7 Work Office Decorating Ideas To Inspire Creativity & Productivity

7 Work Office Decorating Ideas To Inspire Creativity & Productivity
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Whether you commute to a corporate office or you work at home, it’s always fun to decorate your work space.

If you work full time, you’re staring at the same four walls for 40 hours or more a week so it’s totally understandable and normal that it can start to feel really uninspiring and boring if you don’t dress it up.

Your work space is almost like a second home since you spend a majority of your time there so why not make it into a cozy place that you’ll actually enjoy being in!

Here are 7 awesome work office decorating ideas to help you inject some personality and color into your workspace to inspire creativity, productivity, and positivity in your work day.

how to decorate your cubicle for creativity

1. Add a small plant or flowers

One of my favorite ways to warm up a cubicle or work space that always brings a smile to my face is to add a small plant.

It can be a succulent, fresh flowers, a fake plant, or anything along those lines – all are great options that help to liven things up in an otherwise cold-feeling cubicle.

Mini Artificial Cactus in Cubed PotsMini Artificial Cactus in Cubed Pots

artificial succulent pineapple potArtificial Succulent in a Pineapple Pot

mini potted artificial plantsMini Artificial Plants In Gold Pots

And if you really like how it adds to your desk, you can always get more than one.  Just make sure to water it as needed if it’s real! 

Also, keep in mind if your office doesn’t get a lot of sun, you’ll want to get a plant that doesn’t require much natural sunlight to survive.

cute office decor ideas

2. Add Wall Art

There are so many ways to add some art to decorate the walls of your office.

Here are my favorites that can easily help liven up your space.

A) Photos Of Loved Ones

desk with laptop and mirror and photos

Having photos of your loved ones, friends, or pets is always a great way to remind yourself of life outside of work.

Pick some of your most favorite memories you had with them (that are work appropriate of course) and stick them up on your cubicle wall.

B) Wall Grid Panel

wall grid panel in rose gold

If your cubicle doesn’t have fabric walls to easily hang stuff on, an easy way to add pictures and decorations is to install a wall grid panel.

Just use matching bulldog paper clips to hang your photos or notes.

You can also attach a hanging grid panel tray if you’re looking to add some decor pieces and then you’re good to go!

inspiring office decor for women

C) Inspiring Quotes

Here are some beautiful and inspiring quotes that you can add some picture frames to and either lay against the wall on your desk or hang on the wall.

It’ll help motivate you and keep you going when you feel like you want to give up or you’re having a bad day.

inspiring and motivating wall art pieces1. Make It Happen
2. Work Hard Stay Humble
3. I Can And I Will
4. She Who Dares Wins
5. Good Things Come To Those Who Hustle
6. Never Settle

make it happen wall artMake It Happen

stay positive office decor wall artMake It Happen / Work Hard / Stay Positive

For more great wall art pieces, I suggest checking out:

simple office decor for your desk

3.  Use a cute cup

One of my favorite ways in the morning to start off the work day is to enjoy a nice cup of one of my favorite beverages.

I love cups that have really colorful designs and motivating quotes because they always help to brighten up my mood, bring me positive vibes, and keep me motivated to stay hydrated.

It’s also a plus that they can help add some extra color to any work space.

ban.do floral insulated sip tumbler Floral Tumbler

kate spade insulated strawberry tumblerStrawberry Tumbler

coffee is my bff tumblerCoffee Tumbler

you are brave and fearless cupFearless Mug

hello gorgeous floral mugHello Gorgeous Mug

everyday i'm hustlin' pink watercolor mugEveryday I’m Hustlin’ Mug

Whether it’s a refreshing iced coffee or tea for a hot summer day or a warm cup of hot chocolate, tea, or coffee for those cold winter mornings, I always make sure I have a variety of cups and tumblers to choose from to suit every occasion.


home office cups

If you want to save money by making your own coffees in the morning at home and bringing them to work, you’ll want to check these tumblers out.

4.  Organize your desk

organized desk with planners

If you want to be as productive as possible at work, it’s important to be as organized as you can.

You’re not going to want to work if your whole desk is a mess with papers and knick-knacks all over the place.

Clutter can make you feel more anxious, lower your productivity level, and can even stop you from getting your work done so make sure you’re choosey with what you place in your office.

office decoration ideas to inspire creativity

Here are some things you can organize your belongings but still keep your desk looking cute.

As you can see, a lot of the organizer pieces are acrylic rose gold or gold accessories because they help make the work space look so much more luxurious and gorgeous.

acrylic rose gold letter file holderDocument Holder

blu monaco rose gold magazine holder file organizer boxFoldable File Holder

rose gold paper clipsPaper Clip Holder

acrylic desk organizerDesk Organizer

two-tier rose gold letter holderLetter Tray

kate spade document holderAcrylic Kate Spade Letter Tray

pencil pen cupPencil Holder


office desk organizers

5.  Use a planner

Your work may have given you a planner to schedule your day and write all of your tasks on your to-do list.

