Upgrade your live/work situation with these creative home office designs that suit a variety of needs.
Your home office exists somewhere between your work life and your home life. Despite being part of your home, your office space should be secluded and soundproofed, so as to avoid constant distractions that extend your workday (check out these strategies to keep distractions to a minimum). And of course, your at-home workstation should be comfortable and practical. After all, having a well-lit, well-organized space that meets your needs is key to producing your best work.
The best home office designs encourage creative thinking and spark a sense of wellbeing while engaging with your specific needs, whether you need a home office setup for small spaces, for two to work together—or are on a budget. To provide you with some inspiration, we’ve curated some home office designs and decorating ideas that you can incorporate into your work-from-home sanctuary.
1. A Sunny Home Office in a Backyard Studio
Well-placed skylights in a Minneapolis couple's DIY backyard studio flood the built-in desk and workstation with natural light. The elegant desk lamp, which architect Michael Hara calls the Sunset Lamp, has a maple base and bowl-like shade, the latter finished with gold leaf for a warm glow.Michael and Christina Hara