Home Office Design Ideas

Perrin Stevenson Residence
Perrin Stevenson Residence
Jennifer Binns Design
Photo of a contemporary home office in Other.
Kew Residence
Kew Residence
Lyons Photography
Inspiration for a modern home office in Melbourne.
Kew House
Kew House
Alexander Pollock Interiors
Design ideas for a transitional home office in Melbourne with panelled walls.
Rae Ave
Rae Ave
Daniela Fulford Photography
Contemporary home office in Melbourne.
New House in Chatswood Heritage Area
New House in Chatswood Heritage Area
Danny Broe Architect
Mid-sized contemporary home office in Sydney with white walls, concrete floors, grey floor, no fireplace and a built-in desk.
Powderly
Powderly
Bryant Alsop Architects
Rhiannon Slatter
Design ideas for a contemporary home office in Melbourne with white walls, carpet, a built-in desk and grey floor.
Bluebird Townhouses
Bluebird Townhouses
Altereco Design
Nikole Ramsay
Design ideas for a beach style home office in Geelong with white walls, a built-in desk and grey floor.
Interior Design
Interior Design
Loft Interiors
This is an example of a contemporary home office in Melbourne with black walls, carpet, a built-in desk and beige floor.
Luxe 437
Luxe 437
ArdenHomes
Inspiration for a contemporary home office in Melbourne.
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.
Trilogy 35
Trilogy 35
MOJO Homes
This room can be used as a home office, library, music/art studio or just a zone to chill out and have some quiet time.
Contemporary study room in Sydney with white walls, carpet, no fireplace, a freestanding desk and beige floor.
Open Shut House
Open Shut House
WALA
A mezzanine Study has views to the old house and the blue sky above, and is bathed in natural light from the overhead skylights. Photo by Dave Kulesza.
Robinson Road House, Hawthorn
Robinson Road House, Hawthorn
Chan Architecture Pty Ltd
Post Covid office for two people divided from main living area by sliding steel framed doors
This is an example of a modern home office in Melbourne.
Ranley Grove
Ranley Grove
Owen Architecture
Design ideas for a contemporary home office in Brisbane with a library, white walls, brick floors, no fireplace, a built-in desk, red floor and exposed beam.
Nedlands Renovation
Nedlands Renovation
Nulook Homes
Transitional home office in Perth.
Wilston House
Wilston House
Plot Architecture
This is an example of a beach style home office in Brisbane.
Synergy 32 - HomeWorld Warnevale
Synergy 32 - HomeWorld Warnevale
Masterton
Study, home office
Photo of a large contemporary study room in Other with grey walls, a built-in desk, grey floor and wallpaper.
HOME BEAUTIFUL - FEBRUARY 2020
HOME BEAUTIFUL - FEBRUARY 2020
User
Large transitional study room in Brisbane with white walls, medium hardwood floors, a freestanding desk, brown floor and decorative wall panelling.
The Kooyong (Display) 273 Belmore Road, Balwyn North
The Kooyong (Display) 273 Belmore Road, Balwyn North
Englehart Homes
This is an example of a large contemporary study room in Melbourne with white walls, a built-in desk and grey floor.
Yarraville – Sustainable Home
Yarraville – Sustainable Home
Michael Worth Projects
Inspiration for a contemporary home office in Melbourne with white walls, concrete floors and grey 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 267,557 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Plot Architecture and Michael Worth Projects. 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.