With all of us spending more time at home these days, our spaces are doing double or triple duty as the center of our work, school, and family lives. Whether you are setting up for partial virtual learning, full-on homeschooling, or need to create a more permanent home office, having a comfortable home office space is important.
There are a few things home offices should be... You want it to be roomy enough to spend long hours in, tidy all around to have productivity, and just the right amount of stimulation to stay on track.
Keep reading to find some home office design ideas to make your entire room a perfect place for work.
Decide Where to Dedicate Your Workspace
Some people like to work in the dining room, some like to work in their master bedroom, and even in the smallest spaces like a spare room (or an unused closet!) Contrary to popular belief, you can get a lot done even in a small workspace.
How do you want your home office to look? Besides a desk and chair, perhaps you'd prefer natural light in your workspace, or you might want a really comfortable chair to make sure you're not getting up every 10 minutes.
Whatever you require, decide what specific design needs will help you be successful in your home office.
Home Office Ideas for Desks
The desk is the main focal point of your entire room. Depending on your home office layout, you can explore our variety of designs and styles that can fit in the dedicated room. For example, our Reclaimed Barnwood Kneehole Desk has a more traditional style with its solid wood base and desktop construction as well as different drawer options (standard, pencil, file drawers). This is a great choice if you need a desk that provides more surface space while having a filing cabinet to optimize storage space.
Also included in our desk collection are various live edge desktops with powder-coated steel legs/bases. And for those who need the option of sitting or standing while working, our live edge adjustable desk has a metal, electric base that conveniently raises and lowers the desktop at the push of a button.
The versatility of our smaller-sized live edge desks makes them extremely functional as a small table, workstation, or writing desk.
Create a Home Office Space you Love
Besides having the right kind of desk and décor, you want to trust your furniture pieces to stay as new as possible for as long as possible for years to come. Especially since it'll be used daily.
Like all of our furniture, our desks are 100% American-Made and handcrafted from solid wood to meet the demands of each day for many years to come. Get home office or home school design ideas by browsing our custom and ready-to-ship office furniture and décor below! See something you like? Contact us to schedule a free design consult!
Decorate the Extra Space with a Gallery Wall
The beauty of having a home office is that your surface space is a lot bigger than a desk. You can decorate however and as much as you want. No need for just one picture on your desk! You can decorate an entire wall too like this child's workstation/office.
Add a personal touch to the room by creating a gallery wall. To add more rustic elements to the students' workstations, we provided the barnwood picture frames for these custom signs the client had made. Doesn't it just look gorgeous with the rest of the work area? And by adding these touches that bring you joy, you'll look forward to spending time in here!
Perhaps you don't want a whole wall dedicated to wall art and photos. That's okay! Everyone has different ideas of productive space or has a small space that doesn't need to be too cluttered. You can opt for floating shelves for a small place to decorate or even a corkboard to keep your to-do list handy.
Keep it Tidy with a Rustic Coat Rack and Shelf
If your home office is in a bigger room you may share with others (perhaps in the guest bedroom or the family room), invest in a coat rack and shelf! It will save you from the double duty of spending time cleaning up piles of clothes every day PLUS doing your work. It's a great way to keep the space tidy so you can focus on your job.
If you're a fan of natural features in their rawest form, this live edge maple desk is a great choice. The slab of wood adds so much depth to your home office! To create a smooth work surface, the holes are filled with black epoxy resin. Paired with the steel base, it creates a natural -yet industrial- element in your home office!
Shop our Office Collection
Want to have your dream office? That's possible. Browse our rustic desks and the rest of our office furniture collection for everything you need for your workspace. If you're looking for something more custom, get a complimentary design consultation, and we can help you create beautiful décor for your home or office!