Working from home is the norm for a lot of us right now, but before the remote work culture conquered the world, home office spaces were probably on the bottom of many people’s home makeover lists. Sure, you might have had a desk in the corner that largely collected papers and dust, or maybe you even had an entire room dedicated as a home office. But is it typically a space you ever want to show off?
Assuming you’ve already got your home office basics covered — meaning you’ve got a great desk with plenty of space to work, and you’ve invested in the perfect desk chair (because let’s face it, you sit in that bad boy for countless hours during the day, so it’s just as much an investment in your posture as it is your back) — then it’s time to focus on your home office decor. You know, the little pieces that really pull the space together while still being practical. After all, if you don’t enjoy spending time in your home office, how productive can you be?
We know there are so many home office decor products to choose from. And because this process can be overwhelming, we’ve picked our favorite products to help elevate your workspace and transform it into something that’s creative, stylish and inspiring. Check out our home office decor selects below.
1. Sharper Image Light Up Word Clock
EVERY OFFICE NEEDS A CLOCK
You probably catch the time on one of your many devices, but clocks are still a timeless office decor essential. The Sharper Image Light Up Word Clock puts a contemporary spin on telling time. Available in a copper or black finish, the face of the clock board features an LED display with a cluster of words that light-up according to the corresponding time. You can either hang it on the wall or prop it on your desk, but no matter how you display it, the clock is a unique talking point to add to any home office.
Buy: Sharper Image Light Up Electronic Word Clock, Copper Finish with LED Light Display, USB Cord and Power Adapter, 7.75in Square Face, Unique Contemporary Home and Office Decor $21.99
2. Govee Dreamcolor LED Strip
ADD SOME COLOR
If you’ve streamed any gamers on Twitch or have ever watched a YouTube vlogger, then chances are you’ve seen their workspace decked out in colored LED lights, so why can’t you do the same? The adhesive stick and peel backing of the Govee Dreamcolor LED Strip lights makes for super-simple installation. These lights are controlled by an app on your phone, so you can easily adjust the color and brightness to match whatever mood you’re going for. Not to mention, they also have a music mode that synchronizes color patterns to flow with the beat of the music. You can run them across the back of your desktop monitor or even along the back edge of your desk to transform the entire vibe of your space.Buy: Dreamcolor LED Strip Lights with APP, Govee 6.56ft/2m USB Light Strip Built-in Digital IC, 5050 RGB Strip Lights, Color Changing with Music, Computer Monitor Backlight, Waterproof LED TV Backlight $23.99
3. Aothia Desk Mat
Sure, you can find high-end leather desk mats if that’s what you fancy, but this cork and faux leather pad really does the trick. This eco-friendly desk pad not only serves as a functional mousepad that covers a ton of surface area, but it also protects the desktop underneath from spills and scuffs. The bottom of each pad is crafted with recycled cork so that it won’t slide around the top of your desk. And since it’s available in 11 different colors and comes in at a super affordable $19.99, it’s easy to throw a few of these into your cart.
Buy: Aothia Eco-Friendly Natural Cork & Leather Double-Sided Office Desk Mat 31.5" x 15.7" Mouse Pad Smooth Surface Soft Easy Clean Waterproof PU Leather Desk Protector for Office/Home Gaming (Brown) $19.99
4. Unho Tree Bookshelf
STORE YOUR STUFF IN STYLE
Don’t have the room for a full-sized bookshelf? No problem. This space-saving book rack provides plenty of space to stash and display your favorite reads, plus it’s really cool to look at. The freestanding black metal rack has eight slanted shelves that can each hold up to 11 pounds in weight. Pop it in the corner or beside your desk, but just be sure to fasten the top of the shelf to the wall to assure that it remains sturdy and secure.Buy: unho Tree Bookshelf Free Standing Metal Bookcase 8 Shelves Display Rack for Books, Magzines, CDs, Home Office Decor - Black $65.99
5. Teslyar Phone Docking Station
EVERYTHING SHOULD HAVE A HOME
Between our phones, tablets, smartwatches and earpods (plus all the charging cords that go along with everything) we are not simple creatures. And all of those things scattered across the top of your desk can make things look really cluttered, really fast. So it’s best to have a central hub that fits all of your little gadgets and charges them too. We like this natural wood charging dock (available in walnut or black ash) because it has a dedicated spot for your phone, pods and smartwatch, and discreetly hides the charging cords. Plus, this has other catch-all spots for your paper clips, pens or other office doo-dads. And like all of the best desk accessories, it’s as stylish as it is practical.Buy: Natural Walnut Wood Phone Docking Station Key Holder Wallet Stand Watch Organizer Men Gift Husband Wife Anniversary Dad Birthday Nightstand Purse Father Graduation Male Travel Idea Gadgets Solid $39.80
6. Sophia’s Garden Potted Succulents
GET A LITTLE GREEN
Bring the outside into your office space with this succulent variety set. For under $30, you get six different artificial succulents (totally maintenance-free!) planted in small cement-like pots. You can add a punch of green and scatter these masculine accents throughout your entire space.Buy: 6 Pots Small Artificial Succulent Plants Mini Fake Faux Suculentas Pot For Shelf Kitchen Counter Office Decor Tiny Miniature Desk Plant Succulents Decoration Accessories Potted Plastic Cactus Aloe $27.95
7. Vitruvi Oil Diffuser
DE-STRESS IN STYLE
Aromatherapy is an easy way to de-stress during the workday, which is why this Vitruvi Oil Diffuser deserves a spot in your workspace. The sophisticated porcelain design and sleek matte finish make this a worthy addition to your home office decor. This diffuser provides three-hours of aromatherapy sessions and is available in black, charcoal, terracotta or white.Buy: Vitruvi Stone Diffuser, Ceramic Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser for Aromatherapy, Black, 90ml Capacity $119.00
8. Christopher Knight Home Storage Ottoman
Sometimes you need a space for all those random documents and receipts you don’t necessarily need, but can’t get yourself to throw away just yet. You know the ones. This is where the Christopher Knight Home Storage Ottoman comes in. The microfiber file trunk doubles as an upholstered ottoman on the outside and nicely organizes all your document folders on the inside. Not to mention, it lives on wheels for easy mobility.Buy: Christopher Knight Home Tina Traditional Microfiber Storage Ottoman for Home or Office, Slate $157.99