Home Offices That Really Work

Check out 13 home offices that are stylish enough to make you feel like a captain of industry — even if you're just paying bills in your PJs.

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March 10, 2017

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Moody Blues

Saturated navy walls set a contemplative tone in this contemporary home office. A Sputnik chandelier and plenty of natural light provide the perfect combination of task and ambient light.

A Room With a View

A wall of telescoping glass panels provides this sleek home office with a sweeping view of San Diego and the mountains beyond while bucket-style chairs provide comfy seating.

Add Architectural Interest

Fixer Upper's Joanna Gaines relied on her signature horizontal wood paneling, a.k.a. shiplap, to give this small home office a boost of cottage charm.

Globe-Trotting Style

Block-printed fabrics, on the chairs and pillows, add a little exotic flair to this home office where blue-backed bookcases provide plenty of storage and a cheery pop of color.

Add Privacy

French doors give this home office a sense of separation without isolating the space from adjacent rooms so it's easy to keep an eye on the kids while they do homework.

Go Mad for Mod

If 60's mod is your aesthetic, this office, with a streamlined olive and gray wall unit, strikes all the right style notes.

Decidedly Masculine

A coffered ceiling adds architectural interest overhead while a menswear-inspired rug grounds this masculine-meets-contemporary home office. A comfortable Chesterfield sofa pairs with a sleek, Noguchi coffee table for an intimate seating area for broking power deals.

Storage Show-Offs

Designer Amy May adds lots of display space to this home office with a wall-spanning walnut built-in. The desk's work space ties into the bookcase for a smart, space-saving solution.

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Vintage Industrial

An iron-and-wood desk provides a handy work space in this home office designed by Fixer Upper's Joanna Gaines.

Space-Saving Solution

Designer Ilija Karlusic squeezed a functional home office into a tight footprint with this design. A reclaimed wood accent wall and patchwork hide rug visually warm it up and lend character.

Flexible Furnishings

Minimal furnishings, each with great character, pull this home office together while allowing the space to be quickly rearranged for entertaining — add a few chairs and the wood slab-topped desk could easily function as a small dining table.

Find Your Happy Hue

Full of color, this home office doesn't take itself too seriously and feels like a cheery place to tackle even the most boring paperwork.

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