(Closed) Do you decorate your office?

posted 7 years ago in Career
  • poll: Do you decorate your office or workspace?
    Yes, I have up lots of decorations or personal mementos : (8 votes)
    12 %
    I have up a few decorations or mementos, but nothing extreme : (37 votes)
    56 %
    No, I haven't added any decoration or personalization, through my own choice : (10 votes)
    15 %
    No, I haven't decorated or added anything, but only because I am not allowed to : (1 votes)
    2 %
    My home is my office : (2 votes)
    3 %
    I don't have an office/workspace : (5 votes)
    8 %
    Other (please share!) : (3 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    4150 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
    Member
    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I have about a dozen pictures of my family up, other than that my office is pretty boring. πŸ™‚

    Post # 5
    Member
    1995 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I have 1 photo of DH and I, a plant and a personal mug for pens.  Nothing else.

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    16217 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    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
    Member
    529 posts
    Busy bee
    • 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
    Member
    6661 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    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
    Member
    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    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
    Hostess
    16217 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    @moderndaisy: Ooh, that’s what fake plants are for. πŸ™‚

    Post # 11
    Member
    1570 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    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
    Member
    1815 posts
    Buzzing bee

    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 πŸ™‚

    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
    Member
    5823 posts
    Bee Keeper

    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
    Member
    1288 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

    I don’t decorate because I hope to leave..

    Post # 15
    Member
    5496 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    @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. πŸ™‚

     

    Post # 16
    Member
    1391 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I don’t have a office to decorate because I float at the hospital πŸ™ sad day. I do have pictures of my daughter and DH on my name badge though!

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