Decorating Your Corporate Office Space


Ideas for decorating your corporate office space! Make it a bit more homey since you practically sit there all day!

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I have never really been a fan of decorating my corporate office space. It’s where I work, why do I want to make it homey? Work is not home to me. Even though I’m there 9 hours a day, it’s still not somewhere I’d like to think of as “home,” nor did I think decorating it would even be beneficial.

Coworkers started to make comments about how “boring” my office looked and how “dull” it was. I mean, geez, do you want a big mural painted on my wall? I honestly didn’t see a point to decorating it. I read that decorating your office could make you more chipper and feel better about being at work. Not sure you can really feel “better” about being at work, you know? Anyway, so since so many people commented on my office, I started to develop a complex. I started to think, “well, maybe this shows that I have a boring personality or that I’m really lacking in the creativity department or maybe I’m just a dull person.”

So, one weekend in December, I raided Home Goods, Anthropologie, and Target, and bought some decorations for my office. Turns out, I actually really ended up liking how it all turned out. Hopefully what I did will give you some ideas as to what you can do to spruce up your corporate office and hopefully deter comments about your dull office ;)

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I had to. C’mon…Texas Forever!
(Yes, I realize this poster is not in the first photo. I got the poster after I took the first photo.)

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I decided to canvas some of my food photography. Ya know, to distract everyone who comes into my office from talking actual work-related stuff ;)
I get all my canvas printing done at CG ProPrints. I’ve used them for my photo wall in my office redesign, as well.

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Gotta represent The Dukes of JMU!

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This might be my favorite part of my office.

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I got the basket and this package of pine cones, balls, and sparkly stuff at Home Goods. They had a potpourri scent to them but I think it’s worn off and it’s just there to look pretty now lol

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I got the owl mug at West Elm for $5 and the colored pencils at Home Goods.

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This is the shelf behind me when I’m sitting at the computer.

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Anthropologie vases are the cutest!

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Of course I have to have some kind of treats on my desk for visitors :)

Hope you enjoyed my little office tour! Have you decorated your corporate office space? What do you have in your space to make it more homey and inviting?


Posted on January 28, 2014

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  1. 01/28/2014 at 7:38 am

    Cute changes! And of course it’s totally food oriented lol (okay partially) ;)

  2. 01/28/2014 at 7:58 am

    OMg, you went all out!! LOVE Friday Night Lights poster and those colored pencils are adorable … I’ve seen them before at Tj’x and want to buy them but don’t know what to do with them! Never thought about using them as decoration. Your office is adorable now, I bet it will help you on bad days :)

  3. 01/28/2014 at 8:14 am

    You did it! You decorated your corporate office to make it homey and shared it here on your blog with us. Bravo, Julie! I love the Anthro vases and your food photography canvas prints the best. The basket on your shelf can be changed out to reflect the seasons. Spring and Easter pastels with a green spiky plant (or artificial one) will really brighten things up when you get tired of winter pine cones. Thanks for sharing!

  4. 01/28/2014 at 11:00 am

    SO cute!!!! When I had my corporate job we were in cubicles. I practically coated the cubicle walls in photos from top to bottom! It was so crazy! But I loved it!

  5. 01/28/2014 at 11:16 am

    i have been thinking to do something with my office too, thanks for the reminder :) I have started with some candle warmers..fresh flowers are on the agenda next.

  6. 01/28/2014 at 11:23 am

    I love how you redecorated things in your office space! I really should do this, but it’s overwhelming to think about, especially in a cubicle world. :-P

  7. 01/28/2014 at 1:13 pm

    You are too cute! I absolutely LOVE Home Goods and have decorated my home office with pretty much all HG stuff. :) And that owl mug? My.favorite.

  8. 01/28/2014 at 3:16 pm

    Oh I love this! You’ve inspired me to try to spruce up my little area!

  9. 01/28/2014 at 6:18 pm

    Oh my goodness if I decorated my office with food photos!
    I’d be eating all day!
    Right now I’m trying to turn a guest room into a craft room not a crap room. LOL

  10. 01/31/2014 at 4:30 pm

    Love the changes to your office! Beautiful pictures of your food photography!

  11. 02/04/2014 at 2:03 am

    YES – go Dukes!! The new office decoration looks great, and I really love those food photography canvases – what a unique addition, and a fun way to merge your interests into your day job!

