Post # 1
I was lucky enough to get my own office about six months ago – granted, it’s tiny, but I love having my own space. I haven’t done anything to decorate but tape up an org chart and a calendar – the cleaning lady asked me again the other day if I was planning on sticking around!
I get so overwhelmed when I think about how I should decorate my office! I don’t know where to start. One on hand, I don’t want to go overboard. On the other hand, I want my office to be a calm, relaxing place where I can focus, and look at pictures of vacations/my loved ones to remind me I have a life outside of work.
How do you decorate your work space? Any suggestions on where to start? Thanks for any input 🙂
Post # 3
I bought a braided money tree on redenvelope.com and love it! It’s easy to take care of and looks so good on my desk! Plus, I have a few pictures of me and my Fiance on my desk.
Post # 4
Well, I work from home so my office is also where Darling Husband keeps his dresser and where we store our wedding gifts. Darn tiny apartment! But, to make my little corner a little more ‘office-y’, I put up a nice print on canvas from BB&B, a fancy lamp and cute shelves next to my desk to organize everything.
A nice plant always helps to customize an office, too!
Post # 5
Plants and a periodic table!
Post # 6
i have a poster sized underwater canvas photo hubby took on our last scuba trip – otherwise i have a lot of company products and promo items/posters in my office – i like my workplace to be about work
Post # 7
@Ms. Dove: Like a goofball. I have amusing lolcats picture on my corkboard, a large poster of “Angry Seal” (my avatar) on the wall, my phone and other office supplies have faces (courtesy of these stickers) and I have a large fake plant that I inherited from my former boss that has a “Hello My Name is Raoul Esteban Veracruz” name tag.
In my case, I started small. A picture and a stapler with a face. The longer I’ve been here, the more things I’ve acquired.
Post # 8
The longer I’ve been here, the more things I’ve acquired.
ha! the lady 2 offices down has a hot pink office – i swear it lookes like a tween’s room down to the pink stapler and safety helmet and vest, she would love a pink monitor
Post # 9
@eloping: Oh, I am certainly not that bad! I work IT for a litigation support firm and work long, stressful hours. Our environment and industry is very demanding so I just try to have some fun things in my office to keep up my morale. 🙂 No pink monitors, I can assure you of that!
Post # 10
The only thing I’ve brought into my office of my own is a framed photo of my husband and I from our engagement session. Otherwise, I’ve gotten a few tinkiets and photos as gifts from co-workers that I’ve stuck around my space.
Post # 11
I have framed pictures of Fiance, family & friends. I have a couple plants, a customized calendar and lots of trinkets from vacations. I have a little candy jar with bite sized candies too! Its very cute!
Post # 12
I have a cubicle so there is a bit less space for personalization.
I have about 10 photos hung on my corkboard (no frames). I also have a pretty calender. For football season, I’ve decorated my whiteboard with my two teams’ logos, records and upcoming games.
Post # 13
Piles of paper?
Heh, besides that not much. I moved into my own office from a shared one about a year ago, and hardly have anything! I inherited this odd wreath that has a bird in a cornucopia on it, and did bring in one of those small ikea end tables. We have to occaisonally bring folks into our offices for meetings so I guess I feel like I can’t have too much of my own stuff in here. I do have a few quotes from an office and 30 rock page-a-day calendar. And once I won the ‘best hair’ award (written on a paper plate with ribbons) pushpinned up.
Not a single personal picture though. Someday, maybe.
Post # 14
I made my cork board into a ribbon board and have pictures and cards on it that are meaningful to me. I also have a few framed pictures on my desk, but other wise it’s mostly work stuff. The ribbon board really brightened up the space and was easy to make.
Post # 15
I can’t really personalize since patients from the Clinic come through my office all the time and my boss doesn’t approve. I do keep both of my monitors’ backgrounds as pics of me and my husband – otherwise, just stacks of paper and water bottles 😉 and a teensy phrenology head for fun.
Post # 16
Mostly my cubicle is pretty plain. There’s a couple cards and thank you notes from clients I tacked up but the only real decoration is a six-foot fathead of Curtis Granderson. The guy next to me and I are both Yankees fans and one day we got bored and started looking at the fathead.com clearance section. I was really tempted to buy a giant Jamarcus Russell because I thought it was funny, but he convinced me to get Curtis Granderson in a Tigers uniform and we printed out a Yankees logo and stuck it on top of the Tigers logo on his hat.