Traditional Office Design Ideas

A traditional home office can have a classic and stately appearance. It’s a place to get down to business and really get stuff done. Whether it’s filled with library-style bookcases or a handsome wooden desk, traditional offices are timeless and highly functional. While traditional spaces tend to have sophisticated, neutral color palettes, they aren’t strictly confined to whites and creams. A blue and white color palette is classic and satisfies the desire for color. But you could also go with a wall or accent colors that are a little farther outside the box—like a sage green, a dark grey, or a cheery peach. You could also stick with neutrals for the walls, but add depth through the wood tones of the furniture and pops of color in the rug and artwork. Really, it’s up to you how reserved or daring you’d like to be! A traditional home office design is ideal for those who want a really classical look to their workspace—but who don’t want it to feel too stuffy or serious. Because, traditional design is meant to be comfortable and approachable. It has an air of formality, but also has roots in the practical and cozy. The result is a studious space for working from home—a place from which you’ll feel top-notch professional while doing video calls while still feeling at-ease.  You’ll notice a lot of wood tones in traditional home office designs. These spaces are all about ornate, carved wood furniture. So, you’ll see large, hefty wooden desks in traditional home office layouts—whether they’re a more executive style or a corner unit. However, a writer’s desk is also very traditional, but with a more delicate look. To keep comfortable while working, opt for an overstuffed desk chair. Beyond desks and chairs, traditional home offices also tend to have substantial bookcases or hutches for books and decorative objects. We also love the idea of adding an upholstered accent chair for reading and relaxing—or simply for when you need a change of scenery. Wingback, club, or roll-arm chairs are ideal, in a rich leather or a classically patterned upholstery like floral, damask, or stripes. When it comes to decorating a traditional home office, think: traditional art. This could be a framed map or a landscape painting—or even some vintage artwork. Large clocks add a stately element to a traditional office, and mirrors are great if you have a smaller space, as they help reflect light. From there, pepper in both practical and personal supplies and decor to help you feel comfortable and at-home in your office space! Want some traditional home office design inspiration to help you imagine what your own home office could look like? Look no further. Here are some of our favorite traditional home office design ideas, ranging from textbook classic to new traditional! Enjoy!

Sophisticated Home Office in a Traditional Style

Sophisticated Home Office in a Traditional Style

This home office has a lovely yet simplistic traditional refinement. The spindle leg desk is classic and provides enough ornamentation to keep the space feeling interesting. Above the desk, two sweet botanical prints give the eye a place to rest between Zoom meetings.

Moody Traditional Office Space

Moody Traditional Office Space

One of the great things about working from home is the being able to choose the decor that really works for you. That's why we love the all the moody personality in this space like the dark wall color and tranquil wall art.

Comfy Corner Nook

Comfy Corner Nook

After sitting at a desk working, a soft cozy chair is just the place to take a break. This office space features a traditional style armchair in an otherwise unused corner. A perfect space to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee or reading a good book!

The Chicest Closet Office

The Chicest Closet Office

Make your unused nook or closet space into a chic office! With a stylish writing desk, wallpaper and some cute accessories take your space from blah to dazzling!

Traditional Home office space

Traditional Home office space

This traditional home office features a warm neutral color palette that complements the rich wood tones of the furniture pieces. The large desk and credenza are both classic and timeless pieces that work well in a traditional space. A large piece of art can be a focal point in a room but can also be a way to show your personal interests and likings.

Inspire and Motivate in Traditional Home Office

Inspire and Motivate in Traditional Home Office

Bring your personality to your workspace. Surround yourself with inspirational and motivational items that will boost your productivity. With a vintage record player and botanical art pieces, a glimpse of this your personality shines through this office design.

Comfy Traditional Office Chair

Comfy Traditional Office Chair

Being comfortable at work is one of the key factors in being productive. The desk chair in light brown suede, having armrests, and its comfy cushion can be ideal to work from home and highlight the traditional office look. The neutral color pops against the blue walls making this chair eye-catching!

Classically Styled Traditional Office

Classically Styled Traditional Office

With its large executive desk, classic details, and rich wood tones, this home office can stand the test of time. The ample drawer space will keep all your work and files organized. Paired with a leather-wrapped office chair, this workspace maximizes both style and functionality.

Antique Decor Helps Keep the Time

Antique Decor Helps Keep the Time

A chunky traditional clock adds to the quaint decor of this desk. With a potted plant and floor lamp nearby, this is an area fit for long hours of productivity. A throw pillow adds a thoughtful touch and extra comfort.

Small Space Solution: Office Closet

Small Space Solution: Office Closet

This bedroom is stylish and chic, and clever! The closet nook is being used as a small home office. With the hanging pendant light and accented wallpaper, it stands out as a statement in the room instead of an afterthought. 

Black and White Traditional Home Office

Black and White Traditional Home Office

A traditionally styled office doesn't have to be drab! Bring it to life with a high contrast black and white color scheme. This office offers lots of visual interest with its dark walls and black and white wall art that muddle all the brown in the large desk and credenza.

Gallery Wall Gone Green

Gallery Wall Gone Green

A botanical gallery wall livens up this home office. Paired with traditional furniture, the clean lines of a perfect gallery wall add crispness and color. An oval-back chair is a comfy seating option for long workdays.

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