Whether your home office serves as a space for your growing side business, or as the tech room for the family, it’s important to create a space with comfort and functionality in mind. As far as the decor goes, the home office can always use a little sprucing up. Here, we rounded up a few of our favorite finds, to fit every style and space, on a budget!
written by Anna Kocharian
how to style a home office for less than $200
Embrace minimalism by decorating with monochromatism in mind. Incorporate a variety of black and white accent pieces throughout the space to instill a cohesive element to the decor. Filter in sleek metallics in the form of brushed copper or brass for a luxe finish.
Majorka Black Area Rug Nourison — $34
Your aesthetic doesn’t skew more towards one way or the other. Its purpose lies within the contents of the room with functionality at its center. Simplicity is key and random spurts of color a must! Utilize light wooden furnishings and textural accents to establish a well-defined feel.
Belly Basket - Large Olli Ella — $35
Scoop Table Lamp- Antique Brass west elm — $55
teak rectangular stacking box CB2 — $9.95
Pyramid Dining Armchair Modway Furniture — $80
the mood board
Decorating on a dime does not have to entail compromising on style. When the actual isn’t realistic, go for the next best thing: an image of it. Short of covering an entire wall in inspirational imagery, take a more tasteful approach with a curated selection of snapshots. Filter in textures and three dimensional accent pieces to inspire depth with a dynamic finish.
East Coast Girls Card, Set of 8 Cards Scout's Honor Paper — $16
San Francisco #1 (Bus) Yellow Brick Home — $39
Imagine Maine Letterpress Print Imagine Maine — $8
Subdued shades and delicate details will impart the home office with an inviting element, while random pops of color will add in some much needed contrast. Desktop accessories of a whimsical nature coupled with vibrant wall art, will contribute a lighthearted flair to the space.
Something as simple as swapping in new desktop accessories can give your space a refreshed feel!
StikIt Tape Design Ideas — $20
Deep Thoughts Pencils The Carbon Crusader — $4
Metal Tray - Rose Small Ferm Living — $60
Provence Minted-Domino — $21
Prefer an office space with a more organic flow in mind? Natural greens are in order! A single potted plant can have a deeply significant effect on a room, lending contrast, color, and a refined textural factor. Bring in a multitude of them, assorted in size and shape, and your home office will be instantly transformed!