Rustic Office Ideas

Rustic office ideas and inspo.

Are you designing a rustic 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 JULIE von Gremp
officeDesigned by JULIE von Gremp
Untitled designed by Victoria Wootton
UntitledDesigned by Victoria Wootton
Office designed by Yamel Arvelo Disla
OfficeDesigned by Yamel Arvelo Disla
Office Mood Board designed by Jessica Barton
Office Mood BoardDesigned by Jessica Barton
Office Mood Board designed by Jessica Barton
Office Mood BoardDesigned by Jessica Barton
Office Mood Board designed by Natalie Caddell
Office Mood BoardDesigned by Natalie Caddell
Office designed by Ashley Fuchs
OfficeDesigned by Ashley Fuchs
Living Room Mood Board designed by Amanda Jones
Living Room Mood BoardDesigned by Amanda Jones
Office Mood Board designed by Madlyn Lackey
Office Mood BoardDesigned by Madlyn Lackey
Office decor designed by Karla Barker
Office decorDesigned by Karla Barker
Harvest Oak - small office designed by Jacqueline Svensson
Harvest Oak - small officeDesigned by Jacqueline Svensson
Office designed by sallie tyler
OfficeDesigned by sallie tyler
Left Wall designed by Shanae Newman
Left WallDesigned by Shanae Newman
outdoor hutch designed by forest melchior
outdoor hutchDesigned by forest melchior
Reys Office designed by Alexa Reynoso
Reys OfficeDesigned by Alexa Reynoso
Jordan's Office designed by Nicole Jordan
Jordan's OfficeDesigned by Nicole Jordan
Untitled designed by Trysh Sutton
UntitledDesigned by Trysh Sutton
TCC designed by Ashley Fuchs
TCCDesigned by Ashley Fuchs
Study Mood Board designed by Autumn Janesky
Study Mood BoardDesigned by Autumn Janesky
Study Mood Board designed by Melissa Wright
Study Mood BoardDesigned by Melissa Wright
Living Room designed by Alexandra McKee
Living RoomDesigned by Alexandra McKee
Office Mood Board designed by Hannah Richard
Office Mood BoardDesigned by Hannah Richard
Office designed by Lauren Sinclair
OfficeDesigned by Lauren Sinclair
Office designed by Hannah Richard
OfficeDesigned by Hannah Richard

Design tips for decorating a rustic style office

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

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

Rustic interior design embodies the rugged beauty of nature, highlighting raw, unrefined textures and a palette inspired by the earth's organic tones. It celebrates the authenticity of natural materials, such as exposed wooden beams, wide-plank flooring, and stone accents, creating a cozy atmosphere that connects the indoors with the outdoor world.

The rustic style aesthetic is cozy and unrefined, creating welcoming spaces that celebrate simplicity and the art of repurposing. Rustic design tends to embrace a more neutral color scheme. Rustic color palettes can be either light or dark.

When decorating a rustic office interior, select handcrafted or reclaimed furniture and vintage decor that showcases natural imperfections (read: patina) and tells a story of heritage and craftsmanship. The key is to choose items that reflect the natural world's imperfections. Common decor elements include barn doors, shiplap paneling, apron-front sinks, and vintage accessories (think: mason jars, woven baskets, wood cutting boards, or ceramic mixing bowls). Comfortable, overstuffed furniture with durable fabrics, such as cotton and linen, invites relaxation, while galvanized metal and distressed or reclaimed wood adds to the rustic farm aesthetic.

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