Working from Home? Time to Redesign Your Office Space with these Home Office Design Ideas

Working remotely from home has become common amid the current pandemic. This is making many homeowners look into creating an office environment at home that they enjoy spending their work hours in. We have several ideas about how to change an ordinary room in your home to a productive workspace that you look forward to working in. 

A Little Carpentry Can Go A Long Way

One of the more popular rooms being transitioned into workspaces are dining rooms. With less formal gatherings taking place inside, this can be the perfect room to make your dream remote workplace. A beautiful and simple way to close off this space for privacy and noise control is by adding double French doors. This is a great option because, not only can you easily open them for a dramatic look, but they enable you to continue to let light in while creating a clear division of space. 

Simple carpentry updates that can be added to any space include built-in shelving and a desk for more efficient storage and a workstation. This is an easy job that can make a significant difference in your remote workspace. 

Another carpentry option that can be aesthetically appealing and efficient for storage is adding bench seating. A bench can be a nice option as a secondary seating option within the room. They are great under a window so that you can take a break from your desk and sit in the sun while reading over a document that doesn’t require a desk. 


Adding some floating shelving on the walls is a great way to finish off the space as well. There’s a saying in the design world to keep in mind and that is “high low”. When designing a space, it’s important to think about the different heights of everything in a room (you want to avoid everything being one height). Floating shelves can be a great way to draw your eye up among other fixtures in the space that are at a lower level, while adding additional storage. 

Home Office Design Trends

Working remotely has brought people into your home that typically would never see your home! If you want to make sure that your home looks its best on your next zoom call, check out some of these home office design ideas that will be sure to impress your colleagues. 

Shiplap, while traditionally used on the exterior of buildings, is now trending for interiors as well. Not only is it relatively inexpensive, but it is also easy to install and requires little to no refinishing. 

Wainscoting or beadboard with crown molding at the top can truly transform the look of a space! These simple updates can take an ordinary wall to a whole new level and make your space look polished. 

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Natural wood with a stain can create a fancier look. Wood is timeless, so it will never go out of style and go well with different pieces as your style evolves.


Are you feeling inspired? There are so many home office design trends you can choose from, so working with an expert to help guide you in the right direction is always the right idea! At Nolan Painting, we can make your remote workspace  a place that you may even look forward to spending time in. Contact us today to learn more about how we can make your dream home office a reality!