Work from Home: How to pick Chic Design Ideas for the Home Office

by | Mar 18, 2020

Who doesn’t dream of working from home – or saying goodbye to the commute and to office politics?

The desire to set up shop at home can be irresistible.



  • Picking Your Style
  • Super chic Scandi Boho Home Office
  • The Practicalities
  • Keepting Work & Pleasure separate
  • The Minimalis Scandi Home Office

Luckily, it’s a dream many have fulfilled and with the internet and increased work-from-home patterns, most of us have toyed with.

On the other hand – with the freedom to work from home come other challenges: loneliness, lack of inspiration and procrastination.

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But at DU we are very much in favour of working from home – not lease does it give us the opportunity to create our own work environment and decorate the office the way we want to.

It’s an opportunity to work in surroundings that please us and bring out the best in us.

Having a spare room to turn into a home office is useful, but often a luxury. Here we show some of our favourite looks and home office set-ups, Scandi style…

First thought when setting up a home office is the colour scheme.

Then style…

And then the less exciting bits: Power outlets for different devices, lighting and other logistical consideration.

Then the decor…

The Super Chic, Creative, Feminine Scandi Boho Home Office

If, like us at Du, you like pink and the tempered boho look, this is for you (above).

Lots of pastel pink and peach colours, some furry fabrics, a super modern chair, vintage accessories and flowers on the table.

Here is the near perfect set up – a good, well-designed chair that wouldn’t look out of place in a glass office block, latest IT device, L-shaped desk and a board for notes.

And personal accessories to remind us we are…… Working From Home!

Staying at Home: Keeping Work and Pleasure separate

If you’re a proper pro, who does not mix business with pleasure, you’ll most likely prefer this look: efficient, cool and checked.

Picture by Jamse McDonald

With this design and layout you might, perhaps, just as well stay at the office…

It really is the professional set up at home, where business is kept well away from the rumble and tumble of family or personal life.

It’s a gorgeous and clean office with virtully no distractions.

Clean lines, unfussy, simple color scheme and a look and feel that is entirely focused on business.

A professional corner at home like this allows you to ‘switch off’.

However, it is also a little soulless, a little uninteresting…

Below is one of our favourite Home Office looks: the ultra minimalist and super Scandi Working From Home set-up.

It doesn’t come more Scandi than this stark, contrasty look.

Ice-cool and clean, it could be the setting of a Scandi noir film.

It’s for the person who absolutely needs to clear their head before getting down to business…

It is for the super organised, tidy or the true aesthetic, someone for whom ambiance is perhaps more important than mere logistics.


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