Make it Work: 8 Beautiful Bedrooms that Include Home Offices
If you’ve had it when it comes to dreary home office spaces, listen up. Those who are short on space or privacy (i.e. roommates) needn’t look further than the room you sleep in for home workspace, and while writing emails may not be high on your list of favorite bedroom activities, these nine bedroom office nooks are so good they’ll have you reducing your commute time in big way.
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Above: This Coco Lapine design reminds us that offices don’t have to be muddled with a million office supplies. Clearing the clutter can help you focus on the project at hand. Here, a small, rustic wood desk, a modern white chair, and some natural light are all you need to get your work day started.
As a wellness blogger, homeowner Lee Tilghman needs a serene space to gather her thoughts. This small bedroom corner contains a streamlined office space, complete with an abundance of oxygen-producing plant life and natural light, two things that are great for enhancing energy, mood, and, ultimately, productivity.
This teeny tiny Scandi space seen in Fika Magazine is packed full of functionality. In classic Scandinavian fashion, the room is stripped down to the bare essentials, while each item inside is well-crafted from natural materials to create a peaceful and organized aesethic that is optimal for productivity.
This itty bitty NYC apartment is so satisfyingly space efficient, we can’t stop looking at it. In this bedroom/office, homeowner Jessica Sirls has foregone a traditional nightstand in place of a compact leaning desk. Well done, Jessica.
This super stylish bedroom office by Mari Strenghielm, photographed by Lina Östling via One Kings Lane, corner proves that gray padded cubicles and florescent lighting are not the only way to office. These blush-hued walls are adorned with gorgeous art, while a chic desk lamp makes this workspace feel less like an ER waiting room and more like somewhere a human being would voluntarily spend his or her time.
Corners can be awkward to fill and are often left empty and unused, but designer Jaya Williams set up a drafting table and put her light-filled bedroom corner to good use in her creative, collected home in Silver Lake. Open shelving is used above to maximize wall space.
In the above London flat, featured on Design*Sponge, a relatively open desk with a few drawers provides storage without blocking too much of the natural light streaming in through the surrounding windows. Taking note of the basket of makeup brushes, we are reminded that a desk does not need to be pigeonholed to one function.
In novelist Aditi Khorana’s L.A. Home, a sleek midcentury desk occupies the space below a narrow window in the author’s bedroom. A colorful kilim rug makes the space feel warm and happy (not to mention designates work space from sleep space), while a bright orange comfy chair provides a nice alternative to the classic fiber glass Eames (glutes rejoice).
Remember, whether you’re a 9-to-5er or a full-time freelancer, a designated at-home work space can do wonders for your productivity. Think outside the cubicle and consider utilizing that sweet bedroom real estate next time you need a change of scenery.