15 Ways To Incorporate Art In Your Home Office

When it comes to the various rooms in your home, you likely want each space to have a particular vibe. For instance, you surely would like your living room to be an area that reflects who you are while the bedroom should be as relaxing as possible. If you have a home office, then you know that its purpose is to provide you with a place where you can focus in order to get things done. That's why you may need to find savvy ways to make your home office inspire productivity. One easy way to do just that is to add art.

"There is a real tendency to opt for sanitized, lean workspaces, designed to encourage staff to just get on with their work and avoid distraction," Dr. Craig Knight of the University of Exeter, who studied the psychology of where people work, told The Guardian. Instead, he explained having an art-filled office can be a better option. "If you enrich a space, people feel much happier and work better; a very good way of doing this is by using art."

That might inspire you to throw up a few posters featuring pieces by Henri Matisse, Frida Kahlo, and Gustav Klimt or perhaps Picasso, Warhol, and Monet, depending on your preference. At the same time, if you want to get a little more creative, then you should definitely take a peek at the following ways to incorporate art in your home office.

1. Pictures and prints

One of the most straightforward yet effective ways to add art to your home office is to fill your walls with pictures and prints. Whether framed or not, you can use photographs, illustrations, digital art, or text pieces to capture what you love and express who you are. You can also use various kinds of images together.

2. Hanging twine display

Avoid putting holes in the walls of your home office while also showing off multiple pieces of art at once by using a twine display. Simply suspend a thin piece of string, rope, or even wire across your home office and attach the ends to opposite walls. Then use clips to pop up (relatively lightweight) pieces.

3. Chalkboard wall

Let your creative side run wild and embrace an endless opportunity to indulge in art by putting up a chalkboard wall in your home office. Simply paint it on and before you know it, you'll have a surface that's as big or as small as you want to draw, doodle, and continuously change up the images around you.

4. Pottery for plants

Plants can add a lively pop of greenery to your home office. On top of that, you can put your plants in attractive pieces of pottery that have been crafted by skilled artisans. Offering a unique addition to your space, the black piece in this office has been paired with a curvy base that's just as eye-catching.

5. Pressed and framed flowers

If you'd like to have pretty plants in your home office but aren't exactly great at keeping them alive and healthy, then you might want to opt to create your own pressed flower art. Just grab a few of your favorite blooms before both drying and flattening them, then place them in a glass frame.

6. Vinyl albums

If you happen to work in the music industry or are just a big music fan, then you might want to decorate the walls of your home office with vinyl albums. While you could stick with classic black vinyl, which certainly looks amazing, some albums come in a range of amazing colors and are adorned with funky images.

7. Creative clock

Clocks may have an obvious practical purpose, however, that doesn't mean that they can't be wonderfully artistic at the same time. By choosing a clock for your home office that boasts a creative design, you can add a hint of style to your workspace that looks as timeless or modern as you like.

8. Artistic wallpaper

While you can use wallpaper instead of — or along with — paint and paneling, it can also be a way to display artistic designs and patterns in the space. There are countless options out there that embrace a wide range of colors and creative styles, from wallpaper with intriguing abstract images to wallpaper with detailed fine art-like figures.

9. Creative wall tiles

When you think about wall tiles, you might imagine an entire kitchen backsplash or bathroom vanity wall. While those are lovely ideas, you can also use wall tiles in your home office. Choose ones that have artistic shapes or designs on them and arrange a few on your wall in whatever way suits the space.

10. Imaginative shelves

Having various shelves in your home office can be a great way to keep the room tidy and organized. Although simple bookshelves can do the trick, you can also use the opportunity to add some artistic flair to your office. Consider using unique shelves that opt for imaginative designs that may also be installed in a creative way.

11. Creative carpet or rug

Having a rug or carpet in your home office can warm a chilly floor and provide you with a soft surface to walk on. It can also be a spacious area to exhibit art. Just like wall tiles, a rug or carpet can be any color that you desire while also featuring patterns, designs, and images.

12. Wall mural

Murals aren't just for the sides of buildings. You can also have one in your home office. If you're not an artist yourself, then you can likely still tackle a simple design like the mountain-filled one here. However, if you'd like something more complicated, then there are plenty of artists that you can hire for a fair commission.

13. Big or small sculptures

If you have a large home office, then you could fill it with any number of large sculptures in various materials such as metal, plaster, or wood. Granted, if your space isn't that big, then you can still opt for sculptures that are small enough to fit on a shelf or on your desk.

14. Art-filled corkboard

Corkboards can be used for much more than just leaving yourself helpful memos. You can also use them for artistic purposes. Keep a few pushpins handy to pop up inspiring images by your favorite artists as well as pieces that you may have done yourself. You could also pin up text art or poetic phrases.

15. Creative desk

You'll want to make sure your desk offers you enough space while also being a suitable size for your home office. Of course, you may want to find one that reflects your vibe and the style of the room, which can be done with a creative design like this glass-top desk with a black-and-white image.