13 modern home office ideas so you can work from home in style

Modern home office ideas are at the top of so many of our wish lists at the moment. With working from home becoming more of a permanent fixture, it’s time to ditch working from the kitchen table, or the sofa, (or from bed on the laziest of days) and get your home office set up spot on. A dedicated workspace, whether it be a whole room or just a nook, is key to productivity and helping with the work/life balance so you have a space you can ‘leave’ at the end of each day and your office space isn’t encroaching on your living space. 

Modern, minimalist designs do lend themselves to workspaces so we’ve pulled together all our favorite modern home office ideas (don’t worry they aren’t all stark white spaces) to help you start creating the ideal office space. Even if your office is in the corner of your living room, there are plenty of looks here that don’t need an entire room to work and can help your office space feel separate from the rest of the space. 

1. Make a statement with lighting 

Small home office with black furniture and large berber rug

(Image credit: Peter Carlsson)

Home offices are very practical spaces, they need to be in fact, but that does mean it can be tricky to add in any decor that doesn’t serve a function. But lighting? That can be both functional and stylish, so make it a feature of your office and choose something statement – an antique chandelier to contrast the clean lines of an office space, a Sputnik light to give a cool retro vibe or a rattan shade for a soft boho element.