Design • 9 June, 2021 • 9 min read

Desk Decor – Home Office Desk Decor Ideas for 2021

If the past year has taught us anything in regard to work, it is that your desk decor is an integral part of uplifting the energy surrounding your work space. Sources of inspiration for home office desk decor ideas are everywhere, from Pinterest to our customizable wall art haven here at Mapiful. Not sure where to start? Check out these 5 simple tips on how to upgrade your space.

By Edvin Brobeck

The Simple Art of Desk Decor

Home office working has become the new normal around the world within the past twelve months, with many of us continuing our career online from our spare bedroom. Some people have even gone as far as to navigate an entire new professional path in the midst of all the madness.

However, no matter what changes take place, one thing remains constant – the need for a functional, tailored, and tranquil home workspace.


Power In Personalization

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When it comes to the interior design of your home, the beauty lies in the fact that you can add your unique touch and make it completely your own. Your home office desk decor should be no different! This is the place where you will be spending the most time during the week, so add the things you need to make it feel less formal and more like a personal productivity pod. 

Being able to wear pyjamas while completing your work is not the only advantage of not being in the office. You now have the chance to use all the available space – hang the posters that inspire you and remind you of your goals, get a speaker and play the songs that make you feel good, light some candles and remind yourself that you can be a go-getter and a guru all wrapped in one!

All these little additions are going to make you feel more inclined towards your home office desk space, which will have a positive impact on your work.


Keep it Lit

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Working in a well lit area does wonders for efficiency and quality. More importantly, however, it has a direct, positive impact on your mental and physical health. It has been scientifically proven that there is a significant connection between exposure to daylight in the workplace with your productivity level, sleeping habits and overall quality of life.

Depending on the space available to you, how much natural light exposure you can get will vary. Don’t let this deter you from finding an alternative. If you live in a country that is often frequented by the sun, move outside when possible. If you are based in a location where rain is constant, luckily there have been a range of lamps that are designed to mimic sunlight, so it may be worth investing in order to get those endorphins pumping.


Less is More

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In order for you to achieve your professional objectives, your home office work space must be functional and organised. Try to avoid clutter and be mindful of how you are utilising your space. It is important to keep this in mind when choosing what items you want to be included in your desk decor. The most important thing that we need to fill our home office with is creativity and productivity. 

For some more inspiration on how to create a minimalistic home office desk space, check out these decor ideas on the Mapiful Pinterest page here.


 Invite Nature In

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It is no lie that being cooped up inside can be difficult after a certain amount of time, and it is easy to become disconnected from the outside world. However, Mother Nature has got you covered. 

There are a number of durable plants and flowers that thrive inside, and are perfect for any home office. Certain flora and fauna are known to elevate the energy in a room. For example, rosemary is associated with air purification, aloe vera is accredited with various healing properties and lavender aids relaxation. 


Thankfully, you don’t have to be a gardening extraordinaire in order to keep houseplants alive. At Mapiful, we think your dreams and your plants should be the same – hard to kill. Once you’ve chosen which resilient greenery you want to feature, check out this easy indoor plant care guide to ensure they remain in shape.


Create a Mapiful

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Custom Text Art Mapiful poster – Modern Style

A custom Mapiful is the perfect edition to any home office desk decor

With our personalized prints, you can create a visualization of your favourite location in the world, the stars that sparkled on an important night in your life, your zodiac and the attributes that coincide with your star sign, a personal photo or a beautiful line art piece. 

No matter how large or small your home office space, Mapiful has an extensive collection of variations in both portrait and landscape that can be tailored to you.


Desk Decor Wrapped Up

Work makes up a huge part of our daily lives. Therefore, the space that you choose to carry out this work should be unique and reflective of your personality.

 Whether you are re-learning how to work under the new circumstances that current times have brought about, or you have re-evaluated and are contemplating an entirely new start, remember that change doesn’t have to be major in order to be effective – it can even start at your desk.

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