DIY home office decorating ideas for work spaces

There are dozens of things you can do yourself when it comes to tackling home office space.

DYIers looking for simple home office decorating ideas just got lucky. There are dozens of things you can do yourself when it comes to tackling home office space. All you have to do is be creative with what you have to work with. Even a large closet can be turned into an efficient work space with the right planning and a little ingenuity, so let’s get cracking!

Drafting tables

Work space like drafting tables and work tables are expensive, but here’s an idea that’s both easy and inexpensive to implement, if you’re on a budget and looking for a fresh idea in home office decorating ideas. All you’ll need for this DIY project is two small bookcases roughly 4′ x 4′ in dimension, a 4′ x 4′ piece of one-inch plywood, 10 to 12 wood screws of the appropriate length, a little sanding paper, and some paint. Sounds easy enough; right?

Where to get started

You can purchase the plywood at any Lowe’s or Home Depot, and have it cut to size right there. When you get it home , sand the edges for rough spots until you have a nice, smooth finish, and then paint both sides the color of your bookcases. You can find the bookcases at any store like Ikea, Sam’s Club, Walmart, Target or the like. There may be some assembling of the bookcases once you get them home.

Going for it

Once they’re assembled, place the bookcases in your office with their backs facing one another far enough apart so that the plywood lies flush with the fronts of the tops of both the cases. Now, take a screw gun and your wood screws, and secure the top by screwing up through the underside of the tops on both ends, and the centers of the bookcases up into the plywood.

Be sure and measure the thickness of the tops so that you know how long your screws need to be. You don’t want the tips of the screws popping up through the plywood. If the thickness of the bookcase tops are an inch and the plywood is an inch, you’ll want to get screws roughly 3/4″ in length. Now all you’ll need to do are fill the shelves, and find a comfortable chair to work in, and you’ve got yourself an attractive work space.

More ideas

For more home office decorating ideas, you can easily turn a small walk-in closet, or a long closet with louvered doors into a work space, by adding overhead shelves and a narrow workbench. Add a counter top at the appropriate level for your office equipment, customized for your particular height requirements making a comfortable and ergonomic work environment.

Walk-in closets, or closets with two doors give you the added option of hanging calendars, daily planners, and mail dividers, or other necessary office supplies on the backs of the doors to utilize more space. Obviously, you’ll need an electrical outlet installed in the closet to make it functional.