Tips on Decorating Your Office Space
In the current day and age, we spend a huge chunk of our lives at work. And while everyone has it differently, some of us have to spend 8 hours a day in a cubicle which, more often than not, is plain and grey.
And what pops up in our mind during our time at work? Our home. No matter how much you love your job, you want your office space to bring you the similar comforts that your home does. And if that’s the case, why not make your cubicle look more homey and make it the talk of the office?
Tips & Ideas for Decorating Your Office Space
Do you have a favorite color? One that you absolutely love seeing every single time? Great! Make that the color scheme of your cubicle’s decor. Is it yellow? Great! Get some yellow frames for your pictures, a yellow notepad, yellow cup, make everything bright and sunny!
Are you a fan of cars? Or maybe you love motivational quotes? Have a favorite TV Show? Just think of a hobby or passion of yours that makes your eyes light up, and voila - that’s the new theme of your cubicle. Star Wars? Get a Darth Vader mug, print a custom poster, hang a toy lightsaber in the corner, and now the force is with you at work too!
Everyone needs a little pick-me-up and some motivation from time to time, it’s only natural. Which explains the popularity of cards with messages on them. But sometimes they are too generic, while you might be looking for something more personal. Mixbook has you covered! Thanks to the flexibility of our online Cards Editor you can let your imagination run wild and create a card with a message and design perfect for yourself!
While the digital era brought us plenty of alternatives for a lot of items, some of them are just better old school, don’t you agree? Here at Mixbook, we think that while Google Calendar is fine and dandy, the real physical thing still wins. Not only is it a nice way to decorate the walls of your cubicle, but you can also have it personalized. One way to do it is to assign each month a picture of the things or events that you’re looking forward to the most in this particular month. And bonus tip: our calendars can start at any month you choose! That will surely make time at work pass faster :)
Having a large office or cubicle can be both a blessing and a curse. On one side, extra personal space is always welcomed, on the other, the large naked grey walls can be, well...extra bland. Worry not! That extra space can be perfect for a mini Gallery Wall! You can take the tips from our article on gallery walls and apply them by just scaling down a bit.
We use magnets to decorate our fridges at home. Why not do the same at work? Except not on the work fridge, but in your own cubicle. How? Just go to your local hardware store and buy a small metal plate with rounded corners and attach it to your wall (we’ll tell you how a bit later). Of course, you can bring some extra magnets from your travels or steal a couple off your home fridge—OR you could make your own personalized magnets with Mixbook.
There is the tried and true approach of bringing framed pictures onto your work desk. But why not go a step further and become the talk of the office? Mixbook offers Acrylic Photo Blocks and Metal Prints onto which you can print any picture you want. Not only do they bring out the colors of the photos vividly, but as an added bonus, everyone at the water cooler will be jealous!
By now you’re probably full to the brim with ideas on how to decorate your office - so here’s a tip that’s more on the practical side of things. Your creativity and originality don’t have to stop when it comes to ways on how to attach your decor to the walls of your cubicle. Don’t settle for simple push-pins choose decorative ones, with tops made from flowers or cork! Instead of using simple masking tape opt for one with a colorful pattern. And in case you have a cubicle with cloth on top of its walls you can buy velcro stickers and use only the hook part to attach your decor. This last one is perfect for attaching that metal plate for all your magnets.
While we’re on the topic of patterned masking tape, here’s the last but not least tip. You can use that very tape to draw geometric patterns in a symmetric fashion. It’s simple but it gets the job done and lightens up the space!