How To Create A Colourful & Rustic Home Office

As I work from home, my office space is one of the most important rooms in the whole apartment. I need it to be colourful (OK, that was a given!), practical and energising for all those long hours in front of the laptop. So, when I happened upon this colourful and rustic home office, I knew I had to share it here on Bright.Bazaar. The scheme is an effortless mix of weathered, rustic materials like metal and bare wood. paired with brightly painted gloss pieces and rag-like textiles. It’s these colourful additions that give this room it’s heart and personality: the visual surprise of the two colourful chairs brings a new angle to what would otherwise be a generic, paint-by-numbers industrial meets rustic scheme. The two chairs also serve to soften the harder, rougher vibe that flows through the rest of the room. Laying the rag rug in the centre of the room makes good use of the free space to bright another hit of hue into the scheme. By opting for a rag-style rug, as opposed to a high pile wool rug, it means this key textile piece sits comfortably alongside the heavier industrial furniture. This is because it brings just enough comfort and tactile texture without being too much of a juxtaposition with the more rustic pieces; pushing this contrast further would compete with the statement already created between the gloss bright chairs and the metal and wooden desk.
// Hus&Hem | Photography by Carina Olander


  • Reply Milo and Mitzy November 20, 2012 at 1:16 am

    Ahhh, I love everything about this space!!! Amy x

  • Reply Julia November 20, 2012 at 2:09 am

    everything about this space is fabulous! the industrial mixed with color. wall art and storage. great inspiration!

  • Reply Chantelle November 20, 2012 at 2:18 am

    I really love this! I've been trying to collect ideas on how to decorate the wall above my desk, as well as the window sill in my room, so I'm extremely happy I came across your post!

  • Reply Tim November 20, 2012 at 2:22 am

    I love how playful and happy the place feels! Who says industrial spaces have to be all hard edges and in shades of grey and black!! love the pops of bright, cheerful colors, and I too love that vignette … of course extra brownie points for super cool storage for fabrics! ISO that for myself!!

  • Reply Jessie November 20, 2012 at 4:02 am

    Love the pop of yellow and the whole industrial chic vibe!

    Have a good day, Will!


  • Reply Kelly November 20, 2012 at 4:55 am

    Love it Will! Especially the lamp, wardrobe and pop of yellow. Kelly

  • Reply Iva Mae November 20, 2012 at 5:50 am

    Very colourful office room.The pictures in the blog is very nice.Keep update more things in the blog.

  • Reply kristyn November 20, 2012 at 6:17 am

    i love the light fixtures!


  • Reply Meghan @ Wishful Thinking November 20, 2012 at 7:33 am

    I think I would enjoy going to work a lot more if my office looked a little something like this! It's got an air of 'organised chaos' which I adore! Those beautiful pendants stole the show for me!

  • Reply Gild and Grace November 20, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Such a fabulous space Will. I love that lighting 🙂

    Abbey x

  • Reply Gabrielle Treanor November 20, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Love it, it's practical, fun, warm, relaxed, individual, pretty much everything a home working space should be!

  • Reply Chichi Furniture November 20, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Great space, love the lights and the addition of bright colours makes it such a cheery space. Don't you find you're so much more productive when in harmony with the space around you. Rustic furniture is so great to jazz up and bring texture and colour to your rooms and you've got the balance just right – fab :O)

  • Reply Andreia November 20, 2012 at 10:57 am

    I have to reorganize mine. This one will be an inspiration for sure! Thanks for sharing. I've also a wooden vintage teacher chair to paint…

  • Reply Joanne November 20, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Can I come work in your office? I think I might get more done. Must use that space at the top of the stairs 🙂

  • Reply Jules November 20, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Will, you always feature the most amazing spaces! This office space is fantastic. Love the metal bookcase with drawers and the basket hung on the wall in the 2nd photos – so clever!

  • Reply Anya adores ☆ November 20, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    I love the yellow chair (I am a yellow fan:) – This office space is fab indeed. And those roadsigns – OHHH.
    I too work from home, but my space is a far cry from this though, thanks for the inspiration – and have a sunny day. Here it is a grey-out if there is such a word:)

  • Reply AS November 20, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    I love the pops of colour. So chic! ust found your blog and it's superb 🙂

  • Reply Hege November 20, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    It's great! Love their home. hx

  • Reply me and alice November 20, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Hello Will!
    Such a beautiful home, and I just love these bright colors, but I can't live with them…
    Love to use them in my work though. 😉
    Thanks for the visit! Hope to meet you in Stockholm at “meet the blogger”!
    Have a great evening!

  • Reply Elli November 20, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Will i love the idea of basket-storage on the wall, and of course i love the lamp!
    Big hugs!

  • Reply Holly November 20, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Definitely lots of character! Not my style, but still appreciated. Love your breakdown of the elements.

    Thanks Will!

  • Reply Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair November 20, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Very much like it especially that tin storage! So useful! Adore the yellow chair too!
    Rachie xo

  • Reply Sophia November 21, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Oh! The first time I saw this home office I had to find more about the designer so I discovered her and she has a blog:
    you should definetely check out more of their home if you haven't already.
    They also have an e-shop where they sell amazing things though I 'm not sure if they ship outside Sweeden.
    Cheers Will!

  • Reply Ferren November 21, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Dream office! I love it.

  • Reply PrettyBeing November 22, 2012 at 10:54 am

    That is my ideal studio!! Love the mismatch, the colours and textures! All I'd need is to learn how to use my sewing machine!! 🙂 Fab

  • Reply Mat November 22, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    i reckon i like everything about this office, this will be bookmarked

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  • Reply Dean February 7, 2017 at 9:35 am

    I love the brightness of the chairs… I also love how it is an olive green paired with a lemon yellow. It could have been a generic yellow and green but this designer chose two different colors.. A pleasant surprise!

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    The wardrobe you re-purposed as a storage unit is brilliant. Great work on that! It’s great that your office is so bright, I read that the brighter it is the more motivated you are and don’t get so easily distracted while working. Keep up the great work!

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