Best Ways to Decorate an Office

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Most people spend the majority of their time working. Your work space should be inviting, comfortable and one that is conducive to productivity and creativity. Look for ways to make your workspace your own, as you will want to be in a space that reflects who you are and makes you feel something.

A Dedicated Space

  • Whether at the office or at home, make your office space yours. Even in an open environment, such as cubicles in an commercial office space, can be personalized with your own with art, photos and posters. But take heed in balancing your personal style with the rest of the office decor. Make sure not to put out co-workers or supervisors.

Want to Work

  • Create energy. The office is a place for work and usually creativity. Create that energy with vibrant colors, such as red, orange or yellow. Blue and green are used for calming and cooling, but will work well for rejuvenation. If you are partial to neutral colors, use bright accents to create vibrancy. When you feel tired, take a walk and come back to the bright beautiful space you call an office.

A Place to Work

  • Place the desk as the focal point in the room. No office is complete without a desk. Have a workspace that is clear of clutter and functional. Options include a wood, glass, shelving, even a door. Add a chair that is comfortable and beautiful.

A Place for Everything

  • Create an organized and functional space with storage. Have dedicated spaces for books, magazines and filing. Organize paperwork in a file cabinet, shelving for books and reference manuals and baskets for trade magazines.

Accessories

  • Add accessories for color and flair. No office is complete without pencil cups, letter trays and journals. Don't cover every inch of your desk, but add desk accessories for color and functionality. Don't forget to hang art. Offices of today are not complete without inspirational words, so find words in a finish you like and hang them up. Look for "energy," "dream," "devotion" or anything that will inspire you.

Light the Way

  • Place a lamp on the desk. You can't work without lighting. Lamps are more than just functional, they can set the tone of your entire space. Coordinate a lamp with your decor, or use one a completely different color.

Make it Green

  • Add plants. One of the easiest ways to decorate an office is with plants. Read the labels of any plants you are considering and choose ones that will work in your office space. If the plant needs direct sunlight and your space is in the back and doesn't get any, you may need to chose an alternative, or purchase a lamp for that plant.

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