Black Home Office Furniture Ideas (2022)

Now that I’ve gathered some home office design ideas and come up with some home office design layouts, it’s time to look at furniture.

To be honest, for my current home office mini-makeover, I’m not planning on buying much new furniture.

But I will be making some (so look out for some upcoming DIY projects), and I like to look at what is available to buy to get some inspiration for my DIY projects.

Since I’m not planning on re-painting and the room is currently black, I was looking for black home office furniture ideas.

And decided to do two different mood boards – one features a black and gold color scheme. And the other has black and silver furniture options.

Black and Gold Home Office Furniture

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Black Home Office Furniture Ideas (1)

Since I have gold wallpaper in panels on the black walls, these gold and black furniture pieces fit right in.

And the gold definitely ups the glam factor.

1 | Lighting

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Lighting is one of the most important elements of any room makeover, and it’s especially important in a home office if you need to work after dark.

If you’ve seen any of my room makeovers, you know I love chandeliers.

Not only does the light look really pretty when it reflects off the crystals, but because they often have a lot of bulbs, chandeliers can be quite bright.

And if you don’t want that much light all the time, they look great on a dimmer.

However, in this room the ceiling is only 8 feet high (and the light fixture won’t be over a table), so I can’t have a full-blown chandelier.

Which is why this semi-flushmount light fixturewith all of the crystals is the perfect compromise.

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Find it HERE.*

2 | Gold Home Office Bookcases

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While my home office already has some built-in shelving, I would like to add some more.

And I love the geometric design of these gold shelves. They look interesting even if there’s nothing on them!

Find them HERE.*

3 | Black and Gold Desk

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Can I just say that I LOVE this black desk with gold and acrylic accents*?

I’m not looking to get a new desk (since I also love the one I have)…but if I were…

It is a bit on the expensive side so maybe it’s a good thing I’m not in the market for a new one 🙂

Find it HERE.*

4 | Black and Gold Desk Chair

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While I’m not shopping for a new desk, I am looking for a new desk chair. This black chair with gold accents has a lot of great reviews, so it may be coming to my house.

I hate to do this, since the chair I have isn’t that old and it is really comfortable, but it’s missing one thing…arm rests.

Now that I work from home full time, I have come to the realization that if you’re going to be comfortable sitting in a chair all day, it really needs to have arm rests.

Find it HERE.*

5 | Black Couch

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The first thing I do every day when I start work is to do a little reading.

Which is why I like to have a comfortable seating area (like a couch) in my home office. But since my room is so small, a full-size sofa would take up too much space.

This black velvet love seatis the perfect compromise.

The high back creates a little drama. And the tufting and nail head trim add some extra interest…and a little glam.

Find it HERE.*

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6 | Black and Gold Lamp

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As I’ve mentioned before, lighting is very important when you’re working.

So I’ll need a couple of lamps in my office. One beside the couch for reading and another on the desk.

I fell in love with this gold and black one that I think would make a beautiful addition to my home office furniture.

But it’s way above my price range…there may be another DIY project in my future!

See it HERE.*

7 | Area Rug

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While I’m quite happy with the area rug I have in my office now, this one would be on the list if I were buying a new one.

I think every room should have some kind of animal print.

And leopard usually looks good with gold accents. With the gold and black furniture in my office, I think it would look stunning!

Find it HERE.*

8 | Black Paint

In case anyone is wondering, Valspar’s Dark Kettle Black is the color that is currently on the walls (and ceiling and bookcases and moldings) in my home office.

It’s one of my favorite blacks since it has a blue-purple base that goes well with my blue accents.

Get a sample HERE.*

Sources

Here’s where you can find all of these furniture items (click the pictures to open the link):

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Black and Silver Home Office Furniture

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Now let’s take a look at the black and silver home office furniture ideas.

These tend to have a little more industrial feel, but it’s definitely a glam industrial look.

1 | Home Office Lighting

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As I mentioned above, the ceiling in my office isn’t tall enough to have a full-sized chandelier so a semi-flush mount fixture with crystals works better.

This one is similar in shape to the one above but has more silver in its frame color.

