12 photos of real home offices to inspire your own workspace revamp


Hang in there, guys – there is only 2 weeks left to the Conditional Movement Control Order and working from home! Now that you recognise how a workstation could make or break your day, let’s browse through these cool home design ideas for some renovation inspiration.

Too often we overlook the need to put in the effort to design our home office. Instead, we just purchase a desk and chair and call it an office. But what we seem to neglect is the fact that a put-together space not only improves the aesthetics of your home but also boosts productivity. With most of us working from home during the lockdown period, we have come to realise how important it is to have the right home office design and furniture in order to stay focused while homebound.

These home offices show you how just a little effort goes a long way.

1. Play with nature

This home office comes with a gorgeous garden view and we love it! The minimalist yet contemporary room with a bold hue allows you to step into the outdoors for a breather every time you feel like taking a break.

Contemporary Modern Study Room @ Complete Oasis . Bungalow

IND’FINITY DESIGN (M) SDN BHD | Project: Complete Oasis, Bungalow

2. Hello 50 shades of grey

Monochrome doesn’t mean boring. This trendy home office features a marble backsplash and minimalist décor that gives the room extra style points.

Contemporary Minimalistic Study Room @ The impact of white - Double Storey, Desa parkcity

PINS STUDIO | Project: The Impact Of White – Double Storey, Desa Parkcity

3. Bring the sea to you 

Add colours and décor that help bring your personality to life just like this nautical themed office and study. This design idea is perfect for sailing or boating aficionados. Even if you aren’t one, the blue and white colour palette is very pleasing to the eye!

Contemporary Modern Study Room @ Desa Tebrau Semi DSKY CREATION | Project: Desa Tebrau Semi D

4. Embrace your roots

Bring a part of your heritage into your workspace the way this homeowner did. The oriental theme carries through to the entire home and is a prominent mark in this room.

Contemporary Study Room @ Villa Seni ResidenceSUPERNORMAL DESIGN STUDIO | Project: Villa Seni Residence

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5. Go modern or go home 

Yes, the title was a pun – Did you get it? Seriously though, this minimalist yet trendy workspace hits the right spot. It uses modern and contemporary design themes that blend perfectly together.

Contemporary Modern Office @ 42 Jalan IrrawaddyNEVERMORE | Project: 42 Jalan Irrawaddy

6. Keep it simple with industrial

Industrial is a popular trend amongst homeowners and they are a perfect fit in home offices. The no-nonsense layout, use of raw material, and open concept all come together to create a highly functional space in this home office.

Study Room @ ms1 Cheras 林 | 静DDM | Project: Ms1 Cheras 林 | 静

7. Bring the outdoors in

Check out this unique take on a home office. The interior designer extended the patio of the home to create a garden workspace that looks so serene. Stress begone!

Industrial Retro Foyer Garden @ BACK TO NATUREWAD DESIGN | Project: BACK TO NATURE

8. Cosy is key

Sometimes, you should not overthink and just let your unique style shine through your office with your favourite colours, patterns, and even some of your personal belongings. After all, it is you who’s spending hours day in day out in this private space of your home.

Classic Contemporary Study Room @ The Mews KLCCBLANC INTERIORS |Project: The Mews KLCC

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9. Get creative with faux

We love how this homeowner gave the office a unique twist by installing faux grass in the space. This definitely is a creative way to bring the outdoors indoors.

Contemporary Study Room @ Mr. Johson Woo, banglow @ Bukit Jalil (MFID Award Winning Project)K PLUS E DESIGN | Project: Johson Woo, Banglow @ Bukit Jalil (MFID Award Winning Project)

10. Go big on small

If you have a small space, you don’t have to compromise on style. Look for ways you can fully maximise your room – think wall-mounted tables and storage that will save floor space.

Contemporary Study Room @ Gamuda Garden 1BMILLIMETRE DESIGN SDN BHD | Project: Gamuda Garden 1B

11. No space, no problem

You don’t have to dedicate an entire room to your home office. Take cues from this workspace that was incorporated into the living room.

Contemporary Minimalistic Study Room @ Puteri Hills, PuchongBOX DESIGN STUDIO | Project: Puteri Hills, Puchong

12. Make a statement

To create a bright ambience without the glare of the sun, an oriental themed lattice was used as a partition between the large windows and the workspace, giving it a chic appearance.

Vintage Retail Study Room @ WAA Design & Culture ShowroomTEAM BJ | Project: WAA Design & Culture Showroom

This article was repurposed by Reena Kaur Bhatt from The 5 Most Popular Roofing for Malaysian Homes by atap.co written by Lydia Loshini

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