20 of the Coziest Home Offices on Houzz
See if these work for you: home offices that are far from austere and close to constructive
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“Cozy" might not seem like the first word you'd use to describe your ideal office; it may make you think of quilts and clutter that don't inspire efficiency. However, "cozy" can mean a room that's inviting, warm, layered and, yes, even organized. For instance, personal objects, a comfortable seat and a rich blend of textures all offer the comfort that "cozy" implies. Here are 20 of the coziest home offices around Houzz — and what makes them so.
Cushy leather club chairs, a roaring fire and cowboy artwork add Western warmth to this sophisticated office space.
Grounding the room with a red, well-worn Oriental rug is a great way bring in warm textiles. Library lights and an overhead lantern create a soft lighting scene. I think I'd reward myself for getting my work done while lounging in that overstuffed chair.
A cozy library vibe includes warm wood floor-to-ceiling shelves stuffed with books and a comfortable leather chair for reading.
A desk tucked into the corner, grass cloth wallpaper, warm wood tones and stacks of books make this workspace in a Frank Lloyd Wright house comforting.
Rich gray walls, a comfortable chair, a stately wood desk and a long and comfortable window seat give this office its cozy appeal.
Individual touches — like the graphic floral wallpaper, the dress form, the grid of shelves with neatly displayed supplies and the art wall — give this workspace a very personal look.
Personal touches make this space, too; the wall above the desk looks like it has a collection of meaningful favorite things. The low wood ceiling, braided rug, built-in shelves and rustic chair lend a camp feeling.
A rich texture palette, autumnal hues, a red leather armchair and a blazing fire will tempt the homeowner into this office.
This ideabook is giving me serious office fireplace envy.
Exotic shapes and colors give this workspace the feeling that the owner has brought back beloved items from far-flung adventures.
This is stripped-down cozy. The black, white and shades of gray keep the palette clean and allow for eclectic touches, like the library wallpaper, chalkbaord wall and funky table lamp.
Grass green and glossy white keep this office fresh and light, but the vintage camel leather desk chair, overstuffed sofa, thoughtful lighting and architectural details on the ceiling make it inviting.
The wraparound desk, individual spaces all within the same room, low pendant lights, red throw pillows for when one needs extra lumbar support, and beautiful windows make this a space where a group can work in harmony.
Vintage industrial pieces are made cozy by soft creams and tans and a large woven rug underfoot. This office holds a lot of items, but they are neatly organized, and the reclaimed wood table provides a lot of space for spreading out.
Wood grain, layered rugs and that to-die-for contemporary take on a coffered ceiling bring stylish charm to this transitional office. The large window gives it a tree house feel.
Allowing work right next to the radiator on a chilly day makes this office supercozy, for starters. The casters on the chair allow the worker to go from desktop to files with ease, and the small proportions of the room feel just right.
Warm gold tones, traditional style, wood trim and a bay window make this a room where anyone would like to spend a lot of time. It seems like it would make paying bills less painful.
Rather than being shoved against a wall, this desk enjoys sitting in the center of the room, atop an area rug. The furniture arrangement is tight, yet the room is not too full. The white walls and ceiling and built-in shelves keep it from sliding from cozy status to cramped status.
This office has a classic men's club vibe — rich tufted leather chairs, wood paneling, an iron chandelier, a coffered ceiling and, best of all, a panel opens up to reveal a hidden bar.
Oh, and yes, this same men's club–style office does have a desk. (I thought you might ask.)
You can have Hollywood Regency sophistication (starburst mirror, animal print desk chair) and clean surfaces yet still have a homey-feeling office. The printed drapes, grass cloth wall covering, personal photos and window seat are comforting touches.
This office, full of the homeowner's favorite collections, is part of a full-blown man cave.
See the rest of this man cave, a renovated basement
See the rest of this man cave, a renovated basement
Ideabook updated on Feb. 28, 2013.
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