25 Fabulous ideas for a home office in the bedroom

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If you do not have an extra room in your home to dedicate to a home office, consider the addition of a desk in your bedroom, whether it be the master or a guest room. A bedroom can be the perfect spot to squeeze in an office if no other options are available. It’s peaceful and away from distractions that you will find in the main living areas – not to mention the bed is close at hand if you need a nap or some crucial time to reflect!

If you have torn down an adjoining wall, retaining some of the dividing wall (called a pony wall) will help create some separation. It’s important to switch off at the end of the day! Have a look below at our collection of 25 ideas for incorporating a home office into your bedroom. We hope you get inspired to make this addition, which is both comfortable and stylish. Enjoy! FYI: In the image above, the wall color is Benjamin Moore HC-155 Newburyport Blue.

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NOTE: Have a look at another inspiring article for home office ideas: 25 Small And Creative Home Office Design Ideas To Inspire.

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A walk-in closet gets re-purposed in this bedroom into a home office space, creating some visual separation.

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A small bedroom features translucent doors to not only bring in natural light, but offer a privacy screen from the home office. If you have extra space in your bedroom, this would be a great idea to steal! Separating the spaces so you don’t feel like you sleep and work in the same room.

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In Dallas, Texas, a homeowner was in desperate need of an office in her home. The solution was to create on in her master bedroom. The idea was to be able to close the space off to make it look like a closet, neat and tidy. If you have the space in your master bedroom, or even a spare bedroom, transform a walk-in closet into an office. It will be quiet, and when the doors are closed, you won’t even know its there.

One problem to overcome with an office in your closet is lighting, since closets do not typically have windows. Consider the addition of an overhead light fixture or a desk lamp to help with task lighting.

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If you need a guest bedroom for occasional overnight visitors, why not have a combo office/guest room? Install a pull-out wall bed (Murphy bed) inside of a cupboard so it is concealed when not in use.

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A pin board or magnetic board above your desk helps to keep you organized with post-it notes, reminders and inspiration.

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Instead of a nightstand next to your bed, why not incorporate an office desk with a comfortable wing back chair. Accessories really helps to personalize your space… and makes it more fun!

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In the bedroom above, a bay window was used to accommodate an built-in desk. Not only will you have plenty of natural light in this space, there is lots of storage to tuck items (such as a printer) out of the way. A professional… and comfortable work chair will complete the look. But since this is in your home, you do not necessarily have to go with professional, just have a look at the image above for inspiration.

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A home office with a view! This master bedroom retreat cantilevers over the driveway, offering breathtaking treetop views. It gives the feeling of floating, we could be inspired to work here, how about you? This modern lake house is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina.

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Another clever way to conceal your office space in your bedroom is to create a “now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t” setup. If you have an empty alcove — or you can take the doors off of a closet — and fit your desk and shelves into the space. Install full-length drapery, hiding the whole workspace from view when not in use.

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It is not ideal to have laptops, desktops, wires and stacks of paper in your bedroom. Your bedroom is supposed to promote rest and relaxation. If your bedroom is the only space in your home that you can fit in an office, then concealing it could be an excellent option. The bedroom above features closet doors that closes off the office alcove when not in use.

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An office desk can be used in lieu of a nightstand. Be sure to personalize it with pictures, a vase of flowers or any other details that helps to inspire you through your workday.

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A young girls room features built-in cabinetry to work on homework in the privacy of a bedroom.

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A young boys room offers the convenience of a built-in desk and storage cabinetry, perfect for homework and privacy!

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If you have an office that plays double duty as workspace/guest bedroom, don’t despair. Integrating a concealed fold-down bed will provide you with the best of both worlds!

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In a master bedroom in Denver, Colorado, custom barn doors were incorporated into the design. The door can be used to close off either the home office or the master bathroom. Want to tour the rest of this home? We featured the article here: Mid-century ranch home with modern-day appeal in Colorado.

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If you live in a small apartment or condo, it is likely you will have your office in either your bedroom or your living room. If you opt to add the office into your bedroom, make it feel cozy like the Scandinavian bedroom above. Select furnishings in keeping with the style of the room. Don’t forget to personalize, this is your home, add some style!

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If your bedroom pulling double duty as an office space, consider a narrow desk. It will be less obtrusive, but still wide enough to accommodate a laptop and any other necessary materials. Rather than selecting a more formal office chair, why not consider something more fun, such as the curvaceous option above. It complements the white color palette and offers comfort during long workdays at the computer. The Eames molded plastic dowel-leg armchair is available for purchase from here.

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When designing your office space, try to avoid the cubicle aesthetic. If you are opting to work from home, its generally because you want to stay as far away from cubicles as possible. So don’t copy the look into your home, go in the opposite direction! Go for comfort and visual appeal. This office in a bedroom looks amazing with a glamorous black chair instead of your typical office chair…. and again, don’t forget to personalize!!

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This bedroom offers a spacious working area in its own alcove and it feels cohesive with the bedroom palette and furnishings. Notice the great abstract piece close to the desk. Abstract art intermingled with traditional pieces creates a great soft, modern aesthetic.

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A closet area in the bedroom has doors removed and a built-in desk incorporated into the design. Storage above helps to keep the office space neat and organized.

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This chic San Francisco bedroom features a small office space that includes antique steel engraved prints, gilded sconces and an antique desk chair.

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If you don’t have frequent overnight guests, opt for a guest room that can also be used as your office. Before guests come to visit, clean up your desktop area so they have more space to spread out. Incorporate plenty of built-in storage space to house your documents to keep the space clean and tidy. You don’t want your guests to feel that they are invading your space when they come to visit!

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If you don’t have much space to work with in your bedroom, focus on expanding upwards instead of outwards. Floating shelves add style and practicality. Decorative storage bins or boxes can house important documents, while decor helps to personalize the space. The best part about this home office is its budget-friendly price tag. The shelves are DIY at just under $40 spent in wood per shelf.

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Above, a Mac desktop fits perfectly on a small desk, while gold and pink accents reflects off the black and mostly white color palette. Adding some flair to your office space helps to keep the bedroom feeling more cozy… and fun!

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Molly Van Auken
4 years ago

If you change your closet into a office where did you put your clothes?

Carrie M.
4 years ago

It would have to be a spare bedroom! Or you could use an external clothes rack to hang your clothes if you don’t have a lot.

4 years ago

Such great ideas I really like them

faisal zahoor ahmed
6 years ago

There are so many great ideas to make office in home. This is a superb ideas. I like it!!