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24 Super Colorful Home Office Ideas That Make Working At Home Easier

Quarantine Yourself In My Colorful Home Office Ideas

Going through this worldwide pandemic is not fun for so many of my friends on social media. Fortunately, a lot of my design business involves digital meetings so we are still doing business as normal. Only one of us works in our design resource center where we make all of our selections. Typically, I am the only one working all day in the office. Lori and our other designers are working from home. To help us all get through the next few weeks and “shelter in place”, scroll through my collection of the “most colorful home office ideas”! Ready? Let’s scroll…

24 Most Colorful Home Office Ideas Thanks to Pinterest

1. Add a focal rug & focal wall.  Black & White Office With Color | Bellagio by Kelly Wearstler

If Kelly Wearstler isn’t amazing, I don’t know what interior designer is! A huge shout out to her black, white and hot pink alligator skin chair Bellagio home office. I love to stark contrast of the black and white rug and the black and white photography mixed with a pop of pink, red, purple and really whatever color you want to mix in.

The cool thing is…the one thing that pulls the room together is the oversized purple abstract painting with the purple flowers. Simply gorgeous which is why the Bellagio is number one even though the remainder of my most colorful home office ideas are in no order whatsoever. Okay, let’s scroll…

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Credits: 1stdibs
Designer: Kelly Wearstler
Photographer: Grey Crawford

2. Add printed drapes with a black and white rug. | Play on Pattern | Colorful Home Office Ideas

Here we go again…that black and white rug mixed with a beautiful red desk is like the cherry on top of this vibrant home office. Featured in the 2014 Hamptons Traditional Home Designer Showhouse was on a summer porch. (All credits on my Pinterest board – click here), this amazing fun colorful office is perfect for the casual work at homer. No Grammarly I don’t mean “Homer”. Yes, quarantine may be getting to all of us.

Yellow walls are among my favorite color stories to use in projects. When balancing his ideas with hers in my project with a giant fish tank, the yellow walls were our big compromise.

Check out my Design Therapy post and learn How To Incorporate a 150 Gallon Aquarium & Save Your Marriage. Seriously, if you’re feeling down and out during these desolate times, I think you should head on over to your local Sherwin Williams and paint the world. Maybe then we can rid Coronavirus too! I mean what if designers solved that dilemma too. As a lover of monochromatic, yellow and the mix of the abstract flower-filled vases, this colorful home office idea screamed HAPPY~

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3. Paint the interior of bookshelves & repurpose an old dresser. | Elegant British Style Home In a New York Apartment from Traditional Home

We’ve all got a little extra time now, right? Why repurpose that old dresser and build some bookshelves on top? Take a close look – it’s an older dresser built into a bookcase unit. Another idea: Paint the backs and sides of existing shelves to add more color to your home office.

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Credits: Traditional Home

4. Repurpose a dining table for your desk, order your favorite wallcovering and paint your ceiling a coordinating color.

This is probably one of the easiest yet most difficult design strategies to pull off. I love this vibrant blue wallcovering with a complimentary Kelly Green ceiling from the 2015 Atlanta Symphony Showhouse. If you’re going to paint your ceiling color, be sure that you consider the horizontal surface. Most people look at color vertically instead of horizontally. Needless to say, we don’t want you to have a color pandemic during a worldwide pandemic. One of my other clients has already had a kitchen pandemic. If you missed that post, you’ll want to read How To Avoid a Kitchen Pandemic. 

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Credits: Traditional Home

5. Paint your entire home office with lacquer. 

Lacquering spaces and furnishings make them look larger! Lacquer takes on the natural effect of glass. This is another of my favorites from Traditional Home showcase homes. “Designer Summer Thornton lacquered the study walls cobalt blue and incorporated coral accents and furnishings.”

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Credits: Traditional Home
Designer: Summer Thornton
Photographer: Werner Straube

6. Play with basics and patterns to convert your home office into a vibrant work oasis. 

Incorporating wallpapers is a fast fun way to get color on your walls. Wall paper hangers work solo and don’t come in contact with too many people so they are pretty safe to allow in your home, even during the quarantine. That is not saying that it’s legal everywhere. You should consult your local government daily to see what local restrictions are mandated.

