How to Create a Moody, Midcentury-Inspired Home Office Space

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Achieving the right balance in a home office is no easy feat — you want a space that feels like it fits in with the rest of your home, yet you also want that corner to feel like it has a specific purpose. It should feel serious, but not too serious. Professional, but not without personality.

How to do it? Work a moody color palette and work in a variety of textures — think leather, brass, wood, plants. Then, incorporate decor that keeps the vibe fun and light — a print that makes you smile, or a rug that offers a subtle pattern. Don't be afraid to borrow from different decor styles: A midcentury-inspired desk works well with boho rugs and industrial touches.

Image Credit: Paul Anderson for Hunker
Image Credit: Paul Anderson for Hunker

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