With more and more people working from home, there's no wonder that the world of design has had to consider how they decorate and make home offices functional  while still beautiful.

Distinctive lighting is one of the areas in home offices that is often overlooked or becomes an after thought.

Brushed steel Kiss Lamp on wood console table with modern abstract wall art.

While you may think that one utilitarian lighting fixture is enough for your entire home office, think again!

Look at these ideas to create a unique style with modern lamps but still keep your room feeling productive and cozy.

Assess what type of work you need to accomplish in your office:

All home offices aren't created equal. In fact, many home offices are used by multiple family members for tasks like searching the web and doing homework.

While some of us keep our home office private and it’s only used for our work. Think about how your office needs to function in order to determine what type of contemporary lighting will work best.

Ambient lighting is ideal for overall tasks, while desk lamps provide a variety of illumination options at all times of the day and evening. 

Contemporary home office with Eero Saarinen tulip chairs and glass desk on geometric area rug.

Selecting a distinctive lamp for your work habits:

Do you tend to only use your home office during the daylight hours and therefore need a lamp that will look beautiful, but the illumination isn't quite as important?

Try choosing a lamp that is tall enough, but that also compliments your decorative tastes.

The Northcrest Mid Century Table Lamp from Lamps Plus has a beautiful silhouette made from resin and metal and will blend well on a desk that has natural color tones. The neutral drum shade and transitional decorative style will look gorgeous on its own on your office desk, or use a pair of matching lamps on your credenza. The understated elegance will make a statement in your home office.

Midcentury modern style wood table lamp with natural linen shade and metal base in living room.

Choose a style that blends well with your office decor:

The beauty of a home office is that it can take on many characteristics of the homeowner and family members.

This creates an office that allows for different styles of lighting fixtures to feel at home. Task desk lamps from small to large and from table lamps to floor lamps can all fit beautifully in your office.

If you have a sitting area in addition to your work desk, why not add a bold wall lamp that mimics the design style of your contemporary office?

Contemporary home office with midcentury style bentwood office chair and high gloss white desk on a chrome x-base with high gloss white bookcase in background.

If you’re trying to create a home office that you love to be productive in, choosing the right lighting is key. Use these ideas to assess your home office area, the tasks that you need to accomplish and what decorative style you want to achieve.

There is nothing like having distinctive lighting to compliment your modern home office.


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