A home office doesn’t have to be boring! Add in a dose of color with this inspiration for colorful office decorating ideas.
Colorful and Inspiring Home Office Decor
Hello again! Dawn here, from AD Aesthetic, and I’m back with another mood board for your decoration inspiration. This month, I thought I’d tackle a room that may be neglected dec0r-wise, due to it’s more utilitarian nature: the home office.
I’m a person who loves color, and I draw lots of inspiration from being surrounded by it. So for this home office moodboard, I decided a colorful and inspiring space was the way to go. Here’s what I came up with:
Shop the look: Colorful Home Office Mood Board
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Below, we’ve rounded up similar or identical items from this space to help you achieve a similar look in your own home. Simply click any of the images below to learn more about each item. You may have to double-tap on mobile.
Like I mentioned, I find color super inspirational, and working in a creative field, I prefer to surround myself with it as much as possible. However, I also know that color can be overwhelming, and it’s important to keep things organized so it doesn’t look disjointed and random.
Tips for a Colorful Office
Here are a few tips for pulling together a colorful office that provides loads of creative inspiration:
Choose colors you love.
This may seem obvious, but you don’t have to plaster your space with every color of the rainbow to make it colorful. Similarly, while the examples here are on the brighter end of the spectrum, muted colors can be just as inspirational and may fit your work style better than vivid hues.
Find at least one piece that ties things together.
Having a space with lots of different colors can be fun, but it can also come across as cluttered or disorganized if you aren’t careful. My biggest tip for creating colorful spaces is to find at least one (preferably large) element in the space that contains all of the main colors you’re using throughout the decor. One easy way to do this is with a rug. With so many options out there, it’s an easy way to tie everything together. Other options might be a blanket or quilt, or large, colorful artwork.
Add some life to the space.
Looking through each of these examples, one thing that they all contain that many people might overlook is plant life. I’m a big advocate for adding plants to any space, but especially in a very colorful space, adding living elements can keep things from feeling too childish. Literally and figuratively, plants can be a breath of fresh air!
If you like the moodboard I put together, here are a few more colorful office inspiration ideas that I’ve gathered up for you!
Colorful Office Inspiration
Take a look at some more inspiring spaces to get an idea of how to set up your own office. So many beautiful colorful office decorating ideas to get your brain working.
As always, thank you to Cassity and the Remodelaholic team for having me back each month. I’d love for you to visit me over on my site, ADaesthetic.com, or follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram for more updates and inspiration. Have a great day, friends! -Dawn
More home office decorating ideas and tips:
- travel-inspired home office
- modern rustic home office
- mini home office: wall-mounted floating desk
- colorful home office makeover
- bold study and home office
- shared home office and homework station
- clean and organized home office
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Originally posted 12.12.2017 // Updated 3.28.2022
Dawn is one half of the team behind the creative blog, AD Aesthetic. By day she works as the VP of Creative for a design and marketing company (getting paid to make things look good!), while by night she renovates her Midwest home, refinishes thrift-store furniture for fun, and works with her husband on raising two tiny humans. Dawn believes in the potential to design your surroundings and your life one day at a time, and lives by the motto, 'Make everything beautiful.' Get to know her better by visiting her blog, ADaesthetic.com, or following along on Facebook and Instagram.