Find it HERE.*

2 | Shelving

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This black pipe shelving unit is another interesting idea for my home office bookcases.

The pipe frame adds to the industrial vibe and doesn’t take up much visual space against the wall.

It may be a great candidate for a DIY project!

Find it HERE.* (This unit also comes in other colors like white, silver and gold in case you’re interested).

3 | Black and Silver Desk

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This is great option for a black and silver desk (and I think this one is a pretty good deal).

It has a bit of a retro-industrial feel and also provides some extra storage space.

I love the filing boxes that come with it (which you can’t see very well in the picture above).

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But they go very well with the DIY filing cabinet / cart I made for my office a couple of years ago.

Find the desk HERE.*

4 | Black and Silver Desk Chair

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This black and silver office chair is very similar to the one I have in my upstairs office (now photo studio).

And I have always been surprised at how comfortable that chair is.

So if I decide to go with silver rather than gold for my new chair then this may be a good option.

See it HERE.*

5 | Office Lamp

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This rectangular crystal and silver lamp is a simple but elegant choice for a home office lamp.

It’s quite a bit less expensive than the first lamp I found, so if I can’t figure out how to make that one, this may be my best option.

Find it HERE.*

6 | Love Seat

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For the black and silver home office mood board, I chose another black velvet love seat. (Besides the fact that it looks and feels pretty, velvet is actually a great material for furniture when you have cats…it doesn’t get pulls from their claws like many other fabrics do.)

The square shape contributes to the industrial feel while the tufting and nail head trim make sure it still has that glam look I love.

Find it HERE.*

7 | Area Rug

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I have always had a thing for zebra print cowhide rugs. (It comes with that love of animal prints).

And I think this would be the perfect spot to use one.

Cowhide rugs have an interesting shape, and since they are so thin, they’re easy to roll over with an office chair.

Find it HERE.*

8 | Black Paint

Once again, the black paint is Valspar’s Dark Kettle Black.

Well that’s it for my black home office furniture ideas. Now that I have the design and inspiration for my makeover, I’ll be moving on to the DIY projects so stay tuned for that!

Get a sample HERE.*

Sources

Here’s where you can find all of these furniture items (click the pictures to open the link):

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Have comments or questions about our black home office furniture ideas? Tell us in the section below.

This post was originally published on March 13, 2020 but was updated with new content on February 7, 2021.

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FAQs

How can I decorate my black office? ›

Black is a color that goes with lots of other colors such as white, yellow, green, red, and more. Adding dashing yellow curtains, white rugs, or potted plants can brighten up space. Using colors in the same color palette, such as dark blues, greys, and browns, also add another dimension to a black home design.

Is black desk a good idea? ›

A modern all-black desk setup is an excellent addition to any workspace, as it can make your office look more sophisticated, put-together, professional, and clean. Moreover, black is one of the most versatile colors you can get.

What colors go with a black desk? ›

Neutral Tones

Neutral wall tones like beige, cream, taupe, or khaki works best for black furniture color. These neutral tones offer a nice contrast and warmth with black furniture makes the room more inviting. These neutral colors or earthly tones work well with both black furniture.

How can I make my home office look professional? ›

6 Ways to Make Your Home Office Look Professional
  1. Invest in a Functional Desk. The secret to a professional and productive home office is a functional desk. ...
  2. Keep Your Essentials Close. ...
  3. Install Proper Lighting. ...
  4. Have Indoor Plants. ...
  5. Paint Your Wall an Inspiring Color. ...
  6. Maintain Your Home's Office's Cleanliness.
23 Feb 2021

What color goes with black office furniture? ›

Neutral tones.

Black furniture works well in combination with neutral colors such as beige or ivory. You can also get creative with the black and white combo and create some really interesting designs featuring bold patterns or minimalist juxtapositions.

