Refresh Your Home Office With These DIY Decor Ideas

by Lee Joseph 11/24/2021

The home office has become one of the most important rooms in any house. Whether you have always been a remote worker or you are new to the idea of working from home, you are going to want to carve out a space that allows you to feel both productive and relaxed.

As you set up your home office, consider some of these DIY decor ideas:

Fabric Note Board

You likely have a desk that is filled with scattered sticky notes and to-do lists. To keep organized and maintain a clean office, you can create a note board that sits on the wall and allows you to post your most important reminders and action items. You can use an old piece of bulletin board, and cover it with a favorite fabric that complements the theme of your home office. To finish the piece, you can attach buttons, gems or metal grommets as an accent.

Mason Jar Tissue Holder

Most people like to keep a box of tissues on their desk, but it may feel clunky or unseemly to have an opened cardboard tissue box sitting there. To dress up this necessary toiletry, you can paint an old Mason jar to match the color scheme in your room. Simply slice a small slit in the top of the jar lid, cover sharp edges with some form of tape to avoid injury or tissue tears and store tissue inside it.

Desktop Dry-Erase Board

For a simple yet fun project for your home office, consider creating your own desktop dry-erase board. This project requires you to get an old picture frame that can be given new life. You may want to paint the frame if it's wooden or add decorative accents to it if it is a metal frame. Then, find a piece of patterned scrapbook paper to place inside the frame. Once your project is done, you can easily write notes, reminders and to-do lists on the glass and erase it when you complete the task.

DIY Plant Pot

You can create a custom pot for your favorite office plant. Simply take a terracotta pot and paint it according to your preference. You may want to consider sealing it to prevent the paint from chipping. Then, when your plant is ready for its new home, you can repot it in your one-of-a-kind creation.

Adding small and simple touches to your home office will allow you to feel like the space is truly yours. Many people report that they are more focused when they are working from home, particularly when they have a dedicated office space that they have customized to meet their own needs. These DIY projects for the home office can help you create a space that allows you to love what you do each day.

About the Author
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Lee Joseph

  

This is my 37th year in real estate and I love what I do! I enjoy making the American Dream of home ownership a reality. I believe in always being on the cutting edge of anything new in my industry and as a result, hold the national designations of ABR (Accredited Buyer Rep), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), and SRES (Senior Residential Specialist). I received the Natalie Quinlan Distinguished Service Award in 2017, Realtor of the Year Award in 2013 and the Realtors Choice Award in 2010. I currently hold the Coldwell Banker President's Elite Award and the Central Massachusetts Association of Realtors Diamond Level Award. I believe in giving back to our industry and serve on many committees for RACM including Professional Standards (which I have also Chaired), Nominating Committee and Strategic Planning. I am currently President Elect and a member of the Executive Team. In the community, I am on the Board of Directors for Boys and Girls Club and Chair of Board Development Committee. I also enjoy supporting the performing arts and especially the Hanover Theatre. As Founding Members, my husband and I sat on various committees and enjoy attending as many performances as we can. I am a Shrewsbury resident and have raised two daughters who have enjoyed and benefited from an education from the Shrewsbury Public School system. I practice seller and buyer representation, new construction, and relocation.

Lee Joseph, ABR, CRS & SRES