In this article, we’re going to totally decorate a small home office in a Hamptons style from top to bottom.
For this look, we’ve considered, whenever possible, lower-priced options, however since all the items suggested are highly rated, this means you can find similar items at even lower prices if you choose lower quality brands or unrated products (it doesn’t always mean they’re not good, it just means no one bought them or bothered to rate them).
From the foundation to the decor pieces, this article will give you everything you need to totally decorate a small home office in a Hamptons style or as inspiration for your coastal home office renovation.
So, let’s dive in!
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Total Decor: Hamptons Style Home Office #1
Let’s start with the structural elements: flooring, walls, ceilings, and window treatments. You can skip this part and jump to the furniture choices, if you don’t need or wish to update these elements
White Walls and Ceilings:
As with any coastal style, pure-white walls are the best option, especially in small apartments, because white opens and brightens a space. It’s coastal and functional.
Also, pure white wall paint is relatively easy to find. You can find it in most home improvement stores, paint supply retailers and even online, as many paint brands offer this classic shade.
However, when selecting paint, it’s essential to consider its quality and how it can affect the final result. Opting for a high-quality paint brand ensures better coverage, durability, and a more consistent finish. Cheaper paints may require multiple coats to achieve the desired opacity and they might not provide the same level of long-lasting performance. It’s worth investing in quality to ensure your walls have a smooth, flawless appearance, are easier to paint, and stand the test of time.
For this look, we’ll choose a pure white, all-in-one for house and furniture paint. Affordable and multipurpose.
Dark wood flooring adds warmth and class to the room. A great option is click-clock vinyl planks. However, as a cheaper alternative you can use peel-and-stick vinyl flooring. It’s thinner and less resistant but more affordable and easier to apply.
White plantation shutters – a Hamptons staple that makes any room look very coastal and chic!
If you can afford it, opt for custom-made shutters. Not only it will look amazing, it’s the real thing! It’s wood, fits the windows perfectly, and it doesn’t sway with the wind. However, we all know it can be expensive, so you can opt for faux wood Venetian blinds or zebra blinds that simulate Venetian blinds but are made of polyester fabric.
Office Furniture for a Hamptons Style Home Office
Now that we have the base, let’s add the essential pieces of a Hamptons Style home office: a desk, a chair, and storage.
Use as many bookcases as you need to cover a small wall or a niche and add crown molding around the edges so that it blends beautifully with the wall and looks built-in. Or use one or two bookcases and leave them stand alone, preferably centered on the wall and with the desk.
For this look, we chose this beautiful wood desk. It has a great color and beautiful antique hardware. It’s classic, simple, and fits perfectly in a Hamptons office. Then we chose a comfortable upholstered chair in white fabric to compliment the traditional, luxurious coastal look.
Hamptons Style Home Office Lighting
It’s important to have enough light to work and to add layers for different tasks. We’ll need a ceiling light, a desk lamp for long work nights and some wall sconces for extra light and warmth. Additionally, light up the bookcase with under cabinet lights so you can find all your things when working at night or on cloudy days.
Hamptons Style Home Office Decor
With the main elements in the room, it’s time to decorate our Hamptons home office.
Adding textiles like a throw pillow, a throw blanket for those coastal cold nights, and a rug to land your feet on a fluffy surface will add comfort and warmth to the home office. We’re choosing fabrics in navy blue to create the coastal and nautical ambiance of a Hamptons home.
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Home Office Coastal and Nautical Decor
It’s always good to be surrounded by pretty images, landscapes, and objects that send us to the seaside, so we need to add some pictures of the ocean and nautical and coastal decor.
A small gallery with gold frames elevates the look. For the images, you can buy prints, print your own pictures, or print images that you can find online for free.
Decorate the desk and the bookcase with coastal and nautical decor pieces, like this beautiful boat model or this useful adjustable nautical magnifying glass.
Hamptons Style Home Office Supplies
Now we need office supplies that fit the Hamptons style. Let’s mix natural fibers, like storage baskets and trays with gold or silver pieces.
Extra Decor Details
If you have space in your home office, you can add more pieces for comfort and style.
For instance, place an ottoman near the bookcase so you can sit and read. Extra points if it has storage. You can also add a floor lamp next to the ottoman. Also, consider putting a laundry basket in a corner to store the throw blanket and pillow when you’re not using it. Consider adding indoor plants to bring a touch of nature and freshness into your space.
Putting it all together
A well-decorated home office is not just a place to work; it’s a reflection of your ambition, dedication, and commitment to creating a harmonious work-life balance.
The journey through this complete inspirational home office decor guide in Hamptons style has taken us on a delightful exploration of the elements that make up a truly stunning and functional workspace within the comfort of your own home.
By incorporating the timeless elegance and coastal charm of the Hamptons style, we have discovered how to create a home office that not only enhances productivity but also envelops you in a serene and inviting ambiance.
Whether you have a dedicated room or a small corner in your living space, the decor in this guide can be adapted to suit your specific needs and constraints. With careful planning, attention to detail, and a touch of creativity, you can transform your home office into a haven of productivity and inspiration.
Hope you liked it.