Ready to create your dream home office? Then check out my tips for decorating a home office + gain home office design ideas from my cute home office reveal!
Tips for Decorating a Home Office + My Home Office Reveal
Hey everyone! I’ve been working hard for close to a year now decorating my home office and creating a dream office space that I completely love. Today I’m SO excited to finally be sharing my home office reveal with you plus I’m sharing a full list of helpful tips for decorating a home office.
Also- if you see anything you love throughout the post, be sure and scroll to the end where I’m linking all the items in my home office!
Decorating a Home Office
Decorating a Home Office Tip #1- Create a Dream Office Board
I’ve been dreaming of having my own home office for years now, so when I first made the decision to work from home full time, I knew I wanted to create a home office space that would be both functional and beautiful. To me, an office space should 110% inspire you and it should be a space that you love spending your time in.
I recommend first creating a dream office board on Pinterest or on paper to really get a vision of the kind of office space you want to create. Start by choosing a color palette and design elements that you like, and gather inspiration from home office photos on google and Pinterest. In this step, have fun with choosing lots of items/ideas for your dream board and let your personality shine through.
For my dream home office I knew I wanted to incorporate pinks, florals, and gold elements and I wanted the overall design to be girly and chic. As a motivational quote lover, I also wanted to incorporate a fun inspirational gallery wall.
Decorating a Home Office Tip #2- Make a List of Everything You’ll Need/Want In Your Home Office
Now that you have created a dream office board, it’s time to narrow things down to an actual shopping list. I recommend first writing down all your office needs, such as a desk, chair, and office supplies. Once you have all the necessities on your list, then add your list of home office wants, such as wall art, photos, decorative elements, throw pillows, etc.
I also recommend making a list of your favorite stores to check out for all your home office needs and creating a budget. I personally took my time with decorating my home office because I wanted to ensure that I really loved everything I bought, and that I found the best deals I could.
I really liked taking my time finding unique pieces, and a lot of the time I would end up randomly finding an item while out shopping and it all just slowly came together piece by piece. By taking your time in shopping/decorating, you’ll end up truly loving and appreciating the space you create.
Decorating a Home Office Tip #3- Buy Functional Furniture Pieces & Organizers
After making your home office shopping list, the absolute first priority should be buying a desk and other items to get you organized. Decorating your space can of course come later, but having a good desk and places to put all your paperwork is a must.
The first item I got for my office was a beautiful cherry desk with file drawers that came from my husband’s grandmother, and I knew it would work perfectly in keeping me well organized. For several months that was the only piece I had in my office, but I knew it was the perfect foundational piece to get me started.
Later, I added a storage cube organizer to set my printer on and to keep all my photography items, books, and PR items organized.
Decorating a Home Office Tip #4- Fill Your Office Space With Beautiful Decor and Cute Accessories You Love
Last but not least, it’s time to get your decorating on! This of course is the most fun part about having a home office and it’s so nice to have the complete freedom to decorate the space exactly the way you want it.
Choose wall art, photographs, inspirational quotes, and other decorative elements that will make you love the space you’re in. After all, you’ll be spending A LOT of time in your home office, so you want it to be nice.
As mentioned above, one of the first things I did to decorate my office was create an inspirational quote gallery wall. I’m a firm believer in positive affirmations and I love seeing motivational quotes all around me in my office as constant reminders to keep pushing for my dreams.
I know some might think this is totally cheesy, but whenever I’m having a rough day, seeing something like “She believed she could, so she did” helps give me that extra push I need to keep at it.
My Home Office Reveal
Without further adieu, here’s a close-up look at my gorgeous home office. I absolutely loved taking my time in decorating and making it a space that is 100% my own, and I just love how girly and chic everything looks.
This DIY fabric bulletin board filled with my favorite family photos totally brightens up my day. I just love seeing my sweet boys’ faces! Let me know if you’d like a tutorial on how to create it – it’s super easy to make.
One of my favorite spots in my office is my sitting area where I take breaks throughout my day. The couch is the perfect size for my office and the throw pillows that I found are simply darling!
The wall art piece is actually one of my favorites, as my husband spotted it while we were out shopping one day. He said it reminded him of me, and after I melted a little inside because it was so sweet of him, I totally had to buy it.
It fits perfect above my couch and I love the quote and red lips.
Shop My Home Office Items
Furniture and Decor:
- Office Chair
- Storage Cube Organizer
- Pink Storage Cubes
- Ladder Bookshelf
- Table Lamp
- “Enjoy the Little Things” Pillow
- Sparkle Pillow
- Faux Fur Pillow
- Faux Fur Rug
- Pink Storage Ottoman
- Gold and Marble Tray
- Floor Lamp
If you’re currently in the process of decorating your own home office, I hope you found today’s post inspiring and that my tips for decorating a home office were helpful to you.
I’m so incredibly happy with how everything turned out and I absolutely love being in my office everyday- even if I am working! 😉
Let me know in the comments what you think!
Thanks for stopping by!- Cara
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