White Office Ideas

White office ideas and inspo.

Are you designing a white office and looking for inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. Spoak has all the interior design inspiration to get those creative juices flowing. Browse room designs, inspiration images and decor ideas or take our free room design tool for a spin below!

Ready to start designing?

Don't know your style? Take our quiz.
Entry Way designed by Emily Bower
Entry WayDesigned by Emily Bower
built ins piano designed by Chrissy Likes
built ins pianoDesigned by Chrissy Likes
Office designed by Serena Finnerty
OfficeDesigned by Serena Finnerty
Reiss, Aritiza, & Express designed by cat mcdonough
Reiss, Aritiza, & ExpressDesigned by cat mcdonough
OFFICE edits designed by CityHome DesignTeam
OFFICE editsDesigned by CityHome DesignTeam
Desk  (copy) designed by Melissa Isles
Desk (copy)Designed by Melissa Isles
Untitled designed by ornella Mulfari
UntitledDesigned by ornella Mulfari
Stocking Stuffers designed by Jasmin Becerra
Stocking StuffersDesigned by Jasmin Becerra
Untitled designed by Mary McGregor
UntitledDesigned by Mary McGregor
Monday Moodboard 1 designed by Michelle Wilson
Monday Moodboard 1Designed by Michelle Wilson
Untitled designed by Michelle Turner
UntitledDesigned by Michelle Turner
Untitled (copy) designed by Maria Palantino
Untitled (copy)Designed by Maria Palantino
Bedroom Mood Board designed by Savannah Scali
Bedroom Mood BoardDesigned by Savannah Scali
Office Mood Board designed by kim faulkner
Office Mood BoardDesigned by kim faulkner
Bedroom Mood Board designed by Bailey Rankin
Bedroom Mood BoardDesigned by Bailey Rankin
Other Mood Board designed by Beth Gensinger
Other Mood BoardDesigned by Beth Gensinger
Other Mood Board designed by Beth Gensinger
Other Mood BoardDesigned by Beth Gensinger
Campbell Bathroom designed by Kathleen Donovan
Campbell BathroomDesigned by Kathleen Donovan
Untitled designed by Agnes Fox
UntitledDesigned by Agnes Fox
Untitled designed by kate worth
UntitledDesigned by kate worth
LIVING designed by Chrissy Likes
LIVINGDesigned by Chrissy Likes
Untitled designed by Heather Hamel
UntitledDesigned by Heather Hamel
Untitled designed by Sarah Meyer
UntitledDesigned by Sarah Meyer

Design tips for decorating a white style office

Here’s how to achieve the white aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a white office?

The design of your workspace can be as crucial to your productivity as your morning cup of coffee. Whether you're carving out a corner in an open-concept living room or in the process of a remodel to create a dedicated office space, these are our tips to help you create a space that works (pun intended) for you:

  • Desk & Chair: The cornerstone of any office, your desk provides a designated workspace for your computer, monitor, books, and other essentials. It often serves as the focal point of an office or study, so place it where it best suits your workflow, ideally near natural light to boost mood and productivity.
  • Bookshelves or Storage: Every office needs storage. The material you choose for your storage can really help lean into the desired style of your workspace.
  • Seating: Extra seating options, like an accent armchair, or sofa can add a cozy touch and provide a spot for guests or a change of scenery for you. Position these to encourage conversation without disrupting your work zone.
  • Area Rug: An area rug adds warmth and can define a workspace within a larger room. Place it under your desk and chair to anchor the space, ensuring it's large enough to allow for easy chair movement.
  • Paint or Wallpaper: Select a color or pattern that sets the desired mood for the office and complements the style you want to achieve. We are partial to covering walls, ceilings, and trim in a uniform paint color to create a cohesive look. Or consider an accent wall behind the desk to serve as a focal point.
  • Decorative Lighting: Combine task, ambient, and accent lighting for a layered lighting scheme. A desk lamp is common for those late work nights burning the midnight oil. Consider the placement of lighting fixtures to eliminate shadows and evenly light the space. Dimmer switches can adjust the mood.
  • Curtains or Blinds: Window treatments not only help control the light and provide privacy but also serve to tie the room's design together. They offer an opportunity to inject color, texture, and pattern into the living space, making it more inviting and personalized. Whether flowing and sheer for a light, airy feel or rich and textured for a more luxurious look, curtains play a pivotal role in setting the tone and atmosphere of the office. Don’t forget the curtain rod!

Remember, the best office design is one that reflects your personal work style and needs. Experiment with different arrangements until you find the perfect balance of functionality and comfort. If you need an extra hand, check out our step-by-step guide on Home Office Design.

How do you decorate with white?

Technically, white is not a color (you can thank science for that). But in design, the bazillion (yes, we counted) shades of white paint swatches may beg to differ. White is considered a neutral color, as it can easily blend with other colors and create a versatile backdrop for various design styles. In interior design, white is commonly used to create a sense of spaciousness and brightness, making a room feel open and airy. It can also serve as a canvas for showcasing other colors or elements in a space.

White is often associated with cleanliness, simplicity, and a sense of calmness. It is a popular color choice for minimalist and contemporary designs, as it allows for a clean and uncluttered aesthetic. Other neutrals such as gray, beige, and taupe create a sophisticated and timeless look when paired with white. These subdued hues provide a sense of calm and balance, allowing white to shine as the focal point. For some white-washed inspiration for your office, check out one of our favorite designer Leanne Ford’s “light, bright, and airy” aesthetic.

There are different shades and undertones of white which can create different effects in a room. Warm whites read more pink, yellow, or orange, while cool whites read more blue or green. When working with white and selecting your white paint swatch, consider the lighting and other elements in your space to achieve the desired ambiance in your office. The beauty of white is its ability to reflect light, making spaces feel airy and bright. Maximize natural light with sheer curtains or strategically placed mirrors. In the evenings, soft, warm artificial lighting can enhance the cozy, enveloping feel of a white room.

Shopping list preview
Get a free shopping list for your office
Read more about white office ideas and inspo.
TESTIMONIAL “Let’s talk about my favorite thing on the interwebs: Spoak. I want to invest in the space I’m spending all my time in, and if I’m gonna invest, I wanna do it right. Spoak makes it easy to build dream spaces to see if they feel right.” Kelton, Author & Homeowner | Spoak member since 2021
Bring your design vision to life. Spoak is an interior design app for consumers and professionals. Whether you’re green behind the ears or an interior design vet, we create tools that are easy and fun.
EASY-TO-USE INTERFACEYou need zero experience to create beautiful spaces with Spoak.
ACTIVE COMMUNITYJoin our design-obsessed community to meet and form friendships for a lifetime.
EXCLUSIVE BRAND DISCOUNTSSpoak members receive exclusive discounts at over 50+ home furnishing stores.
TRUSTED BY OVER 52,000+ DESIGNERSSure, one of two might be a fluke, but 52k and growing? We’re onto something here.

Our mission is to make interior design easier and more enjoyable for everyone.