Designing a hybrid bedroom office space where your day job and your nightly sleep regimen can effortlessly cohabitate is a challenge that many people face. But the beauty of decorating a bedroom office is that you can tailor this dual-purpose space to meet your needs and preferences, experimenting until you strike the right balance between inspiring your best work and helping you to sleep better after a job well done.
Creating a single space that will help you achieve this particular brand of work life balance with ease can mean everything from swapping your nightstand for a writing table to installing a wall-mounted desk to building a custom workstation and storage unit into a niche or along an entire wall.
Whether your preferred aesthetic is a minimalist distraction-free zone or a colorful space filled with bold decor and personal touches, these home office bedrooms from a range of designers will help you figure out how to maximize space, decorate with imagination, and set yourself up for a life of successful workdays and sweet dreams, all from the comfort of your own home.
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Get In the Zone
This light-flooded Scandinavian office bedroom from Fantastic Frank has zones for sleeping, working, and lounging. White walls keep it feeling light and airy, while neatly styled open shelves and a gallery wall add a decorative touch. The simple decor is elevated with designer lighting like the iconic Serge Mouille floorlamp and overhead pendant light from designer Michael Anastassiades.Continue to 2 of 45 below.
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Dress It Up
Working from home means you can work in your pj's if you feel like it, but there's no reason your bedroom office can't be dressed up for work. This office bedroom designed by Jess Bunge and styled by Emily Bowser for Emily Henderson Design is nestled in a bay window. Outfitted with sculptural furniture, an antique chandelier, and floor-to-ceiling drapes in a pale salmon pink, it's an elegant space that reconciles bedroom and office without compromising on style.Continue to 3 of 45 below.
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Maximize Natural Light
This all-white Paris bedroom from Neva Interior Design has a simple wooden wall-mounted desk in the corner that benefits from the natural light of a window to the outside, and an interior window that lets light flow through the spaces, creating a peaceful setting for focus and concentration.Continue to 4 of 45 below.
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This NYC bedroom office from interior designer Alvin Wayne positions the desk in front of the floor-to-ceiling windows with a wide-open view of the city skyline. A large plant helps to create a sense of separation with the nearby bed. When positioning your desk facing a window, it's important to have options for regulating light and glare, from simple solar shades to curtains depending on your needs and style.Continue to 5 of 45 below.
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Paint It Pink
The walls of this uplifting Paris bedroom office from Caroline Andréoni Interior Design are drenched in a sherbet-y shade of raspberry pink that creates an uplifting glow. The narrow entry to the room is lined with floor-to-ceiling built-in bookcases that have an integrated desk and whose honey toned wood complements the warm palette.Continue to 6 of 45 below.
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Hide the Bed
The easiest way to avoid feeling like you're working in your bedroom is to hide the bed. On the ground floor of a Brooklyn brownstone, Sonya Lee Architect created a flexible bedroom office space that is divided from the rest of the apartment with a vertical white oak screen with a minimalist built-in desk and floating shelves that allows light to flow through. Floor-to-ceiling built-in storage cabinets include a Murphy bed, seen here in the open position, that can be closed up during business hours.Continue to 7 of 45 below.
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Create an Attic Hideaway
This dreamy little bedroom office from French interior design firm Space Factory is nestled under the eaves of a historic Paris building. A small desk and midcentury lounger are located by the windows, while original beams painted out in white add a sense of separation with the sleeping area that is dressed in dark tones to promote relaxation and add contrast.Continue to 8 of 45 below.
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Add Statement Wallpaper
If you like working at home but miss seeing familiar faces in the office, cover your wall in abstract face motif wallpaper like this bedroom office set up from A Beautiful Mess.Continue to 9 of 45 below.
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Float the Desk
This chic Parisian bedroom office from Caroline Andréoni Interior Design is equipped with a triangular-shaped desk and sculptural chair that floats in the corner of the spacious room and blends in with the sophisticated designer lighting and decor.Continue to 10 of 45 below.
