Choose a Stylish Desk
Make a home office still feel like home with a desk that complements your decor. Slimmer silhouettes like writing desks and consoles are a great choice if your office is part of another room, like a living area or a bedroom. These silhouettes can easily transition from desktop to decorative surface.
Tip: Look for styles with a few drawers to tuck away paperwork, pens, and other supplies.
Add a Colorful Chair
Consider a chair in a bright hue. The unexpected pop will add personality and flair to a minimal and modern work space where materials like Lucite, glass, and metal can feel a bit sterile. The color also warms up the workaday feel of an office chair.
Tip: Continue the color story with a few bright desk accessories.
Use Statement Lighting
Look beyond the traditional desk lamp and try a floor model for lighting your work area. Styles with adjustable arms offer versatility and shed the same focused light as their desktop counterparts, yet their height adds unexpected scale (and they free up surface space).
Tip: Keep the space balanced with items that draw the eye up such as stacked books, art, or a tall plant.
Soften with Art
Create a mini art salon by hanging multiple pieces of art above the desk. Choose a range of subjects from natural history to portraits to abstract works, and mix frame styles for an eclectic feel. For a cozy and relaxed vibe, lean pieces of art against the wall, making sure they slightly overlap.
Tip: Mementos and family photographs on a desk will blend with the art while adding a personal touch.