If you’re thinking about revamping your workspace, you might like my ideas for a black and white home office. Using a white office desk combined with black or white accent accessories, you can achieve a super stylish and highly creative environment. I’ve picked out some simple Scandinavian inspired pieces which include an office chair, pegboard, mesh wire board, desk accessories and more to give you a gentle nudge in the right direction. If you’re a fan of Scandi design and monochrome interiors, you’ll love my black and white home office ideas.
Get The Scandi Home Office Look
Black and White Home Office Furniture and Accessories
Let’s start with a wonderful Nordic style Contemporary Writing Desk. This stunning piece of Scandinavian furniture has four very useful drawers which will certainly keep your clutter in order. With two sturdy legs either side, you can also place a small filing cabinet underneath if required. This desk can also be used as a dressing table, craft table or sideboard so is very flexible. It is made from FSC mix pine which has been responsibly sourced. It will arrive flat packed so you will need to assembly but I’m told that will be easy. You can buy this desk in white or black. This piece has been made by Woood (yes, that is spelt correctly) who are a brand from the Netherlands. The measurements are 75cm high, 178cm wide and 56cm in depth – £295 from Cuckooland / product code: not listed.
White Contemporary Writing Desk from Cuckooland (Picture Affiliate Link)
Available in a choice of black or white is the Ginnie Office Chair. This has a simple design which is very easy on the eye. It is also very comfortable which is important when you need to work away for hours (you poor thing). It is made from moulded plastic with a PU leather upholstered seat pad. This rests upon a chrome base which is on casters for ease of movement. Because the chair doesn’t have any arms, it is can fit under the desk easily enough. You also have a lever to adjust the height. It requires home assembly but should be easy enough. The measurements are 86-96cm high, 53.5cm wide and 48.5cm in depth – £70 from Habitat / product code: black 120848 and white 120851.
Black Office Chair and White Office Chair from Habitat (Picture Affiliate Link)
Keep your work area tidy with this useful Pegboard. It’s perfect for organising your life or displaying objects to inspire you. It is ideal for a home office, kitchen, bedroom or kid’s rooms so is very versatile. It arrives with all the necessary fixtures and fittings to make it really easy to place on your wall. Colour options are white, light blue or grey. You also get a selection of pegs which vary according to the size board you buy. The pegboards come in small, medium and large sizes – £30-60 from Rose and Grey / product code: not listed.
White Pegboard from Rose and Grey
Alternatively, you could go for this White Wire Mesh Memo Board instead. It’s a great way to organise your life or clip up cute pictures. You get six of the foldback clips and three S-shaped hooks with the board so you can get creative. It comes with fixings so you can hang it up on the wall. The measurements are 61cm x 81.3cm – £55 from Rose and Grey / product code: not listed.
White Wire Mesh Memo Board from Rose and Grey
You’ll find some these lovely Lacquer Magazine Holders a smart and stylish way to organise your reading material and paperwork. They are made from MDF painted with a very glossy finish. The measurements are 32cm high, 10cm wide and 27cm in length – £25 each from The White Company / product code: not listed.
White Lacquer Magazine Holders from The White Company (Picture Affiliate Link)
Coordinate your magazine holders with the Lacquer Stacking Trays which have the same fabulous finish. The top tray has compartments for your stationery sundries and the bottom two trays have no compartments so would suit larger items. You can also use as a jewellery box if you so wish. You can put the lid on top if you don’t like to see any clutter on your desk. The measurements are16cm high, 18cm wide and 30cm in length – £35 from The White Company / product code: not listed.
White Lacquer Stacking Trays from The White Company (Picture Affiliate Link)
Of course, you’ll need some encouragement to get you in the mood for work. This Monochrome Inspirational Print has a simple message saying “Today is the Day” which should hopefully do the trick. This typographic poster is printed in black archival quality pigment ink onto 200 gsm archival matte paper. It comes in a number of sizes ranging from A5 up to A3 for the print only. You can also buy a wooden frame in 20.3cm x 25.4cm or 28cm x 35.6cm. Prices vary according to size and framing – £8.50 for the A5 print from PaperPaper at notonthehighstreet.com / product code: 561978.
Monochrome Inspirational Print from PaperPaper at notonthehighstreet.com (Picture Affiliate Link)
Get the Scandinavian Black and White Home Office Look
If you’re really keen on the Scandinavian look for your home office here are some tips to get you started …
Simplicity: Above all keep everything simple. Buy only what you need for your office, everything must have a function. Don’t over clutter and keep uttering the word … Minimal.
Colours: This colour scheme is black and white which look stunning combined together. I think it is better to go for more white with black accents as it has a much more creative feel. Add a dash of grey if you want an additional colour.
Furniture: Choose contemporary furniture with clean lines and minimum fuss. White is a perfect choice because it will reflect light rather than absorb it. Light coloured woods are also good for desks if you want a more natural feel.
Inspiration: Visual stimulation is always great for keeping your mind creative so a pegboard or mesh wire board is a brilliant idea. If you are going to put pictures on the wall buy Washi Tape which comes in plenty of colours and cool black and white designs. They have plenty available at Etsy UK, Mind the Wrap is a seller with a large selection on offer. The tape will hold your pictures in place without damaging the wall.
Buy the Black and White Home Office Furniture and Accessories
You can buy all these items online from the shops mentioned below.
Cuckooland Affiliate Link: Cuckooland
Habitat Affiliate Link: Habitat
Rose and Grey Link: Rose and Grey
The White Company Affiliate Link: The White Company
PaperPaper at notonthehighstreet.com Affiliate Link: notonthehighstreet.com
Mind the Wrap at Etsy UK Affiliate Link: Etsy UK
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Cuckooland, Habitat, Rose and Grey, The White Company and PaperPaper. Cover Image: Cuckooland. Thanks: April Foot for photography. Disclosure: This feature includes the following affiliate partner links – Cuckooland, Habitat, The White Company, notonthehighstreet.com and Etsy UK (if you click through from my website and purchase items from the affiliates I will earn a small commission).