Home Office Design and Decorating Ideas

Home Decorating

I am looking at home office design and decorating ideas today because this is where a lot of us are spending time as the April 15th deadline for taxes looms closer, and because I want a new home office.  I picked some spectacular office ideas for their design and decorating from practical to beautiful.

I have a home office unit that is old and I need an update.  It isn’t even user friendly.  Behind my monitors is a lot of wasted space because the monitors don’t fit any further back.  Instead of buying a whole new office, I think I can take the desk I have apart and turn it into something special.    My idea is to decide on a color to paint it, then turn the top piece with the scroll work on it upside down and make it the L part of a desk, put the two window compartments flat against the wall without the middle, and use the middle shelves against the wall separately too.  I can even do something with the fake backing that looks like bead board.

Home OfficeThe turquoise desk design below is kind of like what I have.   I could just keep the whole upper desk intact and mount it on the wall, which would be so much easier.

Home Office Design and Decorating Ideas

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I cannot decide if I would want turquoise painted walls or to paint my desk turquoise like this one.  I am leaning towards having a cheerful colored desk.  Then, there is Miss Mustard Seeds Milk Paint ideas to consider too. 

Home office from Pottery Barn

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Corner office from Pottery Barn has all the organization and storage I could ever want.

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This kitchen home office is called a family command center on Better Homes and Gardens and has a french toile fabric valance, granite countertop, and accents of blue and honey.  I wish the article reported where to buy the lamp.  I want the lamp and a french toile valance like this.

The chairs are reproductions of Eames Aluminium Group EA 117/119 -iconic piece available from Vitra.

Lovely work space


This simple, well-organized work space is about my speed and all I really need.  Love it.


Lastly, is this contemporary French office that is not my idea of a home office to get any real work done, but definitely a beauty with hand painted wallpaper.  See here for more details.

I know I am going to update my home office using a combination of the above design ideas.  If you have a home office you want to share, I would love to hear from you.

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