How can I brighten my office with dark furniture? ›

Here are some designs tricks that can create a bright space with dark furniture.
  1. Choose Drapes in Complementary Colours. ...
  2. Paint Your Walls White. ...
  3. Or Paint Your Walls A Bright Colour. ...
  4. Purchase an Accent Chair. ...
  5. Fix Your Lighting. ...
  6. Colourful Throw Pillows. ...
  7. Be Creative with Rugs. ...
  8. Natural Lighting.
30 Oct 2017

What is the best color for office furniture? ›

Cool colors often make ideal choices for promoting productivity and efficiency in the office because they create more peaceful spaces. Blue, green, purple and brown are the four best colors for promoting office productivity.

What's the best color for a desk? ›

In our opinion, the best color for a desk is the hues of yellow, because it tends to boost your work productivity. Color combination in the workplace can produce a remarkable effect in any workplace.

Is black a good colour for a desk? ›

A white desk or a black desk aren't the most effective colors for productive workstations. In fact, naturally finished wood and pops of color are much more likely to increase energy levels in an office space.

Is black furniture out of style? ›

Unlike the little black dress, which never goes out of style, black furniture seems to come in and out at least once a decade — each time with a new on-trend way to use it.

How do you make black furniture look good? ›

Soften with neutrals

Add plants or firs for additional interest and position furniture in a room with natural sunlight to create warmth. Pairing darker pieces with neutral walls and soft furnishing works particularly well in a living room when you want to create a look that is both stylish and comfortable.

What does black furniture go with? ›

What Colors Go With Black Furniture
  • Red. The color that represents love and passion is also the perfect match for a room with black furniture. ...
  • Pink. There are only two colors that are suited with pink and they are white and black. ...
  • White. It's obvious that black and white go together. ...
  • Green. ...
  • Blue. ...
  • Silver.
27 Mar 2019

How can I make my home office look more expensive? ›

Create a space so stylish and welcoming you'll actually want to get your work done.
...
7 Simple Ways To Make Your Home Office Look Expensive
  1. It's all about the desk. ...
  2. Comfort is key. ...
  3. Accessorize intelligently. ...
  4. Customize the lighting. ...
  5. Add something soft underfoot. ...
  6. Bring in some music. ...
  7. Keep clutter at bay.
20 Aug 2015

Should your desk face the window? ›

The basic rule is that the workstation should face the entrance door; however, some people prefer to have a good view and place their desk in front of window on the opposite end. That makes it so much easier to take a short break by looking out the window at the beautiful environment.

How can I make my office look luxurious? ›

10 Ways To Create A Luxury Office Design
  1. Make the Most of the Architectural and Period Features. ...
  2. Avoid Standard Office Lighting. ...
  3. Include a Few Feature Pieces of Furniture. ...
  4. Use Executive Office Chairs With Luxurious Upholstery. ...
  5. Invest in Beautiful Reception Furniture. ...
  6. Use Interesting Door Handles. ...
  7. Change the Flooring.
24 Sept 2020

What colors pop with black? ›

Best Colors to Pair With Black
  • White.
  • Fuchsia.
  • Purple.
  • Mustard Yellow.
  • Olive Green.
  • Gray.
  • Rust.
  • Orange.

Does black furniture go with GREY walls? ›

If you're looking for a bold and dramatic look, black furniture is a great option. Black furniture can add an element of sophistication to any room. It's perfect for gray walls because it creates a strong contrast that makes the gray walls stand out.

What accent Colour goes with black and white? ›

Yellow in large quantities might be overwhelming but when it is used as an accent color in black and white rooms, it balances the polar colors beautifully. It adds a cheerful touch to whichever room it is in and can be used in a variety of shades from perky canary and sombre ochre to mellow mustard.

Does black furniture make the room look smaller? ›

Dark furniture can be a good choice when you have a large, spacious room that feels too big to be comfortable. It helps shrink that room, making it more intimate and more inviting. If you have a small room, however, furniture in darker tones may appear to shrink it even more, so that it feels stifling or overcrowded.

How do you make dark furniture look cozy? ›

Here's how to lighten up space around dark furnishings easily!
  1. Enhance with drapery or accessories. ...
  2. Let your wall color speak. ...
  3. Focus on your ceiling color. ...
  4. Ambient lighting. ...
  5. Illuminate with natural light. ...
  6. Embellish the space with artificial foliage. ...
  7. Dress your shelves to bring some contrast.

