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I recently moved into a new apartment, and I’ve been working on a design project – creating a comfortable home office. Frequently, these work zones are plain, with beige walls, brown furniture and drab decor that doesn’t fuel inspiration. Who wants to work under those conditions? I believe a home office should be an extension of the rest of your home. Here are some of my favorites sure to help you be super productive.

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Small home offices can pack a decorative punch. Vibrant details like a floral rug make this a beautiful space to work in from 9-5.

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I like the idea of bringing unconventional pieces into a home office. Rolled up remnants from a wallpaper project can add of potpourri of pattern and color. And living room furnishings, like a settee with some chic pillows, make this space feel cozy.

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Take cues from accessories in other rooms in your home when decorating your office. This is the perfect place for dramatic light fixtures and statement draperies. Storage options in a basic color scheme will help keep the space looking tidy and organized.

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I like to bring together furnishings from different eras to create a lived-in feel. An industrial table paired with a contemporary chair gives this office character.

Domino Magazine

If you’re like me and own lots of books, a simple storage system like the Expedit from IKEA will make a world of difference. Even the messiest office will look efficient when you arrange books in clean, white cubbies.

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4 Responses

  1. Chic Done Cheap says:

    I love these!!!

    Thanks for posting, I remember that picture from Domino!

    -Chic Done Cheap
    chicdonecheap.blogspot.com

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  3. AlexisAnne says:

    Great office ideas! I recently created my own "dream home office" as well. Can't wait to make it a reality some day
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  4. Yum love your picks especially the image with the yellow fabric lampshade. Just saved that one for my inspiration file.

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