Most likely, it’s not the most exciting thing to look at so it’s always nice to brighten your day with your own planner that you’ll actually enjoy using.

day designer planner

Day Designer was designed in mind for girl boss ladies who want to live an intentional and meaningful life and this is exactly what this planner helps you do.

If you’re in need of a daily workhorse, you’ll love their best-selling flagship planner for both your work and personal life.

With a combination of both style and functionality, this planner is definitely an essential tool to help you get organized.

day designer flagship daily planner

The durable cover and strategically placed gold corners are great for protection if you need to carry this around the office or if you need to bring it home.

It even includes goal setting worksheet and daily inspirational quotes to help you stay motivated.

Plus, they have a ton of pretty and colorful designs and layouts to choose from so there’s one that’s perfect for everyone.

this week's planner desk pad plannerA4 This Week’s Plan Scheduling Planning Pad

daily schedule and to-do list desk pad plannerA5 Daily Schedule & To-Do List Planner Pad

weekly desk pad plannerWeekly Schedule & To-Do List Planner Pad

Looking for more awesome planner options?  Check out my favorite planners to get organized and manage your day like a girl boss.

office space decor to increase productivity

6.  Add a fun calendar

In addition to a planner, you may have gotten a boring-looking work calendar.

You can always ditch that plain one and bring your own fun calendar!

Hang it on your wall and never forget about which day it is again.

Watercolor Illustrated Desk Calendar Set

botanical leaves 2023 yearly calendarHorizontal Botanical Yearly Wall Calendar

boho monthly wall calendar 2023Boho 12-Month Wall Calendar

wirebound hand-painted Illustrations wall calendarSeasonal Hand-Painted Illustrations Wall Calendar

7.  Add colorful accessories & supplies

Last but not least, don’t forget to bring some cute but functional accessories and supplies to brighten up to your cubicle.  Here are some ideas.

wireless jelly comb white and gold mouseWireless Mouse

acrylic clear staplerStapler

rose gold post-it note dispenserPost-It Notes Dispenser

rose gold clear acrylic tape dispenserTape Dispenser

wire clipsPaper Clips

rose gold tissue box coverTissue Box Holder

alcantara mousepadAlcantara Mouse Pad

hanging metal and wood rose gold calendarCalendar


office desk accessories

More Ways To Boost Your Productivity

work office decorating ideas

I hope you liked these ideas for decorating your office at work. How do you like to decorate your office to inspire creativity and productivity?  Let me know in the comments below!


  1. Having photos or art on your walls is amazing for your creativity, and your happiness as well! Nothing makes me smile more than seeing a photo from a truly great moment in my life.

    Being organised is also SUPER important so that I don’t get overwhelmed. I’m so glad office decor is a common section in most shops now as there is SO much to choose from, and heaps of it is pink and gold which look AMAZING together ??

    1. Yes, it can seriously make the room so much more inviting and spark creativity! And I’m so glad you like the gold and pink!! It’s one of my favorite combinations.

  2. Such a great post! I’m going to implement these ideas at work for sure and Oh my gosh… I want the keyboard that you have pictured sitting on the desk! Where did you get that?!

  3. Lindsay Wineinger says:

    GREAT post! I love the style! So clean…these ideas make your space really feel functional yet pretty!

    1. Thanks Lindsay, glad you like this! A combination of a functional and pretty place is the goal!

  4. Sandy @ BeautyBlissandChaos says:

    Hi Grace,

    Love the different creative ways you can decorate your desk to make it inspiring. Great examples + ideas that will help make your desk more functional and a joy to be in.

    I believe that your office space / desk area should contain things that make you happy. Which in return will bring motivation, determination, and ideas. I just added some quotes to my space and will look at the ones you suggested.

    Thank you for sharing!


  5. Gillian La Belle says:

    Such a great post! I’ll for sure be doing some of these soon! I get my first office work space next week so I’m so excited!

  6. karen edullantes says:

    Amazing items and reminders that a lot of us need especially these days. I love having cute items and even have personalized desk mats or kawaii mouse pads on my desk. Thank you for this.

  7. Diane Kurtz says:

    I loved, loved your inspiring decorations. We all need to brighten our workspaces and your ideas were terrific. Can’t thank you enough.

  8. Tracey Monique says:

    Just returning back to my office after a year. My desk is so plain and just not the same. Thank you very much for this post. I love the ideas and suggestions. I actually have a pretty good office space and these suggestions have helped me on ways to enhance my area.

    1. I’m glad these ideas were able to add something extra to your desk after returning to the office, Tracey! 🙂

  9. I want to thank you for your great and cool decor ideas. I am so inspired now to decorate my office with your ideas!

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