Let’s face it, there are a thousand different ways to decorate your office. But what are the main features of an office that make it unique, inspiring, functional, and highlights your personality? If you’re unsure of your style or want to try something completely different, Pinterest is a great place to gather inspiration and ideas. Things to consider include: size of your office, how much open wall space you have available, how big or small your desk is, and if you have lots of natural light or need to add lamps to brighten up your space.
Check out 6 ideas for office decorations that will transform your space.
Plants, flowers, and greenery
Wall art and decor
Notebooks and colored pens
Inspiring drinking cups
Small desktop decorations
1. Plants, Flowers, and Greenery
Fake or Faux Plants – Don’t freak out if taking care of real plants isn’t your thing. There are so many options for fake office plants, flowers, and greenery. Just make sure you take a few minutes every couple of months to clean them off. Fake plants offer the opportunity to add in beautiful foliage with little maintenance and can add brighter colors to darker areas of your office.
Real Plants or Flowers – If you’ve got the green thumb and remembering to water plants is your gig, real plants and flowers not only add color and inspiration to your office but they also can be used to purify the air! For a list of the best indoor plants, check out Amazon’s unique and low maintenance houseplants.
Wall art for your office is a great way to reflect your own personality and unique style. Whether you have a minimalist style, masculine, or love to change up with the latest office style trends – collections can be found on Pinterest, Etsy, Amazon, Wayfair, and other great sites. Shopping local is also great for finding one-of-a-kind pieces to add to your already unique style.
Bad lighting can hurt your eyes in the long run so we don’t want to forget to include this in our office list! Having natural light coming in from windows is best but if your office is in a room with no windows, additional light fixtures or lamps are necessary. Desktop lamps are great for adding in warmth and for when the sun goes down. Floor lamps are best for rooms with no overhead lighting or to provide additional lighting for areas not directly in line with ceiling fixtures. Protect those peeps people!
Nothing “old school” about notebooks and pens here! Having a notebook with you at all times is a great way to jot down ideas, quotes, inspirations, or lists whether you are online or not. Having something available to grab at a moment’s notice is efficient and productive. Later if you feel it’s necessary, then transfer your notes to your computer.
A trick to help keep your notes organized is to have a package of colored pens within arms reach. When using only blue or black ink, everything can run together on a page and notes no longer stand out or hold a significant value. Incorporating colored pens will allow you to easily separate thoughts, conversations, and ideas on the pages.
What’s your mantra? Your inspiration? Find a coffee cup or drinking glass that says the words that give you a daily kick in the pants or puts you in an uplifting mood to tackle each day. It doesn’t always have to say something, it could be your favorite color or a beautiful floral pattern. Just make sure when you grab it each day, you feel inspired!
Having enough space on your desktop is key for being productive and not feeling overwhelmed with clutter. If you haven’t filed away those papers and stacks just keep growing –pause now and deal with that first. Once those pesky papers are gone, now you can look at your desktop and decide what small office decorations are appropriate for you. Clocks and desktop calendars provide a functional purpose but they can also be part of the decor. Picture frames and vases are great for adding in a personal touch.
I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you incorporate these 6 ideas for office decor at work! If you like these ideas, subscribe to our newsletter. We send out tips for decorating your office, coworking and productivity trends.
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