Being surrounded by gray cubicle walls can make it hard to get through the workday! Why be bland and boring when you can style your cubicle with your own unique flair? Western Union (WU) has great tips on how to decorate your cubicle to match your personality and make your work environment so much more enjoyable.
Bring in Table and Desk Lamps
Most offices notoriously have energy-sucking florescent lighting that’s anything but comfortable. Although you can’t usually replace those bulbs, you can bring in stylish table and desk lamps that can give your cubicle a cozy feel and make it seem like you’re working from home. The light is also easier on your eyes so you’ll likely feel less tired and strained by the end of the day.
Add Indoor Plants
If your cubicle feels a little dead, then add some life! Adding house plants to your workspace is the easiest way to liven things up and make the environment feel more inviting. Make sure to find indoor plants that are robust and don’t need constant care, so they’ll still be in good shape after you get back from vacations and business trips.
Place Framed Photos and Art
If you’re missing your loved ones all day, then placing framed photos of them around your cubicle is a great way to feel their presence. Choose a combo of different sizes and types of frames for your desk, or even hang framed photos from your cubicle walls or shelves. If photos aren’t your thing, framing art or small paintings is another way to jazz up your cubicle space.
Toss in Throw Pillows and Blankets
Many offices have a habit of keeping the thermostat turned low. If your office is an icebox, a great way to keep warm while also adding color and flair to your workspace is to bring in throw pillows and blankets. It’s even better if you can add a little humor or find ways to show off your playful side with bright, patterned designs.
Since you’re likely spending a lot of time in your workspace, you want to make sure it’s comfortable and that it reflects who you uniquely are. Decorating your cubicle to match your personality can go a long way toward making you feel more relaxed and happier at work.
Pin Inspirational Quotes and Images
Many cubicles have fabric or cork walls that you can pin things to. If yours is like this, take advantage! Print out your favorite inspirational quotes and images, and then buy or make fun and artsy pins. It will not only make your space feel more personal, but also give you encouragement and affirmations throughout the day.
How have you decorated your cubicle? Share your design tips with us in the comments!