15 Gorgeous Study Room Ideas You'll Want To Steal

Whether you work remotely, study for school, or enjoy a hobby or two, having a place in your home dedicated to productivity is important. With 58% of Americans working from home either full-time or part-time (via McKinsey & Co.), odds are your kitchen table or living room won't always cut it. That's where a home study room comes in handy. Traditionally, these spaces mix elements of a library and home office, but you can always tailor them to your needs.

As Stanley Homes notes, these dens or offices are generally meant to be quiet, productivity-oriented rooms, giving you a place to work on your computer, keep personal documents organized, display book collections, and kick back and relax, all while keeping the rest of your home both work- and clutter-free. If you want to spruce up an existing home office or transform an empty room into a study, keep reading for some great decoration and design ideas.

1. Red paint design

Red is an energetic and engaging color, while also possessing elements of intimacy and coziness. Being both lively and relaxing, it's a great hue to center your study around.

2. Built-ins

Built-ins add a lot of value to your home, while also showcasing a really unique and personal touch. In a study, built-in shelving is always a good idea. Consider going a step further with a built-in bench or sitting area.

3. Retro green walls

Like the color red, green is also invigorating and soothing, making it great for a den or office. It also lends itself great to a retro, mid-century-inspired aesthetic. Add in a record player, mid-century furniture pieces, and gold hardware to achieve the look.

4. Elegant and modern

Some studies certainly offer an innate sense of luxury and elegance. Highlight this with modern but stylish pieces, like statement lights, a large bookshelf, patterned rugs, and more.

5. Under the stairs

Studies are traditionally rooms of their own, but they don't have to be. Embrace your inner "Harry Potter" fan by creating a small study in the closet under your stairs.

6. Maroon aesthetic

Similar to red, maroon is a very inviting color, but also eye-catching and invigorating. Additionally, it's a little richer and luxe than a classic red. Break it up with some contrasting but brightening green, whether from artwork or live plants.

7. Cozy and loungy

While the primary purpose of a study is productivity and work, it doesn't have to be the sole feature. Add some couches or comfortable chairs for a place to read or catch a quiet moment of relaxation.

8. Mid-century style

If you want a more authentic, dedicated mid-century-themed study, start with some vintage furniture. These will be warmer, orange-toned wood pieces with contemporary silhouettes. Incorporate some other vintage office relics, like a typewriter, to add to the overall theme.

9. Careful clutter

Your den doesn't have to be perfectly organized to work well. In fact, intentional, carefully-placed clutter can make it feel incredibly cozy and welcoming.

10. Full bookcase

Studies aren't just for people who work from home. If you're an avid reader, odds are you could use an entire room to dedicate to your book collection. Show it off with a large, wall-to-wall bookshelf, stocked to the brim with your favorite reads. Add a few decorations and knick-knacks sporadically as you see fit.

11. Modern and luxurious

For a more sleek and refined approach to a modern study, opt for luxurious but neutral beiges and creams, as well as furniture with simple and clean lines.

12. Traditional and historic

Traditional studies tend to have more of a sitting-room feel, complete with multiple armchairs and loveseats. If that's the look you're after, add in lots of plush seating, tables, and bookshelves for a more historic look.

13. Home library

If you have lots of wall space but aren't sure how to fill it, transform your study into a combined library, complete with wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling shelves and a rolling library ladder.

14. Industrial style

Another great design idea for a home study is a loft-style, industrial aesthetic. Opt for raw finishes, like stone walls, unfinished wood, and metal furniture.

15. Modern style

For a more contemporary, futuristic style study, choose furniture with rounded edges and unique shapes — and stick with lighter neutral shades.