If you are decorating a new office -- whether at home or in a workplace -- don't think new when you can save the environment and money by going refurbished. Many major corporations overbuy furniture or have lightly used furniture, and they often donate it to charity or send it back to the manufacturer. The charities or companies then sell it for up to 80 percent off the retail cost. If you're buying from a charity, the proceeds from your purchase also go to support it, so it's win-win. Just search online for "refurbished office furniture" to find the organization closest to you.