20 Ways to Get the Home Office You’ve Always Wanted

Beth Stebner
20 Ways to Get the Home Office You’ve Always Wanted
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Your workspace should be a place that inspires you, not just a random corner of your apartment where you happen to keep your laptop. Especially if you work from home (and even if you don’t), you probably spend tons of time behind your computer.

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Which is all the more reason your space should be both inspirational and functional—and all it takes are a few easy tweaks. So here’s to not having your home office be an afterthought. Click through the gallery for 20 ways to organize and stylize.

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Add some greenery to break up an otherwise monochromatic workspace.

Photo: Breana Rose

Try keeping objects in the same color scheme for instant cool-girl status.

Photo: Blog Milk Blog

Leather is never a bad idea. Add some to your home office with a folio or comfy chair.

Photo: Yatzer

If you don’t have a ton of space, a well-designed foldaway desk is exactly what you need to get the job done.

Photo: Bolia

The tiniest of spaces can fit the coolest of workspaces, and here’s proof.

Photo: Cocon de Decoration

A girly desk with pink accents is a calming backdrop if you’re constantly up against tons of deadlines.

Photo: Ruth Eileen Photography for Style Me Pretty

Up your working game with a luxurious fur throw that’ll make you never want to get up.

Photo: SF Girl by Bay

Use pegboard for a low-key way to add more vertical storage.

Photo: Curate and Display

Pink can be every bit as badass as any other color for a home office.

Photo: Tessa Neustadt

A hanging pendant light clears precious desk real estate.

Photo: Coco Lapine Design

Edit your workspace down to the bare necessities, and then add in a few small items like a cactus or a photo or two.

Photo: Yvonne Rock

The easiest way to freshen up your workspace? Just add flowers.

Photo: House of Hipsters

A few carefully selected statement pieces (in this case, a bust planter and a decorative rug) can make your workspace shine.

Photo: Style Me Pretty

You don’t need to go bankrupt creating a stylish office space. Check out this affordable desk DIY using Prettypegs.

Photo: Old Brand New

When in doubt, hairpin legs, sheepskin, and greenery will go far.

Photo: Smitten Studio

Fake an expensive look with faux sheepskin and a rattan rug.

Photo: Tessa Neustadt

When done right, a colorful workspace, well, works. Try it out with a few bold prints in complementing colors, and step up your game from there.

Photo: Bosthlm

Add storage without overwhelming your workspace with an open shelving unit.

Photo: Design Attractor

Even if you’ve only got a folding table as a desk, staging items can make it feel super expensive.

Photo: At{Mine}

Who says your desk needs to be void of personality? Add some color with pictures of whatever it is you’re into.

Photo: LokalBolig

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