How do you make a small dark room look bigger and brighter? ›

From painting the ceiling to layering in accessories, we asked them for some tips to help you let the light in.
  1. Paint Your Floor White. Courtesy Dan Mazzarini. ...
  2. Choose a Bright Rug. ...
  3. Ditch the Heavy Curtains. ...
  4. Select Bright Art. ...
  5. Hang a Mirror. ...
  6. Try a High-Gloss Ceiling. ...
  7. Take Your Room's Temperature. ...
  8. Incorporate Metallics.
20 May 2022

What color desk is best for eyes? ›

White color lighten the eyes, and the white light will affect our eyes, causing vision problems. However, the brown color is better for a work desk, according to psychological research. Blue, black, brown, and red are the most stunning colors for your work desk.

Is white a good desk Colour? ›

White is the ideal choice, and again, it's easy to maintain and clean, which makes your life much, much easier overall! You'll also find that white slots in easily against every other part of your decor, whether you choose to make your home office separate from the rest of your home, or not.

Is pink a good color for an office? ›

A surprisingly calming color, a soft pink is a great addition to an artistic office or study room. It'll keep you calm while encouraging out-of-the-box ideas. This color is often associated with kindness and nurturing so it's perfect for social workers, teachers, yoga instructors and even product developers.

Is a white or black desk better for studying? ›

What is the best color for a study table? Answer – Green, light-green, pastel blue, cream, and white are all good study room colors. According to research, these study table colors have a calming effect on the mind, which helps with concentration. A study table in a dark color does not emit pleasant energy.

Is a white desk distracting? ›

As well as being a colour that helps you make the most of your space, the colour white is known to promote a sense of well being in the office. It's neutral and non-distracting so even offices with large workspaces will chose to have white desks.

What is the interior color for 2022? ›

If estate sales dominate your weekends and you adore interiors with intricate, traditional case goods, PPG's 2022 Color of the Year — Olive Sprig (PPG1125-4), a muted, protean green — is the updated backdrop of choice for your treasures.

What is the decorating trend for 2022? ›

For furniture design trends in 2022, look for curves, texture, and comfort. You'll see lots of curved chairs, sofas with gently sloping arms, and round poufs in velvet, linen, and nubby boucle fabrics. In addition to natural wood tones and vintage pieces, we'll also see a return of black accent pieces.

What is the design trend for 2022? ›

Who wants to look like everybody else? In 2022, designers are ditching faux-distressed furniture, redoing kitchens to erase the all-white mode, and tossing boho chic throw pillows and wall hangings that are ubiquitous in the farmhouse trend.

What wood goes well with black? ›

Black furniture has visual weight, so it's important to balance it with light or medium wood flooring, which comes in two types: red oak and white oak.

How do you soften black furniture? ›

How To Soften The Look Of A Room With Dark Furniture
  1. Top dark tables with mirrors. ...
  2. Mix black and grey to disguise the furniture. ...
  3. Separate dark items to create more balance. ...
  4. Use vibrantly-colored fabrics. ...
  5. Attach framed artwork to the walls.

Is wood trim Coming Back in Style 2022? ›

As minimalism and mid century styles modern fall out of favor, we will be seeing more decorative touches like passementerie and trim in 2022, according to Owens. “The design world is seeing a resurgence of texture, tassels, trim, and passementerie galore.

Is an accent wall? ›

An accent wall is any interior or exterior wall that features a different color, shade, design, pattern, or material from the other walls in the room. The purpose of an accent wall is to draw visual attention and they're often used as the focal point in a room.

What is the color taupe look like? ›

Taupe is a shade that falls right in that category, with properties of brown and gray and a spectrum of different undertones. It can feel warmer with hints of red, or cooler with hints of green, making it extremely versatile and timelessly popular.

What are some neutral colors? ›

Examples of neutral colors include beige, taupe, gray, cream, brown, black, and white. While neutral colors are not on the color wheel, they complement primary and secondary colors. You can combine primary colors—like red, white, and blue—to make a range of other colors.

