Like it or not, many of us are working from home right now and while the circumstances are unfortunate we have to make the best out of our current situation. You might have had to quickly improvise a temporary workspace and it might be nice to take some time to make it as pleasant and as practical as possible. If you have a home office that means most of the basics are already in place and adding a few extra details and finishing touches shouldn’t be difficult. With that in mind, we’d like to share with you today some design and decor ideas that we came across on Instagram. We hope they can inspire you to make your own workspace more enjoyable, even if it’s temporary.
A desk or a table, a comfortable chair and a few accessories is all you need to make yourself a little home office, a space where you can work from. Add a table lamp, put up a painting or a poster on the wall and look around for other finishing touches you could add to the space. Let this lovely space shared by olivergalart inspire you.
This is a tiny little home office area next to the kitchen island. It’s not exactly a part of the kitchen itself but it’s not a separate area either so you won’t really get much privacy here but it does look lovely and cozy. Follow giselerampazzo for more details and more inspiration.
Check out how airy and stylish this home office is. It has light-colored walls, breezy white curtains, a sleek white desk and a chic metal chair with a comfy faux fur cover on it. There are also plenty of small details that add a lot to the space such as the framed poster on the wall, the flexible wall-mounted lamp and the soft area rug. This is a design posted by emskipihla.
If you don’t have a separate room in the house that you can use as an office, turn the dining table into your desk. Position yourself in a spot that gets plenty of natural sunlight during the day and enjoy the comfort of your cozy home. This decor shared by tinyandthehouse is a wonderful source of inspiration.
We love how chic and cozy this home office shared by mygreyhome looks. It has a small wooden desk with two storage shelves and tapered legs, a classic chair and a nice bulletin board with miniature clothespins to hang pics and other things from.
Every workspace needs at least a bit of storage for essentials and accessories and other things. Shelves are a great option because they’re very versatile and don’t look bulky plus they don’t take up any floor space. Put up a few shelves next to your next and decorate them with a few books, some framed pictures and anything else you see fit. Keep things simple and check out this post from baking_a_home.
If possible, place your desk next to a window so you can enjoy natural sunlight during the day. Take this lovely design shared by crack_the_shutters as an example. It’s a small area in the living room, between the fireplace and the window and it’s such a cozy space, even if it’s just a small desk, a chair and a few cubbies up on the wall.
Once again, this is a small home office setting that takes advantage of the sunlight coming through the window. There are lots of potted plants around the desk which creates a fresh and bohemian decor. The chair has a sleek metal frame and a curved rattan seat and the desk is small and fit perfectly in front of the window. Follow bohemiandecor for more beautiful designs.
Even if your home office consists of only a tiny desk and a chair, you can still make it look rather lovely. Since there’s not any room to spare on the desk, you can hang some items up on the walls. Add a poster and hanging planter to turn this into a beautiful corner. It’s a combo inspired by a post from brandolins.
The greenery is also an important of this home office design shared by casadasamigas. What we really love about this space is the palette of colors used throughout. It’s a combination of warm neutrals, pastel pink and metallic gold details and the vibrant greens contrasts with everything else around them.
Speaking of greens and plants and everything related, check out this chic home office shared by andrea_groot. It plays with lots of warm wood accents combined with black metal highlights and a neural backdrop. The room also has a green accent wall and is decorated with lots of potted plants placed around the windows.
A more formal-looking home office can also look very beautiful We feel really inspired by this post from ci.design.mimarlik. This is a small but elegant space with lots of storage in it. We love the way the desk transitions into a bookcase and vice versa.
Don’t overcomplicate things unnecessarily. You can probably get away with only a small desk and a chair for your home office. You can still add a few extra bits like a table lamp and some decorations on the wall but don’t clutter the room with furniture unless you actually need it. Something simple like this space shared by inclassicfashion is more than appropriate in most cases.
Of course, you can create a simple setup and make it stand out at the same time. Check out this amazing desk featured in a post from luxrevive. It has this amazing live edge wood and resin design and it looks spectacular on its own.
These bay windows form a perfect nook for a home office. The desk sits at the center and gets natural light from all sides and you can add shutters or curtains to make it more pleasant. Use this post from galeriasavaria_online_antik as a source of inspiration if you have a similar design in mind for your own home office and living room area.