Post-college, you spend a large portion of your life working. Hence, you want to make an exciting space for yourself in your cubicle/desk area. Recently having started working full-time myself, this has become a project I’ve slowly been tackling and am still constantly looking to keep up. In this post, I’ve listed 5 things I believe are essential for your office workspace. Happy decorating!
First and foremost, picture frames. If you don’t have any.. well.. GET SOME! Having pictures of friends and family around provide a more “homey” feel, and in a way it’s almost like having them there with you during the work day.
Post-its. And not just any kind. By bringing in bright, exciting, fun, and colorful shapes and sizes into the mix, you’ll be ready to roll with creativity. You can easily find these at local stores such as Target, Walgreens, CVS, Staples, etc. I also find things easier to organize with different types of sticky notes– especially when you have multiple on a page!
The next essential item for your cube is some kind of action figure or toy. For me, it’s my Lego Mater. “As in Tomater, except without the tuhh.” One of my favorite movie characters of all time (even if it’s a cartoon) is this guy right here. I find having this figure on my desk to be a comic relief to my day, bringing a kid aspect into my work life.
Back to the personalization (picture frames), another necessity for your cube is a desk calendar from Vistaprint. I purchased one myself on a whim a few months ago and now I don’t know what I’d do without it! Sure, I can use the calendar on my iPhone or Microsoft Outlook, but having a calendar right next to my computer that I can take a quick glance at to find a date– and see pictures of friends and family, is great! I also found Vistaprint to be a wonderful company to do business with!
The final item on my list is some kind of plant. Bringing in a small plant (living or fake) also adds a little touch of style to your office workspace. If you’re having a stressful day, the ambience is so much more relaxing with a plant, especially something like a bamboo plant (pictured below).