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An office can be an integral part of your home, especially if you work remotely—it’s likely the room in which you spend the most time in, other than your bedroom, of course. And even then, many of your hours in your bedroom are sleeping hours. For this reason, it is key that you are able to decorate your office in a way that is aesthetically pleasing, comfortable, and reflects your personal style.

Your physical environment is crucially important to your mental health, so it’s essential to decorate and make sure you’re happy during all the hours you spend in your office. However, if you are on a budget you may be nervous about making big changes to your existing office space. No need! There are a few ways you can spruce up your office space without emptying out your wallet on wall art or going broke buying furniture. If you want to redecorate your office space but do not want to shell out lots of cash, keep reading for some essential tips.

Shop smarter, not harder

One of the top tips for organizing any space without spending too much is to shop smarter; not harder. This applies when it comes to anything for your office, including furniture, decor, computers, and office supplies. Consider shopping at a discount store like Outlet Sale as opposed to some of the more expensive alternatives. Outlet homewares offer products that are just as good-looking and high-quality as full-price merchandise and can save you a lot of money in the long run.

Get prints for less

Don’t splurge on wall art or prints that could actually be purchased cheaper online. Buying canvas on the cheap is easier than you think: Simple Canvas Prints offers an array of canvas prints at discounted prices. However, just because you spend less on the prints does not mean they will not look just as good as the full price. Many will not even be able to tell the difference between a cheap canvas print and an original work.

DIY, if you can

The trend of DIY re-done furniture and desk decor is great for your wallet, as it means that you can usually make something more unique and quirky than you could buy at the store for less. If you don’t think of yourself as much of an artist, fear not, there are tons of easy DIY tutorials on Pinterest that anyone can follow regardless of skill level.

Fill your space with plants

An easy and cheap way to make your office space look and feel great is by filling it with nice green plants. Plants enrich our physical spaces and can help you feel more connected to the great outdoors, even if you’re cooped up working on a tight deadline. Additionally, plants can be purchased on the cheap at a greenhouse or hardware store, or even grown at your home and repotted for use indoors. Just make sure you research the plant you are housing so that you can provide the proper watering schedule and sunlight level.

Keep things clean and organized

You will feel much better in your space if it’s clean, tidy, and organized. Consider getting some desktop organizers or decorative boxes to keep things like cords, papers, and extra stationery out of view. You could even tuck your monitor or laptop cords away using velcro hooks under your desk. Being in a clean and organized space will make your brain feel the same, and you can work with more of a focus.

Jasmin Peters