Let’s be honest: sure, your job is awesome, but being cooped up in the same little cubicle all day can get a little boring. Though we can’t always choose what our office space is, we can always spice up what we have. Here are our favorite ways to turn that grey cubicle from drab to fab.
Swap bland for shiny
Changing up your basic supplies is a great start to the mission of spruce-up-cube. So, swap out a simple pencil holder with this chic gold pineapple pencil holder. Instead of a plain stapler, how about using this stylish Kate Spade one, or rather than using that simple planner, get yourself something with some personality with one of Rifle Paper Co.’s planners. Whether you swap out your bland colors for something shiny like gold supplies or you add in a pop of color, make sure to bring it to your entire desk space. Other tips can be adding a fun lamp to the space, or even some pretty picture frames.
Stay natural with your lighting
Though some office cubes have smaller windows than others (and that is something we can’t always help) we still believe that natural lighting is the best lighting. Switch off those harsh florescent lights and stick with the shine coming through the window. If natural light isn’t something that’s accessible to your office space, try getting outside for a lunch break or coffee during the day. Though it won’t liven up your office space directly, it’ll have you feeling revived and ready to continue conquering the day.
Add a living creature
No, we do not mean bring your dog to work — though that would make the workday a lot more enjoyable. When we say add a living creature, we’re talking a plant or a pet fish. Having another living object in your office space brings a positive energy to an area. A plant or a fish is also something that doesn’t take much to care for and can brighten up your desk, and your mood.
Make your space yours
We know that sitting in an office all day long can be tough, that’s why we recommend you make your office space your own. Transform the average office cube into your personal space and give it some life. Add some personal touches: pictures of the people you love, a small vase of flowers, candles, frame some of your favorite posters and make a gallery wall, choose anything that will make your space all about you.