100 ideas for home office decor to boost your productivity

by John Griffith

We live in a time when it is pretty normal for someone to work from home. Nowadays, many people create their own blogs and websites and work mostly from their computers. So, why commute, dress properly and follow etiquette at an office when you can just as easily do everything from the comfort of your own home? Whether you are an entrepreneur and have created a start-up company, or have been one of the lucky people who are able to work from home, you probably need your own space at home. A space where you can work without being interrupted and where you can feel productive even in your pyjamas. We have gathered 100 home office ideas for the ideal decor to boost your productivity and make working from home a pleasure.

If you have decided to create your own office space at home, there are a few questions you need to ask yourself first:

  1. How much space do you have? If you have a room to spare that, of course, would be perfect. Choose a room that’s far from your kids’ room and the living room. That way you won’t be distracted by the noise. If you don’t have a spare room, however, choose smaller, but comfortable furniture. Choose a space close to a window, so you can get more natural light.
  2. Are you going to work alone? If your partner, for example is working with you, you will need home office ideas with more space. You can choose a room that’s already used for something else and redecorate it. Furthermore, if you work with clients, make sure the room is easy to get to. Your clients shouldn’t have to go through the whole house to get to your office.

Elegant home office ideas

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There are a few rules to follow, in order to be able to create a home office. It doesn’t just have to be modern, it also needs to be functional and meet all of your needs. When it comes to furniture, choose comfortable ones. After all, you are going to spend a lot of time sitting on a chair. Nowadays, there are many orthopaedic chairs, which are very comfortable and don’t strain your back. If you have lots of documents and folders, mount some shelves on the walls, so you have space for them. The kind of desk you choose depends on what you are going to need it for. If you are going to just put your laptop on it, then it doesn’t have to be very big. If, however, you have a desktop computer and are working with documentation, a larger desk might be a good idea.

Simple example of a very small and secluded home office decor

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Lighting is very important, as well. You have to make sure you have enough natural light around you, when choosing the space for your home office. It could be next to a window, or the door, leading to your patio, for example. Computers strain our eyes a lot. So, make sure you use natural light as much as you can. We have all spent late nights at the office, though. Especially, when our office is at our house. A desk lamp goes a long way and there are too many kinds to choose from. Just make sure it blends with the rest of the decor and gives out soft light.

A beautiful chandelier, blending perfectly with the rest of the modern decor

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You can’t really create a home office without a few accessories, too. Plants are always a good addition to any home decor. They make the room feel cozy and relaxing. If you are not really into gardening, choose succulents. They are easy to look after, because they don’t need a lot of water or light. Make sure your desk is clutter free. Get yourself some desk organisers and pencil cups. You can organise your notepads, pens and pencils. That way, you are going to have enough free space on the desk. What’s more, you can decorate your desk with some framed photos of your loved ones, or cute inspirational quotes.

Home office ideas with a breathtaking view

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Choosing a colour for your walls is also a challenge. Soft, relaxing colour palette helps boost your productivity and is easy on the eyes. Even if you choose to have white walls, you can still bring some colour with accessories, or an accent wall.

Home office in shades of blue

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We believe that everyone should have something to make them smile when they look at it in their office. So, here is the simplest DIY idea for your office. Get some mouldable glue and attach a few LEGO figures to your desk to hold your cords.

DIY home office ideas: LEGO woman to hold your cords

Even your ceiling can be a source of natural light

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Beautiful wall decors bring a modern look 

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Minimalistic grey home office decor

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Interesting home office decor with moss on the ceiling

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Wood creates a homey and cozy environment

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If you don’t have enough space in your living room, use your hallway

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Home office ideas for two

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Minimalistic take on the home office as part of the living room

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Industrial home office design

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Home office ideas with colours

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Large libraries create a cozy feeling

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Home office design for the crafty

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Aquariums help when you don’t feel very productive

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Elegant home office ideas in different colours

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Use mirrors to create the sense of more space

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The navy blue velvet sofa is the accent of the office

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Shades of blue accent wall

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Beautiful home office filled with natural light

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Creative space under the stairs

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Simple coloured walls with colourful accessories acting as accents

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John Griffith

John Griffith is a young, passionate journalist. Writing has been John’s hobby ever since he was a boy. He has worked in some of the UK’s most successful news portals over the course of his professional career but found his forever home at Archzine.