Home Office Design Ideas

Austin 248, Seven Creeks Estate, Kialla
Austin 248, Seven Creeks Estate, Kialla
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Home Office in Austin 248, from the Alpha Collection by JG King Homes. Truecore steel frame construction with Colorbond steel roof.
Beach style home office in Melbourne with grey walls and a freestanding desk.
New architectural home in Chatswood
New architectural home in Chatswood
BIC Construction Pty Ltd
Design ideas for a mid-sized contemporary home office in Sydney with white walls, concrete floors, a built-in desk and grey floor.
24 Raglan
24 Raglan
The Tempo Group
Design ideas for a contemporary home office in Melbourne.
Lego
Lego
PASS26 - Engineering & Design
Design ideas for a modern home office.
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.
Floating Gables
Floating Gables
Lume Architecture
Study nook, barn doors, timber lining, oak flooring, timber shelves, vaulted ceiling, timber beams, exposed trusses, cheminees philippe,
Photo of a small contemporary study room in Melbourne with white walls, medium hardwood floors, a wood stove, a concrete fireplace surround, a built-in desk, vaulted and panelled walls.
M Residence
M Residence
archer design
Photography by Luc Remond
Photo of a mid-sized contemporary home office in Sydney with white walls, carpet, no fireplace, grey floor and a built-in 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.
Collis, Brighton East
Collis, Brighton East
The Kitchen Design Centre
Contemporary home office in Melbourne.
X Apartment, Milson's Point
X Apartment, Milson's Point
Keith Pike Associates Architects
Photo of a contemporary home office in Sydney with white walls, carpet, a freestanding desk and beige floor.
Tempe Garden Dwelling
Tempe Garden Dwelling
Cradle Design
Design ideas for a beach style home office in Sydney.
Modern Living
Modern Living
Design 360
Inspiration for a mid-sized contemporary study room in Brisbane with grey walls, medium hardwood floors, a built-in desk and brown floor.
Office
Office
Michelle Marsden Design
photo by ShotGlass Photography
Beach style home office in Gold Coast - Tweed.
Kew House
Kew House
Alexander Pollock Interiors
Design ideas for a transitional home office in Melbourne with panelled walls.
Banyan 31
Banyan 31
ArdenHomes
Design ideas for a contemporary home office in Melbourne.
Newly Built Home
Newly Built Home
Michelle Chiu Photography
This is an example of a contemporary home office in Sydney with black walls, carpet, a built-in desk and grey floor.
SA Residence
SA Residence
Melissa Balzan Design
Hannah Caldwell
Traditional home office in Melbourne with blue walls, carpet, a freestanding desk and grey floor.
Custom Home Joinery
Custom Home Joinery
Vicello Kitchens
Design ideas for a small contemporary study room in Sydney with white walls, carpet and a built-in desk.
Marrickville Warehouse
Marrickville Warehouse
Adele McNab Architect
This is an example of a mid-sized industrial home office in Sydney.
7 Pilgrim Street, South Perth
7 Pilgrim Street, South Perth
The Stage House Co. By Jax
Design ideas for a mid-sized contemporary study room in Perth with grey walls, medium hardwood floors, a freestanding desk and brown 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 BIC Construction Pty Ltd and Cradle Design. 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.