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.
Source: blog.annettetatum.com via Emalee on Pinterest
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.
Source: potterybarn.com via Sue /Housekaboodle on Pinterest
Corner office from Pottery Barn has all the organization and storage I could ever want.
Source: decoratinggallery.bhg.com via Sue /Housekaboodle on Pinterest
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.
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.