a small space home office in black and white and typography influences

I’m bang in the middle of decorating my home office. For those of you who live in large cities like Mumbai know that the definition of “home office”  for apartment dwellers is essentially a desk where your computer, coffee mug and stationary fight for space. To tide over my lack of real estate I’ve been trolling the net for inspiration– and here are my favourites.. What these spaces lack in size they more than make up for in style..Hope you enjoy this as much I did…

1) Home Office: Computer Camouflage.

The art gallery wall with myriad frames allows the computer screen to blend in and lets the shabby chic decor shine.

small space office with an industrial metal computer station against a wall displaying framed art works


2) Home Office :New York Loft Style

Exposed Brick wall/ Vintage Camera Collection/ Old Tin Shop Sign all juxtaposed against a clean modern wall unit.

I so want need that vintage leather swivel chair…

home office with a feature brick wall and vintage leather swivel chair


3) Home Office : Concrete Nature

Concrete Floors/ Picture window with a Gorgeous Green View… Just set up  shop at  one end of your dining table.

Love the Doily pattern on the stool (this could be a great DIY project ) and the neon yellow table legs!

home office with muted concrete interiors and a fabulous picture window


4) Home Office : DIY Glamour

Glamourize your office on Budget– Disguise your pedestrian chair under a luxurious throw/ Use string and clothes pegs for a mood board/ Install embossed wall paper painted in a metallic zinc or brass…et voila!

glamorous take on a home office


5) Home Office: Asian Style

Green lacquered desk/ oriental bamboo chair.

:home office with asian decor influences


6) Home Office : Space Crunch

Absolutely no space to spare? Think again.. A re-purposed wall mounted kitchen cabinet serves as a mini work space.. just pull up a chair when work beckons!

a corner home office with a mini drop down desk


7) Home Office : Coastal Style

Liberal use of – whites and blues/Shells/ Cane. Re-purposed louvered doors are a great way to display your inspirations or even as a magazine rack.

a home office in a coastal style


8) Home Office : Brass and Ikat Blue

Now if you work exclusively from home you need a lot more than just a desk..

Ikat upholstery / Brass lamps / Open shelving ( for the really organised only)… love that corkscrew document holder.

a home office with open shelving and Ikat upholstered chair.


9) Home Office: Vintage Industrial

Salvaged industrial style desk / metal table fan /Love the weighing scale loaded with tomes..l-o-v-e.


(Love the weighing scale loaded with tomes)


10) Home Office: I “heart” Minimal

Attention all Renters! Can’t change the paint? Can’t nail things to the wall? Just arrange neon coloured ‘post its’ on the wall. Write up your reminders or your favourite quotes.

a minimalist home office dressed up only by post its arranged like a heart


11) Home Office : Antique Revival

Drafters Table/ High Chair/Gilded frames.Perfect for those you work by hand like artists, calligraphers, illustrators.

Taxidermy bird, ink pot and quills optional…oh but they so do complete the story..

home office with a drafters table, calligrapher supplies and renaissance influences


12) Home Office : Hollywood Glamour

If you are a movie star or got the bucks to play pretend, then you need some place to sift through your fan mail..here’s how..

Use an antique hand carved Zanzibari door to anchor your space/”Float” a mirrored console table/ Dress it up with pretty stationary and flowers.

image of a office set up in one corner of a glamorous hollywood inspired bedroom

I couldn’t resist adding this close-up, unabashed girly-ness. Well a girls shoes do deserve a pedestal right?

close up of a mirrored console table used as a home office desk


13) Home Office : Bachelor Pad

Its only fair to add something for the boys..  Dark wall/ pops of a single colour/ framed posters and vinyls/ Vintage sports memoribilia

home office perfect for a bachelor pad


14) Home Office : Retro

This is how I remember home offices from my childhood … before computers invaded.

Typewriter/Analogue radios/60′s furniture.

small space retro inspired home office complete with a typewriter and an analog radio.


15) Home Office : Typography

Another small space gem. The Black and White colour pallette lends beautifully to the typography and prevents the look from getting too chaotic for this small space. Love the “in” and “out” correspondence baskets..

a small space home office in black and white and typography influences

Credits :images: 1 via Housetohome ; 2, 3, 4, 12, 13, 14 via Design Sponge ; 5,6,8 via Bhg ; 7 via ; 9 via ;10 via ; 11 via ; 15 via

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