We believe home design should be stylish and distinctive. As our relationship with work and our jobs continues to evolve, so do our home workspaces. From a minimalist work nook for occasional projects to a creative hub at the center of your work life, home office furniture helps us define and elevate these functional spaces and make them an expression of ourselves.
Not sure which styles and designs best fit your home workspace? Don't worry; we have got you covered. Check out the tips below for ideas and inspiration as you choose the best pieces to buy for your home.
How to Style A Home Office You'll Love
When styling your home office, you want to place yourself at the center of the design. This space should be an expression of you. It’s a personal space, so home office decor should have a little more flair—style a desk that serves as a statement piece, go for bolder wall art or tabletop decor, use desk lamps and other elements to layer light, and set the tone for elevated style.
You want to find ways to reflect what excites you about your work within the design. Traditional elements and textures like burl wood and brass can root the look in a timeless rhythm. Modern home office furniture can inspire a bright, orderly environment. Steep yourself in one style or mix and blend until the space feels thoroughly yours.
The physical layout should also be a reflection of you and your routines. Home workspaces have more flexible design patterns than a dining room or bedroom. The pieces you select and how you arrange them can differ entirely depending on how you work and what works for you. Let’s look at some essential elements and how you might incorporate them into a space that feels curated yet functional.
Building The Space Piece by Piece: Choosing Furniture for A Modern Home Office
When styling a home office, you may be working with a dedicated space, transforming an unused area like a loft, or even turning a guest room into a multi-purpose workspace. No matter the scale, functional office design is about creating impact with every touch. Here are the essential elements for any workspace to get you started.
Home Office Desks
For all the changes in how we work and use home offices, a desk is still at the heart of the space. Whether it’s a small surface for your tablet or an executive desk outfitted with file drawers and cubby holes, your desk acts as an anchor for the layout. As with any large furniture, you want to ensure scale and placement are set before purchasing.
Writing desks and other smaller desks can fold into almost any space, but if you’re opting for a larger installation or floating the desk in the middle of the room, you may want to mark the dimensions out with painter’s tape to get an idea of how it will fit in place. Another thing to consider if you’re floating the desk is how it will look in the round. With its fully furnished back and two-way cabinet, pieces like this Siegel Desk are tailor-made for a floating layout.
Home Office Chairs and Seating
When you hear ergonomic seating, you may picture those bulky office rollers that prioritize functionality over style, but there are plenty of modern designs that bring the same dynamic edge to chic and comfortable seating. Our tip is to go for a statement in texture. The Amaris Office Chair offers instant charm with its polished metal base set against an option of velvet or boucle upholstery.
For a more pared-down look, consider a comfortable dining seat as a home office chair. This can be a better match for a smaller desk, where a large swivel chair on castors might be unnecessary or make the set feel awkward in scale.
When working with a larger space, try incorporating a reading nook or creating a conversational area with cozier accent chairs. This helps make the space more dynamic and can give you variety in venue throughout the day if you work from home. A smaller sofa can do the same trick, plus it lets you curl up for a mid-day productivity nap.
Home Office Storage Furniture
Storage has a subtle but definite impact on any room—and nowhere is this more true than in your office. Whether styled as a statement feature or seamlessly incorporated, versatile storage solutions keep your curation feeling— curated. Bookshelves and curio cabinets let you transform essentials and decor into a standout design moment. We love a mix of books that have inspired you, plants or artisan objects for grounding texture, and catchalls or baskets for items like cables you want on hand but stashed away.
Of course, not all storage is made for display. If you’re constantly moving papers, notebooks, and mail around to free up your desktop, a bigger desk isn’t always the answer—better home office storage is. A simple piece like this Tygan Filing Cabinet offers a touch of Scandinavian-inspired warmth while providing a place to stow papers and supplies—the wheeled design even adds an extra surface that you can move around the room.
However you style it, home office decor allows you the flexibility to showcase the nuances of your design aesthetic. It lets you transform a functional space into a curated environment that inspires you. How we feel about our workspace impacts the work we do there—so make yours a place where you can feel productive in surroundings you love.
Lulu and Georgia Home Office Furniture
When you shop home office furniture at Lulu and Georgia, you'll find pieces that complement the style of your home but also make it feel more elevated. You can choose from our wide selection to find the perfect purchase, no matter what you're looking for. Check our shop by room page for more ideas on styling spaces you love.