30 Contemporary Home Office Design Photos

In most families, the home office plays a wide variety of roles. If you work from home, it is your 9-to-5 place of business; for others, it's a place to pay the bills, go through mail or store important documents. For kids, it's a homework spot, or maybe the place to play hours and hours of computer games. It can be a library, a sitting room or just a quiet place for taking good naps. If space is limited, it can be paired with a guest room or added into the nook of any bedroom, living room or kitchen. There are many options, so determine what's best for your family. More 
ek Reedy Interiors, Inc.
Crescent H
Ideabooks1,209
Questions1
Custom Home in Jackson Hole, WY Paul Warchol Photography
“great study” — supercaro
Designs Australia
Hamilton Residence
Ideabooks19
Questions0
Home Office to four walls. Comprising of work station under window, storage and six file drawers built into existing wardrobe. Floor to ceiling book shelves with floating shelves next to door way. Room Size: 3320 x 2870mm Materials: Victorian Ash veneer. Painted single pack lacquer in Dulux lexicon 1/4 strength satin finish.
“Like bench and cupboards underneath” — moo2002pet
Designs Australia
Hamilton Residence
Ideabooks12
Questions0
Home Office to four walls. Comprising of work station under window, storage and six file drawers built into existing wardrobe. Floor to ceiling book shelves with floating shelves next to door way. Room Size: 3320 x 2870mm Materials: Victorian Ash veneer. Painted single pack lacquer in Dulux lexicon 1/4 strength satin finish.
Additional 10% Off for Houzz Users
(703) 330-8382
Email Us
Northern Virginia Area Custom Made Closet Organization
Pantries, closets, garage storage and flooring, wall units, mud rooms, laundry rooms, entertainment units, etc.
Sponsored
Designs Australia
Hamilton Residence
Ideabooks28
Questions0
Home Office to four walls. Comprising of work station under window, storage and six file drawers built into existing wardrobe. Floor to ceiling book shelves with floating shelves next to door way. Room Size: 3320 x 2870mm Materials: Victorian Ash veneer. Painted single pack lacquer in Dulux lexicon 1/4 strength satin finish.
“spare room” — somuchtodo
Designs Australia
Hamilton Residence
Ideabooks8
Questions0
Home Office to four walls. Comprising of work station under window, storage and six file drawers built into existing wardrobe. Floor to ceiling book shelves with floating shelves next to door way. Room Size: 3320 x 2870mm Materials: Victorian Ash veneer. Painted single pack lacquer in Dulux lexicon 1/4 strength satin finish.
“good storage” — mariekf
Fine House Studio
1 Review
Features
Ideabooks10
Questions0
Fine House Studio
“Super heigh ceiling and wood panelled library. Brick Lane home, London.” — Fine House Studio
Fine House Studio
1 Review
Features
Ideabooks3
Questions0
Fine House Studio
“Super heigh ceiling and wood panelled library. Brick Lane home, London.” — Fine House Studio
Fine House Studio
1 Review
Features
Ideabooks0
Questions0
Fine House Studio
Renovating in Ashburn? Contact a local pro
THE POOL COMPANY CONSTRUCTION
Loudon County Pool and Spa Designer
View my projects
Stonegate Construction, Inc.
Loudoun County Kitchen & Bath Remodeler
View my projects
If you're planning on renovating and redecorating your office, storage is your No. 1 priority. With so many papers, books and supplies to store, be sure to accommodate it all with shelves, drawers, and cabinets galore. Once you have that under control, find a desk that's stocked with everything you need: plenty of surface space, deep drawers and a high-quality material. Finally, take the time to personalize your room with plenty of photographs and interesting knickknacks.

How do I add storage to my contemporary home office?


Office organization is key, especially with all the bills, mail and statements you receive and keep throughout the year. The best way to store your papers is by investing in a nice filing cabinet. A rolling file cabinet can help with convenience, or splurge on a more permanent, lockable one if you have a lot of sensitive documents. Be sure to label and color code so that everything is easy to find. With shelves and cabinets, built-ins are your best options. Built-in shelves are an elegant way to store your vast book collection, while drawers with tray organizers keep track of staples like pens, pencils, highlighters, tape and calculators.

How do I pick out my desk?


When picking out your desk (or desks, for a large family space), be sure to consider its overall function. If you work from home , pick an oversized, sturdy desk that can contain all your work documents in one space. It should look professional (think a dark wood professor's desk) and be double sided so you can hold meetings. To prevent any work/home mix-ups, have a separate desk for the rest of the family to use, and ensure your workspace is off limits. If your kids use the room as a homework spot, try a two-person desk or even an extended built-in counter where several can sit at one time. If you primarily use the space for odds and ends, a smaller, fashionable secretary desk might do the trick, as long as you have additional storage options.

How do I decorate my home office?


Traditionally, an office is formal and laden with woodwork, but that doesn't mean you can't branch out on your contemporary decor. Globes, maps and clocks are always go-to decorations, as are table lamps and vases. To add a personalized touch, bring in framed family photographs and little travel souvenirs you've picked up along the way. For those must-have accessories, like pencil cups, paper trays and magazine holders, try to find bright, vibrant patterns to add a touch of color. Keep track of key tasks with a bulletin board, chalkboard or white board; they're great for reminders and can also be used to hang funky pictures or cool drawings.
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™