Home Office Design Ideas

ONE PLUS ONE HOUSE Paddington Cottage Renovation
ONE PLUS ONE HOUSE Paddington Cottage Renovation
REFRESH*DESIGN
Modern home office in Brisbane with white walls, medium hardwood floors, a built-in desk, brown floor and planked wall panelling.
CLASSIC PERIOD HOME
CLASSIC PERIOD HOME
Jane Gorman Decorators & Developers
“I worked with my client in providing zoned living and entertaining areas of the highest standards. As a result, my client had an emphasis on creating a family environment in which they could entertain friends and family for any occasion. I immediately noticed the properties classic period façade when I met with my client at their property. The layout was very open which allowed me and my client to experiment with different colours and fabrics. By having a large expansive space we could use accent colours more strongly as they blended into the room easier than in a confined space. The use of the grey and white colour palette allowed for the space to remain bright and fresh. This was important as it made the space still feel expansive and welcoming” – Interior Designer Jane Gorman.
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.
Void House
Void House
Andrew Child Architecture
Built in Study. Photo by Tatjana Plitt
Inspiration for a small contemporary home office in Melbourne with white walls, carpet, a built-in desk and black floor.
The Lizio
The Lizio
User
Inspiration for a mid-sized contemporary study room in Perth with grey walls, light hardwood floors, a freestanding desk and beige floor.
Number 15
Number 15
FURNISHD.
Photo of a contemporary home office in Melbourne.
Number 16- Study Nook
Number 16- Study Nook
Jess Hunter Interior Design
The black study nook, over flowing with indoor plants.
Design ideas for a small contemporary home office in Other with black walls 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.
Teenage Bedroom
Teenage Bedroom
schemes & spaces
The built in robe in bed 2, featuring TV behind doors and pull out desk surface.
Inspiration for a mid-sized scandinavian home office in Sydney with white walls, carpet and grey floor.
Gymea Bay Residence
Gymea Bay Residence
Jodie Carter Design
Inspiration for a beach style home office in Sydney with white walls, a built-in desk and grey floor.
Thorn Residence
Thorn Residence
Jane Cameron Architects
Modern home office in Melbourne.
Kew Residence
Kew Residence
Lyons Photography
Inspiration for a modern home office in Melbourne.
Doorzien House
Doorzien House
Bijl Architecture
Design ideas for a small contemporary study room in Sydney with medium hardwood floors, no fireplace and a built-in desk.
Parkview Entertainer design
Parkview Entertainer design
Ownit Homes
Mac Loxton Photography
This is an example of a tropical study room in Brisbane with white walls, carpet, a freestanding desk and beige floor.
A & E Residence
A & E Residence
The Dept of Design
This is an example of a contemporary study room in Canberra - Queanbeyan with white walls, no fireplace, a built-in desk and grey floor.
Ada Avenue
Ada Avenue
Alexandra Kidd
This is an example of a country home office in Sydney.
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.
Doriot Way
Doriot Way
Jane Peebles Interior Design
This is an example of a mid-sized contemporary home studio in Perth with white walls, travertine floors, a freestanding desk and beige floor.
Family 310 Display Home by Martin Locke Homes at Elliot Springs
Family 310 Display Home by Martin Locke Homes at Elliot Springs
Martin Locke Homes
FITnFLOAT shelving | Custom Joinery | Hidden top hung triple sliding doors concealing the sizable study within the cavity adjacent the main living area
Lego
Lego
PASS26 - Engineering & Design
Design ideas for a modern home office.
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 271,329 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including REFRESH*DESIGN and User. 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.