When the home office isn't in use, this room serves as a cozy guest bedroom. A sculptural, burnt orange accent wall adds visual interest to the windowless room. Books, pillows and paintings make it feel homey and inviting.
BASEMENT, AFTER: Designer Hilary Farr utilized every inch of space in this tight basement to turn it into a home office and spare bedroom, as seen on HGTV's Love It or List It. Up to three people can sleep comfortably in the space as the desk can be raised to reveal a stowaway bed hidden in the wall, and the couch transforms into bunk beds with ease.
Upstairs, the guest bedroom doubles as a home office. With room for work as well as relaxation, the space benefits from a full dose of Olaniyi’s amazing design aesthetic - most notably the gorgeous blue ceiling that presides over the room. Form and function live harmoniously in this space as every piece of furniture offers storage as well as style.
This media room does triple duty: first as a media room, with plenty of shelving to store DVDs, books and CDs; second, as an office, and third as a guest bedroom. A stylish and practical Murphy bed folds down over the couch to give this minimalist apartment extra functionality without sacrificing style.
This guest bedroom achieves a more sophisticated look with the addition of new hardwood flooring and a bar-height, built-in vanity. The room is spacious and inviting thanks to the simple furnishings and color combinations.
Subtly striped wallpaper and a tall metallic floor lamp add visual depth to this art deco-inspired guest bedroom. Custom touches including a green tufted upholstered headboard and combination comforter/dust ruffle help make the neutral space an ideal feminine retreat for the homeowner.
When interior designer Linda Woodrum set about designing this guest bedroom for HGTV Dream Home 2009, she envisioned a cozy, lived-in space with walls painted a peaceful shade of buttercream and a bed blanketed in heirloom-style fabrics. To balance the old-fashioned feel, jolts of color, interesting texture combinations and bold patterns, including paisley and check, were used to ramp up the room's energy.
In the guest bedroom, the colorful space is brightened by a window that lets in plenty of natural light. The light that spills in highlights the bold color palette of the bed linens that bring color to the space, while wood details, such as the modern headboard/nightstand combination and traditional chair provide warmth to this space.
This guest bedroom received a makeover on HGTV's Brother vs. Brother, making the space not only functional, but stylish as well. This small nook was turned into a contemporary office space so guests feel right at home.
Chip and his team from HGTV's hit show Elbow Room remodeled the Struves' home office so that it had a separate entrance that keeps guests and clients out of the couple's bedroom. They also added features such as noise canceling walls to keep any distracting noises away from them as they work. There is extra storage in the office now as well as cool modern furniture and accents that appeal to the couple's creative side.
Before Chip and his team's redesign, the only way to the Struves' home office was through their bedroom. Chip created an entrance to the office that is all its own so that clients and guests do not have to enter through the couple's private space. See it at hgtv.com.
As seen on HGTV's Beach Flip, the finished downstairs guest bedroom of the Southwind condo, designed by Lucy and Daphney, is now a multifunctional office and workspace featuring a rustic wood and metal desk with a red accent chair.
As seen on HGTV's House Hunters Renovation, homeowners Robert Marra and Nathan Baynard found their ideal house in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. They created a contemporary office in one of the guest bedrooms using a bright blue/green color for the walls, to set off the black furniture, and placing a full-length mirror on one wall to bring more light into the room.
The media room in this space does triple duty as a media room, an office and a guest bedroom. In this corner of the space, a stylish, modern desk is neatly situated to provide the homeowners the perfect place to work. Open shelving runs the perimeter of the room, making books and necessities easily accessible while working, while a large window wall allows in plenty of natural light and gives the homeowners beautiful views of the Boston Commons below.
Even house guests travel with smart phones, laptops and tablets, so give them a space to work. Darla DeMorrow, a certified professional organizer, converted a closet in a spare bedroom into an office and study station. She also used hidden space on the side of the closet by breaking through a wall and creating display shelving.