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Drench the Walls In Chocolate
Chocolate brown paint envelops the walls of this bedroom office from Fantastic Frank, a grounding, soothing shade that is conducive to both sleep and work. Using a smaller desk will keep your bedroom office from overwhelming when you're off the clock.Continue to 11 of 45 below.
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Add Seamless Storage
This bedroom office from Caroline Andréoni Interior Design makes expert use of every last centimeter of space in a micro studio in Paris. A seamless wall of built-ins hides clutter and holds a sleek wall desk that can be folded up when not in use. Soothing pink-toned shades of white, and a perfectly made bed create a sense of order and calm in this miniature but high-functioning urban bedroom office oasis.Continue to 12 of 45 below.
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Install a Sleek Wall Desk
This London bedroom office from Emilie Fournet Interiors has a discreet and minimalist wall-mounted desk that folds up as soon as you punch out for the night. The slim profile takes up virtually no space when in the closed position, leaving the focus on the feel-good pink walls, green velvet beetle chair, and tall plant.Continue to 13 of 45 below.
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Take a Seat By the Window
This spacious bedroom office from AHG Interiors includes a large desk nestled in an alcove that creates separation from the rest of the room. A pair of comfy armchairs with their backs to the desk area creates an additional relaxation zone.Continue to 14 of 45 below.
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This Scandinavian bedroom home office from Fantastic Frank would work just as well in a spacious primary bedroom as it would in a studio apartment. With clear zones for sleeping, working, and relaxing, plus a soothing color palette of neutrals and soft shades of yellow, and a mix of modern and vintage furniture and decor, it's a highly functional multi-purpose space that shows how simple it can be to create a homey bedroom office that invites productivity with effortless style.Continue to 15 of 45 below.
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Painting the walls of this bedroom office niche from Caroline Andréoni Interior Design creates depth that makes it feel larger, and contrasts with light golden-toned wood on the built-in desk and shelving. This handsome set-up could work just as well for a sleek bedroom cloffice.Continue to 16 of 45 below.
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Create a Multitasking Walk-In Closet
If your bedroom has extra real estate like a spacious adjoining walk-in closet with a large window, consider adding a desk and chair like this pretty and tranquil home office from Ashley Montgomery Design that blends into the rest of the decor with its soft hues, vintage floral illustrations, and antique touches.Continue to 17 of 45 below.
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When designing your bedroom office, resist the urge to systematically push the desk against the wall. In this spacious, classical black-and-white bedroom from interior designer Kara Mann, a transparent lucite desk and chair with a featherweight profile is positioned in the corner facing back toward the room, creating an airy feel and making it easy to give your eyes a break that you wouldn't get by staring at a wall.Continue to 18 of 45 below.
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Wallpaper the Built-In
This compact, stylish Parisian bedroom office from Neva Interior Design has a contemporary feel with hints of retro style thanks to a curved built-in desk and a black-and-white Art Deco fan wallpaper adding pattern and movement to the wall. If you're a renter or fear the commitment of choosing a pattern, try a removable peel-and-stick wallpaper.Continue to 19 of 45 below.
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Repurpose the Vanity
A bedroom vanity can be repurposed as a home workstation for those who find themselves needing to work from home for temporary or indefinite periods and don't want to invest a lot of energy or money outfitting a full-fledged home office. This calming bedroom from Will Brown Interiors has a spacious vanity table that could double as a desk. If you don't want to stare at yourself in the mirror while you work, move it up to just above eye level, or add some plants or leaning artwork to block the view.Continue to 20 of 45 below.
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Keep It Minimal
This space from Fantastic Frank is more bedroom than office, with the focus on warm khaki painted walls, soft neutral linens, and a small, discreet desk and chair parked inconspicuously in the corner that serves its purpose without calling attention to itself.Continue to 21 of 45 below.
