Chances are you spend an exorbitant amount of time in your home office. But is it everything you dream of in a personal workspace? If not, hear us out when we say that a little extra fuss goes a long way in elevating your room. The solution? Thoughtful home office decor that transforms the way it looks and feels.
The first step in curating your dream workspace is to find a rug that fits in with your desired aesthetic, be it a small 3×5 rug or a sizable 8×10 area rug. After that, survey what you already have in terms of furniture, and then take your time finding decor pieces you love.
As inspiration, we’ve rounded up eight home office decor ideas you’ll love, with tips we recommend screenshotting for later.
1. Get creative with wall art
Everything about this Scandi-style home office is soft and welcoming, from the plush area rug and tassel-edged blankets to faux florals and cozy pouf. The star of the show? The eye-catching gallery wall comprised of five minimalist art prints that make full use of the space. We love how every element of the room ties in with the designer’s white and natural wood color scheme, including the fluffy Moroccan area rug.
2. Go bold with your rug design
This cool and colorful space is the epitome of a modern home office. It features a white round table instead of a traditional work desk, with chairs to match—an excellent option for families who like to work together. The furniture is stylishly contrasted with a rainbow-patterned area rug that adds depth and richness. As a cute little decor bonus, notice how the room’s abstract wall art cleverly mirrors the rug’s color palette.
3. Experiment with texture
While often overlooked, textures are hugely important in giving your room visual interest. Incorporating a mix of tangible pieces will balance out your home office decor, evidenced by this dark and moody design. It features tassels, shearling, and fringe that stand out against the teal-colored walls. To offset the rich tones in the room, add a light-colored home office area rug, like the grey Moroccan rug seen here.
4. Play with wallpaper
On the hunt for brilliant small home office ideas? Whether you decorate all four walls with wallpaper or opt for an accent wall like this designer, a unique print will maximize your space’s design potential and wow house guests. Even though a desk and chair are the only furniture pictured here, the diamond-print plush rug, pink nature-inspired wallpaper, and greenery make this an office we’d happily stay in for hours on end.
5. Style built-in shelves
This home office positively nails the boho-chic trend by teaming natural wood furniture with refined textures, greenery, and a 3×5 black and white rug, which highlights the room’s focal point while contributing to the intimate bohemian aesthetic. Take note of how the layered art prints and other decor on the open shelves create a sense of depth and visual appeal.
6. Don’t be afraid to DIY
An uncomplicated home office decor idea for an artistic feel is to DIY a painted arch design above your desk. The color-blocked shape, accentuated with woven baskets and a wooden shelf, takes the earthy aesthetic to the next level. As the perfect finishing touch, place a versatile Re-Jute rug for a cozy finish.
7. Decorate with greenery
This is an innovative (and stunning!) example of rug placement in your home office. The red Persian-style round rug pairs elegantly with the dark wooden vintage desk, hardwood floors, and rattan desk chair. But, hands-down, our favorite savvy decor element in this luxe corner is the ivy vines draped from the ceiling.
8. Find decor that represents your passions
Found: the perfect home office idea for the person who works from home full-time. While you can never go wrong with traditional decor (i.e., florals, wall prints, and throws), we love the idea of finding items inspired by one’s interests. This homeowner, who’s seemingly a fashion lover, ties their office space together with a statement-making mannequin. Teamed with a pink home office area rug and a silver and black-striped desk, it’s an eclectic, at-home version of a style editor’s office.
READERS: How do you decorate your home office? Share your tips in the comments!