A bedroom office is all about finding functional and stylish furniture pieces that fit your space and inspire you to work without detracting from your personal living area. These bedroom office ideas are cool and practical solutions that will increase productivity, improve organization and minimize stress while maintaining a work/life balance.
If you’re looking to design a home office in the bedroom, choosing the right desk, chair, layout and decor can make all the difference in your success and comfort. You must build an energizing workspace without compromising the more peaceful aspects of your master bedroom. The right bedroom-office combo will also prevent you from working or sleeping too much.
While creating the perfect work area in the master can be simple, small bedroom offices can require a more efficient layout and creative approach to your setup.
For inspiration, here are some examples of bedroom office ideas that will support your career and lifestyle. These bedroom home office designs will help you achieve a stylish, productive and comfortable workspace.
Bedroom Office Ideas
Modern Home Office Setup with White Desk
This bedroom has beautiful natural light. A low desk allows that light to keep coming in without interference. The white desk and filing cabinet blend well with the existing furniture. The desk and cabinet are arranged in a way that creates a separation of space. But the consistent use of color ensures the room still feels unified.
Built-In Shelves Provide A Convenient Workspace
If you’ve ever considered built-in shelving, there’s a great opportunity to make one section into a desk. Built-ins provide excellent floor to ceiling storage. You can sacrifice a small amount of that storage by planning for a desk to be built in, too. This way, the entire wall is designated as an office space.
Cool Natural Home Office Space
It seems like almost every home or apartment has a weird little nook that doesn’t lend itself well to being furnished. Sometimes those alcoves can make for a perfect workspace. A desk, a chair, and three shelves turn this small cubby into a functional and productive area.
Clean Office Space in Master Bedroom
Sometimes people will repurpose a seldom-used table and use it as a desk. This is a great way to make use of what you’ve got. Pairing it with large, open shelving helps define the table as a desk and the area as an office.
All-In-One Desk Provides Easy Home Office Solution
If you are starting with a blank slate when it comes to building a home office, furniture is a great place to start. An all-in-one-desk with attached shelving and printer stand is a super simple solution. You can set it up against a bedroom wall, and it will create its own self-contained area. Pair it with a low-profile chair.
Loft Bed in Spare Bedroom with Home Office Desk
Some rooms are simply too small to fit both a desk and a bed on the floor. Lofting your bed can create an ingenious solution. You can tuck a desk right under your bed with your newly found square footage. This bedroom office is cozy and clever, making it ideal for a teenage girl or young women in college who still comes home during breaks.
Cute Home Office Decor
Many people have built-in shelving in their bedrooms that frame a television. Instead of mounting a TV in the alcove, you can extend a long table out and place a chair on either side. You could even share this kind of setup with your spouse or partner.
Natural Wood and Plants in Bedroom Office
Bedrooms and offices can both benefit from some greenery by bringing life into the space. The open shelves in this bedroom office feature plenty of cactus and succulent plants. It adds a refreshing pop of color and provides a decorative element that complements both roles the room needs to play.
Small Bedroom Office with Minimalist Nightstand Desk
Some people need a large desk for their work, but others with small bedrooms can make do with a small writing desk. In the latter case, use a modern minimalist desk in place of a nightstand. A lamp on the side closest to the bed can be used to light your work area or bedtime reading at night.
Awesome Masculine Desk Decor For Home Office
If you’re considering putting an office in your bedroom, look for furniture that matches what you already have. If a room has wood built-in cabinets, a wooden desk holds up to it well. These are substantial built-ins, so a large desk has the right scale for this space.
Classy Desk in Window Alcove For Office in Master Bedroom
Some bedrooms have alcoves by the window where you can stage a little seating area. Instead of putting armchairs and a side table there, you can bring in a desk and a large chair. The natural light will suit an office well.
Amazing Guest Bedroom Office
Some people feel like they need to choose between having a home office and a guest bedroom, but you can combine those spaces for a hybrid room. Set up an office for yourself, but have a fold-out sofa in there for guests. When guests aren’t around, you can always use it for a little nap break.
Gorgeous Office Design with A View
This room features gorgeous floor to ceiling windows, making it a nice bedroom office space for your workday. The low-profile built-in desk does nothing to detract from the view. If you have a room with a view like this, you’d want to be in there as much as possible. Bringing a desk into the room will allow you to work and be productive without feeling miserable.
