And, I feel like I mostly accomplished that. I added a cushion to the chair, a fabric-covered cork board (made just like this one), and a bill organizer for the back wall. It looks cluttered but it's actually much more organized and, well, prettier. I also bought a smaller desk calendar from Ruff House Art on etsy.
Here is the seat cushion. The chair we picked up at a yard sale we adore each and everyone of its nicks and knocks.
Here is a close up of the cork board and organizer, the fabric is all from Sew Mama Sew.