13 Adorable Office Decor Ideas for Your Space
Your office doesn’t have to be stark and devoid of personality. Whether you work from home or in a cubicle, these office decor ideas will liven up your space.
Just because you’re a professional doesn’t mean your office has to be stark and devoid of personality. Whether you work from home or in a cubicle, dressing your office up with a little style will only make you more excited to sit down and work.
We’re here to help you find just the right frills for your filing cabinet.
These cute decor ideas will brighten up your office in no time flat. Take a look at all the goodies you can find that you won’t be able to resist adding to your space.
1. A Stylish Tray
Organization is number one in any office setting.
It’s difficult to get anything done when you have things scattered all over your desk. Up your efficiency and elevate your design by adding a chic tray to keep your things in line.
Plain wooden trays are a classic. However, you can take it to the next level with a tray in an unusual shape, painted a poppy color, or made from acrylic or metal.
Not able to find a tray that’s quite what you’re looking for?
Grab a plain tray and some removable wallpaper in a pattern you love and dress it up yourself!
2. DIY Desk Calendar
Paper calendars with generic landscapes that you have to replace year in and year out are a thing of the past.
Grab a small box, some metallic hooks, and gift tags, and throw together your own adorable and simple DIY desk calendar.
It’s easy to do and completely customizable.
You get to pick the color or stain of the box, the finish on the hooks, the colors of the gift tags, and the type of stickers you want to use for the letters and numbers.
The best part is that this calendar can be used over and over because it’s not made for any certain year.
3. Mason Jars
There are dozens upon dozens of ways to paint Mason jars according to your taste.
Mason jars are rustic and adorable when you do them up in a pretty color or with some ribbon and lace.
Plus, they’re super functional!
Use your Mason jars to store pens, pencils, and other office supplies that are small enough to get lost in a drawer.
4. Or Candy Dishes
Candy dishes serve the same purpose as Mason jars but with a more sophisticated vibe. They’re perfect for storing small things like paper clips, thumbtacks, or even candy if you like having a snack at work.
If you don’t want to buy a pedestal candy dish, you can always DIY one.
All you really need is a glass jar with a lid, a candlestick, and some strong glue to hold it all together.
5. A Brightly Colored Office Chair
What’s your favorite color?
Invest in your happiness and get an office chair in a bright color that really makes your heart sing. You can’t imagine what wonders it will do just to see that color as you come in each day.
If you’re going for a theme, you can get other decorative pieces in the same color as your chair to tie the entire space together.
6. Fun Office Supplies
Okay, office supplies aren’t technically decor. But when they look this cute, anyone will be forgiven for thinking that they are.
We’re talking thumbtacks, magnets, and paperclips.
Etsy is a treasure trove of unique office supplies that really bring the aww factor. Just scrolling through the options will make you feel ten times better about supply shopping.
There are thumbtacks shaped like plants and animals. There are some decked out in diamonds.
Pretty much anything you could possibly want on a magnet is on one somewhere.
And the paperclips made into hearts, leaves, and even squirrels are just to die for. Can you imagine a little squirrel helping to hold your papers together? It’s almost too much!
Every office needs freshening up.
And by fresh we mean plants.
Sure, flowers are nice to have around. The blooms are gorgeous, and they smell nice to boot. But the reality is, they don’t last very long. You’ll be replacing them every week!
So, consider an alternative:
Succulents come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. They can be displayed in cute little pots or a stylish terrarium. Not to mention, they are one of the easier kinds of plants to care for.
But if you’re not in the green thumb mood, fake succulents (or flowers) are always an option.
8. Quirky Prints
Art prints are a great way to make your office space unique to you.
Go with the motivational Small things add up to big success or Do it with passion or not at all.
You may even be able to find your very own kitty hanging from a tree imploring you to Hang in there!
There are some great options for more personal quotes that seem just right for you, such as I work hard to give my cats a better life.
You can even make the office feel like home with an Office Sweet Office print.
9. A Letter Board
Letter boards are a fantastic way to get your message across!
Don’t worry about settling on the perfect quote or buying the wrong one. With a letter board, you can change things up every single day.
You can even change it every hour if you want, we won’t judge.
They are also great for keeping helpful reminders in plain sight. You’ll never have to search for a meeting time or deadline ever again!
Feeling crafty? Save some money by putting together your own DIY letter board.
10. Throw Pillows
There’s no rule anywhere that says your office has to be cold and corporate.
Soften the edges a little with a few decorative throw pillows tossed into the mix. They’ll look nice propped up against your desk and displayed on windowsills.
Keep a particularly comfortable one in your office chair to support you on those long workdays.
And if you really want your space to be inviting, take this suggestion up a notch by adding a plush area rug to match your new pillows.
11. Decorative File Folders
Make the act of opening your filing cabinet an exciting experience with a set of decorative file folders.
Manilla folders are a thing of the past.
Now you can tame all those important papers without sacrificing style!
These fancy file folders come in all sorts of colors and patterns. But on the off chance you don’t see anything you love, you can use scrapbook paper or wrapping paper to make your own!
12. Motivational Pencils
Go ahead and up your office supply game with a set of pencils that tell you exactly what you need to hear on the hard days.
You can get them with messages such as:
- I can and I will.
- Keep it up.
- Think good thoughts.
- Believe in yourself.
And they come in so many cute colors (we personally love pastel ones).
13. The Perfect Mousepad
Your standard-issue, plain-colored mouse pad just won’t do.
Round out your super cute office with a unique mousepad. They come with patterns and pictures of all kinds.
Get one customized with your favorite picture of your pet, friends, or vacation.
As long as it makes you smile whenever you catch a glimpse of it, you’re on the right track.
It’s plain to see, there are plenty of options available to you so you can preen and primp your office to the max.
Cute won’t even begin to describe it.
Hopefully, this list of adorably irresistible decor ideas has inspired you to make your space 100% your own. With such a perfect office, it will be impossible not to get all kinds of work done.
Angus Flynn, Business Manager of Arte, has been with Alliance Residential Company for over five years. He has extensive experience with a variety of properties, from large lease-ups to smaller, more urban assets.