• Jun 08, 2021

Creative & Inspiring DIY Desk Decor Ideas to Transform Your Workspace

Since we're all returning to workspaces in office settings and some newer places still, we're all bound to be feeling a bit homesick since we're now accustomed to working in our own home offices or even our lounges. There are ways to make your office space feel more homey and goes beyond simple desk accessories - although they do factor in. So, keep on reading for super useful DIY desk decor ideas to make your office and your desk feel more like home.

How can I decorate my office walls without painting?

Discover creative ways to decorate your office walls without painting. DIY decor projects like a colorful cork board, stylish wall art, or a sleek grid memo board can add a pop of color and elegance to your workspace. Organize your desk with a desktop organizer, pencil holder, and storage bins to keep you organized and inspired. Customize your home office setup with a blend of minimalist, rustic, or farmhouse designs that reflect your taste and imagination. Transform your office into a fabulous and functional space that you'll love to work in. Depending on what kind of office environment you work in depends on what you can get away with. Some bosses and colleagues don't mind you decorating your area with touches of home but there's a middle line to everything so be careful about what you choose because you don't want to cause offense - unintended or otherwise - nor do you want to distract your fellow workers, especially if you're working in an open plan office.

The best place to start with decorating your office is by decorating your desk with desk accessories. That doesn't mean buy all the novelty knicknacks you can and annoy your co-workers in the process (or entertain them as the case may be), but personalize it so it's a little slice of home away from home. Here's how to do that:

How can I make my desk chic? Workspace accessories

Enhance the chicness of your desk with stylish workspace accessories. A white desk paired with a desk organizer, calendar, and planter can create a clean and organized look. Add a touch of glam with a pink frame or a gorgeous blush-colored decor piece. Incorporate minimal and cute accents for a simple yet elegant aesthetic. Get inspired and follow tutorials to create your own DIY desktop accessories that are decorative and functional. Consider adding a clock, shelf, or a wooden lamp for added charm. Optimize your desk space and get organized with clever storage solutions like foldable racks or a Murphy-style desk. Transform your workspace into a vibrant and productive environment that reflects your taste and style.

Your home is your life and it's no surprise you want to bring a little of that comfort with you when you go to work everyday. Home is where your personality comes out in full force but you don't want to come on too strong in a work environment unless you want to raise a few eyebrows, so try to be subtle here. 

When you think of home, what do you think of most? Your CD collection? Your family photos? Your epic collection of many flavoured teas? Whatever it is, try to replicate that on your desk while not going too over the top since space is likely limited. If you want to get really personal and spend lots of time away from home then consider sprucing it up with pictures of your home, friends and family to take your home sickness down a notch. 

How can I make my desk productive? DIY ideas for a home office

Boost productivity in your home office with these DIY ideas. Create an inspiring workspace by incorporating blush accents into your decor. Enhance your desk area with simple and little DIY projects, like a homemade laptop stand or a foldable desk. Add storage solutions to keep your workspace organized and efficient. Consider a Murphy-style desk for small rooms or a canvas wall organizer. Optimize your setup and unleash your productivity like a pro.

The thing about making your office space more homey with desk accessories while priming it for productivity means being subtle in your choices. You don't want anything that's too distracting with bright colours or noises, so when you make your choice be mindful of the things you find distracting and remove them or don't use them as desk accessories. 

One way of priming your desk for productivity is to get everything to hand and arrange it as neatly as you can on your desk without cluttering the surface because clutter is both stress inducing and distracting at the same time. This is where you're going to need to learn the art of prioritization. Do you need your sweet jar on the table or can that space be better used for the stapler you know you lose in your drawer but need regularly? Or can you replace that box of stashed desk treats with a file you need for reference when handling calls? It's up to you what you choose but work smarter, not harder. 

What can I decorate my office desk with? DIY desk organization

Spruce up your office desk with these DIY desk organization ideas. Find inspiration from home office decor trends to create the best workspace for your needs. Try simple DIY projects like a desk chair makeover or a foldable desk organizer. Get creative with confetti-filled storage jars or opt for genius solutions that maximize space. Make your desk a reflection of your style and increase productivity in your work-from-home setup. As mentioned above, there are many ways you can decorate your office desk, particularly with desk accessories, but before you do you'll need to know the basic rules of what is and is not allowed within the workplace. If you have strict rules for what is and is not allowed, stick with personalized stationary that reminds you of home. If you can go further than that then bring in sentimental items (not too sentimental in case they get damaged) and go about decorating your desk with them.


Now that you're back in the office you may be missing home more than what you could have really conceived of in times gone by but with a little attention and thoughtful strategy, you can decorate your desk and your office to keep a touch of home by your side and in your heart.


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