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Credits: Traditional Home  | Colorful Home Office Ideas

7. Decorate for you, not your area. 

When it comes to colorful home office ideas, now is not the time to think about resale. Now is the time to think about YOU and your productivity while you’re forced to work from home.  Designer Melanie Turner decorated this home office, “As relaxed as the lazy tides at its doorstep, a Carolina home designed by Melanie Turner cocoons a family with memories, mementos, and meaning.” wrote Traditional Home. Make your office a space that makes you happy and one that you can be productive in.  

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Credits: Traditional Home
Designer: Melanie Turner

8. Use dramatic color breaks. 

Yes, it’s perfectly okay to be bold. Isn’t that what America is all about. As I see all of the newscasters and journalists working from home, I don’t see anything memorable about their home offices. I love the striking red and blue walls in the 2016 Hampton Designer Showhouse by Traditional Home magazine.

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Credits: Traditional Home |  Colorful Home Office Ideas

9. Paint cabinets dual tones. 

It’s okay to mix colors on your upper and lower cabinets. It’s also okay to paint the molding details as interior designer Toby Fairly did in this crafts room featured in where else? Traditional Home.

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Credits: Traditional Home
Designer: Tobi Fairley
Photographer: Nancy Nolan

10. Paint your walls yellow to welcome the sunshine! 

In the 2016 Hampton Designer Showhouse, 22+ designers showcase effortless seaside style. I can’t remember who this interior designer was, but I loved the room because it was simple, elegant and understated. Plus it goes back to my yellow paint theory of “yellow brings in the rays of sunshine!” 

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Credits: Traditional Home | Colorful Home Office Ideas

11. Afraid to commit to color? Paint pegboard instead of your walls. 

Okay, so we’re all in this home office working environment and so what if you’re not going to be working at home forever? Or what if you don’t want to commit to painting your entire room? Paint some pegboard! Thank me later! Don’t thank me…thank HowJoyful 🌺 Calligraphy & Lettering for Beginners + DIY Tutorials. She’s created a great idea to help you get everything organized with no commitments.

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12. Go bright & white with understated geometrics In your home office.

Such a great inspiring photo for storage and craft ideas, Heart Handmade UK. She’s used bins for her papers, boxes to store things that would otherwise need drawers or appear messy. Her blog contains a lot more great ideas if you’re into crafting organizational tips.

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Credits: Heart Handmade UK | Craft Room Ideas, Craft Ideas For Adults

13.  Use lattice & mirror to expand your space. 

In an 1850s Greek Revival house in the Garden District of New Orleans, designer Grace Kaynor and her husband, Sandy worked with architect Davis Jahncke, Jr., the Kaynors. As Southern Living magazine states, they “spent four years righting over 150 years of wrongs”. I love the beautiful use of lattice with the mirror which completely opens up the room visually. 

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Credits: Southern Living
Designer: Grace Kaynor and her husband, Sandy
Photographer: Laurey W. Glenn

14. Be brave! Be energetic! Paint your walls red. 

There was a great little nook office in the 2017 Southern Style Now Showhouse sponsored by Traditional Home magazine. The designer did an amazing job of refining such as small space. Instead of choosing to paint the window trim a contrasting color, they painted it the same colors as the walls which made the tiny space feel larger and less confining. 

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Credits: Traditional Home | Colorful Home Office Ideas

15. Drop-down desk & bar bureau.  

When Bob saw me curating this most colorful home office ideas post, he said, honey, I want that desk for my home office! Of course, great inspirational ideas come out of showcase homes. This image was from one of the 24 designers who collaborated to create cohesive yet daring retreats in the 2017 Hampton Designer Showhouse. I follow Krissa Rossbund on Instagram. I’m pretty sure she will be able to tell us which designer made my husband’s day! haha. 

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16. Create a statement wall. 

Small spaces love pattern. Honestly, small spaces are the best for big bold patterns. With this colorful Osborne & Little wallpaper creates a library feel, perfect for a cheery home office.

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Credits: Ideal Home
Photographer: Lizzie Orme

17. Upholstered statement walls help to reduce noise. 

There’s no better noise control than upholstering a wall. Recently we had a client call and move his home office project to prioritize it before another room that we were working on. He needed a place to think, record podcasts, and not hear every word bouncing around his busy house.