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Use Similar Tones
In this spacious bedroom office from Becca Interiors, the sepia-toned decor with its soft shades of white, beige, and brown, and natural elements is carried through to the desk, chair, and accessories to create a cohesive look that allows the desk to blend into its surroundings.Continue to 22 of 45 below.
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Distract With an Accent Wall
A colorful, graphic accent wall behind the headboard in this bedroom office from Etch Design Group creates a focal point that allows the all-white built-in desk and shelving to disappear into the adjacent white wall.Continue to 23 of 45 below.
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Find Your Perch
This bright mezzanine bedroom office from Fantastic Frank is removed from the main floor, creating a perch for sleeping or getting work done. A mezzanine can create a sense of privacy while remaining open to the rest of your space, but keep in mind that it can be an acoustical challenge that may interfere with your ability to concentrate, depending on your temperament and whether or not there are other people in the house. This set-up is best for those who live alone or work better with the hum of background noise, or who don't spend too much time on work calls that can become even more annoying thanks to the echoes of sound that reverberate in a mezzanine setting.Continue to 24 of 45 below.
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Find Your Niche
This office bedroom designed by Sara Tramp for Emily Henderson Design gives a charming workspace niche extra attention with dreamy Fornasetti cloud patterned wallpaper, a vintage desk, and a space-saving sconce for working past bedtime.Continue to 25 of 45 below.
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Use Black and White Thinking
This spacious bedroom office from Etch Design Group has a simple palette of black and white that allows the corner desk and chair to blend right in. Touches of blue and green echo the calming view of trees outside the windows.Continue to 26 of 45 below.
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Use What You Have
This charming room from Studio Peake is perfect for an older teen with its vintage touches and elegant canopy bed. And when the kid grows up and moves out of the house, the lovely room can simply be decluttered and repurposed as a spare bedroom/office that suits a new purpose while retaining a sense of nostalgia and family history.Continue to 27 of 45 below.
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Use Warm Wood Tones
This comfortable NYC office bedroom from Yael Weiss Interiors has fresh white walls and plenty of warm wood tones from the flooring to the desk and vintage chair that create a tranquil and inviting feel.Continue to 28 of 45 below.
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Focus on the View
These days work follows us everywhere, and even those fortunate enough to have a vacation home might find themselves needing a quiet place to take care of unfinished business. This lake house bedroom from Martha O’Hara Interiors has shiplap walls and cool neutral tones of white, green, and blue that bring the relaxed vibes. But it's equipped for weekend work emergencies with a spacious desk and comfortable upholstered chair that faces a wall of windows with a view of the surrounding landscape.Continue to 29 of 45 below.
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Go Wall to Wall
This neutral-toned bedroom home office from Michelle Berwick Interiors is built for home-based workers who never plan to work in a cubicle again. The polished built-in workspace occupies an entire wall opposite the bed, providing ample closed storage for storing documents and hiding clutter.Continue to 30 of 45 below.
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Define Space With Wallpaper
Black-and-white palm print wallpaper defines the workspace and offers a hint of tropical escapism in this Paris bedroom office from Caroline Andréoni Interior Design.Continue to 31 of 45 below.
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This stealth bedroom office from AHG Interiors is perched on the mezzanine of a 1960s A-frame in the Catskills of New York. The lucite waterfall desk and transparent Louis Ghost chair made from clear polycarbonate practically disappear, allowing all that natural light to flow through the space.
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Commandeer That Nook
Creating a built-in desk in an existing nook can be a wise solution for creating a place to work in your bedroom. But if you want to keep your options open, consider using freestanding furniture carefully chosen to fit the space instead. A corner nook in this simple Scandinavian office bedroom from Fantastic Frank finds purpose as a home workstation thanks to a simple free-standing desk, chair, task light, and painting above the wall. The space can easily be transformed into a bookcase, living wall, or sculpture nook if you get tired of working in your bedroom or circumstances change.Continue to 33 of 45 below.
