The office is one my favorite “rooms” in the house because so often it’s not even a room— it’s a converted closet, a dining table working double duty, or a well-organized nook. I love seeing how people customize their homes to make room for a workspace that suits their needs, and I can say from personal experience that nothing beats working in an organized setting, even if it’s not officially an office. Here are 13 of our our favorite office-related DIY projects to help you organize and decorate your own workspace. No office is complete without a bit of personalization, and these DIY desks, storage pieces, and decorative office accessories are a great place to start. Enjoy, and happy working! —Kate
Image above: Maggi’s minimalist floating oak desk is perfect for setting up office in small spaces.
12 More office-related DIY projects after the jump!
Image above: Get your papers in order with Derek and Lauren’s days-of-the-week folders.
Image above: Brittni’s cork containers provide a great surface for keeping photos and inspiration images while also providing a spot for flowers, pencils, and other knick-knacks.
Image above: Derek and Lauren’s recycled inside-out security envelopes are prettier than most new envelopes on the market, and cost nothing!
Image above: Katherine Jalaty’s lovely vintage fabric file folders.
Image above: Document your travels— be it future dream plans or previous trips— on Halligan’s corkboard travel map.
Image above: Chris Gardener’s awesome hand printed mouse pads.
Image above: More great ideas from Jessica Jones—fabric covered office supplies.
Image above: Start off the beginning of the next tax year right with this colorful air mail envelope book.
Image above: Add a little love to your desk with these simple to make heart-shaped paper clips.
Image above: Use an old painting to create an artful magnet board to store your notes and pictures.
Image above: Casey’s wallpaper covered file cabinet.