25 Bedroom Office Ideas With Clever Design Choices

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Tuck a Desk Into a Nook

desk in corner in front of window
AMY BARTLAM

Rather than make your desk the center of attention, hide it in an alcove. Here, designer Kate Lester chooses a natural wood desk with open shelving. Don’t forget to measure carefully before settling on a home office desk to ensure it won’t stick out too much.

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Create a Built-In

a small room with a desk and chair
Rikki Snyder

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Make the Most of Natural Light

a living room with a large window
Sarah Winchester

Position your desk in front of a wall of windows, just as designer Nicole Hirsch does here. Feel the warmth of the sun and admire the view outside as you work.

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Lean Your Desk

home office ideas, leaning desk
Cherished Bliss
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Layer in Warm Woods

a bedroom with a bed and a mirror
Christopher Stark

Especially with an upholstered bed frame, a writing desk is a great way to bring a natural wood element into the bedroom. To complement the lush forest mural, Banner Day Interiors keeps it simple with a dark wood desk and light gray office chair.

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Make Use of a Tiny Alcove

home office alcove in bedroom with cloud wallpaper
Tessa Neustadt

No matter the size, an awkward alcove can transform into a miniature home office. Take it one step further by wallpapering or painting the space, then add wall art.

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Keep It Versatile With a Secretary Desk

writing desk
Photography by Gieves Anderson; Design by JAM

If you only work at your desk part of the time, find an option that pulls double duty. When you fold up the top, this secretary desk blends seamlessly with bedroom decor and looks just like a dresser — there are even drawers for storage.

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Don’t Skimp on Style

bali style modern home office interior
Maria Korneeva//Getty Images

Your desk shouldn’t disrupt your design aesthetic. This boho bedroom features a raw wood desk and bamboo desk chair that pairs well with the rest of the space. A large round mirror overtop completes the look.

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Face a Window

bedroom with wood desk and blue wallpaper
Thomas Kuoh
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Convert a Closet

closet arts and crafts desk in bedroom
Sara Liggoria-Tramp

With a shallow desk, floating shelves and rolling desk chair, this closet becomes a practical cloffice. We’re loving how designer Emily Henderson paints a unique design inside to make the tiny space stand out.

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Position the Desk by the Door

a desk with a chair and a lamp in a room with a bookcase and a door
Lauren Taylor

If you’ve got the space, set up your desk opposite the bed — a great way to create a bit of separation between relaxation and work. For a sleek style, LH Designs builds the desk into the wall and layers shelving above.

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Define a Space With Pattern

a white desk with a chair and a white shelf with books on it
PHIL CROZIER/ DESIGN: REENA SOTROPA IN HOUSE DESIGN GROUP

No matter how small your bedroom, establish zones for sleeping, reading, working, you name it. A striking wallpaper, paint color or decorative accent can make the smallest of spaces feel like a dedicated home office.

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Stick to Warm Neutrals

a room with a desk and a chair
Sam Frost



With timeless neutrals, designer Lindye Galloway crafts a chic workstation. Under an elegant archway, a wood desktop provides space for essentials and the slim chair easily tucks under the desk when not in use.

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Decorate With a Live Edge Desk

bedroom with live edge desk
Gieves Anderson

Draw inspiration from this minimalist setup from JAM, which features a live edge desk that adds texture and character to an otherwise minimal space.

SHP LIVE EDGE DESK

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Maintain a Color Palette

bedroom office ideas
Bess Friday

To curate a calming bedroom design, K Interiors incorporates natural woods, off-white shades and a dose of pink. Find a headboard, nightstand table, desk and floating shelves in a similar wood tone to stay on theme.

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Go Dark and Moody

a bedroom with a bed and a desk as a nightstand
Avery Nicole Photography

Turn an antique desk into a design statement, just as designer Sarah Stacey does here when she pairs the black style with a four-poster bed and moody wallpaper.

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Introduce Curves

studio apartment ideas, small desk in the corner of a room with a chair
Rachel McGinn

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Find Double-Duty Furniture

home office with secretary desk
Sen Creative

Here’s proof that your bedroom office doesn’t have to be a permanent fixture of your layout. This secretary desk features a fold-down desktop, which can be quickly concealed once you clock out.

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Try a Space-Saving Solution

desk in alcove
Amy Bartlam Photography

Not only does designer Kate Lester install a marble worktop, she builds in three drawers (ideal for storing office essentials) and a cabinet overhead (great for files, notebooks or narrow bins).

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Alyssa Gautieri (she/her) is the associate lifestyle editor for Good Housekeeping, where she covers all things home and interior design. Prior to joining GH in 2022, she wrote for publications including ELLE Decor, Chairish, BobVila.com, Unique Homes Magazine and LODGING Magazine, in addition to crafting product copy for home brands like BrylaneHome and VIGO Industries.

 

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