Sharing an office isn’t always easy – but with the right workspace setup, coexistence is definitely possible. This post looks at a wide variety of offices designed for two occupants, with options ranging from face-to-face to side-by-side arrangements, from minimalist environments to beautifully artistic retreats. You’ll even find a few suggestions for two-person designer desks and stylish chairs to go with! Whether you’re looking to rearrange your home office or want to make your workplace more welcoming, we hope you’ll find a few fresh ideas right here.
Back-to-back workspaces are another option. This one features two desk-mounted Tolomeo style lamps that offer adjustability suited to any task at hand.
Visualizer: Pavel Vetrov & Aleksandr Zenzura
Here’s another simple back-to-back desk. This arrangement is a great way to avoid getting distracted by what might be happening on the other screen. That’s right – one partner can take a break with a YouTube video without disrupting the others workflow.
A book-lover’s dream! This stylish office includes a full library, complete with a rolling ladder to reach the higher volumes. This would definitely be a neat workspace for somebody who takes inspiration from literature or needs to have reference materials on hand at all times.
Here’s another great home office that includes an expansive library. The arrangement of the workspaces is also pretty smart – one side is for writing and drafting, and the other for working with a computer.
Minimalist offices are great for those who find distraction in visual stimulation. But some actually work better surrounded by inspiring sights and objects they love. Some go beyond simple decoration, like the stylish yet useful vintage fan.
Although it’s not a true two-person desk, this workspace still feels connected thanks to their attachment to a central wooden volume. The chairs are from the high-performance Aeron collection by Herman Miller.
Schoolchildren need organized workspaces too! This adorable bedroom has plenty of room for the young occupant and a study partner. Drawers, shelves, and two adjustable lamps make it easy to focus on the task at hand.
Here’s another office with relaxing lighting, this time just above the bulletin board behind the computers. The bulletin board is a cool accent wall idea for any office – consider opting for one in a nontraditional color to make your space even more unique.
This office takes a more eclectic approach to its accent wall with plenty of colorful artwork and rows of books beneath. Even the chairs are unpredictable – The Flow Arm Chair by Jean-Marie Massaud takes a simple approach while the Panton S Chair stands out in bright red.