I’m excited to share with you that I’ve been designing and planning an update to our home office. After completing the kid’s playroom and the powder room, I knew tackling our home office was next on my list.
It’s been long overdue to finish our home office for my husband and I. With my husband starting to work a lot more from home, we both need a home office space where we could be more productive.
I rarely worked in the office because it wasn’t functional and it is in a state that did not encourage me to be productive. Since my husband needed the home office more than I did, I left the room for him to use most of the time. Instead of working in the home office, I would work in our bedroom. Great idea, right? Wrong.
Sometimes, working in the bedroom is inconvenient and I found myself less productive, as there are many distractions. As you can guess, I couldn’t get much work done in the bedroom. Working out of that space just wasn’t allowing me to turn my “To-Do” List into a “Done” List. Can you relate?
With all of the reasons mounting up, I said enough was enough. I knew that I had to get started working on our home office, and more importantly, making it functional and inviting for two, my husband and I.
Here is the current state our home office,
It is full of boxes and not very appealing. There is some furniture in here already. I bought the desk about 3 year ago for a steal deal at Target.
The chairs in here are 7 years old. Yes, I said 7! Definitely not appropriate for a home office.
Our home office is 12ft wide and 13ft long with 12ft ceiling height.
There is also a huge window, letting in so much natural light, which I love. I had the window trimmed out to add character to this space. I absolutely love how it turned out!
The room also has carpet, which I selected during the building stage of our home due to cost. However, I hope to install hardwood floors to match the rest of the house in the future. My husband does not like the idea but I’m determined to convince him that change is good with a soft, cushioned rug….haha!
Modern Home Office Ideas
My idea for our home office is to take it from this dull stage to a welcoming, simple, clean and functional home office. The goal is also to design the room where it can accommodate both my husband and I.
Before I go into my design plan, I want to share with you some modern home office ideas I pulled together from Pinterest to create the design I wanted in our home office.
As you can see, I’m loving dark colored built-ins for our home office. After painting our movie room doors in the playroom, it inspired me to use another dark color in another room. Our home office is perfect for this as it has a lot of natural light in the space.
I love that these modern home office ideas are versatile and consist of design elements that are functional.
Home Office Design Plan
Without further ado, here is the modern home office design plan for our home office.
The main transformation in our work space is the built-in cabinets that I cannot wait to get installed. They will be 9ft. That is a lot of storage that I can’t wait to have. The cabinets will have both closed and open storage, as I love to style the shelf but also have items hidden away.
I also can’t wait to see the cabinets painted in Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy. Tested out a paint sample of this color in our home office and I completely fell in love with it.
Home Office Design Details
I plan to keep some my home office furniture, updating them with some creative DIY ideas. I’m keeping the two gold & white home office desks. It’s simple, clean and versatile with different design styles. I will replace the current chairs in our home office with new office chairs.
I love these desk chairs I have selected but I might change them because we need the chairs to be suitable for long work hours. It is so important to think about both how home office furniture will be utilized in your space and the perfect style.
Recently I have been falling in love with woven home decor and furniture pieces. I plan on getting a woven bench and placing it by an empty wall for additional seating when we have visitors. The woven bench top will add texture and warmth to the home office.
The woven bench will be styled with pillows and throws for comfort. It will also serve as storage to place items like our work bags.
The light fixture will also remain the same. I bought them a while back and got them installed. It’s simple yet perfect for the ceiling and the height of the room.
I’ve selected a rug that has both light and dark shades to complement the natural light and dark colored cabinets in the space. The size will be 8ftx10ft to take up a lot of the floor space.
Hence a way to convince my husband that he will still get the feel of a carpeted room when hardwood floors are installed…haha! It’s all about compromise, am I right?!
I’ve been going back and forth on if I should install panel moulding wainscoting to the wall or just repaint the walls or possibly combine both ideas. I’m leaning into doing both..haha! It will be similar to the trim work in the powder bathroom.
Friends, that’s it! I’m counting down for the cabinets to be installed and I can’t wait to share with you more updates of our home office.
Until next time!