  12. 03/01/2014 at 9:28 am

    I did not know you went to JMU-I live 20 minutes from there, and used to work in Harrisonburg by the school! #smallworld

    • 03/02/2014 at 9:04 am

      What?! I didn’t know you lived that close to Harrisonburg!! That’s so cool! Ahh, I miss JMU :( every time I go down there, it’s so nostalgic and makes my heart hurt because I realize how old I’m getting hahaha and don’t have the freedom like college kids do anymore. Sigh!!

  13. LB
    04/05/2014 at 8:45 pm

    I went to JMU too! Love the blog!

    • Julie
      04/06/2014 at 12:04 pm

      Yay! Go Dukes :)

  14. Donna tanner
    04/08/2014 at 11:21 pm

    What are the sizes of the 3 square food shot and the one long one? I want to do that in my office

    • Julie
      04/09/2014 at 7:59 am

      The small squares are 6×6″ and the long one is 10×20″

      • Donna tanner
        04/10/2014 at 6:42 pm

        Thank you. Are they good quality? We are have several high end restaurants and I would like to do this in my corp office. Just seems a lot more inexpensive than the other sites. They look great on your wall

        • Julie
          04/10/2014 at 7:31 pm

          Hi Donna, yup! They’re all over my house (wedding photos) and in my home office (look here: They’re a lot more inexpensive than other sites I’ve found too but the quality is amazing. Just go to their Facebook page and look at all their rave reviews from happy customers :)

  15. Joyce
    06/19/2014 at 11:54 am

    Hi Julie. I came across your blog when Googling ideas for decorating office spaces. I really love what you have done with your workspace! I wish I could do this just as well.

    Now, because I am somewhat of a copycat… I’ll take a few pages out of your book. For the “tri-bowl” ceramic vase you had at the end, with the treats for your visitors – where did you happen to get that? And the orchid stem and the plants?

    I appreciate if you could answer any of my inquiries. I look forward to your response.

    • Julie
      06/19/2014 at 10:33 pm

      Hi Joyce! The tri-bowl is from Crate & Barrel and the orchid stem plant is from Home Goods! Glad this post helped you and I hope your corporate office gets a nice sprucing up!

  16. Faylinn
    05/25/2016 at 1:18 pm

    I just got set up at a new office space and so I really want to decorate it so that it doesn’t look so boring. I really like a lot of the things that you have incorporated into your own office, such as the Anthropologie vases, because they add a lot of color. I also like how simple your design preference is. I mean, your shelves, which are your favorite part, aren’t overcrowded, but they still have a lot of personality to them.

  17. Missy Ford
    11/01/2016 at 8:48 pm

    you did alright considering you had nothing at first ..Love the Louie Bag

  18. Isabel
    06/07/2017 at 9:40 am

    Oh my gosh I think I am in love with your office – it’s just simply stunning! The mix of the modern with those cute little personal touches like that adorable owl pencil holder, makes for such a beautiful arrangement! As as far I am concerned, this is the very definition of office goals. The thing is, when it comes to a work environment, I think the most important thing is ensuring that you have an office that people actually enjoy being in! I’m a strong believer that if you are working in a nice and aesthetically pleasing environment – you’re far more likely to achieve better results with your work, and it’s just entirely more uplifting for everyone! I really do feel that a nice office is just better for a person’s frame of mind overall.

    My firm has actually just relocated and so I’m using this as an opportunity to really shake up the office design and modernise it (probably not to the same scale as these designs though). So far, I know for sure that I will definitely be utilising all the natural light I can with big windows and skylights and such, I will also be adding lots of plants (I really do love plants in an office), and I’ll also be investing in modern and bold coloured furniture (I’ve just always found that a splash of colour really opens up a space). However I’ve also been thinking recently about using decorative window film to decorate the office from the outside (I saw some Pinterest window designs that I loved and am now pretty hooked on the idea). Has anyone else done this within their office? And does anyone actually know of any good places that provide this type of product? I read an article about a company called Guardian Window Films and it looked like they do good decorative window films! Has anyone used them? I like the sound of them but I just wanted a second opinion first before I took the plunge! Also if anyone has any other ideas for brightening up and modernising office spaces then please let me know as I’m always looking for innovative and exciting ideas for my office project! x

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