40 Workstation Setups That We Really Like
Our computer workstation setups are one of the most important areas of our homes. They’ve become the place where we spend the most time–even surpassing our beds. However, these spaces often aren’t given their due attention on the design front, and some aren’t even optimised for comfort. Could you pull your workstation out from a neglected dusty corner with some fresh slick aesthetics? Should you soup up your user experience with new tech and ergonomic additions? We’ve whipped up a collection of 50 workstation setups that we really like, and we’re sure that you will too. Log in and get set to reprogram how you think about your home workspace.
Designer: Sebastiaan de With
We wouldn’t know whether to look at our Surface Studio or gaze out at the water if we had this spectacularly situated workstation. See more workspaces with views that wow!
Designer: Daniel Gallegos
Alternatively, camouflaging your tech and desk in the same colour as your walls can make a workstation setup become less intruding upon a combined living space.
Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson inspire the owner of this somewhat unconventional rolling sit/stand workspace.
Designer: Andres Daniel Jasso
Simple black and white accessories cut down on distractions. Chrome accents shine up the sharp aesthetic.
The owner of this “machine learning workstation” has opted for deep toned timber accents on black, with industrial style coat rack and corner shelves from Vasagle. A sleek wooden swivel chair completes the look.
Visualizer: Home Cult
If your workstation is going to be used for music and mixing then you’ll want to invest in some acoustic foam panels. Together, these panels form a textural feature from desk to ceiling.
Designer: Jonathan Morrison
Pretty and pretty practical too. This light and colourful space is equipped with a vertical monitor that’s perfect for editing code, plus an ergonomic split keyboard for comfort.
With a monitor packed desk, the only place for a mic to go is up.
KAWS figurines make a quirky addition to an artistic workstation. KAWS art might not be within everybody’s budget, but a similar effect could be achieved with other colour block figurines of your choosing. Grab a can of spray paint and get your DIY on.
Photographer: Mark Jardine
This L-shape area is split evenly between computer based design and a more traditional drawing board for hand-drawn concepts. A black Herman Miller Embody chair chair blends with dark flooring and a grey rug, whilst the crisp white desk becomes one with the walls.
One for the perfectionists. Right angles and a clean desk pad are key in this obsessively neat setup.
With all of this heavy tech around it’s nice to have a little floral fancy. Just one delicate touch utterly transforms a bulky layout.
Just like a technological garden, everything in this workstation is popping up on stalks. A widescreen monitor, laptop, tablet and even a desk lamp grow to their full potential on slender black stems.
Digital inspired artwork makes a cool addition to this rustic timber double workstation.
A wall mounted monitor is another space saving winner.
Mid century modern furniture offers a trendy approach to the workstation setup. Pop a bright or patterned cushion on the chair and include a plethora of indoor plants to get the homey feel.
This workspace of a product manager fits right up against the living room TV wall, which is actually a plus. TVs can offer awesome extra monitor space whenever needed.
Speaking of making space, check out this workstation pegboard wall that stores spare cables and headphones within easy reach and without tangles.
Monitors feel like bright windows in a compact home office nook.
Sometimes plants provide the greenery, and sometimes you need to go all out emerald.
A blast of blue might remind you to get out and look at the sky once in a while.
Why be pinned down? Use desk lights to change your colour theme whenever you want.
Light up your love of tech by installing shelf lights too.
Another luminous labour of tech love.
Popping in pink.
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