Cool Workspace with Manly Old School Decor
If you want to bring an office into your bedroom but you’re worried you won’t have enough space for your furniture, look into recessed shelving. You can place them between the studs. You may have to borrow some space from the next room, but you’ll save several inches and create ample space for a desk.
Simple Computer Desk in Bedroom
Setting your desk up in a corner is a great way to separate your workspace from your sleeping area. Additions like a small rug, wall art, drawers, and shelves above your desk serve as ways to distinguish this area as your version of a corner office. This layout and room design can also double as the perfect gamers bedroom.
Innovative Bedroom Office Combo
Many people choose to push their beds against the wall. But if you don’t mind a creative furniture layout, you can combine both your bed and your desk. Instead of a traditional headboard, a desk is built directly onto the back of this bed. This is a clever option for a studio apartment.
Turn An Adjoining Room Into An Office Space
Many older houses feature bedrooms with an adjoining room off of them. These were typically intended to be seating areas. If your home has a space like that, consider using it as an office. Even though it will be visible, the framing gives it a more separate feel.
Bold Black and White Office Decor
This bedroom office sticks to a completely black and white color palette. When you style your work area in a few strong colors, it helps create a distinct space. A setup like this also ensures that you’re facing away from the bed, which helps separate the rooms.
Turn Your Spare Room Into An Office
If you have an extra bedroom, you can always convert it into an office. This one features minimal furniture and a neutral color palette, so that if your needs ever change it can easily transition back to a spare bedroom. Installing glass front double doors helps it feel more like a quiet and productive work area and not a repurposed spare room.
Office in A Closet
Some people have a difficult time relaxing when their desk is in full view. It can be stressful to think about work during your downtime. This clever office is built into the wall and can be fully hidden behind a closet door. Out of sight, out of mind.
Creative Corkboard Wall
We already know that putting a desk in a corner is a great way to help a workspace feel separate from a bedroom. This corner features a full wall made out of corkboard. Something like this allows you to keep work documents and inspiration visible without having to use a large desk or table.
Unconventional Office Spaces
Not every job looks the same. A music producer or sound editor may want to bring their work home with them. That setup won’t look the same as your standard home office. This partial wall forms an ideal recording space, especially when it’s appropriately insulated.
Cute Girly Desk in Bedroom
If your bedroom is stylish and glam, you might be worried that your office will clash. Just pick furniture that complements your existing decor. The desk and lamp here are a luxe gold and white color palette, and the design is clearly upscale and chic. A padded chair completes the look while taking comfort into consideration. This office layout exudes confidence and style, making it the ideal space for a woman in corporate America.
Boho Chic Bedroom Office
A home office can fit in beautifully with a boho bedroom. A macrame wall-hanging and plenty of live plants make this space look effortlessly stylish. The black desk is balanced by a geometric wall-hanging and black hammock weave chair.
Take Advantage of Angles and Corner Spaces
Not all rooms are perfectly square. Some rooms have more geometric shapes which can be difficult to decorate. If you have one wall that’s a little short, it can be a great spot for a desk. This one is adjacent to a window, which gives it great natural light.
Simple Desk and Chair in Master Bedroom Can Make A Statement
Most bedroom offices should feature narrow desks so they don’t dominate the space. But a low-profile desk can still have a big visual impact. This live-edge desk has a small footprint but is still noticeably stylish.
Small Desk Layouts Save Space
Building a desk right into a wall is a great way to save space. This one even folds up in case you want to minimize it in certain circumstances. This is the perfect choice for a crafter or someone who works on a laptop.
The Writing Is On the Wall
This creative home office alcove features a wall that has been painted in chalkboard paint. You can use chalk to write directly on the wall. This is a great option for a creative type, or for someone who likes to manage the household from a designated space.
Modern Mental Desk in Bedroom For Easy Home Office
The bed is usually the largest piece of furniture in a bedroom. They can be so massive, that adding more furniture makes the room look cramped. This bed is low to the ground and has a minimalist headboard. Its smaller footprint leaves plenty of space for a desk and chair. Both areas feel intentional.
Walk-In Closet Office
If you have clothing and accessories, a walk-in closet can be a must-have storage solution. If you have extra space, converting a walk-in closet into a home office is a great way to utilize every inch of space in your bedroom.
