25 Home Office Decor Ideas That Will Inspire and Motivate

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They say that a change is as good as a holiday. Use these home office decor ideas to give yourself a much-needed motivation boost.

Did you know that only 20% of employees feel their manager motivates them to do outstanding work? The good news is that you’re your own boss now — but the bad news is you must motivate yourself. It’s no straightforward task!

Over two years of working remotely, I’ve realized that one of the greatest sources of inspiration is a great work environment. And coffee. I’ll leave you to handle your warm beverages, and point you in the way of top home office decor ideas! We’ll be starting up high and working our way down low. 

For more office inspiration, check out our 32 Best Desk Gadgets – Fun & Function for the Home Office

Home Office Decor Ideas Up High

1. Silent Wall Clock

Picture of the black Bernhard wall clockIs it just me, or do you never hear a clock ticking until you really need to concentrate? If you don’t want to choose between checking the time and maintaining your focus, this Bernhard wall clock should be a dream come true.

Instead of making that annoying “tick-tock” sound, the hands “sweep” silently. No noise at all. The clock also comes in various sizes and designs, though I like the black and rose gold variant.

Picture of the 5-shelf ladder bookshelfWe all love a good bookshelf, but this beautiful 5-shelf piece is a cut above. Emulating a ladder, it might just fuel your dreams to take your business to the next level. Get it?!

Plus, at only 12 inches wide, it fits into smaller home offices nicely and helps you make the most of the space.

Picture of a black tree of life wall art on a wallWhat could be more motivating than a beautiful piece of tree of life wall art? Even if you don’t believe in the spiritual meaning behind it, the striking design is a lovely addition to work environments.

At 35 inches high, it will become a talking point for any visitors!

Three floating shelves on a wallIf you can’t get enough storage solutions but you’ve run out of space for a bookshelf, these floating shelves might do the trick.

The pack of three is made from rustic wood and industrial metal brackets, guaranteeing a sturdy structure. Yet they’re also easy to install and come with all the mounting hardware you need.

Black wall vinyl sticker that says Don't Quit Do ItWe all feel like quitting sometimes — but now you can nip that feeling in the bud with a huge sticker on your wall reminding you not to!

The vinyl decal is 22 inches long and 14 inches wide, so good luck ignoring it the next time a negative thought pops into your brain.

Since it’s literally a giant sticker, all you need to do is peel it off and you’re good to go. Perfect for anyone who doesn’t want to fiddle around with screws and drills.

Image of a glass whiteboardWhiteboards are ideal for working out your problems and brainstorming ideas away from a screen. Take things one step further with an infinity glass whiteboard.

Made of non-absorbent glass, the surface resists stains and allows for dry erasing, and the frameless design gives an elegant look.

It’s not immune to permanent marker stains though, so don’t be an idiot!

Image of a glass whiteboardCorners need love, too. Put them to good use by installing these 5-tier corner shelves. Perfect for plants, ornaments, or anything else that inspires you.

The black-finish MDF laminate material gives an ecological yet stylish touch.

Photograph of 2 floating basket shelvesNow you have your corners sorted out, place some floating shelves close to your desk. Handy for books you want to keep in close reach, or more inspirational items.

These ones come in a pair and are easily installed using the mounting software they come with, like most of our recommendations. It’s not just DIY pros that deserve a beautiful workspace! 

Picture of the mini basketball hoop plus ballYou might think I’m going too far here — and maybe you’d have a point. But working from home is all about having fun, right?

This basketball hoop is nothing if not fun. You’ll also be pleased to know it’s foam-padded, has a shatterproof backboard, and can easily be slid on to your door mount. So, chances are you won’t break anything — but watch that monitor!

Black success nutrition facts boardYou probably don’t think you need nutrition facts wall art to decorate your home office, but you haven’t seen this one. 

If you’d like something slightly more subtle than a huge “don’t quit” sticker but you still want a reminder to grind, this canvas might strike the right balance. It’s also fade-resistant and waterproof, although I don’t recommend throwing your coffee over it when you get mad.

Two diamond-shaped hanging pot plantsI’m done with recommending floating shelves, but the hanging possibilities don’t end there. How does having multiple plants and succulents suspended around you sound for office goals?

