Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Traditional home offices

Sophisticated home office

Elegant white furniture creates a bold contrast against the dark walls in this sophisticated home office. Choose a pale window dressing and floor covering to keep the room feeling light and add a brightly coloured framed picture to break up the dark walls.


Simple and neutral home office

Team a traditional dark wood desk with a classic canned seat for a timeless feel. Create a notice board by painting one wall a darker colour than the rest and fit open shelves for easy storage.


Traditional dresser home office

If your home office is in the dining area or living room, then adapt a beautiful piece of furniture, such as an elegant dresser, into a computer desk. Use the drawers to store away clutter and paperwork. A pretty lamp will act as task lighting as well as linking the desk area with the rest of the room.


Colonial-style home office

Create an inspiring setting with a Colonial-style bureau and team it with a similar style of chair. A formal arrangement of prints above the desk will add an elegant touch, while plants and ethnic artefacts bring a lived-in feel to the space.


Oriental-style home office

Conjure up exotic images of the Far East with a home office decorated in bright Oriental-inspired wallpaper. Team with dark wood furniture to continue the opulent look and add eye-catching soft furnishings to tie the look together. Traditional desk accessories, such as a lamp and clock, will keep the scheme feeling timeless. 


Classic writing desk

Arrange a collection of traditional prints, photographs and paintings above a classic writing desk to create a smart home office that has the feel of an elegant library. Add colour with plants and ensure there is plenty of comfortable seating to enjoy a good read.


Neat and compact home office

Turn the corner of a room into a compact home office with a desk that folds away to hide clutter. Position the desk by a window where there is plenty of light, and choose a stool that fits snugly underneath it to save space. Shelves in an alcove will create useful storage for books and box files.


Space saving home office

The space under the stairs makes the ideal spot for a home office area and keeps clutter tucked out of sight. Choose a vintage desk and chair to complement a period banister and pile up pretty storage boxes to make the most of the sloping area under the stairs.


Vintage style home office

Try adapting other types of furniture into a desk, such as a pretty dressing table, for a quirky look. Choose a piece with plenty of drawers for storage. An upholstered dining chair acts as a smart office chair and complements the vintage look. Pretty pictures leant against the wall add an informal touch.


Period style home office

Stylish grey walls give classic white furniture a modern twist and create a bold statement.

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