People who are designing a new home office want to keep design styles in mind that will allow them to actually get work done in their home. Making a workspace that is ideal for its inhabitants deals with everything from cabinet styles to the office's location in the home.
Choose an area that is going to be strictly used for work. This can be a whole room or just a corner of it. Whatever you choose, decide how you want to design it so it will be inviting and functional. For example, do you work better in a minimalist setting? Then you might want to install contemporary cabinets, which will help decrease clutter and give the room a sleek look. But, if you'd rather work in a room that resembles a den more than a stark office, you should choose more traditional cabinets with rich hued finishes and lovely inlaid details.
Whatever design style you choose, make sure it becomes your own and is used for its intended purpose. Let other family members know when you need quiet, and consider using an air filter or low fans to muffle noise. If you're sharing a room that's used for another purpose, put up a divider wall that can double as a bookshelf. Create a room that helps you be most successful at your job.