Update Your Office Space with New Décor in 5 Easy Steps
January 26, 2017
Chances are you're at the office at least one-third of your day. So why not take the time to create a pleasant atmosphere to make your workdays more enjoyable? Whether you work in a cubicle or a corner office, it's easy to make cost-effective, clutter-free upgrades. By replacing a few office supplies and finding space-efficient decorative add-ons, you can transform your work area into an expression of your individuality.
Replace Existing Office Supplies and Accessories
Office supplies are a necessary part of your daily work life, but that doesn't mean they need to only be utilitarian or even mundane. When space is at a premium, or when you want to keep costs down, stylish office supplies and fashionable desk accessories are the best place to start. Add a pop of fun to your desktop by replacing your plain mouse pad with a heart-shaped mouse pad or a pad printed with a favorite photo. If you want to create a more sophisticated ambience, ditch the plain metal thumbtacks on your bulletin board and replace them with luxurious push pins. Instead of leaving your pens in a plastic desk organizer, choose one that's made from natural wood or a sleek metal.
Create Mood Lighting
The fluorescent lights that are common in office buildings can be unpleasant and unflattering. Create a comfortable, homey feeling in your work area with new lights. Place a table lamp on a side table or bookshelf, and install a soft white bulb to flood your office with a comforting glow. Brighten your desktop and reduce eye strain with a fun desk lamp in a bold color or a modern design. If you work in an informal or startup office, consider hanging novelty holiday lights or outdoor string lights around your cubicle walls.
Add Artistic Elements
Artistic elements transform a workspace from blah to beautiful. Hang a photo calendar on the wall, or put an inexpensive print in a frame for a polished look. If your company values creativity and a do-it-yourself spirit, consider pieces with a crafty vibe, such as a strand of colorful tassels, a paper flower garland or an origami crane mobile. For art that doubles as motivation, frame your favorite inspirational quotes and hang them gallery style. Be sure to choose pieces that maintain an acceptable level of professionalism. Evaluate whatever you’re considering with the following proviso: If you wouldn't want the CEO or your best client to see it, don't put it up.
Jazz up Your Bookshelves
When you're working with a limited amount of space, your bookshelves can be the perfect display spot. Use fun bookends to support rows of reference books or add a decorative vase between client binders. Alternatively, place a favorite family or vacation photo in an elegant frame and place it between stacks of books. For maximum impact, choose decorative items in bright, vibrant colors that contrast with the contents. If you don't have room on the shelves, modify the bookshelf. Either paint it a bright color or apply patterned craft paper to the inside surfaces for an unexpected pop.
Create a Welcoming Feeling
One way to draw colleagues in for chats or collaboration is to improve your work area with welcoming items. Fill a decorative dish or colorful coffee mug with wrapped candies or cover your guest chair in a soft throw. Put out personal photos that encourage conversation and reveal your personal hobbies. A few desk toys, such as stress balls or fun desk accessories can give your co-workers something to do with their hands during brainstorming sessions or creative discussions.
With the right supplies, transforming your office is a fast and easy process. Choose items that delight you and match your personality to create a space that inspires great work and makes it easy to stay productive.
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