These wall vessels help you do just that. The geometric design is pretty funky too and matches my next recommendation perfectly…

Home Office Decor Ideas On and Around the Desk

12. Desk Organizer

Picture of copper basket desk organizersThis 5-set desk accessories kit comes in the same copper color as the wall vessels and gives you everything you need to keep your stationery in order.

There’s a pencil cup holder, a letter sorter, a letter tray, a hanging file organizer, and a sticky note holder. Even if you have a couple of these items already, it’s strangely satisfying for everything to match.

Photograph of 5 multi-colored ceramic vasesBrightening up a dull home with flowers is one of the oldest tricks in the book — apply the same principle to your home office. These ceramic vases look earthly yet modern, with crystal grains that glisten when exposed to sunlight.

Having five vases might sound excessive, but they’re quite thin, so you could distribute one bunch of flowers between them all.

Three artificial plants with flowersIf you love the idea of nature but hate the maintenance, opt for some artificial plants instead. Going on holiday and don’t have anyone to water your plants whilst you’re away? No problem!

You’d be forgiven for mistaking this bunch for the real deal at first glance. Each one (you get three) is slightly different and comes with a gray pot.

Image of wooden calendar blockWhen you’re working from home, all the days can roll into one. A desk calendar ensures you never forget what day it is again.

This one consists of rustic-looking wooden blocks: two to show the date, one to show the month. Just don’t forget to turn them over every day, or you will get into a mess!

White pineapple LED lightIf you’ve made it this far into the article, you know I like to have a little fun with my home office decor. 

So, this white pineapple LED light ticks all my boxes! It gives off a lovely warm glow that will transport you into a tropical paradise.

Picture of an engraved glass nameplate on a deskYou don’t need to use clients as a justification for putting a nameplate on your desk. You’re your own boss now — if you simply want to mark your territory and feel powerful, go for it.

This acrylic glass block is crying out to have your name printed on it alongside the pretty flowery design. Or go all out and print the name of your super-motivated business alter ego on it instead.

Hot pink diamond-cut crystal paperweightIt’s always handy to have a paperweight, well, to hand. 

These diamond-shaped weights come in a variety of colors, from hot pink to emerald green. Whatever accent color you’ve chosen for your office, you’ll find something to match it.

Glass slant cut bowlIf you’re anything like me, you like to have snacks by you at all times. It might sound like a distraction, but it can be the opposite — you can’t procrastinate by going to the kitchen if you already have everything you could possibly want within arm’s reach.

Now you can snack in style with this slant cut bowl — perfect for sweets or nuts, depending on what type of person you are. You could also use it for plants, stationary, or anything else you can come up with.

A picture frame set with 3 family picturesDon’t forget your loved ones! Few things are more motivating than seeing the faces of your nearest and dearest when you’re working. 

These rustic wooden frames let you hold three photos in one, so nobody gets left out.

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Warning: this item might lead you to spend all your time procrastinating by researching more ways to decorate your home office.

Home Office Decor Ideas Down Low

22. Pink Accent Chairs

Two pink lounge chairsGive your home office some personality with this set of two lounge chairs. Made of premium velvet fabric, they’re soft and padded to sit on as well as looking cool.

Oh, and they don’t have to be pink. Get them in industrial gray if you’re boring.

Black leather office chairIf the last option was too out there for you, or you want to look after your back, try this leather office desk chair instead.

It’s durable, comfortable, and comes complete with armrests. 

Dollar design rug on a tiled floorThere were too many rugs to choose from, and it can be quite a personal choice, so I had a hard time picking one to recommend. I kept it simple (and humorous) with this dollar design rug

It will remind you why you’re entering your home office day in day out — money shouldn’t be your only motivation, but for most people, it’s up there. 

Light wooden trash can

You’ve got to put your trash somewhere. This modern trash is a better place than most!

The umbra finish certainly looks classier than plastic, and you can choose between a few colors.

Bottom Line

Hopefully, this list has left you feeling more motivated than ever! If so, please consider sharing it with anyone else who needs a little inspiration in their life.

Remember, there’s no need to feel guilty for indulging in some not-quite-essential items if they give you some kind of impetus toward your goals. You’ll be spending a lot of time in your home office, so you may as well make it attractive!

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