Modern Farmhouse Home Offices
Whether you are working from home in the country, or just want to infuse a bit of farmhouse vibe into your existing space, here are a few modern farmhouse home offices with decorating ideas and stunning images.
The farmhouse style is all about keeping things simple, organic and bringing in elements of nature. A well-designed home office increases productivity and happiness.
Although this post primarily focuses on farmhouse offices, I’ve also included a few southwestern and rustic offices as well.
How to Design Modern Farmhouse Home Offices with Style
Modern farmhouse style evokes warmth, comfort and is cozy without being cluttered. Common design elements include reclaimed wood, wrought iron accents, barnboard details, wide wood plank floors and vintage accessories. Modern farmhouse home offices provide the opportunity to bring in a variety of textures, layer mixed metals and add a few well-placed accessories for added character.
Adding Color to Your Home Office
Farmhouse design generally starts with a neutral color palette of warm or cool neutrals (cream, sage, gray, and silver). Color and texture is introduced through the use of window treatments, throw pillows, area rugs, artwork and decorative objects. As with all design styles, it’s not crucial to stay true to the look.
If your office is located in a designated room, try painting the walls for an instant refresh. Pale blues and greens are calming, while a splash of soft yellow sets an optimistic tone. Even in a small nook, a bit of color goes a long way in creating the perfect setting to get down to business.
Green Farmhouse Home Office Ideas
Green walls and built-in cabinets add warmth to a farmhouse home office. Green is a versatile color and helps you to connect with nature. It can also have an extremely calming effect in a room, including an office. Warm shades of green pair beautifully with wood flooring, ceiling beams and furniture typically used in farmhouse design. Green in interior design conjures images of the outdoors, nature, springtime and renewal.
Green Built-In Cabinets & Warm Wood Tones
Image courtesy of Sadie & Co
A well-designed farmhouse home office with green built-in-cabinets, rustic desk, leather office chair and wood flooring. The collection of artwork and home decor personalizes the space.
Warm & Cozy Home Office with Personalized with Art Work
Image courtesy of Kelsey Leigh Design
This home was long awaited for Kelsey’s family. She and her homebuilder husband had always dreamed of building their own home and this is the culmination of that dream. Layered with thoughtful details these images give you a first hand look into the personal style of our principal designer. Warmth, texture, and a little vintage make this home one that the family will enjoy for years to come.
Large & Open Office with Green Built-In Cabinets & Soft Area Rug
Image courtesy of Houzz
Blue Modern Farmhouse Home Offices
Blue is another color that brings peaceful properties, a sense of well-being and serenity. Blue works well with warm wood tones and injects a space with lightness. Blue rooms have been shown to lower blood pressure and heart rate and is praised by designers for its mood-boosting qualities that stem from its relationship to nature. As shown in the images below, Blue built-in cabinets make a visually powerful backdrop behind an office desk.
Large Home Office with Blue Built-In Cabinets, Western Artwork and Seating Area
Image courtesy of Dawn Reeves Design
The Small Thoughtful Touches add Interest to the Space
Image courtesy of Dawn Reeves Design
Masculine Home Office with Open Shelving
Images courtesy of Sara Lynn Brennan Design
Nautical Inspired Home Office with Industrial Desk
Image courtesy of Lynn Holender Design
“A coastal home office design with built in storage that serves two purposes; closed storage for office supplies, and open storage for displaying artwork. This well designed office provides two separate work areas, one for reading, writing and meeting with clients and another for computer access. This makes concealing tech-related items such as chords more convenient. Baskets are strategically placed throughout the space, and can be used as a convenient way to store items such as extra pens. Baskets on the floor work well for holding extra blankets for those who like an extra layer of cozy warmth while they work.” my words
Design Tips on Creating a Well-Designed Modern Farmhouse Office (h2)
As with any workspace, your home office should be organized and optimized for working. Install shelving to provide a place to store extra knick-knacks to keep your desk clear. A combination of open and closed shelving is a great way to make the most of your space and is the perfect solution for small home offices.
Whether you use white shelves to open up the room or paint them in a bright contrasting color, this provides ample surface to place colorful storage baskets or boxes for additional storage. Shelving also allows you to personalize your space with framed prints, photos of family and friends as well as well-loved books, sculptures, and plants.
Integrating technology and electricals in an aesthetically pleasing way can be a daunting task. For my own home office, I used a combination of double-sided Velcro and multi-purpose cable ties. The image below shows the process of keeping the area both on top of my desk and directly underneath, clear of clutter.
You can see that I have a lot of cables to hide in my own home office! These cables are hidden from view once the desk is backed up against the wall. Double-sided Velcro keeps everything neatly attached to the desk, and the cable-ties keeps everything off of the floor. The result is concealed tech that doesn’t have to be moved around when vacuuming under the desk area. It also is a great way to keep chords away from pets.
