There are so many things to love about this modern traditional home office. From the stunning built-in shelves to the luxurious leather desk chair, modern and traditional elements combine to create a warm, inviting space where you’re sure to get loads of work done.
A neutral rug and large wood desk help to anchor the room all while adding cozy details. You can achieve a similar look in your home even if you don’t have a dedicated room to serve as a home office. It’s all about a neutral color palette and paying attention to detail no matter the scale or size of your space.
Today we’re showing you how to style your own home office like this one from a traditional style home built by RC Dent Construction and designed by Remedy Furniture and Design Center, and featured in the 2018 Utah Valley Parade of Homes.
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How to Style a Modern Traditional Home Office
1. Install wall sconces for extra warm lighting
Wall sconces are an easy and cost-effective way to elevate your home office. Here two extended arm wall sconces add warm lighting while accenting the built-in shelves.
2. Hang a large piece of simple art work
A black and white art print in a farmhouse style frame creates a focal point in the room. The simplicity and larger size of the art work keeps the room feeling fresh and modern.
3. Add built-in shelves for storage and display space
Adding built-in shelves to your home office adds multi-functional storage and display space. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite DIY built-in shelving ideas below as well as some great stand-alone shelves in our shopping picks.
Find more built-in inspiration here: 15+ DIY Built-In Shelving Ideas, Built-In Bookshelves for Your Home, Adding Built-In Shelves for Bathroom In-Wall Storage, Fireplace Remodel with Built-In Book Shelves, & IKEA Bookcase to Built-In Desk Nook Hack
4. Buy or build a wood desk and add a modern leather desk chair
Buying or building the right desk is essential when styling a home office space. It sets the tone for the rest of your decor accents and needs to be functional enough to meet your needs. Bonus points for adding a modern leather desk chair to complete the look!
5. Create additional seating options with mid-century modern arm chairs
If you take meetings with work clients at home, you’ll want to add additional seating in your office space. Here mid-century modern arm chairs in a dark finish pair well with the neutral gray area rug.
6. Choose a neutral area rug
To stay consistent with the gray, blue, and black color palette, choose a neutral area rug. Not only will the rug add texture to the room, it will also reinforce the color scheme.
7. Style your built-in shelves with baskets, vases, & books
Use a combination of books, baskets, vases, and plants to style your built-in shelves. Plus, storage baskets are the perfect place to hide office supplies and electronics.
Our modern traditional home office shopping picks
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