Did you know that the cubicle was born in the 1960s? In 1968, Herman Miller released a project called the Action Office. The design was meant to counter the open-office culture and provide workers with privacy and autonomy. Fast forward to 2021 and we are working from home. The geography keeps changing, but you'll never stop needing to make your workspace inviting.

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How to Decorate a Home Office

Given that we spend approximately a quarter of our lives at work, it makes sense that we invest in making our spaces work for our lives.  Check out some of these ideas on how to decorate your home office.

How to Decorate a Home Office

Great Walls:

  • Hang up large prints of your favorite inspirational pictures. We love Minted as a resource for art. 
  • Use double-sided tape or Velcro strips to hang decorative panels.
  • Create a personalized calendar with pictures from your favorite trip.

From the Ground Up:

  • Decorate a thin piece of wood from a painted pattern or even a favorite image and use that as a chair mat.
  • Add a small area rug in patterns or colors that appeal to you.
  • Create a personalized calendar with pictures from your favorite trip.

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Shed Some Light:

  • Put up a string of fairy lights on a cord.
  • Add a petite table lamp with a low wattage bulb. The soft glow will make the overhead lighting less harsh.

Desktop Décor:

  • Add small photos of family members and pets. Go beyond the wedding photo and choose tasteful conversation starters.
  • Bring your own coffee mug or water bottle with a quirky print or favorite photo.
How to Decorate a Home Office

Accessorize Your Home Office

  • Keep a dish stacked with wrapped candies.
  • Add a soft, stylish pillow to spice things up and help your lower back.
  • A throw blanket can help you cope with the cold winter days; make one with some of your favorite photos.


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