When I look around my home office (if you can call the awkwardly placed desk in my tiny apartment a home office), I see a lot of things that make me happy. I see the houseplants that I’ve miraculously kept alive. I see my favorite vinyl records that I like to listen to while I work. I see the comfy chair I sit in when I need to zone out and scroll through my phone for a while.
I see the space I spend most of my time these days.
When work went virtual earlier this year, I was sent into a mad scramble trying to build a makeshift office. There were so many rules: Separate your workspace from your living space. Make sure your background isn’t too chaotic. Find a quiet place away from distractions.
And as much as I tried to follow these rules, I quickly realized that some of them didn’t matter. What mattered was finding what worked for me and building a space that I would actually enjoy sitting in for eight hours a day.
I had a feeling this journey was a universal one, so I turned to Instagram for some inspiration. Here are some of my favorite home offices from around the world. I hope they inspire you to put together a space you enjoy too.
The Chic Office
These are the offices I wish my office could look like: neat, organized, perfectly decorated.
The Alternative Office
Sometimes, even if you love your home office, you need a place to clear your head. These non-traditional workspaces give me afternoon creativity vibes.
The Modern Office
Who doesn’t love a city view? Or a double monitor? Sign me up.
The Classic Office
There’s a reason the classics always stick around. These offices get the job done — in style.