Open Bedroom Layout with Study Table
If your bedroom has high ceilings, you can use that additional real estate for a workspace. This desk is fairly narrow, but it features storage compartments above it for supplies. Using those draws the eye up and keeps the room from feeling crowded.
Modern Black Guest Room and Office Combo
Not everyone is happy with having a small office space in their bedroom; some prefer a big room where they can spread out. This home office features large black cabinets, an expansive desk, cool wallpaper design, simple black decor, and a couch that can fold down for guests to sleep on when they come to visit. It’s an efficient way to maximize the space.
Save Space with A Narrow Desk
If your home office space is small, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort. A long narrow desk against the back wall leaves ample room to bring in furniture like a low profile couch. A shelf with plants on the wall brings in decor without taking up floor space.
Peninsula Desk Creates Space
Some people like to spread out at work, and don’t want to tuck their home office into a corner. A peninsula desk is a great solution. It goes right up against the wall, so it’s less obtrusive than a freestanding desk. This design defines your space but doesn’t let you feel cramped or pushed into a corner. A peninsula desk with a built-in bookcase provides storage options and extra elegance.
Create Work Space in Your Loft For A Modern Home Office Area
This room features gorgeous floor to ceiling windows with lots of natural light. Not everyone is comfortable sleeping in such an exposed room. You can easily convert a large master bedroom into a modern and stylish home office.
Wood Desk For A Classy Office Room Setup
If your bedroom includes lots of natural elements, try to mirror that with the office furniture you bring in. A wood desk and rolling wood bookcases blend well with the wood floors in this room.
Simple Design Brings Contrast
Even if you just have a small corner for your bedroom office, you can still make it pop. A dichromatic color palette uses two colors. Pick two colors that play off each other well, like black and white, to add visual interest in a simple way.
Rustic Style Home Office For Men
A bedroom feature wall always draws the eye, and putting your home office against an existing feature wall is a great way to delineate the area. This modern men’s bedroom with a large window view and simple desk layout is perfect for guys living in major metropolitan cities like New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Chicago.
Lighten Up A Dark Room with Natural Wood Furniture
If your bedroom has dark colors on the wall, office furniture could make it feel cramped. You can combat that by bringing in lighter furniture made from natural materials. This desk is large, but doesn’t feel bulky thanks to the warm wood tones. Ideal for teenage boys and college guys who still live at home, this bedroom decor is stylish and masculine.
Cool Home Office with Black and Metal Decor
If you have a spare bedroom, you can always convert it into an office. This room features low profile windows and dark paint on the walls. Futuristic metal furnishings contrast beautifully and add a daring modern element. Features like a metallic animal skull and sputnik chandelier add a touch of whimsy.
Classy Table, Chair and Shelving
This built-in desk and cabinet setup is partially in natural wood tones and partially in white. Because the white blends in with the walls, it makes the desk feel less overwhelming in the space.
Home Office For A Kid At Heart
Just because you have a home office, it doesn’t mean it has to be boring. The unique design and open shelving in this example highlights the whimsical decorations. The concrete textured table and masculine furniture pieces also create an awesome look. Details like that can help your bedroom office feel more personal and fun.
Practical Home Office in Small Room
Even if you only have guests a few times a year, you want them to have a comfortable place to sleep. But you still want your home to be usable for you. This example features built-in shelves and a desk in an L-shape, leaving room for a fold-out sofa for guests. If you only have a small room to use, built-in furniture makes for a practical design concept.
Cool Work Space in Apartment Loft
Many modern loft spaces feature raised platforms to break up the room design. Setting up your bedroom office on this platform gives it a feeling of separation from the rest of the space.
Luxurious Table Decor in Beautiful Spare Bedroom
Combining a bedroom and an office into one space can make a room feel small and crowded. Using lighter colors for the paint and furniture makes the room feel much bigger. If you have dark carpet, you can lay down a light color rug over it to make the area feel larger and more spacious.
Built-In Table and Shelves in Guest Room
This bedroom features a large built-in wardrobe. If you’re able to sacrifice some of your storage space, you can have a desk built right into the wardrobe. Wood wall planks add a nice contrast, and mounted lighting conserves space on your desk.
Organizing A Bedroom Office with Wood Accent Wall
Bedrooms and offices generally serve very different purposes, but both rooms require organization and quality design. Wraparound built-in shelves provide ample storage space. The desk is tucked against the windows to take advantage of the natural light.
