You sit in your office space pretty much all day, only occasionally getting up to take a break or to deliver papers. It’s almost like your second home, so why not decorate it as such? When you consider the amount of hours you spend at home versus your office, you’ll probably notice that the majority of your day is at work.
When we’re talking about decorations, we do mean exercising a sense of reality. So, no, do not install a chandelier or a chaise, but do what you can to make your space more inviting. Fabric graphics are a great way to decorate the office space. In addition you can add your own touches. Here are a few creative tactics to put your personality into your workspace:
1. Get Personal With Photos
What better way to feel connected to loved ones and fun times than with photos? You can choose to frame your favorite photos, but that will limit your desk space. Instead, opt for a modern photo wire and turn it into wall decor that gets the conversation going with your co-workers.
2. Add Color To Your Notes
Colorful note holders and neon post-its are just some of the ways you can add some fun and flair to an otherwise boring workspace. You can also choose to display some of your favorite quotes printed in color around your work area.
3. Bring In The Greens
Plants are a great way to purify air in your office and to try your hand at growing something. Of course, make sure you pay attention to lighting conditions and choose your plant species accordingly. What if you don’t have a green thumb? Choose faux potted plants! Nowadays, they look just like the real thing without the need for maintenance.
4. Decorate Your Bulletin Boards
Your bulletin boards are a great way to keep your reminders posted, but why not add some decorations? A nice trim, washi tape, Sharpies, and clipart are just some of the ways to bring in interest. This can help lighten the mood of your board and give you something to glance at!
5. Choose Unique Magnets And Colorful Push Pins
You may not be planning a full office overhaul, but unique magnets and colorful push pins can really liven up any space. Make a statement on your bulletin board, and if you want to take it to the next level, why not choose a theme?
6. Use Decorative Bookends
Why not choose modern and interesting bookends to hold your files, pamphlets, binders, and books in place? Gone are the days when bookends look like something from your grandpa’s study! Anything pretty and fashionable can add some personality to your office while making a real statement.
7. Drink Coffee In Style
Your mug has probably seen lots of use and abuse over the years. Many people leave their cup of Joe on their desk, but why not leave behind something fun and interesting? There are tons of novelty mugs out there that can add some humor to your work day, and they can make it all the more fun when you sit down with your hot coffee.
8. Make Your Writing Utensils Interesting
You may prefer to work in an uncluttered and modern environment, but you can still infuse some fun into your office. Remember gel pens when they were all the rage? Why not write your notes with a fun color or glitter pens? You can even find pens that have printed decor on their outer barrel. The pens you hoard from dental offices and the bank for free shouldn’t count! Really spend some time looking at what’s out there in the office aisle, and you’ll be surprised at the fun accessories! Plus, did you know you can also buy staples in metallic colors?