If your office seems like it is too small to be able to add your own personal touches, think again. If you create an office that is inviting to be in, it will actually feel larger and more comfortable. Depending on your office environment and policies you can decide how much personality to put into your office. Use these helpful tips to make your small space personal to you.
- Decorate with pieces from home: The easiest and simplest way personalize your space is to bring items from home that will make you feel great! Family and friend framed photographs, your kid’s artwork from school, or a digital picture frame are a way to start. When you’re at home, look around to see what items would make your office feel more inviting. Simple items like a special chair cushion, a decorative lamp, or your favorite sports memorabilia will create the perfect office area.
- Make utilitarian items colorful: There is a trend in office culture to have colorful and personalized office supplies, trash cans, and organization tools. Consider using these to take your small office environment from boring to engaging. If you have cubicle walls, consider pinning colorful fabric or craft paper to have an interesting backdrop behind pictures, bulletins and memos.
- Get organized: Believe it or not, an organized office can have your own personal flair that makes your office feel better, and in turns makes you more productive. Define an organization system that works best for your small space. Try to maximize vertical storage with vertical filing cabinets. Cabinets can be colorful and modern, or utilize the company colors to take full advantage of ‘personalized décor’ in your office.
- Personalized lighting: The fluorescent office light that may hang above your head isn’t very personal, and it’s just for an ambient light source. Add funky table lamps, wall light sconces, and cool lava lamps to bring whimsy to your desk and serve as task lighting. Surf the web for office lighting inspiration; you would be surprised at all the choices that are awaiting your small office space. Did you know your office space will feel larger if it has more light?
Personalize your small office and create a space that you enjoy coming to everyday. With these simple tips you can bring pieces of home, comfort, and light into your office and improve how you work in your office. If you want to boost your spirits instantly in your small office, bring in a green plant or flowers – instant personalization!
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