Put A Cozy Daybed in A Home Office
With a little creativity, you can turn a home office into a comfortable hang out spot. This design features a plush daybed that’s low to the ground, so it doesn’t overwhelm the space. The live edge desk adds some curve, so the room doesn’t feel too boxy.
Use Corners To Your Advantage
If you need a lot of desk space, you can use an L-shaped desk That takes up part of two walls. This gives you room to spread out without sacrificing too much square footage.
Customize Your Alcove in A Large Master Bedroom
Window alcoves can make a room feel bigger, but they can also be awkward to decorate around. Getting a custom desk built for the alcove’s dimensions solves that problem beautifully. Because the desk fits right into the alcove, you don’t feel like you’re losing any of the room.
Minimalist Desks Give You Space To Decorate
If a bedroom in your home came with built-in cabinets, it can make for a great work area. Using a low-profile desk leaves you plenty of room to set up a sleeping area for guests.
Wrap Cabinets Around Walls To Maximize Space
If you want to combine a bedroom and an office, you need to get innovative with design choices. This room features cabinets and shelving that wrap around the room. This leaves plenty of room to place a bed or a fold-out couch.
Maximize Space with A Murphy Bed
A Murphy bed is a bed that folds up into a wall. When the bed is put away, your room will look like a typical dedicated home office. When it’s time to go to sleep, just open the cabinet and pull the bed down. This is an excellent solution for a small room.
Luxury Work Space with Unique Design Features
This bedroom features a fun graphic grid wall. You can play up design elements like this by choosing complementary furniture. The straight geometric lines of this desk fit the room perfectly.
Blend Patterns and Textures
The color palette of this bedroom office is a minimalist blue and white. Because the colors are so simple, you can bring in multiple patterns through the rug, wallpaper, and artwork. This gives the room a more eclectic lived-in feel.
Double The Desks For A His and Her Work Space
It might seem like a lot to have one home office in a bedroom, much less two, but clever design enables this room to have double the workspace. A long table and shelves give you plenty of work and storage space, but it doesn’t overpower the room.
Pick A Smaller Bed
If you’re worried that a bedroom office will feel too small, reconsider the scale of your furniture. Downgrading to a smaller bed, nightstand and desk will ensure you still have plenty of room.
Bedroom with Sleek Bed, Chair and Desk Design
Every piece of furniture in this room features straight, sleek lines. By minimizing clutter, you make the room feel larger and more sophisticated for a cleaner look.
Small Wood Desk in Corner of Bedroom
This cute corner bedroom office design features furniture and decor in neutral tones. The desk is also angled into a corner so it doesn’t take up too much space. These are both ways to make your room feel more balanced. A decorative chandelier adds character and keeps it from being too bland.
Open Shelving with Tall Cabinets in A Guest Room
This savvy example features one tall cabinet to create storage space. Open shelving adds more storage without making the room feel too heavy. Setting part of the built-in desk into a recessed wall also helps this room’s footprint.
Classic Home Office Decor For Your Bedroom
When you install a bedroom office, it’s important to make sure the furniture doesn’t overtake the space. The desk and shelving in this room are a little smaller than average, which provides the appropriate balance.
How To Design A Home Office in the Bedroom
Converting a bedroom into a home office is easy if you have the extra space. Design and layout become more important when you have a bedroom and office in the same space because you don’t want one overtaking the other. Further, people have very different needs in the office versus the bedroom.
When you get into bed, you generally want to relax and unwind, but when you’re working, you want to be alert and high-energy. The best way to make sure two different rooms can coexist in the same space is to create some kind of visual distinction. It might sound comfortable to hop on your laptop and work from your bed, but that can muddy the lines and lower your productivity.
To prevent this, create a distinct area with a work desk, chair, drawers, shelves and organizational tools. Studies also show that dual monitors improve productivity by about 40 percent, allowing you to accomplish more in less time.
While housing all this work stuff sounds like it may require a big room with a large table, there are many styles of desks and chairs that fit in smaller workspaces. A small bedroom will require a more practical and modern office setup, but the result can still be a timeless and professional aesthetic.
Whether you want inexpensive office furniture for a simple look or prefer cool decor with luxury pieces for a modern vibe, the right home office ideas will create a stylish and functional workspace.