4 Best Office Interior Design Ideas for DIYers

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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You don't have to go big to see results. In fact, making small changes in your office can have a big impact on your work life. A few simple tweaks can make your space more efficient, productive, and even enjoyable. Ready for a transformation? Start with these little changes.

1. Desk in The Corner

If you're feeling like your office could use a makeover, don't worry - you don't need to spend a lot of money or time to achieve a completely new look. A Herman Miller desk in the corner is a great way to brighten up your office space. Here are some tips on how to make the most of this simple design:

  • Choose a light-colored desk. Whether you opt for white, cream, or pale wood, a light desk will reflect more light and make your space feel brighter.

  • Place your desk near a window. This will ensure that you get plenty of natural light during the day.

  • Add some personal touches. A vase of flowers or a few family photos can add life to your desk corner and make it feel like your own personal space.

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2. Floating Shelves

Whether you’re a busy professional or a stay-at-home parent, you probably don’t have a lot of time (or money) to spare when it comes to furnishing your home. However, that does not require you to forgo comfort or style. These days, there are plenty of furniture options that are both comfortable and stylish – and won’t break the bank.

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Floating shelves are perfect for small spaces and can be used as both storage and décor. Plus, they’re easy to DIY if you’re looking for a project. And don't forget about the vertical wall shelves that give your room more space. They can be used to display a collection of photos, or to hold books, candles, and other home decor items.

3. Cabinet Makeover

A well-organized office is a sign of a well-run business. But for many of us, our home offices are anything but tidy. If you're looking to spruce up your space and make it more functional, consider a cabinet makeover. With a little bit of planning and some elbow grease, you can transform your office into an efficient workspace. Here are some tips to get you started:

  • Sort through your belongings and get rid of anything you don't need. This will help you determine what storage solutions will work best for your space.

  • If you have a lot of paperwork, consider adding some vertical storage to your cabinets. Shelf dividers can help you keep everything in its place. 

  • Keep frequently used items within easy reach. Store items that you don't use as often in cabinets or drawers.

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4. Wall Art

When the walls are closing in and the space feels more like a prison than a sanctuary. It's time to personalize your office space with some wall art. There are endless possibilities when it comes to wall art, so take some time to browse through different ideas until you find something that speaks to you. 

If you're looking for something professional and understated, consider hanging a few framed prints or photographs. If you want to add a pop of color, try hanging a brightly-painted canvas or an abstract piece. 

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And if you really want to make a statement, go for a large-scale mural or install floating shelves loaded with books and knick-knacks.


In any work setting, whether you’re an office employee or a business owner, it’s important to have a space that makes you feel comfortable and motivated. After all, you spend the majority of your day in this environment! While it may seem daunting to completely redecorate your office, know that even making small changes can have a big impact.

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.