Get the Look: Hamptons Style Home Office

In a previous post – design a Hamptons Style Home Office – we talked about guidelines, key elements, and some options to decorate your workspace in a Hamptons or coastal-chic style.

In this article, we’re going to totally decorate a small home office in a Hamptons-style from top to bottom. From the foundation to the decor pieces, we’ll give you everything you need to totally decorate a small home office corner or room in a Hamptons-style or traditional coastal as inspiration for your coastal home office renovation.

So, let’s dive in!

Decor Ideas: Hamptons-Style Home Office #1


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 (been there…sigh). 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.

Wallpaper and Wainscotting

If the room has enough light, adding wallpaper and wainscotting will add interest and coziness to the area.

If you can’t install real wood paneling there are peel and stick alternatives like the one below. And if you don’t want wallpaper, you can paint the stripes with a soft blue paint, using masking tape to create the stripes. Coastal stripes and a white wainscotting make the room super cute, fresh and elegant.


Dark wood flooring adds warmth and class to the room. A great option is click-clock vinyl planks. However, as a cheaper alternative or as a temporary removable solution peel-and-stick vinyl flooring is a better choice, however keep in mind that it’s thinner and less resistant.

Peel and Stick Chair Rail Molding
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Peel and Stick Wallpaper (Hampton Blue)
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White plantation shutters are a must in a Hamptons-style home.

If you can invest in it, opt for custom-made shutters. Not only it will look amazing, it’s the real thing! However, we all know it can be expensive, so you can choose faux wood flat slat blinds or zebra blinds (made of polyester fabric). For a cozier look, choose fabric roman shades instead.

Real Thing:

Suncraft shutters (Custom made, price vary)

Alternative 1:

Faux Wood Blinds

Alternative 2:

Zebra Blinds

Office Furniture for a Hamptons Style Home Office

Hamptons Style Home Office decor. A pair of brass wall lights, gold wall frames, a china table lamp, a navy throw pillow, a wooden desk organizer, an upholstered cream chair, a wood office desk, a blue throw blanket, a white coastal cabinet, a blue rug, dark wood vinyl floor, a basket

Now that we have the base, let’s add the essential pieces of a Hamptons-Style home office: desk, chair, and storage.

Use as many bookcases as you need to cover a small wall or a niche. You can add crown molding around the edges if you want to fake a built-in or blend the built-in units beautifully.

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.


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goodland Under Cabinet

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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Need lower priced alternatives?

Alternative: Booque Valley

Alternative: Fashion Throw

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.

LaVie Home 

Dedoot Sailboat Model

Marine Nautical

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.

Flexzion (Wooden Desk Organizer)

Outus (Office Supplies Kit)

Best Choice Products Set Of 4 Seagrass Baskets

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.



Marine Nautical

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.


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