- Place matching frames at the outside corner of your desk facing out, or if your desk faces a door, even behind the monitor. Then these photos will be one of the first things you see in the office each morning.
- Use an upside-down inbox to keep a space on your desk for paperwork, and place framed photos on top.
- Put framed pictures and other decorations in front of the books on your office bookshelf or mix them with empty spaces so that the decorations take center stage.
Ideas for Decorating Your Office Walls at Work & Home
by Cody Johnson | Jun 5, 2013 | Art & Decor
Your office can reflect your personality while still remaining professional. You may have more leeway if you work in a home office or a laid-back office away from home, but even in a corporate office there are a number of ways to differentiate your office space from others. Decorating your office walls at work and home can can make the space feel more comfortable to you, and help keep your creativity flowing for the projects you work on in the bargain. Say goodbye to stale, cookie-cutter office decorations with these ideas for decorating the walls in your office. 1. Dedicate a Bulletin Board to Meaningful Photos Photos that are meaningful to you can lose their impact when pinned to a bulletin board among seas of to-do lists. Hang a separate bulletin board in your office meant only for photos, mementos, and decorative papers. To keep these decorations flat, support them by mounting them in matching mats. 2. Add Texture with Complimentary Design Motifs Any decoration you put in your office should take cues from the office setting, matching the dominant colors and styles of the office as a whole. You can add texture and differentiate the space by playing these motifs off of one another. For instance, you can choose a potted office plant that has a pot well-matched to the furniture but an eclectic bloom, and match this up to a photo, which matches to another memento. 3. Leverage Flat Spaces on Desks and Shelves Look around a busy office, and you will usually see folders and paperwork taking up all available desk space, while photos and decorations are relegated to corners in shelves or pinboards. If this describes your desk, not to worry: Putting framed photos on your desk does not have to detract from your work space, and can be an added incentive to keep paperwork filed and under control.