Tips and ideas for Decorating a Home Office | Inspired by Charm

Well, it didn’t take long. Earlier this week I shared my new-to-me sideboard and now I’m already decorating it! The truth is I started shopping for office decor a while ago. My August post for the HomeGoods Design Happy blog offers tips for styling a home office (You can check that out here.), so I’ve been scouting the HomeGoods office section for several weeks.

Tips and ideas for Decorating a Home Office | Inspired by Charm

Tips and ideas for Decorating a Home Office | Inspired by Charm

Tips and ideas for Decorating a Home Office | Inspired by Charm

As with most of my apartment, my office is a work in progress, so it will most likely change from what I’m sharing today. However, it’s so nice to finally have a few lamps (There’s no overhead light in this room.) and accessories. Let me show you around.

Last month you saw the initial pieces in my office, which included my desk and chair. If you want details on those, check out that post here. With my new sideboard in place, I now needed some lamps, art, and storage and fortunately, that’s what I found.


Tips and ideas for Decorating a Home Office | Inspired by Charm

Tips and ideas for Decorating a Home Office | Inspired by Charm

The lamps, cactus art work, and white board are all from HomeGoods. I thought the lamps were fun and different. They add a lot of texture and pattern to this room. In truth, I picked them up because I also thought they might work well in my bedroom. But I came up with a different plan for that space, so here they are.

Tips and ideas for Decorating a Home Office | Inspired by Charm

 

Tips and ideas for Decorating a Home Office | Inspired by Charm

Tips and ideas for Decorating a Home Office | Inspired by Charm

Purchasing the cactus print was an easy decision. HomeGoods sells a line of art prints called Middle of Nowhere. (It’s an Australian company, and in the U.S., the prints are sold exclusively at HomeGoods.) The art definitely suits my aesthetic so that line has become my go-to when I’m looking through the wall art selection at HomeGoods.

Tips and ideas for Decorating a Home Office | Inspired by Charm

Tips and ideas for Decorating a Home Office | Inspired by Charm

I also found a white board. I thought it would be useful for planning out my week or jotting down important dates and notes.

My desk has several new accessories as well.

Tips and ideas for Decorating a Home Office | Inspired by Charm

Tips and ideas for Decorating a Home Office | Inspired by Charm

I bought this paint-by-numbers tray at a nearby local shop called Wild Card. It sells cards, stationery, art prints, jewelry, candles, and other home items. I got the mug there, too. I especially liked the tray because it’s a nod to the vintage paint-by-number I hung in my kitchen.

The “#boss” sign and magazine rack are also HomeGoods scores. Some of those graphic signs can be a bit tacky, but this one is made from marble.

Tips and ideas for Decorating a Home Office | Inspired by Charm

Finally, people were asking about the large plant that’s next to my vintage sideboard. Thanks to one of my wonderful readers, I was reminded of its name: Dracaena Marginata. Hopefully, that’s helpful to those of you who were curious about it. My understanding is that it’s fairly easy to care for. Here’s hoping!

Tips and ideas for Decorating a Home Office | Inspired by Charm

 

And that’s all I have for now. I hope you enjoyed this office decor update. For more office styling tips, you can check out my post on the Design Happy blog.

Comments

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yes! You’re correct. I love their paint-by-number series. Thanks for sharing.

      xo Michael

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you! I hope you find a little space for your home office too.

      xo Michael

  • Jana at

    Ack–I am DYING over that cactus print and both paint-by-number pieces! I don’t have a HomeGoods nearby, but I’m pretty sure I took a cactus photo a few years ago that might print well. Thank you for the inspiration!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      That’s even better! I love when art is personal and has special meaning.

      xo Michael

  • Amy | Delineate Your Dwelling at

    What a wonderful space! Love your glass top desk and those two lamps are perfection. I can’t wait to start working on my new office space now.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you! It’s so fun decorating a new space.

      xo Michael

  • Lisa Wilson at

    This office space decoration is quite a unique one. The witty use of mugs, boxes, and trays is new and helps things to be at the place. The furniture choice is nice since it seems to provide high levels of utility. The accessories used in here are cute and seem to quite motivational for a home made office. The best is the use of plants in the office space for it seems a good idea keeping office lively and less stressful.

  • lynda at

    I have been a huge fan of yours for a while now and wanted to say how much I enjoy your candor/style/insight. I am happy that your new space is looking so amazing and seems like a good spot for you! Be well- I will keep reading!

  • Kim R at

    Love the lamps! Actually I love everything but they really caught my eye. And I’ll bet you could sell hundreds of those #boss signs. I would buy one!

  • Marla at

    Looks great:) But the glass desk would drive me crazy cleaning it/ lol😜

  • Laurie Guzman at

    I am literally in love, in love, in love with those lamps!!! Is that weird to have such strong feelings about lamps? LOL I’ll be referring to this space for inspiration as I get my office space better put together.

  • Rachele at

    Where did you find the little gold wire frame house?! And, I love your style and blog! 🙂

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks! It was from a local shop. I don’t really have much info about it.

      xo Michael

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