How do I pimp my home office? ›

Here's everything you need to pimp your out your working from home space.
  1. #1 Make Some Noise. ...
  2. #2 Get Scented. ...
  3. #3 Light Her Up. ...
  4. #4 Tech Your Desk. ...
  5. #5 Add Some Art. ...
  6. #6 Play With It.
24 Apr 2020

Where should a desk be placed in a home office? ›

A properly placed desk

Place your desk as close to a natural light source as possible. You should also place your desk as close to a natural light source as possible. Some like to face the window, but if that proves too distracting, put the desk perpendicular to it.

Should I put my desk against a wall? ›

If you rarely use your desk, it would be better to situate it in the corner of a room or next to a wall. However, if the desk is the most-used item in a room, it would work well in the center of a room or against the wall. It is vital to situate a desk you frequently use in a comfortable spot.

How do I make my home office cozy? ›

  1. Invest in a good ergonomic chair.
  2. Setup a flexible workstation.
  3. Hang some plants.
  4. Clean the air.
  5. Please your body with comfy tools.
  6. Put a cozy rug on the floor.
  7. Organize your desk to avoid clutter.
  8. Put an inspiration board on a wall.
2 Apr 2021

How can I decorate my office for cheap? ›

Here are a few ideas to get you started:
  1. Hang a Wire to Display Pictures. ...
  2. Keep Notes in Colorful Holders. ...
  3. Bring in Some Greenery. ...
  4. Add Decoration to Your Boards. ...
  5. Use Fun Magnets or Push Pins. ...
  6. Hold Files With Decorative Bookends. ...
  7. Switch Out Your Mug. ...
  8. Add a Little Interest to Your Writing Implements.
19 Jun 2020

How do you decorate a small office space at work? ›

10 Simple Ideas to Decorate the Office at Work with Items from...
  1. Light With Lamps from Home. ...
  2. Add Energy With Area Rugs. ...
  3. Swap Dull Notepads for Books & Journals. ...
  4. Hang Paper Prints. ...
  5. Repurpose Kitchen Glassware. ...
  6. Use Fun Frames. ...
  7. Pack Snacks in Jars from Home. ...
  8. Add Easy-Care Greenery.

Is a white or black desk better for studying? ›

What is the best color for a study table? Answer – Green, light-green, pastel blue, cream, and white are all good study room colors. According to research, these study table colors have a calming effect on the mind, which helps with concentration. A study table in a dark color does not emit pleasant energy.

Is a white desk distracting? ›

As well as being a colour that helps you make the most of your space, the colour white is known to promote a sense of well being in the office. It's neutral and non-distracting so even offices with large workspaces will chose to have white desks.

What colors stimulate the brain? ›

Red is used to stimulate the body and mind and to increase circulation.

Should a desk face a wall? ›

The desk should not be positioned facing the wall, according to Feng shui. Also, facing the wall makes working monotonous. However, room design and the need for space determine the preferred position for the desk. I prefer to place my desk facing the room as it keeps me aware of my surrounding while I do my work.

Which color is best for memory? ›

Red boosted performance on detail-oriented tasks such as memory retrieval and proofreading by as much as 31 per cent compared to blue. Conversely, for creative tasks such as brainstorming, blue environmental cues prompted participants to produce twice as many creative outputs as when under the red colour condition.

Should you put a desk in front of a window? ›

Although it might be tempting to face the window and enjoy the beautiful view in front of you throughout the day, it's often more productive to sit with your back to the window. A desk in front of a window can cause distractions and limited visibility when the sun is shining brightly.

Should I have my desk facing a window? ›

The basic rule is that the workstation should face the entrance door; however, some people prefer to have a good view and place their desk in front of window on the opposite end. That makes it so much easier to take a short break by looking out the window at the beautiful environment.

Where should a desk be placed in a home office? ›

While you can put your desk against a wall, in many cases, regular desks can be placed almost anywhere, including in the middle of the room, perpendicular to a wall, or in front of a window. If your home office is in a bedroom, you can put the desk in the closet.

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