair and a couple of shelves. In today’s age of paperless offices, mobile working and virtual processes and applications, these three items are all you need. No need to clutter your space with unnecessary items.

minimalist home office

32.   Power Desk

Commanding, dominating, impressive. A powerhouse desk like this one is cut to seal deals, make business and get things done. Wide tabletop to accommodate work clutter and ample storage in its side drawers. To complement the power desk is the impressive wall shelving behind, complete with strategic lighting and accents.

classic home office

33.   Cool Colours

This contemporary home office features a sleek table, a wall of shelves and a showstopper chandelier in its modern interiors. The cool grey colour scheme is perfectly fused with cool tones of green on the modern area rug, the bucket chair and the ocean-inspired wall accent.

modern home office

34.   Artistic Inclinations

Cluttered, unassuming, confident. For people who see beauty in chaos, this dramatic and cultured home office is heaven. Its spacious desk leaves a lot of room for the imagination, while its bare concrete floor and fascinating chandelier unfold a strong and nonconforming personality.  

creative home office

35.   Cosy Corporate

A downscaled version of the massive and impressive downtown corner office. Create your own corporate hub at home with this dignified and tastefully luxurious home office design. Dark interiors lightened up with pops of gold accents and accentuated with delicate furnishing.

elegant home office

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