There is little difference in decorating a home office compared with common office design. In the home office decorating, appearances can be more customized to adjust the homeowner preferences. Desk office furniture and decor that is not too formal, because not a lot of activities involving other people in the office. Here are a few office decorating ideas to create in your home.
Streamline a smart den
Mix walnut and navy with white for a calm feel, whilst keeping the room sleek and clean with streamlined shapes and matching files and folders. Keep everything you need to hand by putting up open shelving, and use a kitchen worktop to make an economical, extra-long desktop. A pinboard that extends the length of your desktop will keep everything in order.
Find a worktop and drawer units like these at IKEA, and chair like this at Interior Addict.
Create a cool retro study
Don’t be afraid to mix different prints in a retro theme, and pick unusual furniture – a desk like this, which is an affordable version of a designer piece, will help you revamp your room on a budget. Use touches of black to break up large expanses of wood, and look for vintage-inspired lighting to complete the scheme.
Find a desk like this at Made.com, and look for shelving units like this one at Marks & Spencer.
Set up a bright modern studio
Pick versatile units – here, some have been turned sideways and had their doors removed for open storage. Keep your furniture simple and add colour with accessories for a bright modern look. Customise shelves to your needs – high ones for files, or lower one for boxes and jars.
Try Tesco Direct for a chair and table like this, and find wall units like these at IKEA. Try John Lewis for a floor basket like this one.
Make your home office industrial
Fit laminate flooring with a concrete effect for a functional look, and liven up a wood and metal scheme with touches of colour. Search junk shops for bargains – an old table can be reclaimed as a desk. Look out for new retro pieces as well as second hand for an eclectic look, and store larger items away in stacks of colourful trunks.
Look for trunks like this at Berry Red, and a sideboard like this one at Graham and Green.
Go for a feminine country home office
Feeling crafty? Make a pegboard from an ornate picture frame and a sheet of metal mesh, fixed with a staple gun. Hide paperwork in pretty files or boxes, amd store smaller items in glass jars. Stack up lidded baskets for attractive and portable storage.
Find wicker chests like these at Tesco Direct, and a bookcase like this one at Brissi.