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Source an Antique Writing Desk
This bedroom office from Becca Interiors in a Colonial home in New York State is outfitted with an antique writing desk and chair in the corner of the hand-printed wallpapered room that recalls the days when it was customary to have a small desk in the corner of a bedroom for writing letters by candlelight with a quill pen in hand, but can just as easily house a laptop for remote work.Continue to 34 of 45 below.
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Add String Shelving
This light and airy Scandinavian bedroom office from Fantastic Frank features practical String shelving with a built-in worktop and Danish modern chair that complements the room with its white walls and touches of color on the bedding and gilded framed painting over the bed.
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Add Art Deco Flair
This bedroom office from Emily Henderson Design includes a comfortable painted wooden desk and sculptural chair with graphic lines that is perfectly integrated into the spacious and airy Art Deco-inspired bedroom.Continue to 36 of 45 below.
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Add Large Scale Art
A large-scale piece of framed art over the desk in this bedroom office from Emily Henderson Design adds a colorful focal point that sets the workspace apart from the rest of the neutral-toned room.Continue to 37 of 45 below.
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Choose an Anchor Piece
This bedroom office from Studio Peake has soothing blue walls, a gallery wall of black-and-white illustrations, splashes of red on the tall table lamp and floral patterned upholstery on the desk chair. But the rich mahogany stain on the vintage desk is the anchor piece that pulls it all together, creating a homey home office designed to last.Continue to 38 of 45 below.
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Decorate with Mirrors
This Ibiza bedroom office from Fantastic Frank has a mix of materials to add texture and interest, and a small desk in the corner with a mirror hung just above eye level that reflects light from the windows into the corner while providing views of the space that prevent you from feeling cramped while you work.Continue to 39 of 45 below.
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Add Midcentury Style
This Palm Springs bedroom from Michelle Boudreau Design has a long built-in wall desk in the same warm wood tones as the nightstands and other midcentury style furniture, creating a cohesive look. A vintage gold-toned metal and glass lamp makes a change from the usual desk light, and allows the built-in desk to be styled like a sideboard when not in use.Continue to 40 of 45 below.
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Add Stimulating Color
In this bedroom office from Mid City Interiors, matte navy walls are contrasted with an unframed abstract painting above the desk in warm shades of orange and red that adds a dose of stimulating color.Continue to 41 of 45 below.
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Add a Hot Desk
Even if you don't routinely work from home, if the last few years have taught us anything, it's that we should always be prepared to get things done from home base when circumstances require it. In this primary bedroom designed by Malcolm Simmons for Emily Henderson Design, a small desk with plenty of storage fills the space between the bed and the wall of built-ins. It's a bedside table that can turn into an impromptu hot desk on a moment's notice by bringing in a chair from the other room.Continue to 42 of 45 below.
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In a minimalist space like this office bedroom from Cathie Hong Interiors, a tall, slim, wall-mounted desk with neatly styled open shelving and an upholstered swivel chair in the corner is all it takes to create a multi-functional room.Continue to 43 of 45 below.
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This working bedroom from Casa Watkins Living is a celebration of color and pattern, with bright pink and white palm print wallpaper, pink and orange patterned bedding, a simple white desk and transparent desk chair that lets the rest of the decor shine.Continue to 44 of 45 below.
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Make It Homey
In this comfortable en suite bedroom office from Emily Henderson Design, a vintage-style painted desk, comfortable upholstered armchair, and sculptural table lamp create a functional workspace with warm and homey vibes.Continue to 45 of 45 below.
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Maximize Vertical Space
This bedroom office from Martha O’Hara Interiors is equipped for work, sleep, and leisure time, with a loft bed that takes advantage of the extra tall ceilings, a spacious sofa for hanging out, and a desk on the far wall with its back to the rest of the space for crossing work tasks off the list.