How to Decorate Your Home Office

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Ideas and ways to decorate your home office or desk to make it look good and become a place that you’ll want to work at.

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This post is about how to decorate your home office or desk to make it look good.

With more people working from home, it’s now more important than ever to have a great workspace in your home. Here are some ideas for creating an office that inspires your productivity.

If you have a small home office space, then using clean lines and minimalist design is a great way to make your office look less cluttered.

Look for a desk with a large, open work area, even if the footprint of the desk itself is small.

Designer chairs add glam to a workspace, while ergonomic chairs can make it easier to sit at a desk for long periods of time.

Storage bins and baskets are a great way to create storage space in places like closets and drawers and on tabletop and bookshelves. Use baskets to store things like blankets that keep you warm and make an office look chic.

If you live in a studio apartment, then space is at a premium. Look for a desk with open spaces and minimalist lines, and use cube storage organizers or shelves to add storage and to create separation between your living space and your work space. A tapestry or artwork can be hung to hide the look of the office.

These are just a few ways to maximize small office workspace in your home.

This post is all about ways to update your home office to make it a place where you’ll want to work from home.

1–Space-Saving Desk

If you don’t have a lot of space, then a space-saving desk, like a folding desk, can be both functional and moved out of the way when you need to use the space for something else.

2–Stylish Desk

A Parsons desk is always stylish, with a simple silhouette, and it doesn’t take up much room in an office. A hairpin-leg desk stays with the minimalist theme, while adding a bit more flair to your office space. A wood top and metal desk can add an industrial look to an office with clean lines and functional style.

3–Desk Chair

A cute desk chair expresses your style and can make it fun to sit at your desk. A desk chair in plush velvet is both functional and glam, for example. If you have a tendency to sit for long periods of time, then it can be a good idea to prioritize comfort and support over looks, however.

4–Desk Organizer

Use a desk organizer to store pens, paper clips, push pins, and other small office supplies.

5–Letter Tray

A letter tray can hold important documents and printer paper.

6–Pen Cup

Use a pen cup to store pens, pencils, highlighters, permanent markers, and other writing tools.


A paper shredder with wastebasket is a must-have for any home office.

8–Recycle Bin

A separate bin to hold papers that can be shredded and recycled makes it easier to get these out to the recycling bin.

9–Cube Storage

Cube shelves provide great basic storage for an office or study space. Use a cube storage organizer to organize books and storage bins, or to display photography, artwork, plants, and decor that add interest to your office space.

10–Storage Bins

Storage bins are a great way to store things like a hole punch, erasers, boxes of staples, fidget toys, and other essentials for the office.


Baskets offer a unique and decorative way to store items like books, blankets, pet toys, and other items for the home office.

12–Ergonomic Office Chair

An ergonomic desk chair with lumbar support may be just what you need if long days spent sitting at a desk are leaving you sore at the end of the day.

13–Shelf Bookcase

A simple way to store books, binders, magazines, and other materials in your office.

14–Storage Boxes

Use storage boxes to organize things like folders, papers, and office supplies that are too big to fit in a drawer or in desktop storage.

15–File Folder Organizer

If a heavy filing cabinet is not your style, then file folder organizer boxes offer a space-saving way to store your files.


A tall bookshelf makes a great place to store books, storage boxes and organizers, and other office supplies. It also makes a great place to display photography, artwork, mementos, and decor.

17–Room Divider

Separate your office workspace from your living space.


Houseplants can help to purify the air while adding interest to the workspace around you.

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