WHETHER YOU’RE WORKING FROM HOME OR PUNCHING IN AT THE OFFICE, THESE OFFICE WALL DECOR IDEAS WILL LIVEN UP YOUR WORKSPACE AND INSPIRE YOUR DAY WHEN YOU NEED IT MOST.
Does the vibe of your office really have an impact on your productivity and mood? You bet it does.
Which means this…
Designing an office space with wall decor that inspires you throughout the day is one of the best things you can do for yourself.
And it’s pretty safe to say that we all want to be more focused, more creative and more positive at work.
So let’s say goodbye to empty white walls and hello to color, warmth and good vibes. Here are some of the best wall decor ideas for your office to help you create a cozy environment that inspires happiness and your best work.
1. Hang your favorite inspirational printable wall art
One of the best parts about printable art is that you can print out your favorites from your computer, right at home. (Read: No traveling to your nearby craft or big box store to find something you like. No dealing with crowds.)
Not to mention, swapping out your printable artwork is easy to do when you want to change things up. Simply purchase and print out a new printable — et voilà! Brand new inspiration at a fairly low cost to you.
My absolute favorite place to go for inspirational wall art is Etsy. Here are a few pretty and positive art prints you might want to add to your space.
But you might also want to get silly with your wall decor prints! (We could all use some humor getting through the workday, yeah?) In that case, try for something like this:
2. Bring in plants to liven up your office wall
The benefits of having plants in your space range from reducing stress to boosting creativity to cleansing the air. Missing a green thumb? Not to worry — faux plants or succulents can still provide some of the same benefits as the live version.
You can absolutely add a small plant to your work desk, but another fun way to incorporate greenery into your office is with a wall vase or two!
Check out the following hanging planter to see how cute this look can be.
3. Fill in white space with fabric
Not only is a fabric wall hanging the perfect solution when you want to add a touch of softness and texture, but designing your office wall using fabric is a fantastic way to incorporate a natural element.
Brighten up your office with a colorful wall tapestry — choose a pattern that speaks to you or one that compliments your current office vibe. Another option is to go boho with a flowy woven piece.
Wanna know what else I love about a beautiful fabric or woven wall hanging? You can find one for just about any sized space, whether you want to fill a couple square feet or that big empty wall.
4. Add peel and stick wall decor decals
Removable wall decals might just be the most fun you have dressing up a drab office wall.
Plus, because wall decor decals are generally easy to remove (and shouldn’t damage the paint underneath), they’re a great choice if you’re working onsite and don’t have the option to make any permanent changes to your space.
And oh the choices! From inspirational sayings to nature scenes to simple geometric patterns, you’re bound to find something that puts a smile on your face.
Below are just a couple of my favorite wall decal designs for the office.
5. Put up a memo board
Memo boards and offices are made to be. For one, they’re especially useful for small offices when you’re trying to maximize space. But the other great thing about memo boards is that they can serve as both organization and wall decor.
So not only will you be able to tack up work reminders and successes (remember: celebrating successes is a must), but you can also use them to show off photos and whatever else makes you happy.
Let’s talk about a couple of memo board ideas for your office wall.
I’ll be the first to admit that most cork boards I’ve ever come across were pretty boring. (Not what we’re going for!) But there’s hope, I promise. The not-so-secret secret of an inspiring cork board is to dress it up, sis!
Feeling crafty? Build your own board by slipping some cork into a chunky or colorful frame. You can even cover that cork with fabric to make it extra poppy. Driven by Decor has an excellent article on how to DIY a framed cork bulletin board.
Wire grid panel
Minimal and chic, wire wall grid panels are a stylish way to add functionality when decorating your office wall. Use them to pin up a calendar, to-do list or photo. You can also add a hanging grid basket for extra storage. Remember to pick up metal clips to hang all of your goodies.
6. Hang a mirror, brighten up your office
Without question, having a mirror in your office comes in handy for a quick once over before heading into a meeting. But they’re good for so much more!
Because mirrors reflect light, decorating your workspace with mirrors can dial up the brightness of the room, which can make it feel larger than it actually is.
Not to mention, natural lighting is kind of a big deal — studies show it can boost health, happiness and productivity. So see if you can’t bounce around more natural light in your office with a decorative wall mirror.
7. Find what speaks to you
The average person spends roughly 40 hours of their week on the job. That’s a lot of hours, my friend. And whether you find joy in the work or not, a cozy workspace can certainly act as a mood and performance booster.
All of that said, this final idea is to choose anything that speaks to you. Something that sparks creativity, energizes you or invites calm.
Consider the vibe you want to capture and use that as inspiration. Here are a few more office wall decor ideas + tips for ya:
Photo gallery wall. Display your favorite photos, prints, drawings, pressed flower art or wall sculptures. Keep it themed — or not! A gallery wall can really let your own personal style shine through. Check out this article for some solid tips on how to design your wall.
Shelves for art. While a sturdy wooden wall shelf can hold books and heftier decor pieces, something smaller like this circle floating shelf can be a spot for more delicate items. Gather up whatever makes you happy and can add interest to your walls — display those items on your shelves. As for me, I’ll always be partial to a tiny succulent or beautiful milk glass vase!
What are your top picks out of this list of office wall decor ideas? Anything you’d like to add? I’d love to hear how you plan on personalizing and brightening up your workspace, whether you work from home or at the office. Do share in the comments below!