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Are you designing a contemporary 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!

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Office designed by Dria Sweet
OfficeDesigned by Dria Sweet
Untitled designed by Carolina Florez
UntitledDesigned by Carolina Florez
Untitled designed by Emily Rountree
UntitledDesigned by Emily Rountree
Office with Color Pallet & Flooring designed by Fraceska Schofield
Office with Color Pallet & FlooringDesigned by Fraceska Schofield
Office Mood Board designed by Kendra Decker
Office Mood BoardDesigned by Kendra Decker
Untitled designed by Kalyn Bullard
UntitledDesigned by Kalyn Bullard
BULL PEN designed by Madison Subry
BULL PENDesigned by Madison Subry
Untitled designed by Leah Kouba
UntitledDesigned by Leah Kouba
Office Mood Board designed by Jennifer Moore
Office Mood BoardDesigned by Jennifer Moore
Office designed by Nicol Hotaling
OfficeDesigned by Nicol Hotaling
Untitled designed by Jade Rumbelow
UntitledDesigned by Jade Rumbelow
Art inspiration & Lightbox designed by Monica de Castro
Art inspiration & LightboxDesigned by Monica de Castro
Maintainer South Plant Offices designed by Holly Kamstra
Maintainer South Plant OfficesDesigned by Holly Kamstra
Untitled designed by Lauren Zeth
UntitledDesigned by Lauren Zeth
Main Space Redesign designed by alyssa michelle
Main Space RedesignDesigned by alyssa michelle
Weight Room designed by Dana Lanfear
Weight RoomDesigned by Dana Lanfear
Decor and Signage  designed by Kristen Chanda
Decor and Signage Designed by Kristen Chanda
Untitled designed by Erzseke Aldridge
UntitledDesigned by Erzseke Aldridge
KATIE STONE office designed by Brooke Hagaman
KATIE STONE officeDesigned by Brooke Hagaman
KATIE STONE 6 (copy) designed by Brooke Hagaman
KATIE STONE 6 (copy)Designed by Brooke Hagaman
KATIE STONE 6 designed by Brooke Hagaman
KATIE STONE 6Designed by Brooke Hagaman
Untitled designed by Gretchen Meyer
UntitledDesigned by Gretchen Meyer
Visual Draft 1 designed by Sade Mckoy
Visual Draft 1Designed by Sade Mckoy
Fathers Day Round Ups designed by Mielle Gifford
Fathers Day Round UpsDesigned by Mielle Gifford

Design tips for decorating a contemporary style office

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

What’s the best way to design and decorate a contemporary 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 contemporary 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 contemporary 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.

What materials and home decor should I use to achieve a contemporary office design?

The word “contemporary” is often thrown out in the design world, but what does it actually mean? (We thought you’d never ask.) Contemporary interior design is ever-evolving, reflecting current design trends and innovations while maintaining a sleek, sophisticated aesthetic. Unlike our other design styles, contemporary design isn’t tied to a specific time period. Contemporary design borrows elements from modernism, minimalism, and art deco, prioritizing clean lines, neutral color palettes with bold contrasts, and open spaces that promote a sense of calm and order.

To achieve a contemporary look in your office, focus on furniture and accessories that are sleek and streamlined. Furniture should be stylish yet functional, with an emphasis on form and quality materials like glass, metal, and smooth wood. Decor is minimalist but impactful, with statement pieces like large-scale art or sculptural lighting taking center stage. The contemporary style is adaptive and fluid, effortlessly blending elements from various periods and movements to create spaces that are cutting-edge and harmonious.

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