Ideas to Decorate a Home Office

We have this really cool room in our detached garage. It was originally a tool room from the previous owner.

However, three years ago, we installed vinyl plank flooring and painted the textured drywall. Since then, my teenage daughter and I have used it as a craft room and home office.  It became really messy and a catch all room…

So, we decided  to give this space a boho inspired home office makeover! 

Here are my favorite ideas that you can use to decorate a home office, too. 

 

1. Update old furniture to fit your style.

  • For example, I covered a 13 year old art table with peel wall paper left over from another project. Not only did it cover paint and pen marks on the table top, but the wall paper made it look more modern. 
  • Rustoleum spray paint in ‘cinnamon’ updated a faux marble top coffee table. Now, the space feels more unified. 

2. Create unique ways to display supplies or art. 

  •  This cute pencil holder from the Magnolia Home line stores art markers on the desk.
  • Galvanized bins hold arts and craft supplies. Personalize them with colors from the room.
  • Clipboards are hung to display art or printables. It’s easy to change out with new works of art. 
  • I spray painted an old printers tray gold. Then, displayed souvenirs from the California beach inside the small compartments. 

3. Decorate with DIY Home Decor 

  • DIY Pallet Shelf – Simply cut the end off a small wood pallet. Then, sand rough edges and seal with polyurethane. Hang on wall to display magazines or books. 
  • Deconstructed Books – Remove the covers of old books to use as risers in tray or shelf styling. 
  • Faux Terra Cotta Pots – First, paint any ceramic vase with a terra cotta colored acrylic or spray paint. I used the ‘cinnamon’ color from Rustoleum. Then, dry brush 3- 4 layers with white wax.
  • DIY Candle Making – Make your own soy based candles with essential oils. Get my instructions, here

Personalize your home office with DIY decor.

4. Invest in quality, neutral furniture.  

Our goal was to have a workspace that is inspiring, comfortable and yet versatile to fit our needs. 

Therefore, we chose a handmade, eco-friendly futon from The Futon Shop for the lounge area.  We can use this space to read, brainstorm ideas, or work on our laptops.  Plus, it easily folds into a bed when we have guests. 

 You can find all the details on the lounge including the futon, mattress and cover that I chose, here. The Futon Shop collaborated with me in exchange for this mention. However, all ideas are my own. 

 

5. Have fun with color, pattern and texture. 

Accent Wall with Wall Paper Mural

I am a big fan of peel and stick wallpaper to transform a space by creating a unique accent wall. Plus, it’s easy to install with 2 people. 

For instance, I used a boho inspired wallpaper mural in my home office. With the left over paper, I cut out organic shapes for the two closet doors. 

 

The Decor Details in our Home Office

It’s important to use a variety of color, texture and pattern to any room. 

Therefore, I added the black and white rug, a pink pouf, and a terra cotta color throw blanket. Each of these add a different kind of plush texture to the space.  In addition, I styled an assortment of pillows, too. 

Lastly, I added a few natural and wood elements with faux plants for a boho vibe in my home office.

 

 

Thank you for stopping by Cuter Tudor for our home office reveal. For more affordable home design tips, subscribe to the blog here. Have a great day, y’all! 

1 Comment

  1. Mark Rupert

    August 9, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    The wooden wall decors are what really interests me. There are a lot of good options and choices when it comes to decorating the walls.

    Reply

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