Turn that traditional office space into an elegant winter wonderland this Christmas season.
Your home office space is not usually one that receives a lot of attention in the seasonal decorating months. But many are working from home nowadays. Why not spruce up the area you spend the majority of your day into a festive office environment?
These Christmas decoration ideas are displayed in my home office, but a business office would work too. There is nothing quite like a festive reception area to bring some holiday cheer to the office.
How to Decorate a Beautiful Christmas Office
Decorating an office for the holiday season should be classy, but also functional. Pick a Christmas theme by colors or style preference. Because office areas need to have space for completing work, a simple design is best for achieving that festive look.
Create the Perfect Atmosphere
Picking the perfect atmosphere for your Christmas office can really set the mood for the room. I wanted a wintery space with dark and moody vibes this year.
Painting our office helped me to achieve that. I first painted the entire office, walls, molding and ceiling in Peppercorn by Sherwin Williams. These beautiful dark charcoal tones are a great way to stage the mood for this peaceful winter wonderland.
While painting your room isn't necessary, it is an easy way to add a dramatic touch to the entire office. You can also stage the atmosphere by:
- adjusting the lighting
- swapping out furniture
- removing clutter or furniture
- choosing a theme or style that is both appealing and achievable
- creating a focal point
- be aware of natural lighting and how it effects the room
Choose Neutral Coloring Accents
Picking the perfect color scheme is really important when deciding on a theme for your festive decor.
There are appropriate settings for bold and bright colors in Christmas decor. A living room or great room is the perfect place to go a little bolder in your color choices or patterns to create a focal point. But utilizing neutral color accents is preferable for your work area.
Different colors like brown, white, silver and gold are wonderful neutrals to accent in. The charcoal wall color nicely contrasts the soft white color of the desk and the flocked tree.
For this room, the wood tones in the vanity and beaded garland add warmth to the space. Those also tie in beautifully to the gold in the Christmas ornaments.
The gold, white, gray and wood coloring brings in overall earthy tones that soften the mood in the room.
Choose Simple Decorations for your Tree
Some of the best ideas are often the most simple. Keep the decorations minimal on your tree for a classy elegance.
This tree only has Christmas lights, ornaments and a strand of garland. Normally I prefer to create large tree toppers, but a classic star reaffirms the simplicity of the room. To add an elegant touch to some of the ornaments I used a vintage velvet ribbon. A minimalistic approach is the best part of this festive tree.
Bring in Texture for Christmas Office Decorating
One thing you can do to maximize your Christmas decor without adding clutter is by bringing in texture. Adding different shapes or finishes to ornaments is one example.
A faux fur tree skirt is another great addition to bring in some texture in a small space. The grays and creams of this rug embellish the tree nicely. The varying textures draw your eye throughout the entire tree.
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Embellish Existing Furniture with Simple Decorations
More creative ideas include embellishing your existing furniture with simplistic decorating.
Easily dress up a mirror with a faux garland and this mercury glass ornament garland. The mercury glass provides an added benefit of tying in gold, silver and bronze hues. You could even add a strand of string lights or fairy lights to glam it up more. It requires little effort, yet retains classy elegance.
Adding greenery to light fixtures is another subtle and fun way to embellish your existing home decor. Doesn't it look so festive?
Another option for Christmas office decorating ideas is to embellish your existing furniture by adding a mini tree or some vases with foliage. Adding branches with lights to this decorative vase is minimalistic but beautiful.
A little holiday office decoration can go a long way in spreading a spirit of Christmas to your own personal space. Try a personal touch of Christmas in your office for the most wonderful time of the year!
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