“Work from home” has become an all-too-common catchphrase. Whether you’re still taking zoom meetings from bed, or you’re starting to split your time in the office, it’s high time you give your workspace a makeover. It’s never too late to upgrade your home office with some simple décor. Make your office a place where you actually look forward to spending time with these expert tips. Wall art can instantly elevate your workspace.

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An Efficient, Trendy Room

Office Wall Décor: Shapes

Office Wall Art Ideas: Sizes

Balance Style and Productivity

Colors for Your Workspace

Trending Topics and Helpful Tips

An Efficient, Trendy Room

Just because your office is meant for work, doesn’t mean you can’t hone in on an attractive aesthetic. Wall art is a great way to experiment with interior design trends.

Beyond Office Wall Décor: Pro Tips

ElephantStock's interior design expert Elimar Lobo Sáenz shares her tips for home office design:

“[Your home office décor] should be simple but significant. Hide everything but the essentials with a storage unit that matches your personality. Be creative! This will help create a peaceful and pleasant area to enhance focus and attention to detail. Build an organized workspace by investing in quality furniture and hiding unnecessary clutter. Make it your own! Customize everything from the wall colors to the types of storage. Encourage your creativity, create a sense of cohesion, and make sure you feel calm and comfortable.”

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Office Wall Décor: Shapes

When selecting your office wall art, match the shape and layout to your desired look:

The Classic Look: The Single-Panel Rectangle or Single-Panel Square

The Sleek Look: The Single-Panel Vertical Canvas or the Single-Panel Panoramic Canvas

The Contemporary Look: The Triptych Tri-Panel Canvas or the Symmetrical Five-Panel Canvas

The Trendy Look: The Split Two-Piece Canvas or the Four-Panel “Wave” Canvas

The Eclectic Look: The 7-Piece Hexagonal Canvas Set

Office Wall Décor: Pro Tips

Our resident designer Yoko Chow (of Yoko Chow LLC) explains the importance of hanging wall art in a visible area in your workspace:

“Artwork should be placed in your line of sight to provide a break. It is up to individual taste, but I suggest you keep in mind that the room needs to be designed to improve or maintain work efficiency while limiting unnecessary distractions.”

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Office Wall Art Ideas: Sizes

If you’re stumped on sizing, our comprehensive guide can help. Follow our expert instructions below to choose the best dimensions for your office space:

Your wall art should take about 60% to 75% of the available empty wall space, the portion not covered by moldings or furniture. Measure the height and width of the wall. Now, multiply the measurements by both 0.6 and 0.75. As a result, you will get the range of canvas print sizes to suit the space.

For instance, if your blank wall is 9 feet tall and 5 feet wide, multiply 9 by 0.6 to get the low end of the ideal height range. Then multiply 9 by 0.75 to get the high end of the ideal height range. Do the same for your wall's 5 feet width. The ideal height of the canvas would be 5.4 feet - 6.75 feet and the ideal width would be 3 feet - 3.75 feet.

Wall art that you want to hang over furniture, such as a fireplace, a bed or a couch, should be between 2/3 and 3/4 of the furniture's width. To measure the ideal art size above your furniture, consider this example: If your couch is 6 feet wide, multiply it by 0.66 and 0.75. You need a canvas between 3.96 feet and 4.5 feet wide to fit impressively above the couch.

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Balance Style and Productivity

The most important aspect when designing your home office is to enhance your productivity. Apply the Nordic theory of hygge and create a comfortable space without sacrificing practicality

Beyond Office Wall Décor: Pro Tips

Décor and design expert Elimar Lobo Sáenz expands on the balance of style and efficiency:

“Form and functionality shouldn’t be regarded as two separate concepts when designing. Both are equally important and must be considered in order to achieve a comfy working area.

Start by creating a space where you can focus and stay motivated. Your home office should be in an area where your productivity won’t be negatively affected either by distractions nor unhealthy conditions. A good location will help you with your workflow, and a well-lit space will give you peace of mind while you work.”

Modern Office Art Ideas

If you’re in search of a modern piece of wall art for your office, consider motivational typography. This will add an artistic touch to your space and inspire you to work hard. Check out our definition wall art collection, curated by art director, Tirzah Goodman.

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Colors for Your Workspace

Neutral colors are ideal for your workspace. Avoid shades that are too distracting or overwhelming. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t add a pop of color!  

White Wall Décor Ideas

White walls in your office allow you to have more freedom with wall art. A bright white space is begging for accessories and statement pieces. Choose a piece of art in a color like blue, green, or purple for a look that is both calming and creative.

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Trending Topics and Helpful Tips

Visit our inspiration blog for more wall art ideas and interior design tips. Pro designer Yoko Chow shares a closing statement summarizing office décor below.

Beyond Office Wall Décor: Pro Tips

“Since the pandemic has forced many of us to stay at home, working from home has become the new normal and home offices have played an increasingly important role in our lives today. If you’re fortunate to have an office, the space can be more comfortable and personal than a traditional office that you share with colleagues.”

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