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Credits: Architectural Digest
Photographer: Durston Saylor

18. Add lighting where you need it and color where it feels good. 

This is an easy color change out when and if the homeowners get tired of the teal. Our Texas interior design firm‘s client’s love love love love love teal! I love the pop of depth of this teal in combination with a limited green leather chair and the colored books. Oh! And look at those sconces! Don’t be afraid to attach sconces where lighting is required! Really….it’s just cabinets.

Make use of what you have! For goodness sake, bring light to your situation when you can. I had to shout out to New York designer Steven Gambrel with this Bridgehampton project – he did a great job convincing his interior design clients to trust him! I bet they love it.

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Credits: Architectural Digest
Designer: Steven Gambrel
Photographer: Eric Piasecki

19. Gallery wall ideas with colorfully painted backdrops. 

Into the gallery wall trend? Consider painting your wall a soft pale color to give your gallery wall a focal point.

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Credits: Etsy

20. Alexandra von Furstenberg’s Sunny Italian Work Space

Possibly one of my favorite offices of all is this Alexandra von Furstenberg’s sunny workspace. It looks like she’s outside.

I found this image on AD and their article stated, “This cheerful space is full of sharp angles while also maintaining a lot of fun. Alexandra von Furstenberg created the acrylic desk, side table, and (in collaboration with Dax Design) shelving for her Los Angeles home office, which is also outfitted with two Milo Baughman lounge chairs, an Eames desk chair by Herman Miller, a Dax Design cabinet, and a Philippe Starck floor lamp by Flos; the large photograph is by Kim Keever, and the easel displays an issue of Interview magazine signed by Andy Warhol to Von Furstenberg.” It’s simply gorgeous.

Do you like it as much as I do? I mean I know Dallas isn’t into this, it’s more LA and Miami but I LOVE IT!

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21. Convert your guest room to your child’s next bedroom. | Pretty in Pink Home Office Ideas. 

At our interior design firm, we recommend clients think ahead versus making irrational decisions during situations like we’re all in.

Recently we had a client that was going to convert another room into her daughter’s grown-up room. While they didn’t need to move forward with the project for a few months, instead of renovating another room in their house that they had slated for something else, we recommended they consider completing their daughter’s grown-up room which would contain a study space.

This beautiful pink little girl’s bedroom is in a “Manhattan townhouse by decorators Tony Ingrao and Randy Kemper. The room is dressed in Osborne & Little and Designers Guild fabrics, the chair is from Profiles, and the carpeting is by Stark.” says Architectural Digest.

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Credits: Architectural Digest
Photographer: Nikolas Koenig

22. Magnify the color. 

AD says, “One way to ensure your office isn’t a total snooze? Paint on a few coats of high-gloss paint in a bright shade.” New York interior designer, Katie Ridder designed this beautiful red-lacquered study for a Manhattan client. She says, “The raspberry shade is exciting but not overwhelming—it’s the perfect hue for a creative space.” I agree, Katie. Beautiful work!

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Credits: House Beautiful
Designer: Katie Ridder
Photographer: Eric Piasecki

23. Go big and bold! Remove a closet to make space for your home office. 

In stylist Carlos Mota’s Dominican Republic beach house, he incorporated a Picasso-inspired mural decorates a wall near the office, where an Indian chair is pulled up to a desk designed by Mota.

There are lots of ways to repurpose the footprint of your home. When we go to our home renovation interior design meetings, it’s shocking how much space most Texas homes have. One of my favorite things is reconfiguring homes and repurposing existing space. I love how this home office appears to be in the place of a closet that could have been at the end of a hallway.

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Credits: Architectural Digest
Designer: Carlos Mota
Photographer: Douglas Friedman

24. Use wallcoverings or fabrics in small doses to create a big impact. 

Don’t let the blues settle in! Get a calming effect. In this Connecticut study, interior designer Brooke Crew fused Farrow & Ball’s Parma Gray (which, despite its name, is, in fact, blue) as a focal point for the office. Then she added a small dose of beautiful fabric.

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 Colorful Home Office Ideas | Credits: House Beautiful
Designer: Brooke Crew
Photographer: Beatriz da Costa

I hope you all are inspired to go and decorate your own home offices. If you are anywhere in Dallas metro or Houston, Texas and you need some inspiration. We can be there for you. If you’re anywhere else nationwide or in other parts of the world, we do designs and present them via Skype with a shopping list or we can even install your goods anywhere.

Thank you all for reading! Please comment below with the number or number of your favorite most colorful home office ideas.

Be colorful in dark times!

Dee

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