Home Office Furnishing Estimates

Every home office has a different style, square footage and function it performs. As you prepare to design and furnish your home office to tell your story in the most beautiful, productive and functional way, it’s good to know how to much to expect to spend.

You can achieve a beautiful design for even less if you’re savvy with thrifting. But not everyone has the desire, ability or time to furnish their home completely by thrifting.

The following are investment estimates for furnishing/styling a room. The prices listed are average baseline price points, but they can always be priced higher in each category. Note this does not include any designer’s fees.


Low budget retail usually entails buying items from sources like Target, World Market, Amazon, Wayfair, IKEA, and Home Goods.

Low Budget Retail Home Office:

  • Desk $300
  • office chair $250
  • Bookcase/shelving $200 each
  • Drapes and hardware per window $100+
  • Rug $200
  • Desk Lamp $50
  • Floor Lamp $100
  • Ceiling light fixture $300
  • Art or wall décor $200+
  • Styling & organizational accessories $300+

Total: $2,000+


High end retail retail usually entails buying items from sources like Pottery Barn, Arhaus, West Elm, Rejuvenation, Serena & Lily, Lulu & Georgia, McGee & Co, One Kings Lane, Ballard Designs.

High End Retail Home Office:

  • Desk $1,000+
  • office chair $600+
  • Bookcase/shelving $1,000+
  • Drapes and hardware per window $300+
  • Rug $1,000+
  • Desk Lamp $150+
  • Floor Lamp $400+
  • Ceiling light fixture $600+
  • Art or wall décor $500+
  • Styling & organizational accessories $600+

Total: $6,150+


Showroom & custom items are sourced through the trade with your designer. These manufacturers are not open to the public to purchase on your own. Your designer becomes your retail store, so to speak. Purchasing with your designer allows you access to high quality ready ship or custom made furnishings.

You will notice that these showroom/custom prices are often not much different from high end retail and the quality usually surpasses that of regular retail. Something to think about as you plan and make investment purchases for your home, especially for items like desks.

Showroom & Custom Home Office:

  • Desk $1,000+
  • office chair $600+
  • Bookcase/shelving $1,000+
  • Drapes and hardware per window $500+
  • Rug $800+
  • Desk Lamp $300+
  • Floor Lamp $500+
  • Ceiling light fixture $700+
  • Art or wall décor $700+
  • Styling & organizational accessories $600+

Total: $6,700

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