Post # 1
I work in a cubicle and I have it very decorated and personalized. I find offices without personalization or decoration to be so boring and lifeless—a new girl just started here and her bare cube looks so empty, especially compared to the way the previous tenant had it decked out. My favorite way to decorate on the cheap is to dismantle old calendars and pin the pictures to the walls to make murals. Right now I have French impressionist paintings and close-ups of flowers on the walls and a few pictures of my husband and family on my desk. It really cheers me up when I get to work, and I get compliments all the time from people who stop by.
Do you personalize your office or workspace? What are your favorite ways to decorate? Share pictures if you’ve got them!
Post # 3
I have lots of pictures up of my vacations, my FI and I, my sister and I, thank you cards from friends. I have some posters from NatGeo up on my wall, several pictures that children have coloured for me, as well as my Vancouver Canucks stuff!! People love coming into my office to see what’s up.
The best office I’ve seen was this guy had the Simpson’s stuff everywhere. He had little figures in glass cases. It was so cute haha.
Post # 4
I have about a dozen pictures of my family up, other than that my office is pretty boring. 🙂
Post # 5
I have 1 photo of DH and I, a plant and a personal mug for pens. Nothing else.
Post # 6
I have a plant, a calendar and a few photos and mementos. It’s not against the rules to decorate, but in the business culture I work in, it’s considered not entirely professional to have a super personalized space.
Post # 7
- Wedding: May 2011 - Trinity Lutheran Church & Idlewild Country Club
I haven’t decorated my desk. I would love to have a photo of Mr. G here but my boss is totally weird. It’s not that we’re not “allowed to” but we’re really not encouranged to personalize our spaces either. Such a bummer!
Post # 8
I have two drawings my nieces made for me tacked up in my cube. Before I was married, I felt like it would be silly to put a picture of my then FI and I b/c we aren’t family yet, but now I might frame a wedding photo and put it up. I would also like to get a plant, but I have a brown thumb so it would probably die.
Post # 9
I have my diplomas for college and law school and my court admission certificate framed on the wall. I also have some framed awards on the wall. One picture of my FI and I and one of my dog, a personalized clock, some plants. a painting FI painted for me, a mirror, some cards from coworkers and colleagues, and a few items i picked up during my travels. It sounds like a lot but it’s really not. I try to keep it professional as that is the culture in the legal field.
Post # 10
@moderndaisy: Ooh, that’s what fake plants are for. 🙂
Post # 11
I started my job six months ago, and I really have no idea why I haven’t decorated my office yet. Our company even offers a $50 credit to encourage people to decorate. I guess my excuse is that I was in the last months of planning my wedding when I started there. My coworkers decked out my office the day before I left for the wedding, and I still have most of the vintage humor posters and a couple streamers and paper tiaras on the wall from that. I should get it together and decorate; my old office when I worked on the East coast was totally decked out and I got lots of comments on it.
Post # 12
I have tons of stuff. Lol. If I have to sit in this miserable cube in an office by myself I better be able to have interesting things 🙂
I have around 10 pictures of FH, family, and my pup. Also a nascar calender, a paper weight from Iraq, and my favorite…my pet fish Pauly D! Lol.
Post # 13
I was just admiring the department across the street from us! You can tell that it’s majority female workers there because it is decked out in Halloween decorations. It’s really cute and homey. My office, on the other hand, doesn’t have more than candy dishes, and everyone always has those, it isn’t a Halloween thing.
Then I realized my own office is so not personalized. I have a radio and my daughter’s birth announcement, and that’s it. No pictures of family, nothing. I find it a bit dreary actually. My goal is to spruce up my office between now and Halloween!
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union
I don’t decorate because I hope to leave..
Post # 15
@AnneTossy: Pauly D, like from Jersey Shore?! LOL Too funny!
I have a bunch of pictures of my husband and I, a dog calendar hanging and the rest is work stuff tacked up on the cubicle walls. Nothing too exciting. Love having the pics of my husband to stare at when I’m bored or missing him. 🙂
Post # 16
I don’t have a office to decorate because I float at the hospital 🙁 sad day. I do have pictures of my daughter and DH on my name badge though!