How to Refresh Your Home Office on a Budget: Step-by-step Tips

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If you’re feeling uninspired in your home office, it may be time to give the space a refresh. While this can seem like an expensive undertaking, there are plenty of ways to refresh your home office on a budget. Here are some tips for restoring your home office without breaking the bank.

Refresh the Walls

Your home office walls are a great place to start when refreshing your space on a budget. If they’re looking a little tired, why not give them a new coat of paint? You don’t need to spend a lot of money on this – there are plenty of affordable paints available these days. Just take the time to choose the right color, and you’ll be amazed at how much of a difference it can make.

If painting the walls isn’t an option, or if you want to add some extra interest, consider adding some wallpaper instead or read this comprehensive article to help you understand what you need. There are some stunning designs out there these days, and it’s something that can be done relatively cheaply.

Other options of refreshing your walls include:

  • Adding new wallpaper borders
  • Painting the walls a bold color and add matching accessories to bring out the colors in your room
  • Decorating with framed pieces of art or photographs, which can be printed at home using inexpensive photo printers
  • Adding a new coat of paint to the trim or molding around the room

Change the Desk

Your desk is likely to be the focal point of your office, so you want it to look good. A brand new desk is expected to be expensive, but other ways to give your desk a new look. For example, you could sand it down and repaint it or add a new top. If you’re feeling creative, you could even build your desk.

If your desk is in good condition, but you want to change the look, why not add some accessories? For example, add a plant or flowers for some greenery, or buy a new lamp or mug set. These small changes can make a big difference in the overall feel of your office.

Get Accessories

Accessories are a great way to add a pop of color and make your home office feel fresh. Look in the clearance section for small items that you can use to brighten up your space without spending much money, or even look at yard sales.

Below is a list of accessories you can look for to make your home office feel new again.

  • Throw pillows  for the floor or couch nearby
  • A bouquet, either natural or fake
  • Vases with other small items like rocks or shells inside them that can hold pencils on a desk

Small paintings or pictures ripped out from old magazines hanging up on the wall to add color through art. Remember, not all rooms are meant for lots of artwork so keep it minimal. If need be, use things like family photos instead of large prints. In addition, lamps are a great way to add color if you don’t want to paint the walls. Using an older one will make your office seem less fresh since they tend to have stains and look worn out over time.


Your home office doesn’t need to be expensive or extravagant. With these tips, you can refresh your office on a budget and make it more functional for you.


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