Cozy Farmhouse Home Office with Great Layers & Textures
Image courtesy of Amber Interiors
Be Sure to Add Layers
A home office should be comfortable and inviting. Layering provides the opportunity to introduce color, pattern and texture.
As with all spaces within the home, layering is a great way to introduce pattern, color, and texture. Layering is the act of building the room from the ground up by taking individual design elements and pulling them together to create a cohesive look. It is used to provide depth to a space that can take any room from ordinary to extraordinary.
Effective layering includes everything from textiles (pillows, area rugs, throws), lighting (overhead, table lamps, ambient features), furniture (sofas, chairs, coffee tables, accent tables), wall hangings (artwork, mirrors, photos), wall treatments (paint, wallpaper) and décor (vases, floral arrangements, books).
Add A Gallery Wall & Unique Desk Décor
Few things are as perfect as a well-appointed gallery wall. No wonder it’s an interior designer’s go-to solution. A gallery wall provides the ability to create a flexible and customizable narrative that can be added to and improved on overtime.
Gallery walls instantly add a sense of style and sophistication to a home office and are the perfect way to bring in color, shape, and form.
Windows & Mirrors
Situating your workstation by a window boosts productivity. If a location near this natural light source is not an option, bring in visually impactful mirrors. Mirrors can make spaces feel more expansive, and bounce around natural light. They absorb the image of light in the room and create the sensation of brightness and depth.
Black & White Home Office with Fabulous Window Treatment
Image courtesy of Martha O’Hara Interiors
Create a Good Lighting Scheme
Lighting for a home office generally falls into three distinct categories: Overall or ambient, task, and accent lighting. In well-planned rooms, however, ambient lighting can be imaginative and individualized, used to supplement natural light and to enhance the surroundings.
That should be your goal, and it is entirely possible to achieve without too much effort. What it takes, however, is a bit of planning. Putting light in your life should be a matter of shining it where it is needed. Supplement overhead lighting with well-placed lamps.
When adding lighting to the office, start by defining what the function is of different areas in the room. Do you want the space to be bright and focused or would you prefer background ambient light? Incorporate different layers of lighting such as ceiling lamps, floor lights, and table lamps. A chandelier or pendant lights can be hung from the ceiling and wall sconces can be situated at the sides of the room.
Add an Ergonomic Chair
Your work chair is an extremely important piece of furniture. It’s important to invest in a high-quality ergonomic chair that provides comfort throughout the day. These chairs conform to your shape while supporting the spine.
Modern Farmhouse Home Offices with Black Accents
A touch of black in a space not only grounds it but also adds vivid contrast, sophistication and elegance. Black pairs perfectly with warm wood tones and can be used to add depth and dimension.
Large & Open Modern Farmhouse Home Office in Black & White
Image courtesy of Alan Clarke Architects
Masculine Home Office with Large Expanse of Window
Image courtesy of Shade Degges
Masculine Modern Farmhouse Home Offices
A masculine home office is more than a place for work, it’s also a testament to your personal interests and sense of style. For a masculine office, opt for distinguished, large-scale masculine furniture that ensures sophistication and comfort. Dark moody hues add drama and reinforce the masculine vibe.
Moody Gray Masculine Office
Images courtesy of Sara Lynn Brennan Design
Built-In Gray Shelving in an Office with Plenty of Texture
Image courtesy of Toll Brothers
Neutral Modern Farmhouse Home Offices
A neutral color palette is a popular choice in modern farmhouse design and provides the perfect backdrop for an office filled with warm textures. This style is characterized by warm colors and natural materials that pair well with neutral hues.
Neutral Modern Farmhouse with Built-in Wood Shelving
Image courtesy of Lynde Galloway Design
Neutral Modern Farmhouse with Feminine Touches
Image courtesy of Sara Lynn Brennan Design
Rustic Home Office Ideas
Rustic design is typically associated with log cabins and country style or farmhouse homes. A rustic home office should be warm and inviting and strive to bring the outdoors in. Be sure to include natural elements where possible, such as wood and stone and greenery. A rustic style home office features large scale furniture, rough-hewn textures, and homage to the past and earthy tone hues.
Rustic Home Office with Antler Chandelier & Cowhide Area Rug
Image courtesy of Register-Alley Custom Home Builders
Rustic Home Office with Blue Built-In Cabinets
Image courtesy of Wade Weissman Architecture
Southwestern Home Office Ideas
Southwestern home offices gather inspiration from the desert palette. It is the perfect place to bring in Spanish textiles, iron work and natural elements. Add southwestern flair with a Navajo are rug, southwestern artwork, large scale furniture and warm wood tones.
Southwestern Home Office
Image courtesy of Axial Arts Architecture
Tribal Rug – Antler Chandler
Rustic Home Office Furniture
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