With the rise in freelance careers, and remote working options, the workspace at home gains priority all over the world. We bring you some of the best design ideas for the ideal home office.
Go for a classic writing table and chair. The perfect rustic setting is the best way to bring out the writer in you.
Project by Ambarish Raj
Or, if sleek and chic is your style, go for an all white decor. Complement it with pastels and light tones, for a an appropriately sterile and focused ambiance.
Project by Cubit Architects
No Nonsense, No Distractions
If you’re someone who really prefers a no-nonsense environment where there are no distractions, then this minimalistic setting is for you. Throw in an easily accessible library for good measure.
Project by VHV Designs
Poring over a journal in poor lighting, missing half the words and giving yourself a headache while at it simply will not do. Reserve a well lit nook for the most efficient workplace. Floor to ceiling windows, light curtains and fittings that can resonate the natural light. Keep it stylish, keep it bright.
Project by Mova1 Architecture and Design Studio
The Modest Window
If you’re simply used to working on your laptop, then too much light can be rather counterproductive. Allow yourself a sizeable nook near a sizeable window. Definitely well lit, and yet not harsh enough to make you squint at your laptop from odd angles. Best for when you’re in the habit of staring away into the distance, when you have to brainstorm.
Project by Atrium
Basement for the Kids
A well lit basement office is a great setting for a sealed and distraction free environment. Ideal for kids who prefer to study without the domestic sounds and hustle of the house to disturb them.
Project by Centre for Design Excellence
Brighten Up the Kids’ Studyroom
Incorporate bright colours to get your kids to love spending time in the study room. Yellows, blues, pinks and reds are known to work very well.
Project by Sweta Shah
All work, no Play?
However, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Be sure to add some playful elements, to break the monotony. Giving children the option of play gives them a wholesome environment to work in.
Project by Aura Architects
A window seat is another great way to incorporate a fun element that will also make your kids sit down and read for long hours, while allowing them the option of movement.
Project by Zero 9
The Playroom Study
If you’re someone who believes in furnishing your children’s studyroom with lots of playful elements, get experimental. Go for edgy elements like these stylish and cute seating options. Children are fascinated by the unusual, and this might just get them to spend way more time in the studyroom than you ever imagined. Hey, some goes for the adults, too!
Project by Anagram Architects
Are you one of those rare and precious people, a creative worker? We understand how difficult it must be to get inspired sitting in a drab, mundane workspace. You office space at home can be turned into a quirky and inspiring space. Bring out those art collections, to inspire the eccentric in you.
Project by Design Staple
Throw in some lovely, fitting vintage accessories, like a typewriter, to give you the feels.
Project by Mohammed Rashid
Open it Up
Open up your workplace with a cavernous double height ceiling to give enough room for your ideas.
Project by HCP Design, Planning and Management Pvt Ltd
Being stuck to the same few cubic meters of space can get terribly boring. Build your studyroom as a loungy space, to give yourself the freedom of movement. Add a view in there, for good measure.
Project by LMC Architects
Working outdoors is lovely, too. Many of us would rather have the limitless ceiling of the skies over our heads, than be shut up in a room all day, especially when engaging in creative work. Incorporate the outdoors into your home office, install a loungy reading seat for some inspirational energy from nature itself.
Project by We Design Studio
The Library Studyroom
It’s always a great idea to enhance the studyroom with an accessible library. Build a study-room library. You can see how that would work out well!
Project by Spaces Architects
If you’re always working with a team, then a home studio is what you need. Check out this amazing design by Labwerk, for the perfect group brainstorming session.
Project by Labwerk
The Family Study-room
If you’re an ambitious and tight knit family, then this one is for you. A family that works together, stays together. Ensure that the space comes with its own lounge, large tables for group discussions, playful accessories for the kids, and, of course, a well stocked library. This studyroom design by Note D2 can also double up as a lively living room, for best optimisation of space.
Project by Note D
The Home studio
If you’re an artist, architect, or sculptor, pamper yourself with your own spacious and well lit home studio.
Project by Between Spaces
Old World Glamour
Or you could just go ahead and get a customized and regal studyroom, straight out of the movies. Work and conduct work meetings amidst old world Hollywood glamour.
Project by Shruti Sodhi Interior Designs
Be generous with that desk space, so that you don’t need to get up and go to the next room everytime you need to print something, or find a book.
Project by DesignQube
Work in Comfort
And just who said you need to be uncomfortable when you work. If you spend hours sitting in discomfort in your office, treat yourself to a massage while working at home.
Project by Space D
It’s always a good idea to keep an elaborate bulletin board at hand, to create storyboards, and to spread out your ideas.
Project by PS Design
A nomad at heart, Faustina lives many lives through the spaces that she visits, and finds a temporary home in. Whether it’s the pages of a book or the tourist infested streets of Kodaikanal, or the swanky new Japanese restaurant in Delhi, or the frontlines of the queer movement, she finds compulsive pleasure in writing about what inspires her everyday.