Mid Century Modern Office Ideas

Mid century modern office ideas and inspo.

Are you designing a mid century modern 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 Mood Board designed by Dre Lee
Office Mood BoardDesigned by Dre Lee
Study designed by Paige Weber
StudyDesigned by Paige Weber
Office designed by Hethre Strickland
OfficeDesigned by Hethre Strickland
Office #4 designed by Selena Wyant
Office #4Designed by Selena Wyant
July A/C designed by Lorie Elrod
July A/CDesigned by Lorie Elrod
Office designed by Keely Montoya
OfficeDesigned by Keely Montoya
Untitled designed by Jasmine Fitzgerald
UntitledDesigned by Jasmine Fitzgerald
LAYOUT designed by Denisse Zavala
LAYOUTDesigned by Denisse Zavala
My Dream Office designed by Camille Hunter
My Dream OfficeDesigned by Camille Hunter
Victor Office designed by Jenna Quinones
Victor OfficeDesigned by Jenna Quinones
Office designed by Kelsey Clark
OfficeDesigned by Kelsey Clark
Commercial Space Mood designed by Spoak
Commercial Space MoodDesigned by Spoak
Commercial Space designed by Chela Shiroma
Commercial SpaceDesigned by Chela Shiroma
Product List designed by Chanel Jezek
Product ListDesigned by Chanel Jezek
Untitled designed by Anwen Thomas
UntitledDesigned by Anwen Thomas
My Dream Office designed by Eliza Teixeira
My Dream OfficeDesigned by Eliza Teixeira
Mitzi lighting 2 designed by Lindsey LaPrime
Mitzi lighting 2Designed by Lindsey LaPrime
Cass Office (a little less minimalist) designed by Kelsey Denczek-Kalczynski
Cass Office (a little less minimalist)Designed by Kelsey Denczek-Kalczynski
Office Mood Board designed by Lexie Perez
Office Mood BoardDesigned by Lexie Perez
Main Office Product Mockup designed by McKenzie Tuttle
Main Office Product MockupDesigned by McKenzie Tuttle
Pink & Gold Office designed by Skylee Richardson
Pink & Gold OfficeDesigned by Skylee Richardson
Bold Vibrant Patterns Office designed by LC JONES
Bold Vibrant Patterns OfficeDesigned by LC JONES
Dining Room designed by Patricia Santos
Dining RoomDesigned by Patricia Santos
Office layout V1 back wall designed by Erika Sege
Office layout V1 back wallDesigned by Erika Sege

Design tips for decorating a mid century modern style office

Here’s how to achieve the mid century modern aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a mid century modern 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 mid century modern 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 mid century modern 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 mid century modern office design?

Mid-century modern interior design celebrates the aesthetic of the mid-20th century, characterized by organic shapes, clean lines, vibrant pops of color. This style reflects a love for sleek, timeless designs and an emphasis on both form and function making it a great design style choice for contemporary living.

The style's genesis post-World War II was a creative rebuttal to the period's austerity, with visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames, Arne Jacobsen, and George Nelson at the forefront. These designers embraced novel materials such as molded plywood, fiberglass, and plastic to forge furniture that was not only aesthetically pleasing but also lightweight, durable, and accessible. Their work often featured futuristic elements reminiscent of space-age aesthetics, including aerodynamic forms and motifs like boomerang patterns and starbursts. Iconic mid century modern furniture pieces include platform beds, tulip bases for tables and chairs, and egg-shaped lounge chairs.

To achieve a mid century modern style in your office, look for pieces with tapered legs, streamlined silhouettes, and organic curves. Furniture pieces are often made of teak, walnut, or rosewood, with polished finishes and fluid forms. You can add mid-century flair with accessories like a statement sculptural light fixture or funky wall art featuring geometric or abstract patterns. Don't be afraid to experiment with color and vibrant hues. Common mid century modern color palettes include burnt oranges, deep teals, and lime greens mixed with warm neutral creams and beiges. Many mid century modern spaces embrace a seamless flow between the indoors and outdoors. If you don’t have outdoor space, consider bringing the outside in with greenery and plants.

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