Whether it’s a spacious room where you work full-time or a tucked-away nook where you pay bills and write to-do lists, your home office needs to be both practical and stylish. The spaces below seen on Instagram vary in size, but they’re all examples of how to make doing business a pleasure.
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You want your home office to be as beautiful as the rest of your abode—but not so beautiful that it distracts you from the tasks at hand. Rayana Schmitz of Firefinish Interiors struck an ideal balance here. The neutral palette is restful, with enough textural intrigue to avoid becoming soporific. The wealth of built-in storage allows for a minimalist waterfall-style desk/console table so that the overall ambience is light and airy. Find similar capiz-shell light fixtures here; for the same effect but with disks of strié glass, see these fixtures.
This room by Kathryn Lilly Interiors proves that an office doesn’t have to be large to feel luxe. The Fauna Rug, the wallpapered ceiling, the marble desktop, and the rich blue walls give this room time-honored glamour. And with its lush velvet upholstery, the Cullen Desk Chair shows that style and comfort can be synonymous. Find the framed Slim Aarons photograph here and a similar sideboard here.
For pure elegance, it’s tough to top the home office of Michelle from Blushing Boho Interior Design. Pro tip: If opting for a glass-top desk, be sure the glass is tempered for maximum durability. And if you’re going for a desk without drawers, you’ll want some sort of sideboard, cabinet, or even a dresser to stash papers, electronics, and the like. Find a similar desk here, a similar rug here, and a similar table lamp here.
Waste not, want not—and here that means don’t waste the space between two windows when you can nestle a desk there. Just shy of four feet wide, the Noely Desk that Rebecca of Swell Curations used here includes a drawer to compensate for its compact surface space. The round mirror helps maximize the natural light and makes the space feel considered rather than an afterthought. Find a similar chair here.