Home Office Ideas that Work


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More and more people are working from home these days. Creating a space in the house to work from home or manage the household means making a home office that works for you. As long as you have electrical outlets for the computer and light fixtures to illuminate your space, a designated room or a small nook can become a beautiful, functional home office. Here are 8 home office ideas that we love and think will work for you.

Storage Solutions

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Smart storage solutions will help your home office work for you. White wood file cabinets support the work surface and provide a spacious working area. Make sure to look for cabinets like the ones above that look like built in cabinets.

Custom Built Cabinets

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Custom built in cabinets is the ultimate design idea for a home office that works. Tons of storage options, like open shelves and drawers, keep the space organized.

Multi-functional Shelves

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Multifunctional home offices can do double or triple the work. This airy country style home office is also a sewing and crafts workroom with customized storage options. A longer desk lamp is really helpful in this kind of set up to help illuminate a lot of the work space.

Wallpapered Office

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This well coordinated home office space shows that organization can be beautiful. Coordinate office accessories with wall or wallpaper colors to create a unified, polished space. Fabric covered bulletin boards are always fun and useful.

Customized Cubicle

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The best thing about a home office is that it isn’t a generic cubicle. Customize your home office to suit your taste—you’ll want to spend more time in the space and will be more productive. Notice how beautiful table lamps can provide adequate lighting for work while adding a stylish touch to the room’s design.

Cozy Office Chair

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Home office furniture can be borrowed from other rooms in the house. This wing back chair makes a cozy office chair.

Closet Office

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Even the smallest space can be a functional home office. A closet is a great space for a desk—you can always close the doors and hide any clutter you may have.

Color Palette

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A soothing color palette or a monochrome color scheme create a sophisticated home office. A long work surface makes ample room for a computer and projects.

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  • Retail Therapy September 22, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    What great ideas! I love the first one with the cottage white filing cabinets. I never know what to do with my office – it is always a mess

  • Rose ~ NetWorkingWitches September 22, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    I adore the “Home Kondike” space. I like to jump back and forth between the laptop and sewing machine. Crazy mix isn’t it?!

  • Lorri S September 22, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Would love one of those offices!!!

  • Brandy September 23, 2011 at 1:16 am

    Oh I love the 3rd & 4th one but I LOVE LOVE LOVE the chair in the 5th one. These are so beautiful. I can’t wait to move into a bigger place so I can set something up like this, I think it’d help with my blogging lol. Great post!

  • Linda September 26, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    I liked first design the most, the colors and the lights are more than perfect.
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  • Pam June 19, 2013 at 8:53 am

    I love the desk in a closet! It would be nice to close the doors and not worry about company seeing a mess on your desk, LOL. We have two office areas in our home and just recently update both. I went with IKEA for one area and it looks very similar to a few pictures here. I love my IKEA area!
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  • Sarah Bailey June 19, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Fantastic ideas 🙂 I’m loving the look of the second one 🙂 xx
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  • Giveaways 4 Mom June 19, 2013 at 9:53 am

    These are some great ideas. Thanks so much for sharing.
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  • Corinne June 19, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    I love all of these, even though they are so diverse. I love that you included something for everyone. My own space looks a lot like the 2nd picture since my office is also the library.
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  • Angela Addington June 19, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    I love my home office space. It’s functional, but took me nearly a year to determine exactly what I wanted and what was best for my work style. It was all worth it in the end.
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