Modern home office pictures

Modern home office pictures and design inspiration – however big or small your office space might be. Browse our pick of the best modern home office designs and find your perfect scheme. Want to explore even more decorating ideas? Take a look at these traditional home office schemes schemes and scroll through our huge selection of country home offices to help you create a workspace – whatever the style – that you’ll love.

  • Framed home office desk with fabric screens

    Use a stylish framed desk to define a work area in a multi-use space. This modern design with its fabric screens creates a self-contained station that encourages productive thinking and work time. The lovely reds, oranges and pinks produce a harmonious palette against a backdrop of white walls and blonde wood flooring.

    Desk with fabric screens
    Ligne Roset at Heal’s

    Brass light
    Wastberg at Viaduct

  • Modern home office with red striped curtains and patterned rug

    If you don’t have a whole room to dedicate to an office, a well defined work area within another room will ensure you can still exercise your creativity. The elegant lines of a contemporary desk complement the light setting of a bay window. Office storage that co-ordinates with your scheme is a pretty and practical decorative touch. Striped curtains add a fun and playful element to this modern room.

    Desk and bookcase

    Julian Chichester

    I & JL Brown


  • Corner home office with compact desk and wall-hung light

    Fit a small but perfectly formed desk into an unused corner and you can incorporate a work space into any room. A wall-hung task light helps to keep more desktop space free for working. Think about hanging a small shelf unit on the wall too so you can easily stow away stationery and filing, but still keep everything you need within reach.

    West Elm at John Lewis

    Holloways of Ludlow

  • Neutral home office with grey desk chair and table lamp

    Use a table as a desk and turn a corner into a home office. In this neutral space, the white of the table is an uplifting touch and co-ordinates nicely with box files and decorative acessories. Bring in a chair and lampshade in on-trend grey and finish the look with fresh or faux flowers to cheer you up as you work.

    Desk lamp

  • Contemporary home office with pinboard wall

    Set up a simple but functional office space with modern furniture that’s unfussy in style. It will offset the creative chaos if your wall pinning gets out of hand. Self-adhesive cork tiles are cheap and can be put up in minutes to turn a whole wall into an ever-changing collage of notes, photos and inspirational whatnots. The rest of the scheme has been punctuated with a pastel palette – perfect for spring.

    Cork tiles

    Walls and Floors




  • White home office with pink accents and children's toys

    This cute home office adopts a simple Scandinavian style as it gives a fresh, clean look. Use personal touches to create a homely feel, like this pretty arrangement of children’s toys and feminine accessories. Neutral walls provide a fantastic backdrop to display items that have meaning, such as holiday finds, children’s artwork and colourful stationary.

    Similar desk, chair and wardrobe

  • Blue home office with reclaimed workbench and prints

    Add a personal touch to your room with artworks of your local area and cluster similar items together for a gallery feel. By grouping collections of items like these house lanterns, it makes a lovely feature on a sideboard of desk. They’ll produce a warming glow when lit at night.

    Similar paint
    Farrow & Ball at Homebase

  • White home office with lean-to desk

    This living room doubles up as a handy hot desk area with a stylish wooden lean-to desk. White walls and wood flooring keeps the space fresh and modern, while a reclaimed mobile crate shelf compliments the desk perfectly. A green folding chair and colourful lamp brings out a colourful Scandi vibe.

    Similar Desk
    Marks and Spencer

    Similar fruit crates
    Country Baskets

  • White home office with craft table and creative storage

    You don’t need a whole room to create a home office. Earmark a corner or alcove of your living room or bedroom for a desk and chair and use it as a separate space for sorting out your household paperwork or indulging in a hobby or craft that you love. Here the wall space above the desk has been used to hang quirky shelving and a pinboard.

    Similar bird shelves
    TK Maxx

  • White modern home office with craft corner

    The desk in this home office has been made using a door and trestle legs. It can easily be removed to create a spare bedroom for when guests come to stay. If you’re nervous about adding lots of colours, start with accessories and soft furnishings. Colourful prints and colourful storage add heaps of interest to a pale and interesting backdrop.


  • White home office with box shelves

    Unused space under the stairs makes a small but clever home office. The white tressle table and modern Eames style chair blends into the off white walls creating a fresh and coherent look in the restricted space. Three box shelves painted monochrome are mounted strategically under the sloping staircase and pretty box files and frames add just a feminine touch to this smart alcove.

  • White modern home office with green chair

    Don’t worry about buying matching office-style furniture. This fabulously relaxed space brings together an eclectic mix of pieces in an array of colours and styles and the effect is wonderfully light-hearted and easy going. It really wouldn’t be a chore to sit here – even if you are working. Freshly picked flowers and bold and bright accessories spread the love.

    Similar chair
    Lloyd Loom

    Similar bench
    The Cotswold Co

  • Modern monochrome home office with striped blind

    This white home office has a modern monochrome twist thanks to its smart striped Roman blind and black office chair. Simple additions such as the desk lamp and bracket wall shelves add to the clean contemporary feel. 

    Similar blind
    Similar office chair

  • Purple striped home office

    This modern work space is clean and clutter-free, thanks to the minimalist design and handy drawers in the desk that keep everything stowed away. The bold striped wallpaper injects some colour and character into this otherwise monochrome home office. The curved white chair, meanwhile, provides a nice contrast to the sharp lines of the black desk, creating a striking modern space.


    Similar desk

  • White home office with photograph feature wall

    A collage of portraits and prints make up the backdrop of this smart home office space. A simple, streamlined glass desk visually blends into the scheme so as not to distract from the overall look. The tufted carpet will feel luxuious underfoot while you’re busy at work.

    Similar desk

  • Grey home office with built-in shelving

    In a compact home office, fitted shelving and storage units will really make the most of the space you have available. You’ll also benefit from a tidy, streamlined look, rather than looking at piles of paper. Before the owners renovated this space, it was the least-used room in the house and was used as a holding room for an old spare bed.


  • White home office with gold desk

    Here’s a showstopper of a desk in fabulous polished brass that lifts this home office out of the ordinary and up into the stratosphere. The quirky angle draws the attention to the plain white bookshelves beyond, while the minimalist chair tricks the eye with its zigzag lines. A brass table lamp gives extra polish to a luxurious room.

    Birgit Israel

  • Yellow and pale grey home office

    A well-edited selection of practical pieces will keep the desk tidy and offer graphic impact in a modern home office.

    Pale grey table (used as desk)
    Simon Jones

    Aram Store

    For more advice and ideas to help you create a home office, take a look at our home office galleries

  • Oak and leather home office

    Minimalist seating with a colourful silhouette and integral lighting makes an elegant statement piece in this modern home office.

    Duo seat and lamp

    Similar shelving
    Aram Store

    For more advice and ideas to help you create a home office, take a look at our home office galleries

  • Small pale grey home office

    This compact study fits neatly into an alcove space – it’s the perfect size for a mini home office. Vintage-style fittings have been paired with industrial fixtures for a rustic, lived-in feel.

    Similar steps

    Metal document holder
    Rockett St George

    Filing tray
    Rose & Grey

    For more modern living room ideas see our living room channel.

All the latest from Ideal Home