Clutter your desk with color. Yes, there is a good reason that we keep our work spaces uncluttered. However, organized colorful clutter like this can actually really inspire the childlike creative side of you. That can be great for your work!
Use bins to organize things. The stuff that you don't leave out on your desk does still need to be organized. Color-coded bins work just as well in home offices as they do in kids' rooms.
Use colorful furnishings in your home office design. Whoever said that your workspace had to be boring?
Create multiple work spaces. Kids have several different play areas in a single room. You want the same concept working for you so your home office doesn't feel too monotonous.
Add a comfy retreat corner. Step away from your desk for ten minutes to lounge on your beanbag chair and strum your guitar. You'll return to work refreshed.
Add one or two creature comforts. Some days work just makes you want to bang your head against the wall. Having a security item to hang on to isn't a bad alternative.
Don't forget to add a chair for someone else. Most kids' rooms (especially nurseries) have a chair for adults. You'll want to make sure you have a chair for clients or guests that visit your home office.
Hang inspirational messages on the wall. This is common for parents to do in their kids' rooms. It's something that works well in home offices, too.
Garden shed workspaces are on the rise. This is an outdoor playhouse but wouldn't it make a great little home office getaway?