Home Office Design Ideas

HOME BEAUTIFUL - FEBRUARY 2020
HOME BEAUTIFUL - FEBRUARY 2020
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Large transitional study room in Brisbane with white walls, medium hardwood floors, a freestanding desk, brown floor and decorative wall panelling.
Greenslopes Residence
Greenslopes Residence
Highgate House
Design ideas for a beach style home office in Brisbane.
Albany Creek Home
Albany Creek Home
Darren James Interiors
Inspiration for a contemporary study room in Brisbane with white walls, carpet, no fireplace, a freestanding desk and grey floor.
Renovation Malvern East
Renovation Malvern East
dcf design group
Contemporary office space with view to Japanese Maple tree which is lit up at night
Photo of a contemporary home office in Melbourne.
Kennilworth
Kennilworth
The Perth Property Co.
Photo of a contemporary home office in Perth.
Wilston House
Wilston House
Plot Architecture
This is an example of a beach style home office in Brisbane.
Beaumont 43
Beaumont 43
ArdenHomes
This is an example of a contemporary home office in Melbourne.
Norwood
Norwood
S&K Group
Designed & Built by us Photography by Veeral Furniture, Art & Objects by Kate Lee
Inspiration for a modern study room in Melbourne with white walls, carpet, a built-in desk and grey floor.
Ada Avenue
Ada Avenue
Alexandra Kidd Design
This is an example of a country home office in Sydney.
Marrickville Warehouse
Marrickville Warehouse
Adele McNab Architect
This is an example of a mid-sized industrial home office in Sydney.
Inner City Terrace makeover
Inner City Terrace makeover
schemes & spaces
Photo of a contemporary home office in Sydney with white walls, carpet, a built-in desk and brown floor.
The Courtyard Warehouse
The Courtyard Warehouse
Josephine Hurley Architecture
Photo of an industrial study room in Sydney with white walls, dark hardwood floors, a built-in desk, brown floor and panelled walls.
Nedlands Residence
Nedlands Residence
Benjamin Webb Design
This is an example of a large contemporary study room in Sydney with grey walls, carpet, a freestanding desk and beige floor.
Malvern East Renovation
Malvern East Renovation
Eliza Blair Architecture
This is an example of a contemporary home office in Melbourne.
Front Porch Properties, Brae Homestead
Front Porch Properties, Brae Homestead
Intrim Group Pty Ltd
Rachael Turner founded her company Front Porch Properties to follow her greater passion for renovation and design. This Coorparoo, Queensland home was a massive renovation! The original Queenslander was raised up and used as the second story and the home was built out into a magnificent American style home. There is a heavy American barn / farm house influence with a twist of feminine which is just perfection. Intrim supplied SK12 Skirting & CR22/IN23 for wainscoting.
Kennedy
Kennedy
Orno Interiors
Transitional home office in Perth with grey walls, dark hardwood floors, a standard fireplace, a freestanding desk and brown floor.
Dot's House: Study Nook
Dot's House: Study Nook
Atlas Architects
Small contemporary home office in Melbourne with white walls, light hardwood floors and brown floor.
Swanston st
Swanston st
Maria Savelieva Photography
Maria Savelieva Photography
Photo of a scandinavian study room in Melbourne with white walls, light hardwood floors, no fireplace and a freestanding desk.
Kingfisher House
Kingfisher House
Josephine Hurley Architecture
Inspiration for a mid-sized midcentury study room in Sydney with white walls, travertine floors, a built-in desk and brown floor.
Study nook
Study nook
Ardent Architects Pty Ltd
Mid-sized contemporary study room in Melbourne with white walls, a built-in desk, medium hardwood floors and beige floor.
A home office has many uses and isn’t a mere luxury anymore. You might work from home, or bring work home, or you might just need a place to go through bills, mail or store important paperwork. Kids can use a home office to do their homework, or quietly play a game online. Browse the photos on Houzz for home office ideas and inspiration, and strike up a conversation with the architect or designer or your favourite picks. For more home office ideas, check out the Stories section.

How much office storage do I need?


To ensure your home office or study room isn’t buried under a deluge of paperwork, books and supplies, incorporate plenty of shelves, cabinets and drawers. Floating or built-in shelves with cubbies can stock books and magazine holders; or for a more traditional look, make room for a large bookcase that fits in with the decor of your home. Invest in a filing cabinet to store paperwork, and opt for a lockable filing cabinet if you have sensitive documents. A tray organiser can store incoming mail and will help prioritise bills.

The type of desk you choose is also key to keeping things organised. Look for desks with deep drawers and plenty of surface space, and add tray organisers to the drawers to keep track of staples like pens, pencils, highlighters and sticky tape. If you want a streamlined look, find a way to conceal any computer cables or wires, too. One solution is to install a false back on your desk, if it doesn’t already have one.

How do I choose an office desk and chair?


If you spend long hours hunched over your work desk at home, invest in ergonomic office chairs with wheels for better back health and comfort. Consider optimal lumbar support with flexibility in adjusting handles and back angle. Most rolling office chairs come upholstered, typically in leather, but that’s no reason why you can’t have one custom-made to suit your home decor.

When picking out your work desk, be sure to consider its overall function. If you work from home and hold meetings, pick an oversized, sturdy desk that is double-sided (can be accessed from both sides). You’ll want it to look professional, so opt for dark timbers over high-shine finishes. It’s also a good idea to create a separate study desk for the kids, so homework doesn’t go missing among your files. If your home office is for the whole family a two-person desk or built-in long work bench are more suitable. Where space is tight, look for a retractable computer desk, or utilise an awkward corner with a corner desk.

What home office decor will encourage productivity?


Use your walls for to-do lists: hang a pegboard and paint it in your favourite colour or be adventurous with chalkboard paint and whiteboard panels. Bulletin boards that keep the whole family in order are an extra feature that always come in handy. Use your stationery and office accessories – think pencil cups, paper trays and magazine holders – to add colour and pattern, and desk lamps, clocks, maps and calendars to personalise the space. Above all else, aim for ease of use.

Whether you want inspiration for planning a home office renovation or are building a designer home office from scratch, Houzz has 265,198 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Intrim Group Pty Ltd and The Perth Property Co.. Look through home office photos in different colours and styles and when you find a home office design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful home office ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.